Demolition Crew Razing Local High School Finds Athletic Trophies

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WACO (March 13, 2014) The demolition crew that’s razing the old University High School building in Waco discovered 11 athletic trophies dating back to 2002 in the rubble.

(Photo by Sara Humphrey)

Workers placed the trophies under a nearby tree.

School officials said the trophies were accidentally left behind in 2011 during the move to the new campus on New Road.

UHS graduate Deleon Harris was a member of the school's winning track team from 2000 to 2004.

"We worked hard," Harris said.

"We put in time, energy and a lot of effort."

On Thursday, after learning from News 10 about the forgotten trophies, University High School's athletic coordinator Keith Willis and soccer coach Mike Chapman came to pick up the awards.

"This is the best of times and the worst of times," Willis said.

"We are really glad you guys found these trophies and we will certainly get them back to the new school and in their rightful place."

The trophies will be placed in cases designated for athletic awards at the new school.