Local officials and residents gathered at the new Johnson High School on the morning of Aug. 3 for an official ribbon-cutting celebration.
Johnson is HCISD’s third comprehensive high school and will welcome students for the first time this year, following a lengthy redistricting process last fall. It was funded with a $122 million allocation from the 2017 voter-approved bond.
The keynote address was given by the district’s first assistant superintendent, John Wilson, and was followed by a video tribute to the school’s namesakes, Moe and Gene Johnson.
Moe was the first Hays CISD superintendent when it was founded in 1967, and Gene wrote a history of the district titled "A Tribute to Vision, Courage, and Trust: The Story of the Hays Consolidated Independent School District."
More photos of the event can be found here.