Glen Rock High School
Class Of 1959
Reunion 2014 -
For the latest information and a copy of our recent mailer of all current reunion information, click on "55th Reunion News" on the menu to the left. See below for 1959 Graduation Ball newspaper pictures, copy of that night's menu, and copy of commencement program.
2013 Scholarships Awarded
Betty Cheshire and Tom Pearson presented the $2,000 awards to two graduating seniors at the June 6th Awards Assembly. A picture is shown below without names. Full details can be accessed by clicking on "Scholarship Awards 2013" in the menu.
Site for 55th Reunion Selected
We have selected the Hilton Doubletree on northern Route 17 in Mahwah for the site of the October 2014 55th Reunion. We have reserved the weekend of October 17,18, 19. Keep that weekend open. Pictures of the hotel follow.
One of private rooms set up for a wedding
Mike Bagley Sends Some Pictures From 1957
Mike was with the class until the 10th grade, then and moved to Florida. The pictures follow:
Pictured, Diane Doviak Webb
Pictured:Back L to R : Luellen Gehweiler, Betty Hartzel Dovey,
Susie Knecht Smith; Front L to R: Ginny Kretch, B. Elliott,
Diane Doviak Webb, Judy Vogt, Lois Lohmann Kraebel
Pictured, rear, John Pabst,on running board, Jim DeVinney,
behind Jim, Dick Webb, then Bob Quackenbush
1959 Graduation Ball Pictures, Dinner Menu, and Commencement Program
( Pictures from Ridgewood Herald News of June 18, 1959)
Flordia Luncheon 2012
The annual alumni luncheon was held on February 12th at at Bascom's Chop House, Clearwater, FL . Liz Sossenheimer Elyoussef organized it. Attending were Liz (Sosenheimer) and Eli Elyoussef, Lanny Horn, Rod Wulff, Barbara (Mechan) and Bob Carragher, Anne (Goode) Worth, and Tom and Diana Pearson.
Barbara (Mechan) Carragher and husband Bob, Diana Pearson, Eli Elyoussef, Liz (Sosenheimer) Elyoussef, Lanny Horn, and Rod Wulff. (Tom Pearson not shown).
Neat 50's Video on You Tube
First 30 seconds out-of-focus but remainder is entertaining.
And, A Neat Dog Video Accompanied by 50's Music
Ginny James Memorial
At GRHS and in the Saddle River County Park, Ginny's husband, David, has done beautiful and fitting memorials to Ginny. The pictures tell it all:
AT GRHS ,
In the Saddle River County Park (SRCP) , a bench in Ginny's memory has been placed along a path regularly walked by Ginny and David. The SRCP is accessed in Glen Rock from Prospect Street.
Old Picture of Rock of Glen Rock
2012 Scholarship Awards
On June 6th at the GRHS Awards Assembly, Doug Anderson presented our two $2,000 scholarship awards. The awards where increased to honor Ginny James. Ginny's husband, David, was on stage for the presentations.
Doug Anderson, Kristen Spichiger, Maxwell Gross, and David James
The first recipient was Kristen Spichiger who will be going to the Villanova School of Nursing in the fall. Both recipients are real self starters. At the GR Library, Kristen set up a "Reading Buddies" program to improve reading skills. The program paired 80 GRHS students with 45 elementary students. She was a lifeguard at the GR Pool and active on the GRHS Swim Team. She had a website for schedule lifeguarding for pool parties. Not to stop there, she established a CPR/AED certification program at GRHS. In the past school year, it certified 45 students. AED stands for "automatic external defibrillator". She was a member of the National Honor Society. Maxwell Gross, the second recipient, started writing study guides for math and for many other courses, then put them up on a website for other students. Next, he set up a film production and editing group which filmed various events. Additionally, using an iPad app. he developed useful information for the varsity baseball team from a mountain of statistics. In all four years, he participated in the Relay for Life. He also worked in an program of exercises for special needs kids. He was a member of the National Honor Society and will go to Boston College in the fall majoring in Chemistry.
50th Reunion Pictures
The pictures taken by the photographer at the reunion are now under "50th Reunion Photos". See menu at left. Need to enter password to see the pictures. There are around 25 pictures.
Car Shows- In Florida
2011 Scholarship Winners
The winners of the 2011 GRHS Class of '59 scholarships are Danielle Basirico and Kevin Mauro. They are both pictured with Ginny James our classmate and presenter of the two $1,500 scholarships.
1959 Program for Graduation Ball
We have surfaced a surviving copy of the schedule for and after the Graduation Ball and it is shown below. We hope you will enjoy seeing it once again.
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