Members of Wellesley High School’s Class of 1968 joined together at the Wellesley College Club for their 50th reunion over the weekend. Some journeyed from afar, like Phil Santucci, president of the class’ student council and now an opera singer in Switzerland. Some live nearby, like Kathyrn Faye, co-chair of the reunion committee, who was born and raised in Wellesley and lived here until just three years ago.
Some didn’t attend WHS as students but had a strong connection with the class such as legendary retired WHS English teacher Jeanie Goddard (her also-legendary husband, retired WHS English teacher and former department head Brooks Goddard, was out of the country on reunion night). Another Friend of the Class of 1968 on hand was Christie Dennis, the town’s first METCO coordinator.
Here are some pics and a few stories:
I’m told rock star Billy Squier was in town and attending Class of 1968 events also. Yes, that Billy Squier. The one who brought us smash hits “My Kinda Lover”, “Everybody Wants You”, “In the Dark”, and so many more. Squier is, of course, too cool to show up anywhere close to on time. Knowing this I lingered, hoping to get a glimpse of the legend. As it got later it was clear that I was about to change over from “reporter at work” to “high school reunion party crasher” so I had to take off. I’m definitely not cool enough to crash parties at which rock stars are in attendance.
Thanks for letting me swing by, Class of 1968. May you have many more good times together.