Sixty years ago, a group of 38 students graduated from the new Mount Baker High School in Cranbrook. This week, 16 of those students have come together to celebrate a reunion.
Back in 1952, these boys and girls were the first class to spend their entire senior year at Mount Baker, after moving from the old school on 10th Avenue at Easter of Grade 11 in 1951.
On Wednesday, August 15, the now septuagenarians gathered outside the high school for a tour of their old stomping ground.
As they walked the hallways, the group shared stories of their antics, reminiscing about their days in the school, which included Grades 9 to 12, with only 300 students in a much smaller facility.
The original building was constructed in 1949, with additions in 1955, 1965, 1974, 1989, 1990 and 1998.
As a result, the high school looked very different to the Class of 1952 as they walked the hallways. Still, it was a nostalgic experience as they remembered the happy times they shared.
The tour was one of several events during the three-day reunion from August 14 to August 16. The group shared a barbecue with the mayor, visited the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel, and had a banquet dinner.
The class of 1952 is scattered all over North America now, sixty years later, including Alaska and Utah, and consist of a myriad of occupations, including doctors, accountants and nurses.
But they enjoyed reconnecting to share stories and hear how life has treated each of them since they left the sparkling new halls of Mount Baker.