Hot Springs High School.

Bill Clinton's High School

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Hot Springs, Arkansas

Future President Bill Clinton first made a name for himself as a student in Hot Springs High School. He became an all-state saxophone player in the school band, and in 1963 he went to Washington, DC, as Arkansas' delegate to Boys Nation, and shook hands with soon-to-be-dead President Kennedy.

Clinton graduated in 1964. The high school building was abandoned for a new facility during the Clinton presidency, and repurposed in 2005 into art galleries, a performance theater, and a 32-unit housing complex for the disabled. Clinton's connection to the building is noted next to its front entrance on a plaque, made from the same impossible-to-photograph engraved granite as the plaques at all the other Clinton sights in Arkansas.

Plaque: Alma Mater of President Bill Clinton.

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Bill Clinton's High School

Hot Springs High School

Address:
125 Oak St., Hot Springs, AR
Directions:
Hot Springs High School. One block east of Central Ave./Hwy 7. On the east side of Oak St. between Orange and Olive Sts. Plaque is just to the right of the front entrance doors.
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