Grads return for Garfield High’s belated 100th

Grads return for Garfield High’s belated 100th

In 2020, Garfield High School turned 100. But the Seattle institution couldn’t celebrate its centennial celebration because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Two years later,

Residents of the Mirabella senior living community in Seattle who graduated from Garfield High School were among the celebrants at a centennial observance for the school.

the school finally had its party, as hundreds of Garfield supporters, alumni, and current students gathered for a day of musical performances by alums and students, mini-reunions, historical displays, and student-led exhibits.

Among the Garfield graduates on hand for the better-late-than-never festivities Aug. 27 were residents of Mirabella, a senior living community in Seattle. Musician Quincy Jones, a 1950 grad, was honorary chairman of the event, and Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell (1976) was among the dignitaries participating.

Founded in 1920 as East High, the school was later renamed for former president James A. Garfield in 1922 and relocated to its current building in 1923. The building has been remodeled since then.