Teacher, student look back at Top of the World Elementary School’s opening in Laguna Beach 50 years ago – Orange County Register

LAGUNA BEACH  — Terry Hustwick still remembers the outfit she wore on her first day teaching at Top of the World Elementary School 50 years ago.

Her dress was a straight green sheath with a yellow-and-pink single stripe that ran as a border around the bottom. She wore green high-heels to match.

“I was looking sharp,” the 75-year-old said, laughing, while sitting this week on a mosaic bench at the front of the school.

Her bubble was burst later that first day, when she recalled walking down one of the school’s new hallways on the upper campus and hearing a fifth-grader refer to her as …

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