REUNION CENTRAL ~ BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL ~ PROVO, UTAH

BYH Reunion Central

Brigham Young High School Alumni Reunions

Detailed information about all upcoming BYH reunions, large or small, and past, present or future, is welcome. Notices and publicity are provided beforehand, and a reunion photo album afterward, is provided for each one. This is a volunteer and non-profit website -- there is no cost for this reunion service.

Class presidents, reunion committees, individuals, and volunteer historians are invited to contribute pictures and content to this website. Simply email information and photos.

Some BYH classes hold a traditional reunion every five years, but hold inexpensive get-togethers at parks and in private homes during in-between years, for those who can attend. Some classes also invite classes before and after their graduation year.

BYH Reunion Central is delighted to help make your BYH gathering a success.

Reunion Leaders: Click here for possible reunion venues and hints for holding a successful reunion!

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Brigham Young University Laboratory Elementary School
Current Class Lists of
1974 ~ 1975 ~ 1976 ~
1977 ~ 1978 ~ 1979 ~ 1980


Classes of 1975 to 1980


Class of 1974
BYH Class of 1974- 40th Anniversary Reunion

Details about any reunions or parties of the BYH "Ghost Class" of 1974 will be posted here as soon as they are received.
yhigh@ymail.com
Current Class List


Class of 1974 Webpage


Class of 1973
Dean Berryessa, President
435-674-7818
Santa Clara, Utah

Details about any reunions or parties of the BYH "Ghost Class" of 1973 will be posted here as soon as they are received.
yhigh@ymail.com
Current Class List


Class of 1973 Webpage


Class of 1972
Rick Ravsten, President
972-736-6787
eltskkm@netzero.com
Princeton, Texas

Details about any reunions or parties of the BYH "Ghost Class" of 1972 will be posted here as soon as they are received.
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Current Class List


Class of 1972 Webpage

Current Class List


Class of 1971
Doug Petty, President
801-562-1945
dpetty@mazumacapital.com
Sandy, Utah

Details about any reunions or parties of the BYH "Ghost Class" of 1971 will be posted here as soon as they are received.
yhigh@ymail.com

Current Class List


Class of 1971 Webpage


Class of 1970
Randy Bernhard, President
307-514-3635
randylb103@yahoo.com
Cheyenne, Wyoming

Details about any reunions or parties of the BYH "Ghost Class" of 1970 will be posted here as soon as they are received.
yhigh@ymail.com
Current Class List


Class of 1970 Webpage


Class of 1969
Michael Brown, President
801-756-0322
michaelbrown51@msn.com

Highland, Utah

BYH Class of 1969 - 45th Anniversary Reunion

Rich Reimschussel, 2009 Reunion Chair
801-225-3971
rreimsch@gmail.com

Orem, Utah

The 40th year reunion of the BYH Class of 1969 was held on Friday, July 3, 2009. It was held in the historic B.Y. Academy's Education Building, now the flagship of the Provo City Library at Academy Square.
The Reunion Committee
Dave Jacobs
Mike Brown
Rick Shumway
Jim Beagles
Lesley Strong McLaughlin
Kathy Swensen Graf
Jill Frischnecht Andrews
Richard Reimschussel

The reunion was held in the Bullock Room -- this is the old chorus room on the third floor of the Academy Building. The reunion formally began at 5 pm and continued through 8:45 pm. The program included a catered meal, a memorial booklet, pictures, and a whole lot of catching up. A golf tournament was held earlier. Members of the Class of 1969 came for an enjoyable evening of memories and reminiscing. The reunion committee earlier prepared an announcement flyer with details and registration instructions. Plenty of advance notice was given for those who made a special trip for this event so they could purchase discount air fares and make other travel arrangements.

2009 Reunion Announcement & Details

The Class of 1969 List Today


Class of 1969 Webpage


Class of 1968
Reunions in 2008 [40], 2013 [45], 2018 [50]
Paul Hintze, President
636-394-8921
Chesterfield, Missouri
phnkids@gmail.com

The BYH Class of 1968 held its 40th Year Reunion on Saturday, July 5th. It began at 12 noon and continued through 4 pm at the BY Academy Building on the Lower Campus (Provo City Library at Academy Square).

