Rolling Hills Memories
Upper video is original with background music - 6:37
Lower video slowed for clarity to .600x, sound disabled - 11:03
George Lowe came to Rolling Hills as a teacher in 1961, and stayed until 1965, when the decision was made to begin phasing out the high school program. In that short time he earned the respect of his peers, students, and the community. George is well remembered for his "outdoor education" classes, teaching the fine art of hand mixing concrete, building sidewalk forms, and the occaisional landscaping session. He was a dedicated supporter of school sports, and spent much of his free time transporting teams and student groups to events, organizing hockey, making ice on the outdoor rink, and once in a while, hauling an injured kid to the hospital.
He also owned an 8mm movie camera, and recorded some of those activities. Fifty years later, they have become priceless bits of our heritage.
George married a local girl, Marilyn Kristianson, and after leaving Rolling Hills for teaching positions in his native Saskatchewan, eventually migrated back to his home town of Kyle, farming, teaching, and raising their family.
They have maintained close ties with Rolling Hills, and George recalls the four years spent here as the best of his teaching career.
Rolling Hills was fortunate to have had someone of such outstanding character as a role model for it's future citizens.
Some of the movies he collected have been converted to digital format and assembled in a short movie clip. George and Marilyn would like to share these, and hope you enjoy the journey back.