Grad Class of 1958

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Submitted by Ernest Jablonski

    After 55 years, the first class to graduate out of the present day Thorsby Junior Senior High School together with their mates gathered at the Our Lady of Victory Parish hall on Friday June 7, 2013.  They wandered over to the school after the students had been dismissed for a nostalgic tour which was graciously hosted by Mr. Klaassen, Mr. Holbrow and Mr. Olsen.  They toured the school for about one and half hours finding the class pictures, their homeroom and trying to remember where they sat.  After the tour we congregated back at the hall and visited, catching up on all that we had been doing for the past 55 years.  A supper prepared by Mary Jablonski was served.

    A short program followed in which Amissa Jablonski who was a 2001 Graduate of Thorsby Junior Senior High School gave a presentation on her work with the University of Alberta Senate as an assistant to the USchool program which falls under the Senate office.  Al Bratland a former principal of the school presented an interesting expose on his years as principal of Thorsby Junior Senior High School. 

    The Grad Class of 1958 wishes to thank Amissa and Mr. Bratland and the three teachers who gave the very cordial tour making us feel most welcome.  Thanks goes to Mary and those that helped in the kitchen as well.

    There were 14 in the Grad Class of 1958 and those grads attending the 55th Reunion included Everett Broadbent, Betty Paukstat (nee Gaydar), Ernest Jablonski, Joyce Wylie (nee Kilik), Hugh McKee, Elva Kenyon (nee Mogden), David Platzner, Sylvia Kirchner (nee Rylander), and Alfreda Melik (nee Zolkiewski).  Missing from the reunion were Betty Kuchka (nee Greenhough), Allan Senio and Una Vogel.  Deceased from the class are Elaine Johnston (nee Kuzio) and Diane Lloyd (nee Rusicka).

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