A weekend of fun and reminiscing
By Robin Scott
Dalhart High School honored all of its past graduates at an All School Reunion held in October. More than 500 alumni registered for the festivities and several traveled from great distances to join in on the fun.
The two-day event included several interesting events. On Friday evening, October 16th, alumni were invited to attend a pep rally at the new campus of Dalhart High School, a pre-game supper in the cafeteria, followed by a football game at Memorial Stadium where the Golden Wolves played the Borger Bulldogs. After the game, a mixer was held at the cafeteria, providing former students a great opportunity to catch up and reminisce about the “good old days.”
On Saturday, October 17th, another mixer was held at Rita Blanca Coliseum. Each graduating class was assigned an area, so that class members could visit with one another. Later in the day, a tour of the new high school was a great chance to discover the many changes in the school’s size, technology and modernization. The school tour proved to be a favorite event during the reunion.
A reception and banquet were held Saturday evening. The ex-student association conducted a brief business meeting to elect officers for the next All School Reunion in 2014. Elected were President Prissy Crawford, Vice President Lauren Wagoner, Secretary Katy Simerly, Treasurer Cheryl Ricketson, Correspondence Secretary Warren Slaughter and Reporter Nicole White.
The all school reunion is an event that occurs every five years and includes former students from 1930 through the present. At this year’s reunion, Mary Langhorne was the oldest student in attendance, from the Class of 1934. Others who were recognized were Carol Frazier, oldest Homecoming Queen; oldest Wolf was R.B. Reynolds, Class of 1945; oldest Lady Wolf was Earlene Caddell, Class of 1940; oldest band member was Betty Roper, Class of 1948.
The alumnus that traveled the farthest to attend the reunion was Gary Combs, Class of 1960, who came to Dalhart from the Ukraine. The oldest board member attending the reunion was Charles Steel. The oldest teacher was Nancy Wood, and the oldest principal was Hughie Stanley. Special recognition was given to the Class of 1959 because it was their 50th anniversary.
The reunion ended with a dance and all school mixer. Several alumni who missed out on the Friday evening activities made it to the banquet and dance. The seventy-nine years of graduating classes were well represented and proof that former students never lose their school spirit.