Ahrens, Robert

Ahrens, Robert
Ahrens, Robert, 1943-, interviewee; Lorenz, Luke, interviewer;
Date Recorded:
Date digitized:
July 13, 2012
Length of interview:
67 minutes, 9 seconds

Bob Ahrens describes his thirty-year career as a guidance counselor in the Boulder Valley School District, first at Baseline Junior High and later at Boulder High School. He discusses differences between providing counseling for junior high school students versus for high school students, remembers the challenges of the 1960s and 1970s with regard to anti-Vietnam-War protests and drug use, and reminisces about various teachers and administrators with whom he worked. He describes the culture of Boulder High in terms of programs that addressed the diversity of the student body, its extensive AP program, and the variety of senior pranks for which the school was famous (including placing a VW bug on the roof of the school and releasing chickens to roam the Pearl St. Mall).

Ahrens, Robert, 1943-.
Baseline Junior High School (Boulder, Colo.)
Boulder High School (Boulder, Colo.)
Boulder Valley Public Schools (Boulder, Colo.)
Boulder Valley School District (Boulder, Colo.)
Boulder Valley School District No. Re2 (Colo.)
Education Colorado Boulder.
Boulder (Colo.) History Biography.
Wheeling, Margaret.
Thompson, John.
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digital audio
This interview is one of a series about the Boulder Valley School District
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