The Class of 1968 List Today


Class of 1968 Webpage


Class of 1967
Reunions in 2007 [40], 2022 [45], 2027 [50]
David Rich, President
(435) 645-7424
Park City, Utah

The B Y High Class of 1967 45th Anniversary Year Reunion was held Friday evening, July 6th at 5 p.m. at Dan Shaw's home in Elk Ridge, Utah. The cost was $10 per person which covered meat, bun, condiments, paperware, etc. Classmates brought pot luck dishes in the form of salads (green salad, macaroni salad, potato salad) & casseroles, anything that would go with barbeque. They had a meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. and started barbequeing around 6 p.m. Those attending spent the evening with Old Old friends! A horseback ride the following morning was available for those interested. Joel Murphy was in charge of this event.


Richard Erickson, Chairman
40th Year Reunion, 2007
Contact Richard by email at bluehusker@msn.com
or telephone: (801) 224-3161
Orem, Utah

The Class of 1967 40th Year Reunion was held on Friday and Saturday, August 18 and 19, 2007. The main event was held at the Riverside Country Club. For additional information, click here.
2007 Reunion Committee
Susan Payne Rogers
Mary Ann Bunker Jackson
Gayle Rogerson Tingey
De Ann Peterson Terry
Linda Rasmussen Smith
& Richard Erickson

The Class of 1967 List Today
Current Honorary List


Class of 1967 Webpage


Class of 1966
Reunions in 2006 [40], 2011 [45], 2016 [50]
Alan Wilkins, President
Provo, Utah

The 45th Year Reunion of the Class of 1966 was held on Friday, July 1, 2011. A backyard barbeque, fully catered by Goodwood Barbeque Company, was held at the home of Brent Peterson, 349 East 4450 North, Provo, Utah 84604. The festivities began at 6 pm and continued until the last guest left. The cost was $25 per person, and the deadline for RSVPs was June 20, 2011.
2001 Reunion Committee in 2011
Co-Chairs: Lon Keith & Brent Petersen


The Brigham Young High School Class of 1966 held its 40th Year Reunion, including honorary members, on Saturday, July 1, 2006, in the historic Education Building on Academy Square, Provo.
2006 Class Reunion Chair
Sherm Smith, 1965-1966 Student Body President


1. Old Class of 1966 Photos
2. Class of 1966 Updated to 2006
3. Blank Update Questionnaires
4. Group Photos Taken at 2006 Reunion

The Class of 1966 Today
Current Honorary List


Class of 1966 Webpage


Class of 1965
Reunions in 2005 [40], 2010 [45], 2015 [50]
Dr. Kim Bateman, President
734-615-5247
kim.bateman@gmail.com
Ephraim, Utah

Ann Hickenlooper Tolley, Chair
45th Year Reunion in 2010

The BYH Class of 1965 held its 45th Anniversary Reunion on May 29, 2010, the Saturday before Memorial Day. Ann Hickenlooper Tolley served as Reunion Chair. A report of this reunion will be posted on the Class of 1965 webpage as soon as it is received, along with photographs taken at this event. Class members are encouraged to continue to update their alumni profiles on this website. See below to open the 2010 Reunion Announcement including directions to to the reunion site in Mapleton -- a party barn near Ann Hickenlooper Tolley's house.

The Class of 1965 previously held its 40th Year Reunion on the campus of the Utah Valley State College on Saturday, July 2, 2005. More information about this earlier reunion can also be found by clicking on "Class of 1965 Webpage" below.

