Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Yo, Class of '91, let's kick it!

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Sorry for the cheesy title, but when I think back to my senior year of high school, Vanilla Ice's Ice Ice Baby is one of the first songs that comes to mind.  It's hard to believe it's been a quarter century since the pomp and circumstance that filled the air that warm May night.  About 400 of us donned blue or white caps and gowns and walked that aisle as be prepared to start the next phase of our lives.

The ceremony ended with a giant American flag made of fireworks lighting up as the sun was going down on the football field.  Remember this was when Operation Dessert Storm was coming to an end and the mood that year was especially patriotic. Eager graduates cheered as our parents and other loved ones wiped away tears of joy marking this first major milestone in our young lives.

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Most of my high school memories at Northwest are fond ones.  I've enjoyed social media over the last eight years and being able to get reacquainted with old friends.  Connections have been made with classmates that I didn't really hang out with either which is cool. But there's something about meeting in person and catching up (legally) over an adult beverage.

On Saturday, June 18 these middle age lions can roar once again.  Our 25th reunion is happening at LeMay Park.  Bring your spouse and kids and spend the day catching up with old (not really) friends.  A cookout is planned, so bring a side dish, drinks and all your memories from those days of glory.  Hope to see you there.  Learn more here.

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