August 12, 2011

1961 DIVISION AVENUE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION PROGRAM




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Roberta Landry Bremmer sent us these pages from her class's graduation program. It's keepsakes such as these that can be lost forever, but when included here they continue to be part of the history of our school and now can be found on the internet via a Google search. The class of 1961 was the second to graduate from Division Avenue High School.

According to Roberta, "The program was tucked away inside my yearbook so is in better shape than the yearbook. It travelled from New York to Vermont where I now live. When I lived in England it stayed behind with my parents in New York."

Imagine how few copies of the 1961 graduation program have been saved from 50 years ago. It's amazing what comes your blogger's way.

The photo of Roberta was taken three years after she participated in her high school class commencement. In 1964, she graduated from the Mt Sinai Hospital School of Nursing.

1 comment:

Howard Whidden '62 said...

Seeing this graduation program brought back memories of Louis Blumberg, the superintendent of schools whose name appeared on each of our diplomas. In the mid-1980s I was the principal of Fallsburg Jr/Sr HS in upstate New York and one day he and his wife came into the school and my secretary introduced him as a 'well respected member of the community.' When I asked if he had a connection with Long Island he said he did and I shared with him that I had once been 'one of his students.' We spoke for more than an hour! He was quite a gentleman and had done much in service to the school districts of Sullivan County.