"Classmates and Friends"
For all those classmates who don't go to our Westwood High School class reunions because you didn't belong to the "in" crowd in high school, didn't graduate for
whatever reason, worry about how you look, what to wear, or any other number of things you shouldn't concern yourselves with, you will miss an extremely happy
weekend and one in which, remarkably, all the years disappear in only a few minutes of reminiscence. Once again, old friendships will be rekindled easily and new
friendships will develop as we witness the wonderful 're-birth' of 50 and 60-year-old 'teenagers'.
It really 'is' possible to go home again.
It takes a great deal of courage and skill to accept the huge responsibility of hosting a reunion. Only a few alumni ever take on this challenge. For those who
do, there is immense gratitude for the efforts of yourselves and committee members of other class years who assist. Your efforts reawaken old memories stirred from
laughter and tears, assist others in developing new friendships, and provide an experience that will be cherished forever.
For those who don't attend, please reconsider next time and remember when we come together with classmates from the past, we are not celebrating academic
achievement. We are celebrating emotional connections of the heart that were formed on the common ground of academics, and understanding the importance of having
child-like hearts and touching base with our youth.
The next time you see a reunion announced on this website, please remember the ties that bind us, and the fact that high school cliques have dissolved just like
the superficialities they were based upon.
Cheryl Haynes Bilton
Westwood Class of 1968