Redford St. Agatha parish was founded in 1948, on Beech Road just north of Grand River. A grade school and high school opened shortly thereafter. I really can't recall hearing of many parishes, founded after World War II that supported both a grade school and high school. Though the St. Agatha high school, grade school and parish closed in the early 2000's, the school alumni maintain an active association and website.
I have been supplied with some of the St. Agatha elementary school yearbooks, and I am slowly scanning them. The 1991 yearbook can be found on the sidebar of this site, or by clicking this link.
On October 10, 1984, St. Agatha High School enjoyed the unique honor of hosting a visit from President Ronald Reagan. To show you how fast we can forget, and/or be totally unaware of history being made in our backyard, I had no recollection of this visit at all. This even though I was raised at Our Lady of Loretto just about a mile away, and my parents still lived in at Six Mile and Beech Road when the visit occurred.
Fortunately, the BG site has been supplied with photos of the event for this piece, showing the President accepting an Aggie jersey, addressing the student body and saying the Pledge of Allegiance (which looks like a Norman Rockwell painting):
A Redford Observer article recalling the visit was written on the occasion of President Reagan's death in 2004 and can be found here.
An amazing piece of Detroit Catholic School heritage, destined to be lost if not for the efforts of dedicated alumni. Go Aggies.