Click here for 2010 Reunion Announcement
in PDF Format

The Class of 1965 List Today
Current Honorary List


Class of 1965 Webpage


Class of 1964
Reunions in 2009 [45], 2014 [50], 2019 [55]
Kim Cameron, President
734-615-5247
kim_cameron@umich.edu

Ann Arbor, Michigan

BYH Class of 1964 - 50th Anniversary Reunion

The BYH Class of 1964
has scheduled their 50th Year Reunion
Friday, July 25, 2014
Place: Provo City Library -- Former BY High Education Bldg
Time: 4 PM Gather and visit
6 PM Dinner
Program after dinner
Reunion Organizers: Kim Cameron and Darrel Danielson

The Class of 1964 Today
Current Honorary List


Class of 1964 Webpage


Class of 1963
Reunions in 2008 [45], 2013 [50], 2018 [55]
Dr. David G. Clark, President (dec.)
Mike Royall, Vice President
801-451-0639
Farmington, Utah

Reunion RSVPs should be sent to Sally Joyce Bradshaw, phone 801-319-1779, e-mail sallyjoycebradshaw@yahoo.com, address 5243 Brundisi, Herriman, UT 84096. Life sketches should be sent to genie_hatch@hotmail.com
The BYH Class of 1963 held its 45th Year Reunion on Thursday evening, July 3rd, at the Gordon B. Hinckley Building on the BYU campus.
Click here to download a souvenir 2013 Reunion Announcement [jpg format]

Click here to download a souvenir 2008 Reunion Announcement [PDF Format]

The BYH Class of 1963 List Today
Current Honorary List


Class of 1963 Webpage


Class of 1962
Reunions in 2007 [45], 2012 [50], 2017 [55]
Phil Swensen, President
435-563-5294
Hyde Park, Utah


The BY High Class of 1962 50th Anniversary high school reunion was held at the BYU Wilkinson Center Skyroom at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday July 5, 2012. Price was $20 per person. RSVP went to stevelgrow@gmail.com or calls went to (801)368-3396. A tour of Academy Square was conducted at 5 pm on same date.

The Class of 1962 List Today
Current Honorary List


Class of 1962 Webpage


Class of 1961

Reunions in 2006 [45], 2011, 2012 [50th, 51st], 2014 [53rd], 2016 [55]
Marion Bentley, President
435-752-8274
mbentley@econ.usu.edu
Logan, Utah


It's the 53rd Anniversary Reunion
for B.Y. High Class of 1961!
Friday, July 25, 2014
Provo Lion's Park, Large Pavilion
1280 North 950 West
3:30 - 9:30 PM

Questions & RSVP:
Reunion Committee ~
Dale Stephenson at 801-377-2123 / 801-362-6112 & dndstephenson@gmail.com
Dennis Wood at 801-750-1146 / 801-766-9898 & denniswood@q.com
Nick Faulkner at 801-628-7733 / 435-438-2484


The B. Y. High Class of 1961 held its 51st Anniversary Reunion on Friday, July 6, 2012, at 6 p.m. It was a Potluck Picnic held at Rock Canyon Park, Pavilion 3 (1/2 mile NE of the Provo Temple). Those attending each brought a potluck dish. Directions to the park: From Timpview Dr. or from 1200 East, turn east at 2620 North. Continue on 2620 North to the end of the street. Turn south and park. The information contacts were Norma Nielsen and Dale Stephenson.


Class of 1961 50th Year Reunion Committee in 2011
Co-Chairs: Norma Broadbent Nielsen & Dale Stephenson

The 50th Year Golden Anniversary Reunion of the BYH Class of 1961 was held on Thursday, June 30, 2011. It started at 5:30 p.m. Dinner was served at 6:30 p.m. The reunion continued to 11:30 p.m. It was held at the Utah Valley University Sorensen Student Center in rooms 206 B & C. The cost was $30 a person / $60 a couple. The deadline for RSVPs was May 15, 2011. Next-day reunion events included Buffet Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, July 1, 2011 at Magelby's Fresh in Lindon, Utah. It continued to 11 a.m. Friday afternoon events Touring & Reminiscing at Academy Square. RSVPs were sent to Norma B. Nielsen.

Reunion Co-Chairs:
Norma Broadbent Nielsen & Dale Stephenson.
Reunion Committee:
Nick Faulkner
Glen Miller
Karren Shaw Ackemyer
Roy Taylor
Julie Van Wagenen Aidukaitis
Dennie Wood.

