Given the temporary nature of the enterprise, public secondary education for white, US employees' children was initially modest and fluid. During the first construction years, American students from Pacific-area towns would commute to a high school in the Atlantic port of Cristobal and later, Gatun until separate high school facilities were made available for both areas.
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It was only after the completion of the Canal that a permanent school system was created and permanent buildings were erected to house Canal Zone secondary schools. Construction of the first permanent building to house a high school in Balboa was completed in What came to be Balboa High School was not started until and completed through additions in, and Prior to that, the high school was located in part of Bldg.
Starting ina junior high school was opened in Curundu to accommodate the overcrowding at Diablo Junior High School. Balboa High School had two mascots. The "Red Machine" for students with last names ending in A through K had red and white as the team colors.
Students with last names ending in L through Z had the Bulldog as a mascot and their team colors were light blue and white. Desegregation of these schools began in and was completed inat the same time as the Canal Zone 's abolition. Junior ROTC was initiated in the Fall school term of and continued throughout the remainder of the school's history.
A shooting range was maintained in the school's basement, and every year the Balboa High School cadets competed against Cristobal High School in a Field Day competition. In JanuaryBalboa High School was the scene of a controversial confrontation between high school students from Panama's Instituto Nacional and groups of students and parents from Balboa High School. The events, known in Panama as Martyrs' Day and in the U. There are conflicting claims about how the flag was torn.
The ensuing violent reaction by Panamanians at the border with the Canal Zone when news of the torn flag reached Panama City, resulted in an overwhelmed Canal Zone Police calling for support from U.
Army units that became involved in suppressing the violence, and after three days of fighting, about 21 Panamanians and four U. The incident is considered to be a significant factor in the U. Over the next two decades, the population of American Canal Zone dependents decreased as the population of the Canal Zone itself changed.
During the December "Operation Just Cause," which removed General Manuel Noriega from power and ended Panama's year military dictatorship, the premises of the Balboa High School were temporarily used by the US Armed Forces to house civilians displaced from Panama City's El Chorrillo neighborhood by the fires resulting from the attack on the Panamanian Defense Forces' headquarters.
Balboa High School closed in in anticipation of the handover of the Panama Canal to the Republic of Panama, the removal of final U. Mellander, noted historian and university administrator. The gym, sauna, racketball court, track, and field which was used by Balboa High School, as well as used as the field for weekly Friday football games and tryouts, and cheerleading meets and tryouts are all leftovers of the Panama Canal Zone days, as well as the Balboa High School days.
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The confrontation got out of hand, and for four consecutive days, the Panama Canal Zone was an area of intense violence. The ensuing bloodshed led the government of Panama to break off diplomatic relations with Washington. I found two sources that might clear the picture for you. The architectural style of the addition is similar to that of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D. Southern Command in Panama. It was the end of an era than lasted almost one hundred years.
This is what I saw that early morning. Here we go. Credit: Omar Upegui R. Photograph of the former Balboa High School Building with the new addition which houses a pantheon for the Panamanians who were killed during the unfortunate events.
In the distance you can see Sosa Hill. A view of the former Balboa High School Building in a black and white version. For those of you who have a keen eye for photographs, the streetlight in the previous picture might seem out of place. But there is an underlying message in this image. The street lamp is there with an intentional purpose.
The pole itself represents the Panama Canal that is deeply beloved by both nations and by the whole world as well. The light bulb on the left represents a flame of hope, optimism, and friendship of the American people in its new relationship with Panama. In a nutshell, the street lamp my dear readers, represents friendship in a new relationship between two nations after middday December Friendship between two great allies at the beginning of a new Millennium.
Good Day. History acts in very strange ways and there are many examples to prove it like the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand—heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. World War One, World War Two, the Cold War and its conclusion all trace their origins to the gunshots that interrupted that summer day. My mother graduated from BHS in 63 or 64—where can I go to get information on her graduation date? I lost her 23 years ago to Cancer and this information is lost to me.Click on the Yearbooks below to view a copy Online at Classmates.
If you don't see your class's yearbook here, scroll down and check out your individual class year. The names listed below are alumni who have been searched for on this site from Balboa High Schoolin San Francisco, California. If you see your name among the Balboa High School graduates, someone is looking for you! Register to let other graduates of Balboa High School find and contact you.
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