Looking for a place in McDowell County to
have dinner with a few of your high school friends?
Why not try The Elkhorn Inn?
WELCH HIGH SCHOOL
If you're hesitant about attending your upcoming reunion,
please take a minute to read this message posted on our Message
"We attended our 50th Class reunion along with the Classes of 54 & 55, at Pipestem in WV last weekend. What a glorious weekend! The weather was gorgeous (warm days and cool nights) and seeing all my old classmates for the first time since 1953 was priceless. I recognized quite a few and surprisingly some recognized me! From our Friday night get-together to the Memorial Service on Sunday morning, everything was perfect thanks to all the hard work of Bob & Anita Martin and their committee members. We had so much fun recalling all the memories from our youth and some sad moments remembering those classmates that have gone on before us. I was so "puffed up" from the weekend, I didn't even mind the rain on the way home on Sunday. If there is any doubt in your mind about attending your class reunion, please go - you won't be disappointed. I will carry the fond memories of this weekend in my heart forever." Liz (Burton) Drees, Class of '53
(Liz passed away December 2004)
Click the links for past
reunions to view related photos.
July 17-18, 2015
for more information
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want your upcoming WHS reunion
Class of 1964 50th Anniversary Reunion
(Pipestem, WV -- August 8-10, 2014)
Call Ron Thompson at 434-971-3560 for more information
for students of 1960-1969 WHS
(August 1-2, 2008)
(June 21, 2008)
of the Forties
(October 19-12, 2006)
WHS Class of 1953
(October 6-8, 2006)
(September 8-9, 2006)
(June 23-25, 2006)
(June 19, 2006)
the 50's Reunion
for students of the 1953-1955 WHS classes
(October 21-23, 2005)
Class of 1960
(October 14-16, 2005)
of the Forties
(October 4-6, 2005)
for ALL students who attended WHS in the sixties
(August 19-20, 2005)
(June 18, 2005)
WHS 70s Reunion
for students who attended WHS 1968-1978
(June 10-11, 2005)
Class of 1959
(April 29-May 1, 2005)
of the Forties
(October 5-7, 2004)
for students of 1955-1960 WHS classes
(October 1-3, 2004)
of 1949, 1950 and 1951
(September 17-19, 2004)
(August 6-8, 2004)
(July 24, 2004 - for ALL former WHS students)
Class of 1964-- 40th Anniversary
(June 25-26, 2004)
for all former WHS students
(August 16, 2003)
for ALL former Hemphill/Capels students
(August 9, 2003)
Class of 1956
(June 20-22, 2003)
(May 21, 2003)
(June 21-22, 2002)
(for students of WHS classes from 1955-1960
October 5-7, 2001)
ALL Former WHS Students
(June 23, 2001)
(06/17/01 update: This reunion has been cancelled)
Classes of '62, '63 & '64
(June 8-9, 2001)
Class of 1956
(June 1-3, 2001)
for ALL Former WHS Students
(May 21-25, 2001)
(October 6-8, 2000)
Class of 1960
(October 13-15, 2000)
(June 16-18, 2000 for WHS 1949, 1950 & 1951 classes)
(for students of WHS classes from 1968-1978
June 30-July 2, 2000)
(September 17-19, 1999)
(July 30-31, 1999)
Classes of the 1940s
(July 9-11, 1999)
If you wish to have information about your WHS reunion posted on the web, please email me at email@example.com
or call me at 727-207-7117
Don Juan (Collins) Skuja
There is no charge for this service.
Click the Pictures link below to view photographs taken at
WHS Alumni Web Site Pictures
THE CLASS REUNION
Every five years, as summertime nears, An announcement arrives in the mail, "A reunion is planned; it'll be really grand; Make plans to attend without fail."
I'll never forget the first time we met; We tried so hard to
We drove fancy cars, smoked big cigars, And wore our most elegant dress.
It was quite an affair; the whole class was there.
It was held at a fancy hotel.
We wined, and we dined, and we acted refined, And everyone thought it was swell.
The men all conversed about who had been first To achieve great
fortune and fame.
Meanwhile, their spouses described their fine houses And how beautiful were their children.
The homecoming queen, who once had been lean, Now weighed in at
The jocks who were there had all lost their hair, And the cheerleaders could no longer do kicks.
No one had heard about the class nerd Who'd guided a spacecraft to the moon; Or poor little Jane, who's always been plain; She married a shipping tycoon.
The boy we'd decreed "most apt to succeed"
Was serving ten years in the pen, While the one voted "least" now was a priest; Just shows you can be wrong now and then.
They awarded a prize to one of the guys Who seemed to have aged
Another was given to the grad who had driven The farthest to attend the feast.
They took a class picture, a curious mixture Of beehives, crew
cuts and wide ties.
Tall, short, or skinny, the style was the mini; You never saw so many thighs.
At our next get-together, no one cared whether They impressed
their classmates or not.
The mood was informal, a whole lot more normal; By this time we'd all gone to pot.
It was held out-of-doors, at the lake shores; We ate hamburgers,
coleslaw, and beans.
Then most of us lay around in the shade, In our comfortable T-shirts and jeans.
By the fortieth year, it was abundantly clear, We were definitely
over the hill.
Those who weren't dead had to crawl out of bed, And be home in time for their pill.
And now I can't wait; they've set the date; Our fiftieth is
coming, I'm told.
It should be a ball, they've rented a hall At the Shady Rest Home for the old.
Repairs have been made on my hearing aid; My pacemaker's been
turned up on high.
My wheelchair's oiled, and my teeth boiled; And I've bought a new wig and glass eye.
I'm feeling quite hearty, and I'm ready to party;.
I'm gonna dance 'til dawn's early light.
It'll be lots of fun; I just hope that there's one Other person who can make it that night.