Interview with Harold Engstrom
QUESTION 5
INTERVIEWER:

WHY DON'T WE JUST PICK UP WITH THAT THOUGHT?

Harold Engstrom:

Our original plan, as we talked about it and discussed it and began to tell people about it, was that we would start with the first grade, and then we'd progress, one grade at a time, to the twelfth grade. But we had, I believe, I remember, about thirty grammar schools, and they were scattered over the city, and we had a different kind of principal in a grammar school than you would have in a high school, and as the concern about the speed, and the problems that might arise, we backed off from starting in the first grade, and we went to the opposite. We started in the high school, and came up with the Blossom Plan, which eventually just included the – the ten students in Central High School.