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LMHS Project

 

Lemon-Monroe high school had a long tradition of creating and preserving composite graduating class pictures dating back to 1906. Over the years some have been damaged or lost but Monroe High School still has about forty two years of graduation class pictures on display

The composite pictures of Monroe's graduation class was started in 1928 and continued until 1958

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Some of these images had been damaged , or deteriorated over the years, the LMHS class of 1955 stepped up to cover the costs of repair.

  • Monroe Local Schools District was formed in 2000. The district used the old High School from 2000 until 2004.

  • 2004 the entire K thru 12 Monroe student population moved into the new building on Yankee Road. As we toured people thru the new building; alumni wanted to see the composites placed on the walls of the new building.

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The Lemon-Monroe High School class of 1955 proposed digitizing these images to put on the monroelocalschools.com web site. Students in the Web Design I and II classes along with Mr. Burklow handled the conversion along with help from Craig Hesson at RCH Networks.

In 1986 (100th graduating class) wanted to create a special composite to honor the 100th graduation class. Sometine after 1993 all of the picture composites were removed from the hall walls and placed in storage under the old gym.

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Special thanks to Mr. Jay Hopkins for helping with our camera mount.

The earliest composites were produced by the Tobias Studio in Middletown, Ohio. All names and artwork were done by hand and are in surprisngly good condition. By the end of the 2016-2017 school we will have converted about 850 images and 19 graduation classes. Here is some samples of one of the images.

 

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The steps we go through: Search Test - CLICK HERE
  1. remove and clean the composite
  2. shoot each image individually
  3. import the images
  4. Rotate the images as needed
  5. name each file using the student files
  6. crop each image
  7. Some images are damaged. We use a photo editor to touch these images up
  8. upload the to the Monroe District web site (The gallery is not viewable on line yet)

Students working on the project:

  • Marissa King
  • Erin Clark
  • Donny Blevins
  • Ryan Cho
  • Tim Hatfield
  • CR Tanner
  • Bailey Silver
  • Hayley Gabbard
  • Dario Cruz
  • Taj Simmons
  • Matt Gray
  • Dillion Trimble

Some members of the Class of 1955 that helped with the composite restoration efforts

 

 

If you have any questions contact Tom Burklow: tburklow@monroelocalschools.com

 

Developers: Ryan Cho, Donny Blevins, Tom Burklow & Web Design - I students