GLEN ELLYN – Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn dedicated its restored victory bell Sept. 22 as part of its homecoming festivities.
The bell recently was installed in a new stand atop a new pedestal.
Major funding for the project was provided by the classes of 1966, 1967 and 1968. A new support frame was donated by the class of 1984, and restoration and enhancement of the pedestal was a gift from the class of 2018.
A shared gift from the classes of 1960 and 1966, the bell was presented to the school in April 1967.
To this day, Glenbard West football players continue a long-standing tradition of ringing the school's victory bell following a win.