School began more than a month ago, the football team has already walloped opponents, but now thanks to last Friday's grand opening ceremony Oak Hills High School's opening has been officially recognized.


Presided by founding principal Larry Porras, the event was attended by an assortment of dignitaries including Mayor Thurston "Smitty" Smith, Assemblyman Anthony Adams, County Superintendent of Schools Gary Thomas, HUSD Board Vice President Lee Rogers and three of the four other board of education members and HUSD Assistant Superintendent David McLaughlin.


But it was Katie Aragon, Oak Hill's first ASB president, who welcomed guests. The school's Army JROTC Flag Detail helped get the event underway.


The ceremony also featured the surprise $5,000 donation by Gus Housos, who sold the 80-acre parcel to the school district. Housos and his son presented the check to Porras.


All agreed Oak Hills has already made a tremendous impact.


"This is the home of the Bulldogs," McLaughlin said. "This is a name we're going to be hearing a lot, I'm sure."