m i c h i g a n h i g h Aug 9, 2007 18:06:19 GMT 2
Post by MH Admin on Aug 9, 2007 18:06:19 GMT 2
m i c h i g a n h i g h
Michigan High was built back in 1958, by Stephan J. Rikley. Even at the age of 49, it was his goal to have a school named just for the state he was born and raised in. Built in the heart of Beaver Island, Michigan. He wanted it built in a place that was different, a place that was surrounded by water. The school was finally finished in 1965, a year after his wife gave birth to twins. Then on September 17th, 1966, his children's 2nd birthday, Rikley finally opened the school to the public. He was the principal of the school, so he made sure it got run the way he wanted it to be done.
As the years went on, Rikley grow older and ill. His final wish, before he died in 1985, was for the school to go private and build on dormitories. The school closed for more construction in 1986, until 1987 when the construction of the dormitories were finally completed. In his will, Stephan J. Rikley, left the school in the hands of his children. He didn't want to favor one over the other, so he assigned them both as principals.
In 1988, the school finally opened for good. Though it was now a private school and it took an application to get in, it was still quite successful. The only flaw was, that not to many people liked the idea of boys and girls attending the same school, so it was over run by more girls then boys at the time. In 1993, Kerr and Katherine Rikley opened the school to kids, not just of Beaver Island, but the whole state. As time went by, the more parents wanted their kids in the school. Soon, it was fair to say, that more boys were attending the private school. Now in 2007, Michigan High teaches and produces some of the talented and smart children of the century. A lot of their graduates get accepted to Yale or Harvard, though most choose to stay closer to home. Come join in on the High School the century.
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