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Gathering at Northwestern High School to protest closure on Wednesday

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DETROIT -

Today at 2 p.m. 100 community leaders, union officials, concerned residents and Northwestern High School Alumni will protest the closure of the high school. Northwestern High School has served hundreds of thousands of students for nearly 100 years.

The building houses an Olympic-sized swimming pool as well as the city's only planetarium outside of the Michigan Science Center.

Northwestern boasts some of Michigan's creme de la creme as its alumni. Baseball Hall of Famer, Willie Horton, Congressman John Conyers, Grammy Award winning artist, Ray Parker Jr. and countless others who have left an indelible mark on American culture are just some of the school's esteemed graduates.

After the end of the current semester, Northwestern High School's current programming and name will be no more. The school will become Detroit Collegiate Preparatory High School at Northwestern.

Detroit Collegiate Prep will admit students through an application process.

The Northwestern High School Alumni Association will stage a protest march alongside other community members at 2 p.m. A press conference will be held in front of the school, located at 2200 West Grand Blvd. in Detroit.

Alumni President Joe Barber and Union official Jimmy Settles will be on hand to answer questions from media.

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