Colton High “Fact of the Day” – Dec. 3


Blossom George, pictured here with her newborn son, Stevie, worked at Colton High from 1934-51, where she served in a number of capacities.

Colton High School opened in 1895. It is one of the oldest high schools in the Inland Empire. In this daily feature, we celebrate Colton High’s rich history.

The 1951 Crimson & Gold is dedicated to Mrs. Blossom M. George.

George, who started working at Colton High in 1934 as an English teacher and debate coach, taught her last year in 1954.

In addition to teaching English and debate, George also served as drama director, dean of girls, American Problems instructor, A.S.B. advisor, and vice-principal.

As an esteemed member of the faculty, George was well-regarded as everyone’s mother. She listened to students’ problems, celebrated their successes, and helped them through difficult times. Like most moms, she had no problem giving a well-earned congratulations for success, or a delivering consequences when called for.

She retired in 1954 to “concentrate all her wisdom, love, and experience” on her newborn son, Stevie.