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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Harrison High School / Harrison Junior High School (415 Queens Avenue, Brandon)

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The 12-classroom Harrison High School (commemorating long-time Brandon teacher Lily A. Harrison) was opened officially on 31 May 1961 at a ceremony attended by MLA Reginald Otto Lissaman, Deputy Minister of Education Bernice Scott Bateman, Acting Mayor Gilbert Box, School Board Chairman Arwid Lindenberg, architect Ian McKenzie Brown, and Walter Erickson representing Pearson Construction Limited.

In 1974, the building was reconfigured as a Junior High (Middle) School.

Principals

Period

Principal

1960-1963

Morley Fraser Sparrow (1915-1979)

1963-1966

Donald Wilford Cullen (1932-1983)

1966-1979

Martin Dmytro Chalaturnyk (1920-2011)

1979-1983

?

1983-1988

Peter J. Caryk (1931-1991)

Vice-Principals

Period

Vice-Principal

1963-1966

Martin Dmytro Chalaturnyk (1920-2011)

1966-1967

Gordon Henderson

1967-1968

?

1968-1969

Mr. Brown

Teachers

School Year

Teachers

1960-1961

A. Korzeniowski, Miss H. Overton, Mrs. G. Searle, B. Thorkelson, Mrs. R. Wilken

1961-1962

N. Brown, Michael P. Czuboka, Miss Marjorie Fitton, Otto Funk, A. Korzeniowski, J. S. Lambie, A. Manteuffel, R. McDonald, Miss R. Wilken, David Wilson

1962-1963

Clarence Bender, Miss M. Bowen, N. Brown, Michael P. Czuboka, Otto Funk, A. Hickling, William Hicks, L. Jackson, Mrs. M. Johnson, A. Manteuffel, R. McDonald, Jack Senchuk, Mrs. R. Wilken, David Wilson

1963-1964

Clarence Bender, Ronald Borotsik, Roy Crawford, Michael P. Czuboka, Miss Marjorie Fitton, Otto Funk, William Hicks, Miss Sarah Klassen, Ronald Kostynuik, Jack Senchuk, Harold Stewart, David Wilson

1964-1965

Ronald Borotsik, Roy Crawford, Miss Marjorie Fitton, Otto Funk, William Hicks, Mary Hume, Miss S. Klassen, Ronald Kostynuik, Terence Mitchell, Miss I. Mymko, Gerald Rattai, Jack Senchuk, H. Stewart, David Wilson

1965-1966

Ronald Borotsik, Roy Crawford, Miss Marjorie Fitton, Otto Funk, Mrs. Helen Hanlin, Mary Hume, Ronald Kostyniuk, Mrs. Irene McNabb, Terence Mitchell, Gerald Rattai, Jack Senchuk, James Skinner, Paul Staley, David Wilson

1966-1967

A. Bachlan (grade 9), Peter Coughlin (grade 10), William Wallace Cutforth (grade 10), Aubrey Ferris, Miss Marjorie Fitton (grade 11), William Gordon Frazer (grade 10), Mrs. H. Hanlin (grade 9), Mary Hume, A. Klassen (grade 11), R. Le Neal (grade 10), John Senchuk (grade 12), J. Skinner (grade 11), K. Ure (grade 9), Miss M. Wilby (grade 9), David Wilson (Grade 12)

1967-1968

?

1968-1969

Mr. Clement, William Wallace Cutforth, Mrs. Eggerer, Mr. Ferris, Miss Marjorie Fitton, William Gordon Frazer, Mr. Friesen, Mrs. Goucher, Mr. Henson, Mary Hume, Mr. Kalushka, Mr. Lee, Mrs. McCullogh, Mr. Moyles, Jack Senchuk, Mr. Stewart, K. Ure, Mrs. Wiebe, Mrs. Wiens

1969-1970

William Wallace Cutforth, Mrs. Dolff, Mr. Feser, William Gordon Frazer, Miss Marjorie Fitton, Mr. French, Mr. Friesen, Mrs. Goucher, Miss Henderson, Mr. Kalushka, Mrs. McCullough, Mr. McDonald, Mr. Moyles, Mr. Reid, Jack Senchuk, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Ure, Mrs. Wiebe

1970-1971

Mr. Borotsik, Mrs. Dolff, Mr. Feser, William Gordon Frazer, Mr. French, Mr. Friesen, Mr. Kalushka, Mr. Kinney, Mr. Kristalovich, Mr. Matheson, Mr. McDonald, Mrs. Moskal, Mr. Olmstead, Mr. Sametz, Jack Senchuk, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Szakacs, Mr. Ure, Mrs. Wiebe

Photos & Coordinates

Harrison High School

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.83031, W99.94153
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Ian McKenzie Brown (1928-1974)

Sources:

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“6,000 Brandon students go back to work on Tuesday,” Brandon Sun, 3 September 1960, page 12.

“Miss Harrison has a big day,” Brandon Sun, 1 June 1961, page 3.

“Staffs listed for new term,” Brandon Sun, 2 September 1961, page 12.

“14 newcomers among 66 high school teachers,” Brandon Sun, 28 August 1962, page 10.

“71 teachers will staff high schools,” Brandon Sun, 21 August 1963, page 15.

“High school list at 76,” Brandon Sun, 19 August 1964, page 23.

“22 new faces for city,” Brandon Sun, 20 August 1965, page 22.

“Forty teachers new to staff,” Brandon Sun, 23 August 1966, page 15.

“Retired Principal reflects on 34-year school career,” Brandon Sun, 21 August 1979, page 33.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Catherine Harley.

Page revised: 4 August 2021

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