Can you believe it's been 35 years since we left high school? Remember...
The energy and chatter in the halls when changing classes--navigating the traffic while looking for your friends and stopping at your locker (if not-lugging those heavy text books) -all under the pressure of the bell (or face a visit to Mr. Rowan's office.)
When the girls uniforms changed to a blue and white plaid (and longer length).
Finally "making it" to the senior section of the cafeteria
Our "home" football field at Haddon Township High School.
The class of 2006 celebrated their 10 year reunion on Friday, November 25, 2016, at the Phily Diner and Sports Bar in Runnemede.There were 66 people in attendance and everyone enjoyed catching up with good friends. Special thanks to Jeffrey Bowley for taking the lead in orchestrating this reunion.
Date:Friday, November 25, 2016, 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Venue:Philly Sports Bar at the Philly Diner, 31 S Black Horse Pike, Runnemede, New Jersey.
Cost:$30 per person – Deadline:October 30, 2016 ! Includes open bar (beer, house wine, well drinks) and a selection of appetizers. Payment methods: 1. Make checks payable to Jeffrey Bowley - 27 W. Church Street, Blackwood, New Jersey 08012 2.via Venmo - Jeffrey Bowley 3.via paypal - PayPal.Me/JeffreyBowley
The classes of 1969 and 1970 would like to thank our beloved Alma Mater for helping us kick off our 45th Reunion Weekend with a great Friday night Homecoming Game, Tour of the School, Alumni Barbeque and Scarf, followed by a Meet & Greet at The Irish Mile in Haddon Township. A great time was had by all when we were invited to support our football team as Honor Guards out on the field to cheer them on to victory! On Saturday night, one hundred graduates celebrated our Paul VI High School years at the Mt. Laurel Wyndham, dancing to the sounds of the live band “Still 19” comprised of class members Tony Samuelis, Rich Raab, Steven Beddia, as well as Bob Vaughn. We can’ wait for our 50th in 2020!!!!
The Class of '73 held it’s 40-year class reunion on Friday, October 11, 2013, at the Collingswood Grand Ballroom. Reception, cocktails, and dinner was held on the balcony level while listening to the music of famous Geator, Jerry Blavat on the downstairs level throughout the evening.
Eighty Five members of the class were in attendance as well as friends from several other alumni class years who were also invited to join in the celebration. For those of us who were there, it seemed as though not a day had passed since our graduation. Dancing, dining, great conversation and laughter were plentiful and no one wanted the evening to end. Many topped the evening off with a nightcap at the Irish Mile in Westmont … with pledges of getting together again real soon!
Many thanks to Cathy (Daniels) Kernan, who once again took the lead in making this event a memorable evening! The reunion was so successful that the class of 1973 was able to make a $500 contribution to the Paul VI Annual Giving Campaign, which supports enhancements to the school and student scholarships. In recognition, PVI placed 5 "Seats in the Spotlight" in the newly renovated auditorium with the brass plates engraved "Class of 1973...One Singular Sensation!"
The Class of 1974 40 year reunion was held on the beach in Wildwood Crest at the Diamond Beach Club on Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until the bartenders left!
Dancing, dining, great conversation, and laughter were plentiful; and no one wanted the evening to end. Many thanks to the planning committee, Robyn (Caruso) Crain, Don Devlin, Diane (Sulock) Hill, Maureen Krihwan-Washart and JoAnne Morgan Grape for such a wonderful occasion. The class generously donated a gift of $300 to the Paul VI Annual Giving Campaign, which supports enhancements to the school and student scholarships. In appreciation to the class of 1974, a brass plate will be engraved and placed on a “seat in the spotlight” in the newly renovated auditorium.
On October 23rd the Class of ’75 gathered together at the Valleybrook Country Club in Blackwood to celebrate their 40-year class reunion. Not long after enjoying cocktails, appetizers and dinner, classmates took to the dance floor, displaying some moves reserved for a younger class (there were some reports of sore muscles the next day!). The DJ “spun records” from 70’s favorites through today’s top hits, but we were all transported back to the old Saturday Night Dance when we heard that familiar last dance; “Hold Me, Thrill Me.”
Classmates traveled from around the corner and from around the country to join in the fun. In one of the evening’s highlights, classmate Peggy Sachs Feliciano was presented with a tiara as she was crowned 40th Reunion Queen, after winning the awards for traveling the longest distance to the reunion (from her home inPuerto Rico) and the classmate with the most children (14!).
Mixing and mingling continued all night and the conversation flowed so easily that many members of the class continued those conversations at Skeeters in Blackwood, after the official reunion event.
All agreed that five years is too long between gatherings, so there are plans to schedule at least one class gathering each year. Many thanks to the The Class of 75 Reunion Committee included Donna (Brown) DiGiacomo, Terence Evans, Ginny McLaughlin, Adrienne (Jaquot) Meglino, Wendy (Strang) Rooney and Joan (Kiessling) Erle
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On November 29, 2013, more than 160 members of the class of ’83, along with some teachers and friend,s gathered in the school cafeteria to celebrate their 30-year reunion. Classmates traveled from as far as California, Colorado, Utah, and Texas and as near as Haddonfield and Audubon to be part of the fun. And fun it was!