The Class of 1961 List Today
Current Honorary List


Class of 1961 Webpage


Dale Stephenson, 2006 Reunion Chair
The Brigham Young High School Class of 1961 held its 45th Year Reunion on Friday, September 15, 2006 at the UVU Student Center.
A pdf class form was available by clicking below. Update Form


Class of 1960
Reunions in 2005 [45], 2010 [50], 2015 [55]
Reed Lloyd, President (dec)
Gary Bennett, Vice President
801-377-1973 / 801-225-4036
garyhbennett@yahoo.com
Provo, Utah

Richard Hintze, Co-Chair
Lana Rowan Moon, Co-Chair
50th Year Reunion in 2010

The Class of 1960 held its 50th Anniversary Golden Reunion on July 1, 2010 at 6:30 pm. Class members, spouses and significant others were all invited to this reunion. Co-Chairs of the Reunion Committee were Lana Rowan Moon and Dick Hintze. Additional Committee Members: Newt Andrus, Steve G. Carter, Lance S. Rich, and Steve Worsley.

A full report of this once-in-a-lifetime reunion can be found by clicking on the Class of 1960 Webpage link below.
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The Class of 1960 held its 45th Anniversary Reunion barbeque get-together on Sunday, July 3, 2005 at the home of Newt Andrus.

The Class of 1960 List Today
Current Honorary List


Class of 1960 Webpage


Class of 1959
Reunions in 2009 [50], 2014 [55], 2019 [60]
Robert A. "Bob" McDonald, President
Palo Alto, California

Clifford S. Pierpont, Vice-President
801-373-3433
957 E Center Street
Provo, Utah 84606-3535

BYH Class of 1959 - 55th Anniversary Reunion

Jen Jacobs Wahlquist, 2009 Reunion Information
jenwahlquist@earthlink.net
801-224-1855
Orem, Utah

The BYH Class of 1959 held its 50th Year Golden Anniversary Reunion on Friday, September 4, 2009, in Provo, Utah. Visit the Class of 1959 website for a detailed report and group photos.

Click here to view 2009 Reunion Announcement:

jpg format

pdf format

1959 Blank Survey Form - 2009

The Class of 1959 List Today
Current Honorary List


Class of 1959 Webpage


Class of 1958
Reunions in 2005 [47], 2008 [50], 2013 [55], 2018 [60]
Lewis Wilson, President
801-364-1553
Salt Lake City, Utah

The BYH Class of 1958 held its Golden 50th Year Reunion on August 16, 2008, at Utah Valley University [since 250A no longer exists]. It began at 6:30 pm, with wonderful food -- the Grand Buffet! Updated bios were given to Dee Sandgren, 801-373-1687, or emailed cdsandgren@yahoo.com We welcome photographs and reports of the proceedings of the reunion to publish on this website.

The Class of 1958 List Today
Current Honorary List


Class of 1958 Webpage


Class of 1957
Reunions in 2007 [50], 2012 [55], 2017 [60]
Lanny Britsch, President
801-226-7097
lanny@byu.edu
Orem, Utah

Joan Crowther Hamilton, 2007 Reunion Chair
801-375-3398
joanhamilton@gmail.com
Provo, Utah

The Class of 1957 celebrated its 50th-Year Golden Jubilee Reunion at Academy Square in Provo on Saturday, June 30, 2007. The main event was held in the Academy Ballroom. 101 people attended the 2007 reunion.

Click here for a souvenir Reunion Announcement

Click here for a complete report of Reunion activities.

The Class of 1957 List Today
Honorary List


Class of 1957 Website


Class of 1956
Reunions in 2006 [50], 2011 [55], 2016 [60]
Mike Wiscombe, President
435-673-3390
St. George, Utah

Class of 1956 Reunion Committee in 2011

The BYH Class of 1956 held a Fireside on March 11, 2012 in Salt Lake City.
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Details about the 55th Year Reunion of the Class of 1956 will be posted here as soon as they are received.
yhigh@ymail.com
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Robert Allen, 2006 Reunion Chair
801-423-2306
boballen88@gmail.com
Salem, Utah

The Brigham Young High School Class of 1956 held its 50th Year Reunion on Saturday, June 3, 2006. Honorary members were also invited. Those who wanted to return to the "scene of the crime" met for lunch at Academy Square (the Education Building/Provo City Library at 500 N. University, Provo) at 1 pm. The main event of our reunion was dinner together at 6 pm at the Riverside Country Club. Registration was handled by Leonora Stone Smith.

