This year marks 50 years since you and the rest of the Class of 1968 received your diplomas from Father Ryan High School and began the next chapter of your fascinating lives. Throughout the year, we will be celebrating and saluting you, our next Golden Grads, on this milestone.
We kicked off the festivities on September 22, at our Homecoming football game. A number of members of the Class of 1968 attended the game and served as our honorary captains, with Doug Resha flipping the coin and winning the toss for the Irish.
On Sunday of Reunion Weekend, we honored the Class of 1968 with a special Mass, brunch and Golden Grad Society induction ceremony. The Mass was led by 1973 graduate Father Pat Kibby, and two members of the Class of '68 -- Harry Guess and Andy McKenzie -- served as Deacons.
Nearly 50 members of the class, including many of their spouses and family members, attended the Mass and ceremony, where each man was presented with a framed plaque from President Jim McIntyre. Included in the frame was a Golden Grad Society Membership Card, which entitles the holder to free membership to all Father Ryan events for life.
The day and the weekend ended with a brunch in the Dining Hall, as the Class of '68, as well as their friends and family, gathered one more time to laugh, reminiscence, and celebrate their 50-year reunion.
For those members who we saw this year, we loved having you! And remember, at Father Ryan, "Tradition never graduates."