EGHS Class of 1969 Reunion

  • Cover of the 1969 EGHS yearbookScaned by Ken Wuestenfeld

    Cover of the 1969 EGHS yearbookScaned by Ken Wuestenfeld

Updated 5/29/2019 7:24 AM

The Reunion committee for the Elk Grove High School Class of 1969 would like to invite all 1969 alumni to join together and relive some of the events of that great year 1969. The Apollo 11 mission, landing men on the moon, the Woodstock Festival, and our graduation from one of the best High Schools in the state.

As one of the 450, plus, alumni of the graduating class of 1969, I would like to invite all of my fellow alumni to attend our 50th year class reunion being held at the Marriott Chicago Hotel in Schaumburg, IL, on September 27th & 28, 2019. There will also be a gathering at Lou Malnati's, Elk Grove, before the Homecoming game on Friday night.


I feel the Class of 1969 holds a special place in the history of the school as the first, 4-year graduating class of Elk Grove High School. Even though we spent our freshman year in the halls of Forest View H.S., we were allowed to stay together as Elk Grove H.S. students. We had separate sports teams and all of our classes were EGHS students. However, even this did not keep us apart from the atmosphere and the spirit of the Forest View Falcons. Even though it was hard for me to leave Forest View, having had older siblings graduate from there, I soon took the school spirit I had garnered from Forest View and put it whole heartily into EGHS and the Grenadiers.

Even though we had no seniors in the school yet, we still fielded both varsity and junior varsity teams. We didn't win too many games but I think we had the entire school behind us and started our traditions off right, with team and school spirt to top them all.

The reunion committee of Dan Hegg, Sue Halfpenny, Val Lowry and myself, would to welcome you to see some of your old friends and talk about the "Glory Days", please join us. You can contact me, Ken Wuestenfeld at kkkken69@comcast.nert for more information.

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