LAKEVILLE, IN. - The LaVille High School Class of 1969 recently held its 50th Class Reunion.
This past weekend, the Class of '69 started at the high school football game on Friday, September 13, between Winamac and LaVille at Lancer Field. On Saturday, September 14, the Class of '69 took a tour of the present-day LaVille Jr.-Sr. High School. Current LaVille Jr.-Sr. High School principal Nate McKeand hosted the tour at the school on Saturday morning. During the evening, the Class of '69 continued by sharing in dinner at Christos, along with their reunion celebration. It was 50 years ago that the Class of 1969 graduated with 120 students.
Some of the interesting things about the LaVille Class of 1969:
*They were the first freshmen class at the present LaVille.
*They were the first class that completed all four year at LaVille and then graduated from LaVille High School.
*Members of the Class of 1969 played football on the present Lancer Field when it was brand new in their junior and senior years.
*They scored the first touchdown on Lancer Field.
*They won the first game played on Lancer Field.
*They won their first homecoming game in school history.
*The Class of 1969 had the best and last homecoming bonfire ever.
*Members of this class were in the LaVille Marching Band on Lancer Field when it was brand new.
*The Class of 1969 was here when LaVille won the TCU Bi-County Basketball Tournament in 1969, for the second year in a row in 1969.
*The Class of 1969 attended LaVille when LaVille won the basketball sectional in 1968.
*The LaVille Wrestling team saw Joe Mumm to the 180-pound weight class semifinals in the sectional at South Bend Adams. Back in 1969, there were 20 schools that participated in the sectional and only the sectional champion advanced to the regional round.
*The LaVille track team won the second consecutive Lancer Relays.
*In 1969, LaVille was accredited in the North Central Association of Secondary Schools.
*Their great memories include the first LaVille proms, which were held at LaVille in 1968 and 1969.
To the LaVille Class of 1969 . . . Thank You For Coming Home and Congratulations!