This year is a very significant year for Forbush High School. Forbush is celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Forbush was first built due to a fire at East Bend School. Constructors embarked on the journey of building Forbush as quickly as possible. When Forbush was first built it consisted of seven buildings. F building joined Forbush in 1988, followed by J building in 2007. F building, also referred to as the field house, is where students participate in weightlifting classes. J building is home to the science classes.
Forbush hasn’t only changed in its appearance, but the students who attend Forbush also have changed. Style is a big component to high school students, and each year students give style a different meaning. Every year the new group of scholars bring something new to Forbush making it better than the year before.
Some things haven’t changed in 50 years. Students still love to hang out with friends and students are very prideful of being a Falcon. Forbush is more than just a school, it is a family. We are there for one another in time of need and we celebrate together and support each other no matter what. Whether it is a teacher motivating a student, or students showing their support for their fellow classmates by filling up the stands at sporting events, we have each other’s backs.
Since Forbush is located in a small town, most students who want to teach find their way back to Forbush. Becky McCollum, an English teacher at Forbush, explained why she came back to Forbush. “I chose to come back to Forbush to teach because of the family atmosphere. I felt the encouragement and support as a student and I knew I wanted to be a part of that as an educator.”
Faith Keaton is a student at Forbush High School.