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Hillsborough High turns 130

Posted: 8:16 PM, Apr 09, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-09 20:16:51-04

Hundreds of alumni walked the halls of Hillsborough High School on Saturday to mark the 130th anniversary of the school.  Current students gave tours to former students from the 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's.

"Hillsborough High School is the oldest high school and we are rich in tradition and the history is just amazing," said Tonya Cosgrove.

The Alumni Association put together the event.  Group members said it was good time to pay tribute to the school.  Several Tampa dignitaries attended the school including Chief Eric Ward.

"We have a lot of dignitaries that come through here, cause you have to figure, early on there weren't other high schools pin the county," said Cosgrove.

Mary Catlett graduated in 1948.  She said it seems just like yesterday that she walked of Hillsborough High.

"Everything looked so big doesn't look quite as big now as it did then," said Catlett.

Another function of the event was to raise money for scholarships.  They will give out fourteen scholarships to current Hillsborough High students each year.