Lemon Monroe High School

LMHS Videos

The Project Status = Complete!

This project has been completed! After six years and over 100 students the LMHS Project is complete. The result is almost 90 minutes of digitial video on two DVDs.


DVD - 1

  • Intro
  • Early years to 1939
  • 1940s
  • Band History
  • 1950s
  • History of Hornet Logo
  • 1960s - 1970s
  • 1980s - 1990s
  • 2000 - Present
  • Construction
  • Year of Lasts

DVD - 2

  • Sports History from 1930s to Present
  • Music Montage
  • "Making of the LMHS Project"
  • Production Credits

In addition to the two DVDs, all interviews that were conducted have been compiled with limited editing to provide oral histories for future use.

At this time, the DVD is not available for sale to the public. We will be working on the details required for proper distribution. At the current time, two copies are available in the Monroe Local Schools Media Center for check out.

Primary focus for 2008:

  • Establish Copyright status for the music used in the project (if you have experience in this area we could use some expertise)
  • Release a two DVD Project to the community if possible
  • Finish archiving all interviews and raw footage on DVD for the Historical Society and the Monroe Local Schools Matson Learning Center

What we've accomplished:

  • Completed Interviews with members of the classes of 1954 and 1984
  • Interviewed various alumni back as far as the class of 1928
  • Entered a 5 minute segment on "Monroe Sports History" in the Miami University Middletown, "Technology Challenge"
  • Researched History of the district
  • Scanned photographs from the 1800s to the present
  • Created and revised documentary project web page
  • Created a tape library of footage comprised of 40+ sixty minute tapes
  • Shot, edited and produced a reunion compilation DVD for the class of 1954 (some of this will be included in our final project)
  • Shot edited and produced a DVD of the new building dedication
  • Interviewed various staff members that are LMHS alumni and currently teach in the district
    Upgraded our software to Final Cut Express
  • We are in the final stages of a 30 minute summary of Monroe's sport's history from the 1920s to the present
  • Inventoried, cleaned and shot video of all trophies prior to moving from the old building IMAGES
  • Interviewed the Superintendent, Mr. Arnol Elam IMAGES
  • Created a project "Sampler" for the school board
    Interviewed Dr. Benner - Band Director from the 1940s who wrote the school Alma Mater and fight song IMAGES
  • Interviewed Paul Morrow - Band Director in the 1950s and 60s who is responsible for the design of the current Hornet logo - IMAGES
  • Interviewed Board Members
  • Interviews with LMHS Alumni from Mt. Pleasant in Monroe - IMAGES
  • Shot various "Last year" events
  • Interviewed Staff members for project
  • Added 4 Windows based PCs and Pinnacle Studio 9 Suite software
  • Added 2 external 300 GB hard drives
  • Added new Sony Digtal 8mm camera
  • Added 2 - 250 GB LaCie Drives
  • Added 1 - 1 TB LaCie Drive

The documentary has been shot and edited by students throughout the previous school years using Sony digital video equipment, iMacs, Final Cut Express, Windows based machines, Pinnacle Studio 9 and a Smith-Victor Lighting Kit.