Twice a year now for three years, Frankfort High School began a new tradition outside the physical walls of the building itself. This latest tradition spans generations, sees no race lines, religious affiliations, or economic income boundaries. What started back in the summer of 2014 as an idea to gather about 8 old friends together, has quickly morphed into yet another “FHS Tradition”. Held in the summer and winter each year, this year’s winter gathering had to be “capped” at 200 guests. This gathering was held at the Kentucky Historical Society and featured a who’s who of officials from the city, county and even state level as well as current school administrators and faculty. Frankfort High has turned out many graduates who were destined to do wonderful things and lead their community by example and service to it. It was truly an eclectic mix of individuals coming together to share memories, see old friends, and catch up with one another.
If you are a current or former Frankfort High School graduate, staff member, or supporter, and you would like to get more information about future gatherings or see how you can participate in future events, you are encouraged to contact the Frankfort Independent Schools Education Foundation. The FIS Education Foundation is in the process of establishing an alumni directory database (email addresses, phone numbers, addresses, etc). If you have this information for your class, your sports team, or just a group of fellow Panthers, please email it to the executive director of the foundation, Mac Yocum, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forget, Panther Pride runs deep and there is a place for all those FHS keepsakes and mementos collecting dust. The Frankfort High School Traditions Center, located at 327 Steele Street, was opened back in September of 2014, and is sort of a “museum” for FHS. It also serves as a hangout and tutoring spot for the current students. Its a perfect mix of the old traditions inspiring today’s generation. Its worth a trip to see!