58 years and counting

CONGRATULATIONS

TO THE 2017 SOUTH HIGH COLTS FOOTBALL TEAM WHO CLAIMED A FIRST EVER COLORADO CLASS 4A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!  

​OUR CLASS HAS DONATED $500 TO OUR ALMA MATER TO PURCHASE A GIANT FRAMED TEAM PICTURE OF THE NEW STATE CHAMPS! 


TO VIEW A STUDENT PRODUCED VIDEO

OF THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME,

CLICK ON THIS BUTTON.

On August 23, 2023, pool side at Ruth Taravella's home, class members gathered to celebrate their 77th birthdays as a group.  It was a lovely day, and there were a few new faces in the group.  See if you can pick them out and identify them!

2024 IS HERE!  

PLANS TAKE SHAPE

FOR 60 YEAR REUNION!

Two of our esteemed classmates have been inductied into the South High Hall of Fame: LESTER GARRETT, posthumously  (nominated by Bennie Swanson and Sheryl Hutchings)  and JOHN REINERT (nominated by Ruth Taravella).

This exciting and prestigious occasion took place on April 15, 2023, at the Pueblo Country Club.


The annual dinner and auction to recognize Hall of Fame recipients was the sixteenth in the tradition.  It is the number one fundraiser to support  students' needs at our alma mater. 

We're Real Great!

We've DONE More!

We're the Class

of '64

We are still

doing things!

To stay informed, check out the various pages of our website.  Just click on a link in the menu bar above to visit a page and find out what's going on in the future, what's happening with fellow classmates, or just to re-live a memory!

Class Dinner Planned for March 7, 2024, in Castle Rock

We had such a good turn out and such a good time at the last class dinner at La Loma in Castle Rock that the committee agreed that we should have another dinner there.  The plan is to have dinner at La Loma, 6361 Promenade Parkway in Castle Rock on March 14, 2024 at 5:30 P.M.  A number will be needed to confirm our reservation, so if you can attend either text Sharon Griffin at 719 5658877 or respond by email to Ruth Taravella at ruthltarv@gmail.com.  Please let us know how many will be in your party.  The deadline for reservations is March 7, 2024. 

​​***Classmate Claude "Butch" Chavez was inducted into the South High School Alumni Foundation Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, in a ceremony at Pueblo Community College.  Butch, a Vietnam War vet himself, has worked tirelessly to promote the causes of our generation's war veterans.  To see pictures taken at the ceremony as well as at the South High School assembly on October 25, 2019, visit the NEWS FROM CLASSMATES page.


Early in the summer of 2019, Butchannounced that the Pueblo POW/MIA Memorial was to be recognized August 16 to 18, 2019, at a HUGE salute to American Veterans rally in Cripple Creek.  Go to the NEWS FROM CLASSMATES page for links to information about that event. 


Butch's veterans' organization has a website entitled "The Pueblo Seven."  A link to it is also included on NEWS FROM CLASSMATES page.


***Two original paintings by Sheryl Hutchings were accepted into the Fine Arts Exhibit at the 2019 Colorado State Fair.  See them and access a link to her body of work as a budding artist by going to the NEWS FROM CLASSMATES page!

 

***Ruth Power Taravella was inducted into the South High School Hall of Fame on November 3, 2018.  See the whole story on the NEWS FROM CLASSMATES page. 


***And, Ruth, Bennie Swanson, and Jim Beal were featured in the Pueblo Chieftain as part of its GENERATIONS series of feature articles!  See pictures and get linked to the stories themselves by visiting the NEWS FROM CLASSMATES page!


       At a meeting on Friday, January 19, 2024, in Pueblo, continued planning for our three-day 60th Reunion kicked into high gear.  The reunion is set for the dates of Friday, September 20, 2024, Saturday, September 21, 2024, and Sunday, September 22, 2024.

 

     Friday, September 20, 2024: An informal mixer followed by a casual dinner at the River's Edge Restaurant is planned for that Friday evening.  The venue is located near the Riverwalk area in Pueblo.  The price for all expenses will be $60 per person which will need to be paid in advance.  Deadline for payment and registration details are still pending.  A registration form for all reunion activities will be posted on this website as soon as all details for all activities have been finalized.


     Saturday, September 21, 2024: An optional trip to historic Cripple Creek to gamble or enjoy other attractions in the area is being planned.  Arrangements will be made for a casino bus to transport the gambling enthusiasts who would like to travel to Cripple Creek and have some fun.  Departure time would be at 8:25 a.m. from a bus pickup location in Pueblo.  Return times are 11 a.m., 4 p.m., 9 p.m., and 12:15 a.m. on buses departing from McGills Casino. Cost would be approximately $40 per person.  All details regarding this Rambling Express Bus Excursion will be shared on the registration form to be posted here when the reunion registration period begins.

       For non-gamblers, a variety of other possible activities will be available and all information will be posted on the this website as reunion time approaches.  The Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad offers a 45 minute trip every hour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Gold mine tours, Old West museums, the historic Butte Theater, restaurants and shops, and area hikes are all possibilities.  Please complete the questionnaire on the left to give us feedback on how many might like to go to Cripple Creek.


     Sunday, September 22, 2024: golfing 9 holes together at Elmwood Golf Course will be on tap for those who choose to play a short round.  No advance tee times will be necessary and payment will be made at the course on the day of play.  Cost is $14.50 per golfer for 9 holes plus another $9.50 for a single golfer for a cart.  A cart for two would cost $14.50.  After this casual round of play, at approximately 2:30 p.m., golfers and anybody else who wants to attend will gather at the Club House for the 19th Hole just to visit. Please indicate your interest in spending time together on the links by completing the questionnaire form on the left.

  

    We are contemplating creating a high school days fun facts and trivia based calendar as a fundraiser.  The cost of the calendar would be $20.  If we spend the time to create it, would you be interested in purchasing one?  Please let us know by completing that item on the questionnaire form on the left.

Classmates celebrate being 77 together in August

60th REUNION QUESTIONNAIRE FORM

*NOTE:  THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL REGISTRATION FORM!  IT IS JUST AN INFORMAL SURVEY TO DETERMINE EXTENT OF INTEREST.   THE OFFICIAL REUNION REGISTRATION FORM WILL BE POSTED HERE AT THE TIME THE REGISTRATION PERIOD OPENS.

  For specific, detailed, and updated information about reunion plans as the planning continues, click on the "Age Is Just A Number" 60 Year Reunion page link in the menu at the top of this website.
 Please use the electronic form below to provide your feedback.  Just type in your name, your email address, enter "Reunion Plans" as the subject, and then enter your responses.  Click submit when you are finished. If you would prefer to contact any member of the committee to share your ideas, all committee members' contact information is listed on the Contact Us page of this website.

TWO CLASSMATES INDUCTED INTO THE SOUTH HIGH ALUMNI HALL OF FAME