As J.R. Stillwell meandered upstairs during Champaign Central’s open house Monday, looking at the new additions, the 71-year-old memories came flooding back.

Stillwell went to junior high there, graduating in 1950, before the district made the switch with the building that is now Edison Middle School, and some of the building looks similar.

“I walked upstairs and said, ‘I know where my seventh-grade homeroom and my ninth-grade homeroom were,’” Stillwell said.

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