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Sunday, October 13, 2013
Our parents were right when they said , "The older you get, the faster time goes flying by."
This is especially true for Northside High School's first graduating class of 1963. Fifty years ago, these classmates, consisting of students from Andrew Lewis, William Byrd and Monroe Junior, came together in our sophomore year. Many of us attended Southview Elementary School while they were completing construction on Northside and we had to learn to get along together. We had 158 graduates in 1963.
These first students were responsible for establishing much of the heritage associated with Northside today. The Viking mascot; the school colors of green and white, which won out over scarlet and white (the gold was added much later). We also had the privilege of selecting the school ring design, naming "The North Star" yearbook, and establishing the first school newspaper, "The North Winds."
Some interesting facts from 1963: The price of a gallon of gas was 29 cents, a loaf of bread was 22 cents, and the average price for a new car was $3,233. In November of that year, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.
Ray Sarver, Edward Bennett and I started looking for classmates last year for a 50th homecoming reunion, which was scheduled to take place yesterday . Many classmates have never returned to our school since they graduated all those 50 years ago.
Proud of the past and looking forward to the future - Go Vikings!
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