Kelso High School is hosting a Virtual Ribbon Cutting to unveil the new gymnasium floor on Thursday, October 22 at 6:30 pm. The community is invited to join the celebration, streamed live on Facebook at @KelsoSchools and on Instagram at @hilanderasb.
Planned and organized by the school’s Associated Student Body (ASB) officers, highlights of the ceremony include lighting up the center “K” saved from the old floor, which is now hung in the main hallway by the auditorium, and a performance from the Kelso High School drumline. Present for the event will be Kelso High School coaches and one senior athlete from boys basketball, girls basketball, volleyball, cheer, and wrestling.
Also in attendance will be special guest, Coach Monte Cummings. Coach Cummings was one of the first to play on the floor just replaced as a 1972 graduate of Kelso High School and he spent 22 years coaching on it with the boys basketball staff from 1997 to 2019. Coach Cummings is a member of the Washington State Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame.
Replaced with funds from the passage of the 2018 local bond, the previous gymnasium floor was in in use for 50 years, since the 1970-71 school year.