Native Sons of the Golden West Donate Tenth Plaque in Ten YearsTop of Page

people posing behind granite blockLincoln, CA, September 11, 2015– The Native Sons of the Golden West placed ten monumental plaques around Lincoln over the past ten years. A wonderful asset to our town, The Native Sons of the Golden West replaced a plaque at the original entrance to Lincoln High School on Thursday, September 9th, 2015. The original plaque was dedicated on September 9th, 2007 for the 100th birthday of Lincoln High School, but was unfortunately stolen in 2013 and was sold for the bronze as scrap metal.

Native Sons of the Golden West’s mission statement is to focus on the history of our town. As written on the plaque the first senior class graduated in 1911 with the same gold and blue colors and zebra mascot that Lincoln High School still has today. The zebra was originally inspired by the striped black and white team uniforms adopted in 1927. Originally 11 elementary districts sent scloseup of plaque outsidetudents to Lincoln Union High School, including Central, Daneville, Fair Oaks, Fruitvale, Gold Hill, Lincoln, Mt. Pleasant, New Hope, Orange Valley, Sheridan and Valley View.

On Thursday, Mayor, Paul Joiner, Councilman, Stan Nader, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, Kerry Callahan, Jay Berns, Principal of Lincoln High School, Tom Jones, President of The Native Sons of the Golden West, and additional chapter members were present at the unveiling.

“The monument is a beautiful addition and brings awareness to the original roots of Lincoln High School for our current students and community. Thank you to The Native Sons of the Golden West for their generosity and persistence in caring for our school,” said Scott Leaman, Superintendent of Western Placer Unified School District.