The group talked, laughed, and danced until well after midnight. Many said that this reunion was the most fun yet, with the theme “Come as you are. Leave as one.” According to one attendee, “We all met in high school, and we have all matured enough that no one cared if you arrived in a suit or a pair of your most comfortable jeans.” The most important reason for the evening was to be together, and the school cafeteria was a great place to reunite! Many classmates had not been back since graduation, and others have children who are attending PVI or are PVI alum. The class of ’83 missed Mr. Rowan and his “Captain Morgan” stance at the microphone and celebrated him and their departed classmates and teachers with a video tribute. The greatest thing about having a class reunion in the cafeteria was best stated by classmate Karen Cimino, who said, “We’re all still 18 in the cafeteria!” The class of ’83 made a $1,000 donation to the school, and the members of the class invite other classes to donate as well. To recognize the class for this donation, brass plates were engraved on two $500 Premiere Filippini Section sponsor “Seats in the Spotlight” with the inscription “‘One Hand, One Heart’ Class of 1983” and “‘There’s a Place for Us’ Class of 1983” in remembrance of the PVI production of West Side Story in their senior year. Classmates can update their information by visiting the Paul VI Web site at www.pvihs.org and going to the alumni tab. Click on stay connected. It only takes a minute. The members of the class of ’83 may not be able to wait until their next reunion in 2018, and there is talk of holding a 33-1/3 reunion in honor of the vinyl years! Classmates can e-mail Maureen Reiss at email@example.com Sharon Galassini firstname.lastname@example.org to help or to share contact information.
The Paul VI class of ’88 held its 25-year reunion on Saturday, November 30, 2013, at Valleybrook Country Club in Blackwood. There were 105 classmates in attendance, including alum from Canada, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and of course all across South Jersey. The evening was a great success. The class of ’88 made a $1,000 donation to the Paul VI Annual Giving Campaign with proceeds raised from the event.
In acknowledgment of the class, two $500 Premiere Filippini Section sponsor “Seats in the Spotlight” were engraved with the inscription“Class of 1988—Best Seats in the House!”
Class of 1993 held their 20-year reunionon Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the Eagles in the Wild Summer Party at Flip Flopz Bar & Grill in Wildwood. It was a fun afternoon of catching up with old friends while enjoying good food, drinks, and live music during a fun afternoon at the Jersey Shore.
The Class of '94 celebrated 20 years at Angelo’s Fairmount Tavern in Atlantic City.
On August 23, 2014 ... for those of us who were there, it seemed as though not a day had passed since our graduation … reminiscing about our classmates and our days at Paul VI. No one wanted the evening to end. A contribution of $250 from the class was given to the Paul VI Annual Giving Campaign, which supports enhancements to the school and student scholarships. In appreciation to the class of 1994, a brass plate will be engraved and placed on a “seat in the spotlight” in the newly renovated Paul VI auditorium. We would like to thank Jennifer Doughten-Smith and Laura Kelly-Pinto for the organization in making this night one to remember.
The Class of 1995 celebrated their 20-Year Reunion on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at at The Palace in Blackwood. According to Brett Bisaga the reunion turned out to be a really nice event with a good turnout. He said, "it was great to see and catch up with so many of my high school friends and classmates. We are already looking forward to 2020 for our 25th reunion!"
The class of 1996 celebrated their 20-Year reunion on July 16, 2016 at the "Eagles in the Wild" Summer Party at Fllip Flopz in North Wildwood. They had a nice turnout with a dedicated area for their class, and the opportunity to chat with some faculty and alumni from all class years. They enjoyed good food, dancing to music by the band Double Trouble, and catching up with old friends. Special thanks to Mindy Biscieglia Mooney for planning and coordinating this reunion.
Members of the Class of 1998 joined their fellow PVI alumni at the Eagles in the Wild Summer Party at Flip Flopz Bar & Grill in Wildwood for their 15 year reunion.
It was a fun afternoon of catching up with old friends and making new ones. People from far and wide came to enjoy great food, drinks and live music during a fun afternoon at the Jersey Shore. Please visit our “Paul VI Class of 98 15-year Reunion!” Facebook page for pictures of the event!
The class of ’99 got together for their 15-year reunion on June 7, 2014 at The Irish Mile.
Classmates had a lot of fun reconnecting in person other than on Facebook! They had a great time reminiscing about teachers, school events, and big games and meets. They shared pictures of weddings, children, and pets, and exchanged stories and advice. Some classmates shared news of engagements, wedding plans, and pregnancies! In addition, the class collected money for Gina Ruffino Heil’s daughter Kenzie, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia.
There was already talk about a 20-year reunion! The class now has a Facebook group called “Paul VI High School Class of 1999.” All ’99 grads are invited to join to stay up to date on upcoming events and information. A link to Kenzie’s page can be found on the class Facebook page.
The class of 2009 celebrated 5 years with an informal happy hour gathering at Dominic’s Tavern in Bellmawr.
They enjoyed reminiscing with familiar stories of PVI and sharing exciting news about what career paths they are embarking and their plans for the future. Special thanks to Jim Breslin and Sophie Bisirri for planning this reunion.
On June 12, 2015 the class of 2010 celebrated their 5 year reunion together at the Tap Room. They enjoyed rehashing familiar stories of their time together at PVI and sharing exciting news about career plans and life plans for the future. All had a wonderful time!
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