Perham High School closes its doors for the final time after 101 years
JT Thaden | May 24, 2018 AT 7:25 am
PERHAM (KDLM) - After 101 years, Perham High School closed its doors for the final time as a High School on Wednesday, May 23 as Perham prepares to move into a brand new building next year!
The Perham High School building has been the center of the Perham community since its doors first opened in 1917.
Current and former students gathered on the front lawn as the last educational day at Perham High School came to an end. Dave Howey from Lakes 99.5 (owned by KDLM parent company Leighton Broadcasting) spent the majority of the day broadcasting live and reminiscing with former students, coaches and teachers.
The final school day doesn't mark an end to the 101 year old building, there are plans in the works to repurpose the building into a hub for various non-profit services and other resources. A volunteer committee is actively working on finding a new purpose and life for the 101 year old building.
The new Perham High School will open on Coney Street West this coming fall. It is a 154,000 sq. ft. facility connected to Prairie Wind Middle School. For the first time in over 25 years, all ISD #549 buildings will be located on one campus.
Dave Howey broadcasts live on Lakes 99.5 with current Perham High School Students.