Victoria High Stingarees hold 45th reunion

The largest undivided senior class of Victoria High School fighting Stingarees graduated May 29, 1968. More than 600 students made history that night. They had the highest averages in grades and academics to date. Presently, they have lost 74 known friends. They celebrated their 45th milestone Aug. 2 when they came together at Club Westerner.

Many weekend nights were spent dancing to local and renown bands. It was old-home weekend. They even once had some band for a school prom named "Moving Sidewalk," who later changed their name to ZZ Top.

This class may have reached their own 60s, but those who attended renewed old friendships and talked of high school days.

Holding this spirited class together is Glo Byrd Fric, spearheading a newsletter and website email her at fricNbyrd@gmail.com. They all share news about everything. Fric endeavors to attend visitations for lost family members. She presents a white rose on behalf of the class of 1968 - the class flower. She apologizes for anyone overlooked.

The class unites every five years - and every three years with a mega reunion for all VHS 1960s classmates - termed "Lost in the Sixties." The next one is scheduled for September 2014.