High School Reunions Spanning Entire Generations

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The Latest Craze in Reunion Planning. Small towns have been doing it for years, and now big city school's are trying it.

Kicking it Up a Notch

Reunions are not like they use to be, they are even better. Schools like Harrison High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado are taking reunions to an entirely different level. They are kicking it up a notch and have started hosting mega reunions. Reunions that combine classes throughout the years.

Creating a Mega Reunion

These aren't your ordinary reunions, these are mega events. They give alumni an opportunity to visit their old stomping grounds and to meet up with old as well as new friends. The attendees look forward to touring their old neighborhoods, checking out their (once) favorite hang outs and taking in all the new construction and designs that have occurred throughout the years in their old neighborhood.

It is an Exciting Time

The Harrison High School Reunion is open to both former and current staff members of District #2. The event takes place in three year increments. They hosted the first one during the summer of 2009 and the next one will be held the weekend of July 20-22, 2012.

The 2012, festivities will include a meet and greet on Friday, a tour of the Ft. Carson Museum on Saturday and an alumni get-together that evening which includes hors d'oeuvres and a dance. Then on Sunday the reunion committee is hosting a family BBQ which will be located on school grounds. The Athletic Director is providing tours of the school throughout the BBQ and entertainment will be provided by one of their own, guitarist Mo Orosco.

A Memory Making Generational Event

The Harrison High School All Year Reunion is open to alumni from the 1950’s up through to the present graduation class. There are some alumni from those early years that had children who also attended Harrison and some even have grandchildren and great grandchildren that attended. From cousins to brothers and sisters to neighborhood friends this reunion opens the doors for so many memories and conversations. It brings with it a small town atmosphere, to even the biggest of schools.

This reunion is truly one of a kind and an event that everyone looks forward to. It’s the latest craze in reunion planning.

It brings with it the best of all worlds. Individual graduating years can still congregate together, and yet it is fun to run into your best friend's sister or neighbor who lived across the street.

The experience is priceless, and you'd be surprise how much fun it is listen to the stories from those grads who graduated in the late 1950's. Once those stories start flowing, it is exciting seeing just how much everyone has in common.

Growing up on the same side of town, attending the same school decades apart is pretty cool. High School grads have an amazing bond.

High School Reunions

Don't skip out on your next reunion. It is an experience of a lifetime. Make it happen, don't sit it out, get involved.

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author avatar Teila
28th May 2012 (#)

Thank you Steve for the star!!!

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author avatar Han Van Meegerin
28th May 2012 (#)

Great Star page and lets hope that the Harrison High School Reunion is a tremendous success..

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
28th May 2012 (#)

We all love to go back to our old days. Oh lovely yesterdays! Thank you for nice sharing.

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author avatar Pradeep Kumar B
28th May 2012 (#)

Interesting share. Thank you.

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author avatar David Reinstein,LCSW
28th May 2012 (#)

Sounds like it was a nice experience for you... For myself, I was glad to have survived my adolescence and the High Schools that went with it: No interest in revisiting what were, for me, rather unpleasant memories...

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author avatar Teila
28th May 2012 (#)

Hi David, funny thing was, I hated high school!!!! Couldn't wait to get out, counted down the days and hours dreaded school. But these reunions are an opportunity to see how people change, and even how much some people haven't changed, but the history of the city comes alive with each and every story. My best experiences at these reunions is hearing the stories that people share. The bond we share is that we lived on the south side of town but it is more than that. Thanks for commenting.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
28th May 2012 (#)

I was wondering why I have not seen your posts for a while, and lo and behold, you have made a grand appearance with a star page, Teila! Sadly, I have lost touch with my friends as I have moved away from my school area long back. My brother had one reunion recently after over forty years and they were struggling to place some of their best friends. The passage of years had taken its heavy toll on some! siva

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author avatar Buzz
28th May 2012 (#)

Yeah, love you Teila. Great post. See you at YCC! Will be AWOL here indefinitely. Take care. Excellent post, btw.

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author avatar Buzz
28th May 2012 (#)

YCN, I mean...LOL

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author avatar Judy Ellen
29th May 2012 (#)

Wow!!! This is such a great write up!! I will definitely write on my reunion the next time they have one! Thanks for commenting on my articles and for being so upbeat and positive. You are such an inspiration and blessing to me!!

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author avatar sarosh
29th May 2012 (#)

It is really lot of fun, isn't it?

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
9th Jun 2012 (#)

great piece Teila, ditto Judy Ellen....

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author avatar vpaulose
11th Jun 2012 (#)

Well done Teila. Well deserved STAR. Thank you dear. I am not writing nowadays due to my ill health. Please pray for me. God bless your family. I pray for you.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
15th Jun 2012 (#)

Traditionally reunions are a controversial topic but your experiences certainly cast a different and more positive light on them. Thank you for sharing.

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author avatar Denise O
7th Jul 2012 (#)

Oh what fun. I never made it to high school so I will never have a reunion, oh well. I can enjoy them through my children's eyes though. Nice read. Congrats on the star page, it is well deserved. As always, thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Teila
7th Jul 2012 (#)

Thanks for commenting and for those who never made it through high school, this is a time to see, meet those in your old neighborhood. Those friends and neighbors that you grew up near, it is fun to run into them to see how they have been.

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author avatar Kenneth Agudo
13th Apr 2013 (#)

wow such a happy reunion :) love those pictures

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