The Garfield High School Centennial Celebration
Celebrating 100 years of Garfield High School
We are off and running!

The Garfield High School Centennial Celebration committee officially kicked off the June 6th event during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day activities at Garfield on Monday, January 20th.

Welcome your Garfield High School Centennial Celebration Committee, pictured left to right: Maureen Hampton Kerschbaum ’64, Congressman Adam Smith, Lynn Jaffe ’58, Julie Walker Meacham ‘60, and Eddie Rye, Jr ‘59. Thank you, Committee!

Click here for more information about the Garfield High School Centennial event.
Photo by Nathan Francis (Madison Middle School)
Announcing Our Emcee!
Bruce Harrell
The Garfield High School Centennial Celebration Committee is honored to announce Bruce Harrell '76 as the emcee for the Garfield High School Centennial Celebration!

On November 22, 1975, Bruce Harrell took the field for Garfield High School in the game remembered as the best game in the history of Memorial Stadium, even the best Washington high school sports event of the 20th century. On that day, Blanchet High School beat Garfield 42-35 in a four-overtime football game featuring an array of future stars. Bruce Harrell was a starting linebacker and captain for Garfield.

In 1984, Bruce graduated from the University of Washington School of Law. He has served in a variety of leadership roles, representing kids and seniors, union members, non-profits, affordable housing companies and working as a senior attorney for technology and telecommunication companies. He served on the Seattle City Council from 2007 to 2019, retiring as City Council President.

We are proud to have Bruce as our emcee!
Watch our website for updates

We will send you an email every once in a while, but we will be updating our website a lot. Visit us often at for updates!
What’s Going on June 6?
View 10 Decades of Garfield History Throughout the School All Day

Garfield Golden Grads Lunch in the Gym: 10:00-12:30
Current and Former Staff Reception in the Library: 10:00-11:00
Entertainment all around: 11:00-5:00
Mini-Reunions throughout the school: 11:00-2:30
Athletic Wall of Fame Tours - meet in the gym foyer: 12:30 & 1:30
Formal Program in the Gym; doors open 2:00, program 2:30-3:15
Food Trucks Open in the Performance Center Driveway: 11:00-5:00
They’re Back! What? Garfield Bricks!
Now’s your chance to show your Garfield pride. The Garfield High School Foundation is once again selling Garfield Bricks. Funds generated go towards programs such as the Summer Bridge Program. You can choose to commemorate yourself, parents, siblings, teacher or group. You can choose to put your message in stone for generations to come.

What a great gift this can be! Make sure to get your brick order in before the deadline of March 6, 2020. This may be your last chance; we don’t know if additional brick orders will be available in the future. We reserve the right to approve any engravings. Brick cost is indicated on the order form as well as the accepted forms of payment. Complete the form and mail it with your payment to:
Bulldog Bricks
GHS Foundation
PO Box 22344
Seattle WA 98122-0344
Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity- order your brick today! Thank you to Garfield High School Centennial Celebration Executive Committee member & Garfield High School Foundation Board Member Sheila Johnson '69 for overseeing this project.

The Garfield High School Centennial Celebration

JUNE 6TH, 2020 10-6 PM

Providing financial support in any amount, by check to Garfield HS 2020 Centennial Celebration, Account Number 01438, and sent to The Alliance for Education, 509 Olive Way, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98101 or to charge by going to this link .
Volunteers are needed for the day of the event. If you could like to volunteer, contact Linda Shulman at
Did you work on the Garfield Messenger?
The Garfield Messenger is planning a Special Edition for the 2020 Centennial celebration, the 100th Anniversary of Garfield. If you were on the Messenger staff and are interested in writing an article or being a guest editor, please contact Joel Milstein at with your role and year on the Messenger and he will extend both an invite and explain the details, expectations and deadlines.
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