60th REUNION / MAIN EVENT
A. H. BLANK GOLF VENUE
1st Row: Lorraine McCoy, Judy Arnold, Sue Harrington, Sue Buehler, Connie Galloway, Cheryl Teater, Marci Twiss, Nancy Prizant, Sharen Foster.
2nd Row: Jacquie Russell, Gerry Hardersen, Sharon Sharp, Margaret Fehn, Lonna Anderson, Jean Larson, Bev Moomey, Janet Cook, Sue Oltrogge, Sheryl Phillips, Mary Kay Pilgrim, Pam Dawson, Dave Bobenhouse, Paula Heariold, John Accola, Ruth Morris, Sondra Forkner, Mary Ann Daily Joyce Youngberg, Christine Catterson, June Hall.
3rd/Back Row: Gene Stout, Dave Brady, Steve Pendry, Roland Griffith, Dixie Overton, Dale Doudna, Nora Patterson, Rick Nehrling, Jacque Alexander, Ron Danielson, Denny Wilson, Steve Gannon, Dale Daniels, Gene McKelvey, Tom Roush, Bill Thompson.
JANUARY / AUGUST CLASSES
Bill Thompson, Joyce Youngberg, Dave Brady, Lorraine McCoy, Gerry Hadersen, Christine Catterson, Nancy Prizant, Judy Arnold,
June Hall, Sharen Foster, Mary Ann Daily
1st Row: Jacquie Russell, Sue Harrington, Sue Beuhler, Connie Galloway, Cheryl Teater, Marci Twiss
2nd Row: Sharon Sharp, Margaret Fehn, Lonna Anderson, Jean Larson, Bev Moomey, Janet Cook, Sue Olstrogge, Sheryl Phillips, Mary Kay Pilgrim, Dave Bobenhouse, Paula Heariold, Ruth Morris, John Accola, Sondra Forkner.
3rd Row: Steve Pendry, Roland Griffith, Dixie Overton, Dale Doudna, Nora Patterson, Rick Nehrling, Jaque Alexander, Ron Danielson, Denny Wilson, Steve Gannon, Dale Daniels, Gene McKelvey, Gene Stout, Tom Roush.
NOTES of APPRECIATION
Gene McKelvey, Gene McKelvey Art Collections, created this rendering of our school for use during the evening
to write a note of appreciation to a person in attendance.
These were accompanied by centerpieces and NHS pens courtesy of Marci & Mike Neary.
Gene also awarded Nora Patterson, recipient of Friday's drawing at Chuck's, of her chosen piece of art from Gene's collection.
Appreciation goes to Gene, Marci & Mike for their contributions.
MAIN EVENT REGISTRATION TEAM
Sue Oltrogge Grimm - Sheryl Phillips Hardersen
FIRST - TIME REUNION ATTENDEES
Sondra Forkner - Craig Forrest - Steve Gannon - Rick Nehrling S
Just a few of
Denny's many students.
A rare priceless moment in time!
(You had to be there.)
Dale introduced our NHS Student Instructor, Denny Wilson,
having exceptional students.
Our Harold & Marian from The Music Man
Fell, broke hip
Surgery, hip replacement
Attended, Main Event
Steve Pendry - Jim Aziere - Jim Evans
Steve Pendry painstakingly created all the nametags given out for every event
to 'save face' when we didn't recognize a face.
TOASTS - TO THE CLASSES OF '63
The January class of 1963 has been on this reunion train for 60 years. Unfortunately some of our classmates have stepped off along the way and we miss them dearly. We all have a few more wrinkles, a little less hair, a couple more pounds and maybe even a few who look like they graduated last week Judy). I read a quote the other day which was: "I would much rather spend time with all the people in this room than any celebrities or famous people I can think of." So for all of us still 'on the train' and are here tonight, I salute you annd the rest of the classes of 1963. I have always loved attending these reunions and hope to see many of you at our next gathering! CHEERS!
Actual toasts viewed only on medium to large screens.
In 1963, I was voted the least likely to speak in front of a group, but here we are, 60 years later and I am ready to give it a try. Over the past 15-20 years, I have written poems, some of you out there have even received one. The common theme of each is that I use a line from my favorite cheer from our high school days. I'm sure you old...I mean...retired....cheerleaders and others will recognize it when I come to it. Looking back 60 years, we see North High's great class of '63. Enthusiasm filled us all that day. We graduated and were on our way. Classmates came both short and tall. Some were big and some were small. Some were on billboards, some authors of books. Some sold automobiles and some had good looks. Some went to work and some went to college. We all increased our basic knowledge. When we got lonely, our memories were relived. To be with our old friends, what we would give. It was sports, pep club, cheerleading and band. And who could forget "The Music Man." Beep billie oaten doaten, bo bo ba deetin dottin... I'm sure there is more, but I have forgotten. A little known secret, at basketball I was quite good. Had the highest point average. At my height, I should. The school championship came up. Could I be the hero? Anne put Dixie on me. My points totaled zero. As we've gotten older, health problems have come. Macular holes and cataracts, to name just some. Arthritis, knee replacements and real bad backs. Doctors appointments and meds, we do not lack. But every 5 years, we slip back to the past To reunions we go to see old friends at last. Excitement grows as the time draws near We'll be young for a short time, that much is clear. Over the years, we've lost quite a few. Their memories come back when we meet like we do. Each classmate's importance, we all do agree Has made life better for you and for me. Thanks to our planners: Jacquie, Gene, Judy & Beverly Who have planned these outings so very cleverly. We'd like to ask them to take the dive To please, please plan the next one...65! To the North High Class of June '63 North High's best in history Raise glassess high to toast one & all. Oh...........shoulder impingement...........just use a straw. Cheers to North High's class of June, 1963.
The consumate professional.
Thank you, Pam, for closing out our reunion weekend
with your beautiful voice singing...
The Way We Were
by Marvin Hamlisch / Marilyn Bergman / Alan Bergman
Light the corners of my mind
Misty watercolor memories
Of the way we were
Of the smiles we left behind
Smiles we gave to one another
For the way we were
Can it be that it was al so simple then?
Or has time re-written every line?
If we had the chance to do it all again
Tell me, would we?
So it's the laughter
We will remember
Whenever we remember
The way we were
The way we were....