By Tony Hanson
PHILADELPHIA (CBS)– Outside West Catholic High School, students huddled and hugged — some cried, upon news that the school is on the closing list.READ MORE: Arson Suspect Arrested In Connection To Building Collapse That Killed Lt. Sean Williamson Extradited Back To Philadelphia
Brandon Calhoun will be in West Catholic’s final graduation class, marking the end of an illustrious nearly century-long school history and personal family legacy.Man Wanted For Shooting Woman While Asleep In Her Apartment In Germantown, Philadelphia Police Say
“My grandma, she graduated from here and my mom went here after her. And they wanted me to come here to fill in their footsteps. And now it’s closing. I really wanted to send my kids here.”
Once separate boys’ and girls’ schools, dwindling enrollment forced consolidation in 1989, and now that closing.
Full disclosure: Tony Hanson is part of the West Catholic class of ’73.MORE NEWS: Amazon Partners With Grubhub To Give Prime Customers Free Meal Deliveries For 1 Year