It’s been 40 years since the first students stepped onto the John F. Kennedy High School campus. To celebrate the occasion, alumni and faculty are coming together for a three-day reunion event beginning Friday, July 27.
“…With Kennedy being one of the biggest schools in the city, [it] is our intent to make it the biggest reunion on earth,” said John Spruill, an alumni who is organizing the event. “It’s a celebration of 40 years of great memories.”
Weekend events include a barbeque, comedy show, jazz brunch and alumni basketball, flag football, softball and track and field competitions. The headlining “white and red” gala will feature a three-course buffet and an awards ceremony for Kennedy teachers at the Royal Regency Hotel in Yonkers.
Admission to the Saturday, July 28 gala costs $75. An all-inclusive pass to the weekend’s 12 events is $150.
Mr. Spruill has been preparing for the 40-year reunion since 2009.
Aided by Facebook and Twitter, Mr. Spruill has reached out to alumni from 1976 to 2010. Currently, Mr. Spruill said, 1,200 former students have registered to attend, as well as 100 teachers.
He said it wasn’t hard to find others who shared his devotion to Kennedy.
“It made me a more responsible individual. It was a place [that] helped shape my personality, and I formed some great friendships with people I’m still friends with today,” he said.
For more information or to register, go to jfk2k12reunion.com.