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Largest Wisdom High School class celebrates 50th Reunion

ST. AGATHA, Maine — Fifty years after the Wisdom High School Class of 1968 graduated, 55 classmates reunited July 7 to celebrate their educational and social roots.

The class to date had the highest number of graduates — 99 — from the school that was built in 1965. When they first started as freshmen, the class had been 130 strong.

“Some moved away, others dropped out, but we were, and still are, the biggest class,” said Joan Lavoie, committee chairman of for the reunion.

The event started at the high school where the returnees gathered a group photo. Then they moved over to the Knights of Columbus hall down the street, where members of the cheerleading squad, basketball teams, and just groups of friends continued to catch up on their lives and reminisce about their time in school.

Not all of the classmates were able to participate in the celebration, however. Some 24 classmates were not able to attend the reunion, while 20 have died since graduation.

“We were able to make new memories, reconnect with old friends, and remember those who are no longer with us,” said classmate Maggie Mahar.

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