Foster High School to celebrate Centennial on March 21

A community committee has been working for months to plan the event that will include plenty of social time, speeches, music, refreshments, a slide show and, of course, a sock-hop dance

One hundred years in the making, the extended Foster High School family will celebrate the school’s Centennial on Saturday, March 21.

A community committee has been working for months to plan the event that will include plenty of social time, speeches, music, refreshments, a slide show and, of course, a sock-hop dance.

A special re-enactment will portray the presentation of Foster’s first diploma to Ava Sophia Adams Bainter in 1915 by district Superintendent L.M. Dimmitt.

It’s the presentation of her diploma that set off the 100-year countdown.

Here’s the general schedule:

• 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., social time, plus self or guided tours of the school

• 4  p.m. – 5 p.m., formal program, with a welcome, introductory speeches and a cultural program

• 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., refreshments and social time

• 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m., sock-hop dance

A slide show will run continuously in the Foster Performing Arts Center.

The committee is seeking donations online at to help pay for the day’s activities.

The celebration is free but the committee has set a goal of $3,500 to pay for refreshments, music, set up, advertising and other costs.

Keith Williams will put together the video and slide show that will run continuously through the celebration in the performing arts center.

His email address to send photos is He can also scan photos that are mailed to him but be sure to include a stamped, self-addressed envelope so he can return them. His address is 3429 S. 141th St., Tukwila, WA 98168.

Updates about the celebration are available at the Centennial Committee’s Facebook page,


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