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The W - One Question... - Will you, or rather, would you, attend your high school reunion?
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I ask this as invitations came out (albeit online) for my high school's 50th anniversary in May.

I graduated about 14 years ago.

I'm torn on this: I really didn't care for high school; I miss the teachers moreso than my fellow students. I miss the building, and I miss being on the curling team. Most of the people I was close to from back then...I chat with on MSN or Facebook.

I guess my main reason for wanting to go, if anything, is to see the building one last time, seeing as though the Toronto School Board has grand plans for the school and the land; closing one school, building onto the high school and turning it into a K-12 school.

How many people are interested in attending their reunions, and for those who have...how was it?


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My 10th is coming up this year, and I have every intention of blowing it off. Pretty much everyone I hung out with graduated the year before me (which made my senior year horribly tedious). I'm still friends with a lot of those people (and they wouldn't be there anyway) and with the advent of Myspace and Facebook, I pretty much know what everyone I remember from high school is doing nowadays anyway. I know who's married, who has kids, who shocked no one by coming out of the closet. I don't see the point.

On the other hand, they just closed my old high school at the end of this school year and there's still rumblings about them throwing together some mass retrospective with as many alumni and former faculty as they can gather (Andy Warhol's alma mater! I think Bruno Sammartino is our most famous living graduate. And by "most", I mean "only"). I'd probably head to that.
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My 10th was last year, and I did not go due to a combination of not caring enough about those I don't still keep in contact with to make the 12 hour drive and figuring not enough has changed in only 10 years to really make it worth it. If I lived within an hour or so though, I could see myself going, and I can see myself going to something like the 20th or 25th or whatever's next.

As it is, the few people I keep in touch with who *have* gone have unanimously had a good time, most in the "wow I really was fearing it would be kinda lame, but it was actually pretty fun!" sort of way.

I do not think any teachers were there...it was simply the class of '98 mingling with one another at a dinner, and then going to a bar for a few hours.



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Since: 2.1.02
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Read it and weep, fella


My 10-year was in 2005 and I didnt go. Everyone I hung out with graduated the year AFTER I did, so I'm kind of in the same boat as OFB, but not exactly.



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True story - I went to my 10 year reunion, and one of my first interactions with my former classmates was our extremely drunk senior class president putting her arm around me and saying,"Who are you? You couldn't have gone to our school because I don't remember you."

I won't be attending my 20th.




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Since: 2.1.02
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You young whippersnappers!!

FWIW, as me and my HS friends have gotten older and married and had kids and jobs that take over more of our everyday lives and takes us to other states in some cases, it becomes harder and harder to get together with the old gang, so outside of weddings or funerals (R.I.P. mom), our 20 year reunion of a year and a half ago was one of the few times we all had a great ready-made excuse to get together. Seeing how some of the other people turned out is also usually good for a few laughs as well.

Now my college "reunion" is a different matter altogether. We have one of those every year at KY Derby/Wing Ding and they are AWESOME~!

Other than that, I'm looking forward to our 25th HS reunion in a few years and plan on attending.



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No. Going to three high schools in two states (then moving AGAIN right after high school) didn't exactly lead to me making the strongest bonds with any high school friends. If I were going to pick one of the schools I'd like to attend, it'd be the first one but since I didn't graduate I wouldn't be on their invite list anyway.



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Didn't go to the 10th.

Didn't go to the 20th.

Don't associate with a single individual from those days. Hardly associated with anybody IN those days.

The school isn't even THERE anymore. They tore it down, or so I'm told...

The only thing my class is remembered for anyway is putting an end to pep rallies (because after we got to high school, they always ended up in brawls.)
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I voiced some of my opinions on this topic several years ago (The W). The only thing I'd add now is that they get slightly more palatable the further out you get from your graduation. Of course, your mileage may vary.

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My 20th was last year. My immigration status at the time was such that if I left the US, I wouldn't have been allowed to get back in. Needless to say, I didn't go.

I hadn't talked to hardly anyone from high school until Facebook brought most of us back together.
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I didn't go to my tenth, and, thanks to Facbook, I don't have to go to the 20th.



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I don't have particularly bad memories from High School and I didn't have enemies, but I wasn't interested in associating with my classmates then and I'm not interested now. The same is true of college. Then again, I don't "hang out" with anyone outside of my immediate family anyways. That sounds pathetic when I read it back to myself, but I have enough going on in my life that I just don't need the extra relationships to keep up with and I'm happy with my life the way it is.



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We didn't have a 5 year (that's too soon, anyway) and I didn't go to the 10 year (the Saturday following Thanksgiving and $85 a head...REAL smart. Looking at the group photo, only 50 or so out of 500 showed up.) but now that I've lost a ton of body fat, I'm looking forward to surprising a few people I haven't seen in a long time at the 15.



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I'm not sure anyone's even thinking about organizing our 10-year reunion... doesn't help that the school's apparently not saving money for alumni any more. Sooooo the class veep, who's opening a bar nearby, is gonna host the official unofficial reunion. This would probably get a better response than anything involving the school anyways, really.



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Thanks to email, IM, and then Facebook, I never really lost contact from anybody important from high school. My school didn't do a 5 year reunion, or at least they didn't advertise it very well, since nobody knew anything about one. How would they even have my contact info, anyway? There's about 15-20 of us who get together in various groupings often enough as it is, especially now as we're all out of college and have more expendable income for travel.

I'll bet that by the time the 10 year reunion rolls around we'll all be psyched to go. Getting drunk with the people I spent basically my entire childhood with? Sounds like a f'ing blast to me.



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My ten-year will be next year, and while my circle of friends is essentially the same group I've hung out with since middle school, I'm planning on going. Should be fun.
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    Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastard
    My 10th is coming up this year, and I have every intention of blowing it off. Pretty much everyone I hung out with graduated the year before me (which made my senior year horribly tedious). I'm still friends with a lot of those people (and they wouldn't be there anyway) and with the advent of Myspace and Facebook, I pretty much know what everyone I remember from high school is doing nowadays anyway. I know who's married, who has kids, who shocked no one by coming out of the closet. I don't see the point.

    On the other hand, they just closed my old high school at the end of this school year and there's still rumblings about them throwing together some mass retrospective with as many alumni and former faculty as they can gather (Andy Warhol's alma mater! I think Bruno Sammartino is our most famous living graduate. And by "most", I mean "only"). I'd probably head to that.


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I'm in pretty much the same boat Frosty's in, in that everyone I really cared for in high school was a year, or even three, behind me. So even though my graduating class was a historic one-- the class of 2000-- I don't really have any intention of going to my reunion.



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My 30th reunion was last June. I did not attend, just as I didn't attend any of the other ones. It's only 50 miles away and my sister still lives in Westbrook, but I see all the people I want to see from high school anyway.

I have attended a few college reunions and those generally have been okay. But still, I keep in touch with the people I want to, so any reunion seems forced.




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Man, you're as old as my parents!
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