October 23-26, 2013

Welcome back to the Fort Walton Beach area as we celebrate our 35th reunion!  I would like to give a shout out to the folks who have faithfully organized our reunions over the past 35 years;  Thanks for Sandy Fahl Sims, John Brown, Bob Hudgens, Teresa Clemons Balcerak, Keith Thompson, Knox Mallette, Angie Bobo Onianwa, and Dan Robeen for their superior planning skills.


Our 35th reunion looks a little different than the ones in the past.  We want to have an opportunity to reach out, reconnect, and give back to our school.  We have something for everyone to do, from an all Service Academy night, to career and job mentoring sessions to a brunch cruise just to socialize.  The activities are planned so you’ll be able to enjoy yourself and also bring your family.


This reunion is being held during the normal “Homecoming Weekend”  October  23rd – 26th. In addition a to our “give back” activities, we also want to celebrate our own Friday night lights memories and experience a great time in the new Viking stadium watching the Vikings stomp Tate.  This game will be a “White Out” so come dressed and prepared to cheer.


Below are additional details about each event we have planned, as well as a contact person for questions  (or volunteering to help).


Visiting Fort Walton Beach in October is the best time.  The weather is great!  The tourists have departed and the beaches are still beautiful.  There’s no reason for you not to “come home”.  Looking forward to seeing each of you!



Martha Stevenson-Jones

1978 Class President



Register to join us for for school activities including teacher lunch   $20pp

(you will have a ALL ACCESS Name tag to attend those activities)

Saturday Brunch
Cruise on the Solaris   

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
 (Pre-Reunion Activities)


6:00 PM     Academy Information Seminar

                   Contact: Michael Barnes or Steve Tigner



Thursday, Ocober 24, 2013


 11:30 AM   Lunch Gathering 
                   FWBHS ‘78ers & former teachers   
                    Contact: Angie Onianwa at the HS


(What a great picture!)


“Appreciation Lunch”  snacks for current teachers in teacher’s lounge provided by Class of 78


Career Mentorship Afternoon sharing

with students

Contact: Kim Christianson Bates


5:30 PM - 6:45 PM Open House


7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Homecoming Bonfire, Tucker Dukes Food Truck, Inflatable Bouncy Houses, DJ, Professional Face Painting, FWB Band, Cheerleaders, Football team, and hopefully alumni, students, and parents



 (Select members of 78 will provide leadership mentoring workshops to some of the classes)



Friday, October 25, 2013


9:00 AM Pep Rally 
Time to be announce


School Tour


5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Tailgate (Liza Jackson park)


7:00 PM Football game 

We will all get tickets at the gate and save a section to sit together.



Saturday, October 26, 2013


Brunch Cruise on the Solaris!   
$30pp includes meal , tax, tip and gratuity .  
You can buy tickets for anyone you would like to bring.


Rated as one of the top things to do in Destin, the SOLARIS Destin cruise features three decks with indoor and outdoor waterfront space



For more info:  info@fwbhs1978.com

Scholarship donation-  The class of ’78 would like to contribute funds for a deserving Senior through the existing Rick Clements Memorial Scholarship.  Please donate toward this cause.

In an effort to keep our contact list up to date please click the link and update your information.

Watch website to see as new activities get posted!

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