Class of 1961 Reunites on Campus
The St. Raymond School Class of 1961 gathered for a reunion last month. Thanks to the tireless effort of Kathy Deming VanderVennet, many members of the class came together to renew old friendships and share childhood memories. They kicked off the festivities with a tour of the school, followed by a barbecue at the home of classmate, Mike Brown. Father Christopher Fadok, Pastor of St. Raymond Church and Brooke Puleo (Cardinal Alumni and Parent Association Chair) led the group on the tour where they reminisced about their time on campus and noted the many changes that have taken place over the past 55 years.
Did you know?
There used to be a Bookstore in the front office which was run by the students. They sold sweatshirts and school supplies. The students had a wonderful time staffing the store and eavesdropping on the office staff.
The class size in 1961 was much larger than today. The graduating class that year had 49 students. They squeezed into the exact same classrooms we use today.
One of the most coveted activities for the students in 1961 was to be “chosen” to clean the Arbor house for the nuns who were residing there. They shared funny stories of sneaking into rooms that were “off limits” to students.