Coast Union's Class of 1953 celebrates 60th reunion

cambrian@thetribunenews.comSeptember 26, 2013 

Seven of the eight 1953 graduates, all in red T-shirts, are, from right in the front row, Dan Geisler, Barbara Negranti Evans, Don Ormonde, Marlene Souza Ogburn, Fiscalini, Zane Mathias from Maui and David Dunn from Missouri. Not shown is Donna Mae Evans Kingsley, who arrived later.


Coast Union High School alumni from the class of 1953 came from as far away as Hawaii and Missouri to gather at the ranch of Alfred Fiscalini, one of their own, Saturday, Sept. 21, for a reunion celebrating the 60th anniversary of their graduation.

They were joined by friends, family members, Coast grads from other years, and musicians from this year's high school band, which provided entertainment.

The former students shared memories of Principal Otis P. Hornaday and favorite teachers, talkedabout shared high school pranks and remembered planting trees around the high school property.

It’s been six decades since they marched across the high school auditorium to get their diplomas. That building’s gone now, according to ’53 grad David Dunn, now a Missouri resident, who said the auditorium has been replaced “with a real gym.” It was a long drive to Cambria, Dunn said, but “I had to come back and see the class at least one more time.”

There were 17 in the graduating class; five have died.

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