Hibbing High School kicks off 100 years with a week long celebration

Hibbing High School kicks off week long celebration Saturday

Hibbing High School is celebrating 100 years! Events will start at 7 p.m. every night through July 12th. Admission is free and organizers say they're trying to pack the auditorium.

Hibbing High School is turning 100 and you can help celebrate its rich history starting Saturday, July 6th! Events will kick off each night through Saturday, July 12th starting at 7 p.m. in the historic HHS auditorium.

School board member and Hibbing 100 organizer Kim McLaughlin says they are hoping to fill all 1,800 seats in the auditorium to bring the community together under one roof. She adds admission is free for all events.

Every night has a different theme to celebrate:

  • Saturday, July 6th is all about the arts. Hear from local musicians, artists and speakers who graduated from HHS.
  • Sunday, July 7th is focused around athletics. Hear from big names like Kevin McHale and UMD Men’s Hockey Coach Scott Sandelin.
  • Monday, July 8th will feature academics. Local musician Toby Inforzato will play a musical tribute to the Nobel Prize Poet Laureate, Bob Dylan. McLaughlin says there will also be a tribute to the class of 2020. Any graduates from that class are encouraged to come share their stories.
  • Tuesday, July 9th will highlight student success. You’ll hear powerful stories and musical compositions from many alumni including from Tribal Government Veteran, Fred McDougall.
  • Wednesday, July 10th will celebrate the completion of the HHS auditorium. Alumni and current students will reflect on where the arts were then and where they are now in Hibbing.
  • Thursday, July 11th is celebrating the music that’s been made at Hibbing High School. Bill Bauman from the class of 1979 will share memories from the HHS marching band.
  • Friday, July 12th will honor all the faculty who have waled the halls of Hibbing High. Trivia and memories from the decades will live on through the evening.

For a full list of events, visit Hibbinghs100.org.

McLaughlin says there will be other fun things to do around town during the week. If you would like to take a tour of Bob Dylan’s childhood home, you can do so. Organizers ask that you make a reservation first by calling, (608)-217-5232.

You can also ride on a vintage Greyhound bus in a tour around the city. You can find those details at Hibbinghs100.org.