CHS Amphitheater

Scores of Carpinteria High School commencement ceremonies have taken place where a muddy pool appears in this photo. The school’s amphitheater was constructed alongside the rest of the Foothill Road school in the late 1960s, but a 1969 storm that caused extensive damage throughout the new campus filled the amphitheater with mud. The long excavated facility is still used for various activities, but CHS’s graduation ceremony shifted a few hundred yards north to Carpinteria Valley Memorial Stadium after its construction in 2000.

Scores of Carpinteria High School commencement ceremonies have taken place where a muddy pool appears in this photo. The school’s amphitheater was constructed alongside the rest of the Foothill Road school in the late 1960s, but a 1969 storm that caused extensive damage throughout the new campus filled the amphitheater with mud. The long excavated facility is still used for various activities, but CHS’s graduation ceremony shifted a few hundred yards north to Carpinteria Valley Memorial Stadium after its construction in 2000.

This year’s commencement ceremony takes place Thursday, June 10. 

 

 

 

 

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