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PHOENIX -- It's been said, "Its not the school that counts, but the spirit of the students that matters."

Those words were echoed by Scottsdale High School Principal Evelyn Casky in 1982, when the campus was sitting on prime real estate at Indian School Road and Civic Center Drive.

"The district decided they needed to close one of the high schools," said Dawn Trocano-Clifford, a junior in 1982. She said she had no idea at the time her school was about to fall prey to a bad land deal.

"The original spot where they were going to put the Galleria (mall) and then they moved it and the lots sat empty for quite a while and it was a big fiasco."

The seniors of 1983 became the school's last graduating class, but Trocano said the spirit lives on.

"There's just something about that particular old town feel you don't get if you got to north Scottsdale or Phoenix."

A week from Friday, the class of '83 celebrates 30 years since the doors closed at Scottsdale High. Reunion information can be found here.

Holliday Moore,

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