Before last week, Lt. Justin Mills wasn’t well known in the halls of Ball High School.

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Carlos Ponce

It's good to see young people interested in history especially those who fought for this country and gave their lives. Looking at old yearbooks gives us a glimpse of yesteryear. The on-line editions of "The Purple Quill" ( only go back to 1947 but continue to 2007 but not all years are there. I'm glad to see there is access to the older editions. Also available on-line are some yearbooks for Central - "The Bearcat", Dominican, Kirwin- "The Corsair" and Ursuline Schools.

At the Santa Fe Old School Museum we have yearbooks available for public viewing going back to the first "War Whoop" in 1941. There were no SF yearbooks produced in 1943, 1944 nor 1945 due to the war but the 1942 edition does list the Santa Fe graduates and students who enlisted. We also have a display for those who died in war from the Santa Fe and Hitchcock area going back to WWI.

Bailey Jones

This sounds like a terrific project. There is so much great history around us, just waiting to be discovered. In our 24 hour news cycle, 280 character, Snapchat world, where everything seems fleeting, it's important for our kids to develop an appreciation for the people and events that came before. We are our past, and history always repeats.

Mack Gibson

I absolutely agree.

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