CLINTON — Some members of the Clinton High School class of 1968 got together this summer to mark their 50th graduation anniversary and decided they wanted some permanent reminder of their years in school.
The group thought about where they wanted this reminder to go, and the logical choice was the former site of Clinton High School, located between Center Street and Jackson Street.
“So, we’re going to plant a nice maple tree,” said class of 1968 alumni Glenn Evans.
One of the reasons they picked the red point maple was so the leaves would turn red in the fall. Evans and a fellow ’68 graduate recently scoped out the property and chose a spot to plant the tree near the northeast portion of the lot. The tree will be located close to Macon Street near where the north entrance of the 1955, Center Street building stood.
“It will hopefully shade that bench,” Evans said.
The property is currently provided as a public green space.
“And, it will be far enough from other trees and power lines.”
The tree as planted already will be about 20 feet tall, Evans said.