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Published on Oct 17, 2013
It's that time of the year when high school homecomings, parades and dances are in the air. This week, we have a tale of three high schools for you, but it's a trip down memory lane when 50 years ago one of the nation's most prominent news magazine's was naming them the best place to be educated in America. KCPT's Special Correspondent Sam Zeff takes us back to that pivotal year when Time was placing Southwest High, Topeka High and Shawnee Mission High (only one of them back then) in the top 38 schools in the country. How did schools make the list? A school board president in Illinois was overseeing the building of a new high school and he wanted to know what makes a great one, so he made a list of high schools with the most National Merit Scholar finalists.