Highview School reunion

Friday, June 29, 2012

The 92nd Annual Highview Alumni Reunion was held on June 9 at the Presbyterian Church in Alta, with 31 in attendance. A welcome to all was given by Ardyce (Garton) Anderson. Garold Galvin gave the invocation. A delicious dinner was served by the church ladies.

Former teacher Iris Halverson and custodian and cook, Allen and Gayla Sorenson, were recognized.

Classes who were honored and responded were: the class of 1947 - Dale Sorenson and Bernard Rehnstrom. A letter from Violet (Neilsen) Meissner was read and updates on Gordon Jensen, Frances Hill and Dean Siekman were shared.

Other alumni who spoke were: Muriel (Anderson) Rickard, class of 1933; Eddie Hansen, class of 1940; and DaMaris (Kruse) Schornhorst, class of 1946.

The memorial for those who passed away during the past year was given by Kenneth Hansen. Those alumni were Alice (Johnson) Enderson, class of 1931; Joyce (Bengston) Peterson, class of 1937; Gordon Risvold, class of 1941; JoAnn (Franzene) Heppler, class of 1949; Ruby Rose (Hansen) Piercy, class of 1948; and Evangeline Mangold, a former teacher.

Garold Galvin reported and read the original Constitution of Highview Alumni.

Minutes of the previous meeting were read, corrected and approved. New officers were elected: Dale Sorenson, president; Gordon Anderson, vice president; Allen Sorenson, secretary; and Larry Peterson, treasurer.

An interesting picture from the classes of 1944-47 was passed out to everyone in attendance for identification. Dale Sorenson identified the largest number of persons pictured.

Next year's meeting will be on June 8, 2013 at the Presbyterian Church in Alta.

The meeting was closed with the singing of the Highview School song.