Class of 1956 Holds Reunion
Over the weekend of Oct. 28-30, Aberdeen High School's class of 1956 gathered at the Zumwalt house in Pinehurst, for its 55th class reunion.
At graduation, 29 members walked proudly down the steps of the gymnasium, which is now the Aberdeen Elementary School auditorium, to receive their diplomas.
Of those 29 members, 13 members were in attendance. Johnny Carpenter, who had not seen his class members since graduation, 55 years ago, traveled from San Clemente, Calif. to attend the reunion.
From the first arrival on Friday morning until the last to leave on Sunday afternoon, the "Z" house was filled with talking, laughing, eating and sharing old school stories.
Not even the power outage on Saturday morning could dampen the spirits of those attendees. These old friends of many years were just happy to be together again.
Aberdeen High School, which stood majestically for many years on the site of what is now the Aberdeen Elementary School parking lot, was demolished after the last class in 1969.
Many of its memories have been captured through photographs, trophies, videos and other memorabilia that may be seen at the Aberdeen High School Museum in the Old Depot in downtown Aberdeen.
The reunion was hosted by Peggy Hight Viverette, one of the class members, and was catered by her daughter, Kelly Cox, and family.
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