The American School of Las Palmas celebrated its 50th Anniversary this past week-end by hosting an alumni reunion at the school. The event took place on Saturday 16th September 2017 from 21:00h onwards and was attended by over 200 former students and staff. Every decade of the school’s history was represented by teachers and students from the 60s to the present.
During the celebration, the library was dedicated to Elly Bergeron who was one of the co-founders of ASLP and loved children and books. In addition, a plaque was also placed on Cactus Hill in honor of Conchita Neyra who was a much loved former teacher and assistant director for over 30 years.
It was an evening filled with emotions and memories of the past. Some alumni came from as far away as South Korea or the US just to be present at the gala. It was a joy to watch former students embrace each other after so many years and catch up on what they have been doing since or sharing their memories of when they attended ASLP.
In addition, there was much expectation as the Time Capsule that was sealed in 1992-93 was finally opened. On display in the library, former students raced to see what they had written or left 25 years ago. For example, the first graders had all drawn a picture and had written what they would like to be doing in 25 years’ time. Many chose to be artists or policemen. The 11th graders had each written a message to each other while the 10th grade had left a cassette with their voices.
Furthermore, the evening featured music by a former student Luis Guijarro and his blues band called The Olrait Band. On display we also had a guest book and many copies of our yearbooks.