Gonzaga College High School kicks off bicentennial celebrations

An arch made of white-and-purple balloons alongside the football field, with giant gold “200” balloons at the peak, announced to the city of Washington the launch of Gonzaga College High School’s bicentennial celebration Sept. 8.

Events for the 200th anniversary kicked off with a school-wide Mass and an assembly on the football field, highlighted by the students from the classes of 2022 and 2023 lining up to form the giant numerals 200 mid-field. As the school’s president, Jesuit Father Joseph Lingan, cut an enormous cake, the students enthusiastically serenaded the action with a chorus of “Happy Birthday.”

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