Knute Rockne Spoke at GHS 95 Years Ago Today

Knute Rockne spoke at GHS 95 years ago today!


Knute Rockne, legendary Notre Dame football coach, was guest speaker for the dedication of the new Goshen High School and Foreman Field on Oct. 5, 1923.

Rockne, introduced by school board president George Richardson, talked to the crowd about “Modern School Athletics.”

Hubert Miller was architect for the new GHS complex and John Hostetler builder. Also speaking were superintendent John Foreman and principal O. Walter. Students were dismissed Friday afternoon as the school was available for tour by Goshen citizens.

A dedication service was held Friday night with the GHS orchestra performing under the direction of Reginald Brinklow. Helen Blough played the piano.

Also speaking were assistant state schools superintendent E.E. Ramsey, IHSAA secretary Arthur L. Trester and Indiana State University president L.N. Hines.

A home football game was played at Foreman Field on Saturday afternoon (no lights then) with Goshen defeating Warsaw. The GHS band marched from the school building to the field followed by seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen.

Thank you, Stu Swartz, for reminding GCS of this historical fact. Stu’s suggestion: Five years from now we need to have a centennial celebration for our amazing GHS facility.