50th Anniversary Reunion

August 3, 2006

Best Western

St. Paul, MN


 The 50th Reunion of the Wilson High School Class of 1956 was a huge success.  There were 124 attendees which included 74 1956 classmates attending the reunion at the Best Western Bandana Square hotel located at 1010 Bandana Blvd West, St. Paul, Minnesota. 


The event began at 3:30PM and a tour of WHS was provided from 4:00PM to 5:30PM.   A Class of 1956 color guard, including Jim Senske, Tom Foss, and Terry Rossi, brought the attention of everyone to dinner.  Richard Kennedy offered an opening grace.  A wonderful dinner from Prom Caterers, formerly the Prom Ballroom of St. Paul, MN, was served from 6:30 to 7:30PM. 


A program welcomed all attendees, included a slide show with then and now memories and a perspective of where we traversed through 50 years, and a Trivia Challenge of 1956 events and the history of WHS.  Ken Wenzel announced that a set of 4 WHS table glasses was provided to each WHS class of 1956 classmate attending the reunion (courtesy of an anonymous donor) and the coin chocolates that were placed on each table`s place setting were customized with a WHS Indian logo and the class and reunion years. 


The discussions and memories continued far into the next morning. 


Picture albums (Class of 1956 Hall of Fame, Vintage cars, and photo snapshots) are now on the website for viewing.  Please notify Audrey if you have pictures from the reunion that can be included in the website.  The photo album was last updated 9/10/06.


Click here for list of registered classmates and guests. 


A big warm THANK YOU to all the people serving on the 50th Reunion Committee!

High School years; a perspective.

Q. Why do our high school experiences occupy such a prominent place in our memories?

A. "During high school, we develop the most vigorous adult bodies we will ever have.  At the same time, we possess the least amount of sense we will ever have.  This combination produces many memorable moments!"

From Marilyn of high IQ fame in Parade magazine.