Class of 1972

45-Year Reunion This Weekend!
There are still a few tickets available for our reunion this weekend.  They can be purchased on this website or by emailing  
Don't miss out on the fun!

45-Year Reunion Committee

Committee Members: Ninfa Ramos Azevedo, Debbie Darling Bertucci, George Blanco, Carolyn Brown Blueford, Ken Boyd, Anita Addario Corbin, Bruce Krogness, Candy Bridges Lewis, Kim Nicholson, Shelly Streeter Petersen, Mario Pulido, Pam Naylor Whitehead, Connie Burtis Williams

Looking back, it's hard to believe that so many years have passed since we were all classmates at Modesto High

Our Freshman year began with a completely new system -- split sessions.  It was hard to get used to having to remain at school while the sophmores, juniors and seniors got to go home, but not having to show up until 9:00 in the morning had its advantages.  Also, construction was started on the much-needed and waited-for boys' gym.  During our Sophmore year, the dress code was revised to permit girls to wear pants to school.   Mr. Colton, our principal left at the end of our Junior year to become principal at the new Beyer High School. 

During our Senior year, 18 year olds were given the right to vote.  Academically the Class of '72 was led by Oliver McMahan who had a GPA of 3.94.  Margaret Kastlunger was chosen for the DAR Good Citizen Award.  In State speech competition, MHS was represented by Oliver McMahan, Frank Carson, Mike Nakagawa, Terry McHale and Helen Caswell.

Eugene Mold took over as principal and Mr. Bill Han announced his decision to give up his position as Head Football Coach.  The marching band boasted new band uniforms after many fund raising events.  Oliver McMahan and Mike Carl were named to the CCC first team in football while two sophmores, Terry McHale and Benton Hart, set two new school records in the 1 mile and 2 mile runs in track.  The Golf Team, made up of Bruce Krogness, Doug Picha, Marco Dusi, Gary Brunetti, and Lon Leatherman won the CCC Conference and placed second in the San Joaquin Sections.  In the spring, the MHS Student Body united to save "Our Sycamores" (which had been part of the MHS campus for more than fifty years) from being destroyed by the City of Modesto plan for widening H Street.

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