Washburn High School
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"Time of Remembrance"

WHS '59 - 60th Class Reunion
June 20 through June 23 2019

The 60th anniversary of our high school graduation is getting closer and closer. Your reunion committee has made plans for our 60th Reunion with the theme "A Time of Remembrance." If you have never been to a reunion or have missed the last several of our gatherings, be sure to mark your calendar and make plans to be here June 20, through June 23, 2019, for what may be our last multiple-day five-year gathering.

We intend to follow the successful format of the fabulous fiftieth and fifty-fifth events:

  • Thursday, June 20,2019 -- Golf Scramble, location to be determined.

  • Friday, June 21, 2019 -- Lyceum, Remembrance of departed classmates, box lunch at Washburn High School.

  • Friday evening, June 21, 2019 -- Classmates Social. Spouses and others welcome to attend. Location: Poor Richards Commonshouse, 8301 Normandale Boulevard in Bloomington 4:30 - 9:00. Appetizers, cash bar, 50's & 60's background music.

  • Saturday, June 22, 2019 -- Bus tours.
    History of Minneapolis - Rolf Svendsen - 3 1/2 hours.
    Art Museums - Minneapolis Institute of Arts - Docent directed. Walker Sculpture Garden and Russian Museum (time permitting) 4 hours.

  • Saturday evening June 22, 2019 -- Dinner, dancing, open mike and reminiscences, Lost Spur Supper Club, Egan. Reminiscences will be on "open mike" and should be 2-3 minutes in length remembering an memorable event, departed classmate or inspiring teacher, a current or longtime friend.

We have lined up several presenters for the Lyceum including Roger Anderson, Howard Thorsheime, Nancy Langer, and Chris Foster Meloni. Five classrooms, all on the first floor and with audio-visual capability will be available to use, as well as the auditorium for our Remembrance Program by John Kennedy and Bill Wangensteen. Please respond to us if you are interested in being a presenter at the Lyceum. This is your opportunity to present, share your experiences, read your poetry, show your watercolors or photographs.

In any case, we need to hear from you regarding this reunion. Send us your ideas and recommendations. Fill out the information sheet that was sent to you or email us for a copy of the information sheet. Don't forget your 2018 class dues, still only $25.00.

The Reunion Committee for the future will be Nancy Hallman Pinzka, Chair; Lorna Plowman Best, Correspondence; George Christoferson, Treasurer, and the following committee members: Jenneane Kunitz Anderson, Dick Bergman, Bonnie Nordstrom Frane, Peter Landmark, Mary Mammen, Paul Neuville, Larry Rennerfeldt, Jim Rummel, Jim Rustad, Rolf Svendsen, Kay Thomas, Bill Wangensteen.

The Reunion committee really appreciates everyone who contributes to the success of reunion 60.


2018 Scholarship Award recipients

2018 Scholarship Winners

Pictured left to right:
George Christoferson, Francisco Quiterio, Mikoto Dyer, Rolf Svendsen.

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