WSHS in the 1980s

The 1980s saw the end of the Cold War, the infamous AIDS epidemic, and the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush impact the lives of millions of Americans. Just as they do today, current events across the country reached high schools and influenced the way that generation of students learned and behaved in school. West Springfield High School students took a special interest in global affairs, life at home, journalism, and the arts; as these aspects of everyday life flourished during the decade.

WSHS Yearbook Photos, 1980-81

Created by Layla Nath, WSHS Applied History, Class of 2019