The Class of 1956 List Today
Current Honorary List


Class of 1956 Webpage


Class of 1955
Reunions in 2005 [50], 2010 [55], 2015 [60]
Toney Bentley, Vice President
801-274-0928
tbentley@kinclaw.com
Salt Lake City, Utah

The BYH Class of 1955 celebrated its 55th-Year Reunion in 2010! The reunion was held on Friday evening, July 2, 2010 at the Courtyard Marriott in Provo. For a detailed report of this reunion, click on the Class of 1955 Webpage link below.
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The Class of 1955 held its 50th Anniversary Reunion at Academy Square in Provo on July 2, 2005. The event was held in the main ballroom. For more information about this reunion, click on the Class of 1955 Webpage link below.

The Class of 1955 List Today
Honorary List


Class of 1955 Webpage


Class of 1954
Reunions in 2009 [55], 2014 [60], 2019 [65]
Dave Wilkinson, President
540-338-9535
Hamilton, Virginia


BYH Class of 1954 - 60th Anniversary Reunion

It's the 60th Anniversary Reunion!
The Brigham Young High School
Class of 1954


Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014
Location: Skyroom at the Wilkinson Center
Time: 3 pm to 6 pm
Parking is best on the East side of the Wilkinson Center. Cost is $30 per person and reservations can be made up to June 1, 2014. Delicious pork dinner served at 4 P.M Hope to see all of you there!

For additional information, contact any member of the Reunion Committee:

J. Paul Smith
Joyce Gibby Willis
Cecil Clark
Sue Avery Swain
Margaret Ashton Morrill


The BYH Class of 1954 held its 55th year reunion on Friday, June 12, 2009 in the new Gordon B. Hinckley alumni building on the BYU campus.

The Reunion Committee
in first name alphabetical order
Annette Wing Taylor
Barbara Allen
Carmen Brandley Hamilton
Cecil Clark, Co-Chair
Conrad Bryner
David Wilkinson
Dixie Gehring Edwards
J. Paul Smith
Jack Clarke
Janice Allred Datwyler
Joyce Gibby Willis
Kathleen Keeler Murphy, Co-Chair
Margaret Ashton Morrill
Sue Avery Swain

Reunion events included both a dinner and a program. Tours of the new Hinckley building were included.

J. Paul Smith, Dixie Gehring Edwards, and Joyce Gibby Willis produced a DVD depicting the activities of the Class of 1954.

2009 Reunion Co-Chairs:
Kathleen Keeler Murphy - Orem, Utah
& Cecil Clark - Provo, Utah

The Class of 1954 Today
Current Honorary List


Class of 1954 Webpage


Class of 1953
Reunions 2008 [55], 2013 [60], 2018 [65]
Tom Ryan, Governor [President] (dec)
Edmund Creighton King
Secretary of State [Vice President]

702-345-2998
jeking33@comcast.net
Mesquite, Nevada

We have not received any information about a 2008 reunion of the Class of 1953.

The Class of 1953 List Today
Current Honorary List


Class of 1953 Webpage


Class of 1952
Reunions in 2007 [55], 2012 [60], 2017 [65]
Jerry Weight, Governor/President (dec)
Kent Hendrickson, Secretary of State/VP (dec)
Dr. Reed K. Miller, 1951-1952 Student Body President
801-492-0096
Email
American Fork, Utah


