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Canyon High School has been through many different changes throughout the years. The history of this school is deep and rich. Starting with the class of 1960 all the way to present day, Canyon High School has been through many changes, such as the changing of locations from where Churchill Middle School currently stands to where Canyon High School is today. The move to the I-H 35 location happened in 1973 and was the first major change of the school.

The name “Canyon” High School wasn’t even the original name. At first, the name was Goodwin Rural High School. “Canyon” was derived from the creation of the man-made lake here in New Braunfels: Canyon Lake. To say that it was creative was an understatement.

The first graduating class of Canyon High School in 1959 had a mere 34 seniors. This is a miniscule comparison to this year’s class of ‘24 which is expected to be around 518. The first class to go 9-12 was the class of 1963. Another change that happened in 2008 was the introduction of the “A-wing” of the school, which added additional space for up to 2500 students.

When talking about the history of Canyon High School with Mr. Davisson, he added valuable information on the subject. He opened with when the school district of Comal ISD was founded, which was in 1950. This first school district was a gathering of all the schools surrounding New Braunfels that came together as one to form CISD. One very important thing he added was the reunion side of things. Canyon High School still hosts class reunions from all the way back to 1963 up to the most recent class celebrating the tenth reunion of their graduation class.

They all come to tour Canyon High School to see how far it’s come since the last time they’ve been here. Mr. Davisson finds this important because he gets to talk to and gather with all the alumni of Canyon High School and gets to hear what it was like back then.

Mr Davisson said, “The neat thing is that I’m able to talk to those alumni and learn more about the school.”

He finished off by stating the size of the school has increased along with the graduating classes, and as these classes get bigger and bigger, so does the school’s pride which carries the legacy of all the years before it.

To conclude, Canyon High School has been through many changes throughout the years from switching locations to doing renovations. It’s been a real journey throughout the years. With the legacy that Canyon High School holds, it is sure to create many more lasting memories for it’s years to come.

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About the Contributor
Louis Solis, Staff Writer
Hello, my name is Louis Solis and I am a junior writer for the school newspaper. I will be working on stories all across Canyon High School. I am looking forward to being at games and getting first-hand accounts of what happens in the sports world here at Canyon High School.