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October 11, 2005 > New Haven dedicates Conley-Caraballo High

New Haven dedicates Conley-Caraballo High

by Rick La Plante

More than 100 students, teachers, administrators and family members were in attendance Wednesday, September 28, as the New Haven Unified School District formally dedicated Conley-Caraballo High School, the District's new alternative education campus.

The new high school, built in only 120 work days, opened in August, less than a year after it was conceived and barely eight months after its construction was approved by the Board of Education, ``a remarkable achievement,'' Superintendent Dr. Pat Jaurequi told guests at the dedication.

Named in memory of District pioneers Jean Conley and Hector Caraballo, the new school includes 18 classrooms, two science rooms, a child-care room, an administration building and a combination library/media center/teachers lounge. It will accommodate up to 500 students.

Student speaker Stella Vargas thanked the District for providing an alternative education campus and reminded the audience of the importance of alternative education. Retired teacher Harriet Gore, who worked with both Jean Conley and Hector Caraballo, told guests about their legacy.
Hector Caraballo's son, Keith, also addressed the audience.

The families presented framed pictures of Jean Conley and Hector Caraballo, to be displayed in the office. Jo Cazenave, representing Rep. Pete Stark (D-Fremont), presented Principal Judy Silver with an American flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol.

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