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Merrill Eisenhower Atwater, great-grandson of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, center, takes questions from students in the audience during his keynote address after the 50th Anniversary Assembly at Eisenhower Middle School in Oregon. Mr. Atwater was the event's featured speaker.

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Sarah Finger, 12, and her classmates donned, "I Like Ike" buttons.

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Ian Johnson, 11, places his hand over his heart before saying the Pledge of Allegiance.

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A portrait of Dwight D. Eisenhower hangs in the school named for him.

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Students take their seats before the beginning of the 50th Anniversary Assembly and Time Capsule Dedication at Eisenhower Middle School in Oregon.

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Scouts William Hinojosa, 14, left, and Keaton Gargac, 13, center, raise the flag together.

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Merrill Eisenhower Atwater, great-grandson of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, center, dedicates a time capsule.

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Amy Hansen, chairperson of the 50th Anniversary Committee, opens a time capsule to show students.

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Cafeteria employee Kris Nikoncyk, left, and former teacher Lou Schwartz, right, talk with Merrill Eisenhower Atwater.

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Delaney Gargac, 12, left, talks with Merrill Eisenhower Atwater.

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Students file by benches many had signed commemorating 50 years of school.

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