1st Annual Alumni Night at Top Taggart Field

The 1st Annual Alumni Night football game was a success! Former football players and coaches from the 1940's through 2000's were presented at the Reed City-Big Rapids halftime to an excited crowd and a section of bleachers positively full of BRHS Alumni. Thanks to all who came out and made it a great night!

Click the picture to see the enlarged panorama and a list of those who were present!

40th Reunion - Class of 1972

The BRHS Class of 1972 had their 40th reunion on August 3rd and 4th in Big Rapids. The Friday event was at “The Lookout” the Saturday reunion dinner was at the Clear Lake Golf Club.

Front row: Coach Williams, Tasha Lynch Seigert, Cindy Haldeman Yarawamai, Barb Robbins Caddo, Sue Anderson Cimala, Diane Emmons Sack, Carlleen Schuberg Rose, Gail Salinger McKay, Denise Peticolas Shauger, Linda Leach Nicholas, Loretta Mohr Kramer, Judy Dean Second row (standing/kneeling): Linda Wilmer Connell, Debbie Post Griffith, Pam Grunst Matzella, Polly Judson Powers, David Kosak, Laurie Kelley Bailey, Christy Larsen Miller Last two standing rows: John Mishler, Debbie Brecha Tornbloom, Phil Tornbloom, Nanette Benoit Mishler, Tony Brakora, Rayleen Cox Lawler, Kathy Dodge Ermish, Jeanne Belcher Bluhm, Gary Benedict, Mary Carroll Collins, Ken Wible, Mary Jo Dennison Farrell, Tim Sack, Margaret Winebarger Bell, Mike Murray, Julie Windquist Lindsay, John Hickox, Chris Burr Cooley, Gordy Shepherd, Greg Vodry, Dan Hicks, Victoria Wierzbicki Harkins, Pat Currie, Mark Mondrella

Front row: Coach Williams, Tasha Lynch Seigert, Cindy Haldeman Yarawamai, Barb Robbins Caddo, Sue Anderson Cimala, Diane Emmons Sack, Carlleen Schuberg Rose, Gail Salinger McKay, Denise Peticolas Shauger, Linda Leach Nicholas, Loretta Mohr Kramer, Judy Dean
Second row (standing/kneeling): Linda Wilmer Connell, Debbie Post Griffith, Pam Grunst Matzella, Polly Judson Powers, David Kosak, Laurie Kelley Bailey, Christy Larsen Miller
Last two standing rows: John Mishler, Debbie Brecha Tornbloom, Phil Tornbloom, Nanette Benoit Mishler, Tony Brakora, Rayleen Cox Lawler, Kathy Dodge Ermish, Jeanne Belcher Bluhm, Gary Benedict, Mary Carroll Collins, Ken Wible, Mary Jo Dennison Farrell, Tim Sack, Margaret Winebarger Bell, Mike Murray, Julie Windquist Lindsay, John Hickox, Chris Burr Cooley, Gordy Shepherd, Greg Vodry, Dan Hicks, Victoria Wierzbicki Harkins, Pat Currie, Mark Mondrella

Class of 1964 Reunion Picnic

The BRHS Class of 1964 held their annual reunion with a picnic on August 5th, 2012 at Hemlock Park in Big Rapids, MI. The gathering of Alumni (all classes were welcomed) was the culmination of the BRHS All Class Reunion events held on the weekend of August 3rd-5th. The event was organized by 1964 Classmates Julia Haggin Bonkowski and Karen Fellows Fitzgerald, who once again planned and executed an event enjoyed by all. James Braendle provided the sound system along with music from the 60’s. 

This was the 48th year since we all left BRHS for endeavors that took all of us around the world (literally and figuratively!) but brought each of us back to our roots at BRHS. Our 49th year anniversary is already scheduled and will be held on August 4th, 2013. MARK YOUR CALENDARS and plan to attend! We have posted photos for all to see and enjoy. Go Cardinals!

Class of 1965 Reunion

The BRHS Class of 1965 held their 45th reunion on August 7, 2010. The reunion was scheduled to coincide with the BRHS All Class Reunion held on the same weekend. The photos honor Robert King who has been vigilant in preserving the history of his class, history of Big Rapids, MI and Big Rapids High School through photography. Tom Avey, Distinguished BRHS Alum 2010, presents Robert with a plaque honoring his dedication and work on behalf of all BRHS alumni and citizens of Big Rapids, MI.

Click here to view photos, courtesy of Ed Block!