The B. Y. High Class of 1952 held its 60th Anniversary Reunion on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. The Reunion was held in September rather than in the summer as in past years. The class met at 12 noon in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni Building - BYU Upper Campus - East Conference Room. Directions: Follow 1230 North (Bulldog Blvd.) driving East - from University Avenue. The building is just at the top of the hill to the right. Free parking is directly across the street. The luncheon included a sandwich buffet - sandwich rolls, meat and cheese, condiment platter, salads, fruit, and a light dessert. The cost was $13.25 per person. The program consisted of each member of the class present giving a short summary of their life’s activities since graduation and whatever else they wanted to share in this regard. Afterward the main activity was just visiting with each other.
Those unable to attend were asked to send a brief sketch of their life since graduation to be read at the Reunion. The deadline for responses was August 1, 2012. RSVPs went to Arnolene Snow Anderson.
The Reunion Committee
Reed Miller
Wes Potter
Fred Carlson
Joan Bullock Richan
Barbara Wolsey Wilcox
Janine McPhie Thorne
Arnolene Snow Anderson

Members of the Class of 1952 and honorary members held their 55th-Year Reunion on June 16, 2007, at Thanksgiving Point.

More information can be obtained by downloading reunion documents at the link just below, and by contacting:

Margaret Hayward Taylor
Provo, Utah
801-375-8560

Click here to see the reunion announcement.


2007 Reunion Committee:
Reed Miller
Margaret Hayward Taylor
Barbara Woolsey Wilcox
Jeanine McPhie Thorne
Arnolene Snow Anderson
Geral Wilde
Fred Carlson
Wes Potter

2007 Reunion Invitation & Registration Form

The Class of 1952 List Today
Honorary List


Class of 1952 Webpage


Class of 1951
Reunions in 2006 [55], 2011 [60], 2016 [65]
Donald Ridge, President
909-597-0166
Chino Hills, California

Class of 1951 Reunion Committee in 2011

Details about the 60th Year Reunion of the Class of 1951 will be posted here as soon as they are received.
yhigh@ymail.com

The Class of 1951 List Today
Current Honorary List


Class of 1951 Webpage


Class of 1950
Reunions in 2005 [55], 2010 [60], 2015 [65]
Dallin Oaks, President
801-240-1000
Salt Lake City, Utah

Morris A. Jackman, Vice President
(801) 377-6636
cdjarts@gmail.com
3209 North 175 East
Provo, Utah 84604-4562

We have not yet received any reunion information regarding the Class of 1950.

The Class of 1950 List Today
Honorary List


Class of 1950 Webpage


Class of 1949
Reunion in 2005 [56], 2008 [59], 2009 [60]
Henry Taylor, President
415-493-1307
hank.taylor745@sbcglobal.net

Palo Alto, California

BYH Class of 1949 - 65th Anniversary Reunion

Kent Broadhead, Reunion Chair
801-955-2866
kent1bro@comcast.net

Salt Lake City, Utah

Dear BY High Classmates: A wonderful informal reunion get-together was held on Friday, September 5, 2008 in Rock Canyon Park in Provo. A recap of the reunion can be found at the Class of 1949 Reunions webpages. ~ ~ Kent Broadhead, Class of 1949

The Class of 1949 List Today
Current Honorary List


Class of 1949 Webpage


Class of 1948
BYH Class of 1948 65th Anniversary

Class of 1947
Class of 1946
Class of 1945


Class of 1944

Bob G. Perry, President
801-423-7720
132 West Lakeview Way
Woodland Hills, Utah 84653-2031

Joyce Mower Kelly, Vice President
970-242-4973
772 27 Road Apt. A
Grand Junction, Colorado 81506-1851

The Class of 1944 List Today


Historic All-Classes
BYH Reunion of 2001
In 2001, a celebration of the just-completed restoration of the Brigham Young Academy building was held in the ballroom of that building, and members of all Brigham Young High School classes were invited to attend. The oldest alumnus to attend was Karl A. Miller, a member of the Class of 1923.

2001 All Classes Reunion - Brigham Young High
Click here to learn more.


BYH All Classes Great Hurrah Reunion
Friday, September 3, 2010
Rock Canyon Pavilion
No one in BYH history has organized more reunions than Kent Broadhead [BYH Class of 1949]. He and his brothers, Don [BYH Class of 1946] and Sterling [BYH Class of 1947] planned what they called the All Classes "Great Hurrah" Reunion, and they reserved a pavilion in Rock Canyon for September 3, 2010.

