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Albuquerque from top of Bank  ( James Hodges)

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This is the Home Page of the Highland High Class of 1960.  The site was established in the late 1990s to assist in organizing the 40th Reunion that was held in 2000.  Several Reunions later, we hope that you find the site continues to be relevant. 

As always, if you have something to contribute, such as an idea for new content, or if you would like to see something you wrote or photographed be added to the site, please let us know.  Going forward the site will be monitored and maintained by a group of HHS people.  There is no single email address to which you can write or complain, so please use the Contact Us Page to get in touch.  If you find a content error or a link error, please let us know right away.  We aren't perfect, but we are doing our best.


  A "delayed" 60th Reunion is set to happen on September 25, 2021. 
Email notification was sent a few days ago.
If you didn't receive that email, contact Kaye Hunt to be sure you are on her list.

Saturday September 25, 
2021, AT 5:00

Courtyard by Marriott, 5151 Journal Center NE

Drinks and hors d'oeuvres


Please, if you can, help us build a "reunion fund" with your pre-reunion contribution of $50 or more.

(Check payable to "HHS Class of 1960 Reunion")
RSVP and mail check to: Carole Thelin Bonda, 3159 La Ronda Pl. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110


  55th Reunion
      Robert Figge Al Kaplan
    The following photos are from John and Becky Pappas      
    The following photos are from Pam Asbury-Smith
      Highland Principal    
    The Reunion is also occasionally being discussed on our new Facebook Group page.  Please consider joining Facebook and our entertaining and sometimes heart warming group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/highlandhigh1960/

There are also a few photos on the Facebook Group page.

They're Back!

Women's brunch group at O'Niell's Pub, March, 2015. Counter clockwise from back: Kay Wentworth Ward, Carole Thelin-Bonda, Janice Sell Sanchez, Kay Smith Hunt, Mary Coulter Kennedy, Donna McNama McBroom, Sue Steed, Pat DeVore Howard, Lynn Kloepfer Seaman, Eleanor Kelly Cooley, and Judith Jermark.


Range Cafe, Bernalillo. February 2015
Taylor, Gardenswartz, Rueckhaus, Schonberg, Redak, Ely

(If you meet with friends on a regular basis and would like to see your smiling faces here, just let us know.
As you can see, the publishing standards are extremely forgiving.)

50th Reunion Stuff  

Thanks for an outstanding job by our Reunion Committee, spearheaded by
Carole Thelin-Bonda, with the help of the 1st Saturday Ladies Lunch Bunch,
 together with Larry Williams, Kaye Smith Hunt, Marilyn Sasser, Gayle Morris Denslow,
 Ron Taylor, Bill Redak, Bill Winkler, Bob Singer and Pat Houser (and probably some others).

See a lot more 50th Reunion pictures like the ones above
(This link will take you to Jerry Woodard's Picasa Album)
(Best viewed using "Slideshow")
  Here are even more pictures
(This link will take you to a page full of Reunion photos from the collection of John and Becky Pappas)
List of all who attended the 50th reunion
Classmate Comments about the 50th Reunion

Jim Korn's sister, Louise Waldron,
attended the 50th Reunion.

Here is Louise's story
about her brother,


Senior Stuff
(This section is under development.  Aren't we all?)

Medicare, Health Care, Consumer Issues, Legal Issues, Good Deals, Travel

(Suggestions as to what ought to go here are welcomed by the management.)

In the meantime, don't fall for the phone call scam that tells you that your grandson is in jail in Spain and needs money for bail and airfare.

Send us your old or new HHS related photos  (Use the Contact Us page)
1959-1960 Video / Slide Show - "Albuquerque and The Times"
This video is also available on You Tube

    Click here or on any of the six photos below to start the slide show.  ←  ←

Central and Carlisle - 1969
This photograph was taken by a world famous photographer and artist, Ernst Haas. Haas worked for Life Magazine. If you look closely under the Travel Lodge sign, you will see that gas was only 34.9 cents per gallon.
Central and Carlisle - 2010
Central and Carlisle, 1964.  (Photo courtesy of Classmate Russ Hutchison, Nampa, ID)
For more great photos of this intersection, visit the Carlisle and Central Facebook Group


List of Classmate Birthdays

Birthday Music (for people born before September 1943)

Forever Young
Joan Baez

When Will I see You Again
The Three Degrees

A Couple More Years
Dr. Hook

For best results, we suggest you right click on one of these music links  Then use the drop down menu to instruct the browser to open the link in a "New Tab" or "New Window."  This will let you play the music in the background and keep you from moving away from this web site.


Other Stuff of Interest

Left Coast Reunion - 2004
Mission Inn, Riverside, California

HHS Fight Song and Photos from 1959 and 1960 Peggy Sue - You Tube

Frank's Drive Inn

Left Coast Reunion - 2001
Irvine, California

Photos of previous meetings of the 1st Saturday Ladies Lunch Bunch.  (Also, info about joining for an occasional lunch.)

American Pie - You Tube  Sandia Mountains photo collection

Monte Vista 5th Grade

Highland Web Site Today (new)
Very Cool!
Listen to Me Concert (new)
Buddy Holly  -PBS

Albuquerque Photos
(not yet active)

Bandelier 1st and 6th Grade

Photoarchive of Historic Albuquerque Photos (new) Albuquerque Dukes (new)

"America the Beautiful"

Does anyone have an early class photo from Whittier Elementary School? Old Town (new) Time Clock Old Time Radio

Wilson Jr. High Baseball Team

Reserved Reserved What We Drove in the 50's & 60's

Wilson Jr. High Newsletter
(1954)  (new item)

Reserved Reserved Burma Shave Memories
When you are in charge of this web site you can put Jefferson on top of Wilson.  For now it's Wilson first - as it has always been. Reserved Reserved   Reserved

Jefferson Jr. High Football

Reserved Reserved Reserved

(Old Time Radio and NM Photos are provided by Fx, Sound & Magic)
"What We Drove in the 50's & 60's"is provided courtesy of "Old Blue Jackets"


Thanks in advance for your interest and support. 
Additions and Corrections:
  If you have a personal addition or correction for anything on this web site, please write to furnish the correct information.
If you have any suggestions or would like to contribute your thoughts, time or talents, please contact us.

October, 2015