Over 100 years ago, Continental Elementary School was founded and named for the Continental Rubber Company which was in the area by request of President Woodrow Wilson to aid with the WWI war effort.

Now, thanks to a local Life Scout and the community who helped him, a brick plaza out front will commemorate that history and the alumni who called themselves Continental Colts.

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Cutter Papritz cuts the ribbon Wednesday, held by friends and helpers Steve Lopez and Aubrey Hitchiner at the Continental School Celebration Plaza. 

Jamie Verwys | 520-547-9728 


Reporter Jamie Verwys grew up in Sahuarita and graduated from the high school in 2006. She lives in Tucson and graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 2018.

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