On June 28th at the Union School nine young men and women participated in the first ever commencement of Tecumseh High School. Seven men and two women received diplomas in the classical course and English. It was 1866. Now 150 years later more than 270 are set to follow in their footsteps on June 4th. This series of articles will look back decade by decade at some of the most prominent graduates of Tecumseh High School leading up to the graduation of this year’s class.

Logo celebrating 150 years of quality education

Special thanks to the Tecumseh District Library, Specifically Chuck Harpst, The Tecumseh Historical Museum, and the Tecumseh Alumni Association for their help
with this project.

1860s: The Beginning and a Bit Before That…

1870s: Educators and Activists

1880s: Math, History, and War

1890s: Local Government and More

1900s: The Turn of the Century

1910s: Farewell to the Union School

1920s: Citizen Soldiers

1930s: Sacrifice in Service

1940s: Giving Back

1950s: The New High School

1960s: The World’s Youngest Diplomat

1970s: The Music Man

1980s: Familiar Faces

1990s: Open with an Emmy, Close with a Boat

2000s: The New High School, Again

2010s: Future Potential