First Class Celebrates Bridgewater-Raritan's 50 Years

The Class of 1962 reflects on being the first group to walk the halls of the high school.

The first graduation class of —the Class of 1962—held it's 50th reunion at the Raritan Valley Country Club Saturday evening.

More than 80 class members of the 235 graduates attended the event in addition to a number of teachers and friends. The total attendance Saturday was nearly 120 people.

"We spent our freshamn year in Somerville and then transferred over," Beatrice Parronchi Trotta said. "We felt so accountable." 

Kathy Sian Kowal said "it was tougher for us to date, because there was no upper class."

Lucille Gingoli McCobb has a sense of pride being a member of the first class.

"We had a leadership role," she said. "We were the first class. We developed the class ring, motto; one of our alumni did the class song, and our alumni did the yearbook."

Edwin Hoiles March 11, 2013 at 01:06 AM
I started my first teaching job at BRHS in 1960 teaching earth science. I stumbled on your site trying to remake contact with Jim DeCicco who taught PE then. We were also in the same USMCR squadron together for more than 17 years. Maybe you can contact him for me and give him my email address. My wife, JoAnn, and I now live in Dover, DE. It was fun to recognize old teaching buddies in your pix as well as some of the "kids"I taught. Sincerely, Ed Hoiles
Edwin Hoiles March 11, 2013 at 01:06 AM
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