Half a century of Conant and Disney: a timeline

50 years of Conant and 50 years of Disney: see how the history has correlated over the years

1923– James Bryant Conant, our school’s namesake, celebrates his 30th birthday.

The Walt Disney company is founded. 

James B. Conant was also the president of Harvard.

James B. Conant was also the president of Harvard.

1933– James B. Conant is instated as president of Harvard University.

Walt Disney receives an award for his creation of Mickey Mouse from Parents magazine.

Mickey has become a symbol of Disney and is loved by millions.

Mickey has become a symbol of Disney and is loved by millions.

1964– Conant High School is founded.

Epcot concept designs for Disney World begin.

The Conant Crier debuts in October.

The movie Mary Poppins is released.

Mary Poppins is a classic Disney movie starring Julie Andrews and was also a Broadway musical.

Mary Poppins is a classic Disney movie starring Julie Andrews and was also a Broadway musical.

1968– First class to complete its full four years at Conant High School graduates.

The “It’s a Small World” ride debuts at the New York World’s fair.

 

Each year, hundreds of Cougars graduate. This year is extra special because it is our fiftieth anniversary!

Each year, hundreds of Cougars graduate. This year is extra special because it is our fiftieth anniversary!

1974– Conant student Mary Ann Johnson wins State championship for shot put.

Magic Kingdom attendance breaks a record (74,597 visitors) and front gates are forced to close for hours.

 

Disney is "the happiest place on earth"!

Disney is “the happiest place on earth”!

1975– Eventual Conant science teacher Bob Borczak graduates from Conant High School.

The “Space Mountain” attraction opens in Magic Kingdom.

 

1981– Conant student Melody Zachalow is named Daily Herald athlete of the year.

The Fox And The Hound was released.

 

1982– Future Conant science teacher John Shoro graduates from Conant High School.

Tron is released.

 

Mr. Shoro teaches science and is an athletic trainer. He graduated from Conant as well.

Mr. Shoro teaches science and is an athletic trainer. He graduated from Conant as well.

1985– Future Conant P.E. teacher John Powers graduates from Conant High School.

Pinocchio was released as a home video.

Mr. Powers is a gym teacher and a Conant graduate.

Mr. Powers is a P.E. teacher and a Conant graduate.

 

1986– Future social studies teacher Eric Jacobsen graduates from Conant High School.

Walt Disney Productions changes its name to The Walt Disney Company

 

1989– Conant’s drama club performs The Mousetrap for its fall show.

The Little Mermaid movie is released.

 

This princess movie caused girls all over to wish they could be "under the sea" with Ariel.

This princess movie caused girls all over to wish they could be “under the sea” with Ariel.

1990– Don Proffit places school record 400 m dash (48.9 sec).

Disney Adventure Magazine is released

 

1991The Conant Crier reports on the successes of the speech team

Beauty and The Beast is released.

The Conant speech team has been very successful over the years.

The Conant speech team has been very successful over the years.

 

1994– Future world language teacher Tony Spizzirri graduates from Conant High School, and eventual math teacher Aimee Barkalow graduates from Conant High School as valedictorian

Disney releases The Lion King and The Jungle Book

 

1995– Future special education teacher and assistant principal Mike Plaza graduates from Conant High School.

Pocahontas and Toy Story are released.

 

Conant High School was founded in 1964.

The number of Disney princesses continues to grow to this day!

1996– US Department of Education recognizes Conant as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.

Live-action 101 Dalmatians, starring Glenn Close, is released

 

In 1996, Conant was named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

In 1996, Conant was named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

1999– Girls bowling team wins conference championship.

Tarzan is released

 

2001– Future math teacher Jeff Melone graduates from Conant High School.

Conant students raise money for the Red Cross after the terrorist attacks of September 11

Monsters, Inc. is released.

Monsters Inc. is a family favorite, and the prequel, Monsters University, was released recently

Monsters Inc. is a family favorite, and the prequel, Monsters University, was released recently

 

2006– Future librarian assistant Monica Fumarolo graduates from Conant High School.

Highest percentage of Conant students in the school’s history earn a three or higher on AP tests.

Dancing with the Cougar Stars begins.

Disney buys Pixar.

 

DWTCS pairs students and teachers in an epic dance competition. A student favorite.

DWTCS pairs students and teachers in an epic dance competition. A student favorite.

2008– Miss C. & Miss A. Schweinebraten graduate from Conant.

Atrium was completed.

High School Musical 3 was released.

 

2009– Conant students are given heightened hygiene lectures as they attempt to avoid H1N1 (Swine Flu).

Disney buys Marvel.

 

2010– Boys lacrosse team are cup champions.

Tangled is released.

 

2011– Girls soccer team wins third place at State.

The show Hannah Montana ended after four seasons.

2012– Conant ranks as #1 school in district, and #35 in state, according to US News and World Report.

Brave is released by Disney-Pixar.

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2013– Conant cheer becomes state champion.

Frozen is released.

In its first season being co ed, cheer won State last year!

In its first season being co ed, cheer won State last year!

2014– Conant celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Tokyo Disney celebrates its 30th anniversary.

Conant High School initiates its 1-to-1 iPad initiative for every student. Maleficent is released.

The Conant Crier goes completely digital for the first time ever.

Disney World is expected to expand Downtown Disney and add Frozen characters to the park.

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