Yokota High School

Yokota High School

Yokota High School students and guests wait for the new high schools ribbon cutting ceremony to begin, Sept. 25, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Yokota High School consists of approximately 300 students in four grades, 9-12. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

Yokota High School

Yokota High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps members wait to present the colors during the new high school ribbon cutting ceremony, Sept. 25, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The Yokota High School’s JROTC cadets presented the Japanese and U.S. flags for the ceremony while the schools choir sang the Japanese and U.S. national anthems. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

Yokota High School

Sarah Heino, Yokota High School student body president, speaks to the audience during the Yokota High School ribbon cutting ceremony, Sept. 25, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The Yokota High School’s mascot is the panther and the school’s motto is, “Life is about chances and opportunities. Never leave anything to chance and never let an opportunity get away.” – Lily Tomlin. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

Yokota High School

Thomas Brady, Department of Defense Education Activity director, leads the crowd in applause during the Yokota High School ribbon cutting ceremony, Sept. 25, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Brady spoke to Yokota High School’s quality education and being the first 21st century open concept designed school house in the Pacific Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

Yokota High School

Koichi Shinohara, Fujita Corp senior executive operating officer, places photographs into a time capsule during the Yokota High School ribbon cutting ceremony, Sept. 25, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Shinohara puts photographs from various stages of the new school’s construction over the course of two years into the time capsule scheduled to be opened in 50 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

Yokota High School

Key guests cut the ribbon to the new Yokota High School during a ceremony, Sept. 25, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The new school house took about two years to complete and has a 21st century open concept design with glass partitions, a common area and 26 learning studios with state-of-the-art smart boards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

Yokota High School

Yokota High School students react to the official opening of their new school during a ribbon cutting ceremony, Sept. 25, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Yokota High School consists of approximately 300 students in four grades, 9-12. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

Yokota Air Base, Japan, New Yokota High School

The Information Technology Center in the new Yokota High School, Aug. 29, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The new school has a 21-century open concept design with glass partitions, a common area and three career technical education learning studios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

Yokota Air Base, Japan, New Yokota High School

Students pose for a photo outside the new Yokota High School on the first day of school, Aug. 29, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The new school has a 21-century open concept design with glass partitions, a common area and three career technical education learning studios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

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