Monday, July 18, 2016

Wa-Hi Class Of '76 Celebrates 40

A heart felt speech by Keith Elliott highlighted a weekend of fun, laughter, and great memories for Walla Walla High School's Class Of '76, reuniting last weekend to celebrate the 40th anniversary of it's graduation. Elliott, a star athlete during his time in the Walla Walla school system, spoke of how his predominately Caucasian classmates accepting him, an African-American as the great guy that his is, taught him about accepting and embracing diversity in his career at Boeing.  The charismatic Elliott earned a standing ovation from the full room at the Pete Reid Student Center on the Whitman College campus.
The previous night, we met other classmates at the Green Lantern, a venerable Walla Walla nightspot. 
Saturday morning, I played in the reunion scramble, an event that was perfect for me because anyone who could hold a club could play, the picture at the top shows my "fivesome" yes we had a fivesome relaxing after we finished playing 18 holes.  We had so much fun, we finished a few hours after the end of the tournament.
The middle picture was from a survey during the reunion presentation.

The bottom is the Wa-Hi class of '76.  I may post Keith's speech soon.

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