Reunion will be unique

In case you didn?t read or hear, the 2016 HHS All-School Reunion has moved from Memorial Day Week?end, which it has been for more than a decade, to Oct. 7 and 8, which coincides with Hillsboro High School?s homecoming weekend. The banquet location will move to the old high school gymnasium as many of us know it (now middle school gym).

We invite you to come home Memorial Day Weekend too, but the all-school banquet will not be that weekend.

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As a member of the reunion committee I am pleased to announce that this year?s event will be amazing. Not only has the date been changed, but it is also expanded into a two-day event.

Thanks to Steve Noble, HHS Superintendent, there will be much more involvement with the school than ever before. He has offered some bells and whistles that many alums will enjoy. And don?t worry that he is leaving in mid-summer. Max Hein?richs, our new superintendent, is in on the deal and will carry everything forward.

Plans are to make Friday an interactive day with participation of the alums with the school day on Friday. Alums will be allowed to sit in on 21st-century classrooms, some alums may even be invited to be presenters during the day. Alums will be invited to have lunch at school at no cost, provided that they register in advance.

Alums will also be introduced at the Friday afternoon pep rally prior to Friday night?s homecoming football game, where they will be admitted at no charge, with registration.

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Plans also are underway to recognize Hillsboro?s Class 3A championship basketball team on its 25th anniver?sary year, as well as honor Coach Darrel Knoll at the banquet Saturday even?ing, Oct. 8.

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Additional faculty to be recognized are Jim and Virginia Vanek, who also may be on tap for providing entertainment.

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Plans are underway for the annual golf tournament and 5K run to benefit the early education fund through the Hillsboro Com?munity Foundation.

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More details will be included in the Oracle to be mailed sometime in August.

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I?wrote last week that I would be willing to pay about anything to see the 1991 state basketball team play again. Well, I have been going through all of our old VHS tapes to take to the entrepreneurship class at the high school to have students convert them to digital. In the process I found the video tape of the state championship game from 1991.

If I remember right, they were available for purchase after we won it all. I don?t know who made them, but I watched part of it again. We got off to a slow start but then cranked it up later in the first quarter.

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If you wish to share your comments or ideas, my e-mail address is joel@
hillsborofreepress.com.