Winnacunnet Classes of 1980, 1981 & 1982 Reunion Planning
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The Winnacunnet High School (WHS) Classes of 1980, 1981 and 1982 are announcing their joint plan to hold their 40th Reunion.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the WHS Class of 1981 was unable to hold a 40th high school reunion and the planning committee decided to schedule a weekend of events for September 23rd – 25th 2022.
The planning committee members consist of Sue Brooks, Kelly Eaton, Sara Eames, Donna (Lang) Ferrar, Jill Josselyn, and Linda (Cusack) Libby and Tim McConnell.
“We’ve had some great reunions for our 10th, 20th and 30th and early in the planning process, the planning committee wanted to be sure that the WHS Classes of 1980 and 1982 and any other WHS attendees or teacher knew that they are welcome to join the activities planned”, said Tracy (Emerton) Williams.
“I love working on events that develop our alumni community and I’m so glad the Classes of 1980 and 1982 have officially joined us” explained Sue Brooks, Class of 1981, Hampton Academy and Winnacunnet High School (HAWHS) Alumni Association Secretary, and Hampton resident. Sara Eames who grew up in North Hampton and currently resides in Cape Coral, Florida said “I am so happy that the other classes will be joining us – the more the merrier!”
Kelly Eaton, Reunion Planning Committee Member, and currently residing in South Dakota explained “When we kicked off the planning back in 2019, we wanted to be sure that the other classes that attended WHS with us were included and welcome to join us in the events AND that all the four towns of North Hampton, Hampton, Hampton Falls and Seabrook are incorporated into the reunion celebration and we have a schedule of events that achieves our goal.”
The 40th Reunion Weekend schedule is:
Friday – September 23, 2022 – Winnacunnet High School Auditorium and Football Stadium, Hampton, NH
- 5:00 PM ET - Check in – Meet & Greet
- Tour of High School
- Silent Auction Items on Display
- 7:00 PM ET - Football Game – WHS Warriors v. Exeter Bluehawks
- Specialized Seating Sections by Classes
Saturday – September 24, 2022 - The Brook, Seabrook
- 6PM – 11PM - Evening Extravaganza – The Brook
- Dancing – Class Playlist
- Formal Program
Sunday – September 25, 2022 – North Hampton Town Green and Bandstand
- 12PM – 3PM – Potluck Lunch
- 12PM – 3PM - Band – Woodland Protocol
- Donuts and Apple Pie from Applecrest Farms, Hampton Falls
- So Long till Our Next Reunion!!
Donna (Lang) Ferrar, Class of 1981 and Manchester resident “I am coming all the way from Manchester to take in all three activities.”
Jill Josselyn, resident of Kittery and who’s mom still lives in North Hampton said, “We have scheduled something for everyone, and for any budget – so I hope to see my classmates at one of the events.”
Linda (Cusack) Libbey expressed her excitement “I’ve been working at the Winnacunnet High School for over 10 years, and I am super excited to give the tour on Friday evening before the Exeter v. Winnacunnet Football Game”
Because of the same pandemic related challenges, the planning committee for the WHS Class of 1982 formally merged with the Class of 1981 and started joint planning. Tim McConnell has represented the Class of 1982 and has provided input even though he and his family currently reside in San Diego, CA.
Tim McConnell said “The WHS Class of 1982 is so glad to be joining the other classes for this joint event, we are establishing new traditions in reunions.” Tim and his family will be traveling from San Diego, CA and may win the “Furthest Traveled Award.”
Joe Fernandez, who has been one of many communicating for the WHS Class of 1980 has been posting and communicating with his class on Facebook via their group page Winnacunnet High School Class of 1980 | Facebook. Deb Arsenault (1980) has also joined the planning team, “We were disappointed to have to cancel our WHS class of 1980 40th reunion two years ago, as well as our makeup attempt last year. So, we’re thrilled to have another chance to connect this year with even more friends from the classes of 1981 and 1982 in this combined event. Who knows what new connections or traditions will be created from this?”
For more information classmates can reach out via the following channels:
- Register on the Alumni association website at: JOIN
- OR join the Facebook group pages for:
3. OR you can email [email protected]
4. OR to Signup and Buy Tickets for any or all events on EventBright: WHS Class 40th Reunions for 1980, 1981, 1982
5. OR you can call/text Tracy Emerton Williams @ 401-623-7325.
Class of 1982 prior reunion
Class of 1981 - 30th Reunion held in 2011
Class of 1981 - 10th Reunion held in 1991