Open Standard Media Player version 1.3
DULUTH - Nearly a half-century after her school years wrapped up, Jackie Morris remembered her time at Morgan Park.
"I went to kindergarten here through 12th grade, graduated in 1963," Morris said.
Like many in the community, her kids and grandkids were students there.
"I left for a couple years and moved back because I wanted my daughter to graduate from Morgan Park," Morris said. "And that didn't happen."
The high school turned into a middle school in the 1980's, but continued to bring the community together.
The rich history has sat on shelves and pictures for new generations to remember.
"We had some great times here," Morris said.
However, the catalogue of collages will end in just a few days.
On Thursday, the school is set to close as part of the Long Range Facilities plan and students will move into the new Lincoln Park building.
"It's going to be very sad, but I think that most of us have faced it, we know it's happening now," Morris said.
While people at Morgan Park are sad to see nearly 100 years of memories end, they are also excited to see what the future has in store.
"There's a lot of history in this building. We've tried to kind of encompass the past but celebrate the future, too," Morgan Park Principal Denise Clairmont said. "When you tell kids something's almost 100 years old they look at it and go 'Oh wow.'"
Some students have just realized how historical their school is, but the significance of the school is something older generations cannot forget.
Now, it is time for a community to turn the page, as the past is remembered and a new journey begins.
Several community members said they are hoping the school can be re-purposed and used in the community, although no official word on the building's future has been announced.