Stories & Videos
— STORIES —
As Heritage Hall celebrates our 50th year of operation, we're assembling a collection of the greatest Charger stories for use in various publications. Consider this your invitation to stroll down memory lane! Your submission might be about a special interaction with a teacher, the moment a friendship was made, that thing that happened at the prom... the sky is the limit! If you have an accompanying photo, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tell us about:
The people you most remember
What was happening at Heritage Hall or in the world during your Heritage Hall experience
A memorable phrase, quote, or saying at the time
Your favorite Middle School Olympics memory
Your wildest adventure as a Charger
Your favorite place to go for off-campus lunch
Were you a member of student government, chess club, a cheerleader
Your favorite class or teacher
What you learned, life lessons, and ones in the classroom
An experience at Heritage Hall that changed your life
I was in the first 6th grade class that met at All Souls in the fall of 1972. It was so much fun reconnecting with old friends from Nichols Hill Elementary and meeting new friends. I'll never forget the first chorus concerts in 7th grade with Billie Lewis - she encouraged me in so many ways and now I am the person who NEVER shies away from singing or speaking in public. I use my public speaking skills with confidence just I use the incredible English skills and grammar basics I learned from Marie Soderstron in middle school. I write with confidence knowing that I had the best of the best at Heritage Hall. I will NEVER forget the first football game on our own home field. Red dirt everywhere but it was ours. Moving from First Christian Church after our freshman year to the campus was amazing. It was our land - our school - our football field - our gym. Yes, things have changed since the 70's but I would never trade those first years of being a Charger for anything. It was a magical time.
- Kim Kamp Leslie '78
Watching the Chargers win their first football state championship in Stillwater! Also seeing the new 122nd street entrance, the new Middle School building, and the MAC being constructed.
- Gina Brown, MS Math
After summiting Mt. Rainier & ultrarunning 46 miles in a day in the Grand Canyon this year, I did a lot of reflecting on where my love for the outdoors came from. My favorite charger memory was on the school-sponsored weeklong Colorado backpacking trip. Farley Kautz led a group of us up Mt. of the Holy Cross, a 14er near Vail. Since that first 14er, I’ve been up 23 more. I am in love and owe a lot of thanks to Heritage providing such a neat outdoors program.
- Blake Batchelor '06
The whole school standing on the football field for a campus-wide photo for a school anniversary! It just felt like a family photo.
- Rebecca Clemens, US English
One of my favorite memories was during my senior year. I was the manager of the boys' varsity basketball team, which was coached by Keith Cassell! It was a special season with a game-winning buzzer beater from half court by Johnny Cromling '89 for the district championship game!
- Holly Carlin '89, MS Science
My first face was Debbie Bolding and before our tour, one of the first things she said was, "when you join Heritage Hall, you become a part of a family." And from that day on, that is exactly how we felt. Given my various roles on campus over the years, I feel compelled to share that mantra and welcome new families with the same words.
- Regina Banks, HH US Administrative Assistant
The most "golden" of memories I have from Heritage Hall is truly the constant love and support of my blue and gold family. Through the hardships and turmoil life has handed me, my HH family has stood behind me and helped me to feel stronger and loved. I love my blue and gold family.
- Andi Townsley, HH Business Office