SAN JUAN – Students and staff at PSJA Early College High School hosted an “Unveiling the Legacy” ceremony for three new bear statues that have been placed at the entrance of the campus.

During the ceremony, students and administrators spoke of the special legacy and traditions instilled within the PSJA community. The school was the first district high school, opening its doors in 1916 at the current PSJA Thomas Jefferson T-STEM Early College High School campus on Business 83. A year later, nine students graduated as part of the first class in 1917. Since, thousands have become proud alumni of the school. In 1962, a new high school was built in the corner of Veterans and Ridge (most currently the old San Juan MS), until the early 2000s when it moved to its current location just across the street.

Current students and alumni were part of the ceremony, showcasing the Bear Pride. 

“There is a lot of tradition here at PSJA,” said PSJA High School Class of 1998 alum and School Board Vice-President Jesse Zambrano. “This special event shows the legacy that all of us who have graduated from here want to leave behind.”