Salzburg HS History

Opened: 1954
Closed: 1955

Salzburg American High School was opened as new school in Austria in 1954. Formerly, the high school for students in Austria was located in Linz. Russell White was the first principal, and there were twelve faculty members.

The senior class had thirty-two students. There were thirty-one juniors, forty-nine sophomores and sixty freshmen. Each semester, a new slate of class officers and student council members and officers were elected.

School activities included a Lettermen’s Club and clubs for bowling, skiing, drama, and photography. Additionally, the school had separate choruses for boys and girls and a pep club for sports events. The National Honor Society, which had originally been chartered at Linz, was continued at Salzburg.

Sports for men included football, basketball, baseball, and track. Girls participated in cheerleading. The school newspaper was the Panther’s Tale, and the yearbook, which included all schools under the American Occupation Command, was the Danubian.

The boys’ and girls’ dorms each had dorm councils which served for one semester.

The school was closed in 1955 when the American Occupation Forces left Austria.


Information for AOSHS archives and the school yearbook

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