They invited all alumni from all BYH classes. Alumni, faculty and guests brought their own food, and met at a pavilion designed to hold 270 people.

The year 2010 marks the 134th year since the founding of Brigham Young Academy high school in 1876.

Click here for more information.

BY High Alumni Gather,
Remember Beloved High School

September 4, 2010
By Sara Israelsen-Hartley, Deseret News


PROVO — When Julie Anderson Clark thinks back to high school, she immediately pictures her English teacher Anna B. Hart.

The white-haired woman always wore a brooch on her left lapel and carried her books close to her chest.

"She's the reason I do what I do," said Clark, who now teaches children's literature at BYU.

Memories of beloved teachers and former classmates came flooding back Friday as BY High alumni gathered in Provo for an all-class reunion.

Brigham Young Academy began in 1876 as a secondary school but eventually grew to include all grades, kindergarten through 12th grade, according to the BY High website.

In 1903, Brigham Young Academy was dissolved and replaced by Brigham Young University High School — in what is now the Provo City Library at Academy Square — and BYU.

Zola Rae Law Ash attended both BY High and BYU and still mourns the high school's closing in 1968.

"It was really hard on all of us when they dissolved it," said Ash, Class of '44. "It wasn't the elegant high school our kids have now, but we had excellent teachers. (Today) we put too much emphasis on the quality of our building and not our teachers."

Alumni became emotional as they spoke of former teachers such as Hart and strict Julia Caine, who terrified most students but left lifelong impressions of dedication to teaching and students.

Small class sizes also meant everyone got to try everything, said Clark, who was in the last graduating class in 1968.

"I was a cheerleader, copy editor, in choir and band. I wasn't popular," she added with a smile. "But people got to shine."

Clark's husband, Dan, class of 1967, played on the football team — offense and defense.

"If (BY High) was still open, our children would (have gone) there," she said. "I really loved BY High. I miss BY High."

Since the early days, BY High graduates have spread across the world, whether serving in the Peace Corps in Malaysia, teaching school in Germany or working in Japan. They are lawyers, doctors, dentists, businessmen and women, LDS Church stake presidents, Relief Society presidents and even general authorities.

Elder Dallin H. Oaks, of the Quorum of the Twelve of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is a member of the graduating class of 1950 and came to the reunion Friday with his wife, Kristen.

"How very grateful we are for BY High," Elder Oaks said, "for giving us rigorous and faithful teaching at that important part of our lives."

Reunion organizer Kent Broadhead said he plans to have another gathering in two years. A 1949 graduate, Broadhead spent his time at BY High playing basketball, winning the state championship in both 1948 and '49.

"My brothers and I say (high school) was the best three years of our life," he said.

Published: Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010 11:14 p.m. MDT

Source: Deseret News


Future All-Classes
BYH Reunion of 2018
The year 2018 will mark the 50th year following the closing of Brigham Young High School in 1968. For perspective, the members of the Class of 1968 will be approximately 68 years old that year. Surviving members of the Class of 1936 will be 100 years old. The All Classes BYH Reunion of 2018 will be held in the restored Academy building in early July.


Future All-Classes BYH Sesquicentennial Reunion of 2026
The year 2026 will mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of Brigham Young Academy High School and Brigham Young High School in 1876. For perspective, the members of the Class of 1968 will be approximately 76 years old that year. Surviving members of the Class of 1944 will be 100 years old. The All Classes BYH Sesquicentennial Reunion of 2026 will be held in the restored Academy building in early July.


2076 Bicentennial Commemoration for All Descendants of BYA & BYH Alumni
The year 2076 will mark the 200th anniversary of the founding of Brigham Young Academy High School & Brigham Young University High School in 1876. All descendants of the alumni of BYA and BYH will be invited to participate in many different aspects of this bicentennial commemoration.


Historical Footnote: The Centennial of Brigham Young University, founded in 1903, came in 2003. The Sesquicentennial of BYU will arrive in 2053, followed by the BYU Bicentennial in 2103.


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