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The BHS Plaque


BHS Plaque


The BHS Plaque is the gift from the class of 1957 to all classes that would follow.


The BHS Plaque Senior Gift of the class of 1957 was a stroke of genius. Prior classes had provided concrete benches under the cover walk way to the school gym and buses. They were welcome for taking a load off and cramming for the first period after lunch, for visiting and for waiting for the school buses to arrive.


But the BHS Class of 1957 broke the paradigm with the BHS Plaque. In the mid 50's the movie "Rebel Without A Cause" featuring Natalie Wood and James Dean was a box office success. It was a story a high school students growing up and a memorable feature was their plaque located at the entrance to their high school.


The senior class gift committee decided after lengthy debate that this was a definitely a good idea for Balboa High School. Little did we know then that it would become so famous or that other classes would say they came up with this idea?