Buchanan Community Schools – Buckteen Reunion 2021

Class of 1971; Photo submitted by Buckteens

Buckteen All-Class Reunion

Written & Submitted by Jerry Flenar & Joann Dodson
Photos submitted by Jerry Flenar, Joann Dodson, Jan Jacobs, Brenda Klingerman

On Sunday, August 22 the 2021 Buckteen all-class reunion was held at the auxiliary gym at Buchanan High School. Anyone who has been out of Buchanan High School for over 40 years is invited to the reunion. Over 491 Buchanan Alumni registered for the event. The “Most Senior representatives” were Marie Kangas (102) and Geneva Swem (99). 

A great time was had by all.

The high school band played the National Anthem, the Buchanan Fight song (Go You Buchanan), and the military songs for each branch of service. Barbara Voyles sang along with them.

Other pics are of Jerry walking Ms. Marie Kangas to her seat at the Honor table, which had the classes of 1937 through 1951. Also a pic of Jerry walking Ms. Geneva Swem to her seat. Between all those at the Honor table, it has been anywhere from 70 to 84 years since they have graduated.

Donna Lace and Geneva Swem; Photo submitted by Jerry Flenar
Jerry Flenar escorts his 99 year old Aunt Geneva Swem into reunion; Photo submitted by Jerry Flenar
Jerry Flenar walking Ms. Marie Kangas to her seat at the Honor table; Photo submitted by Jerry Flenar

Pics of Kathy Swem, the speaker for the reunion.  She does an amazing job!

Pics of the Color Guard from the legion.

Color Guard from American Legion Post 51; Photo submitted by Buckteens

Pics of all the men and women who attended who served in the military.  

Veterans stood during Service Medley; Photo submitted by Buckteens

Pics of before, during set up and after of those coming in for the reunion. Huge thanks to the planning committee for all their hard work.

Classes of 1970 & 1971 were honored for 50th reunion.  (We didn’t have Buckteens last year due to Covid so we celebrated both classes)

Class of 1971; Photo submitted by Buckteens
Class of 1970; Photo submitted by Buckteens
Don Stowell gave the Invocation for the meeting and safe travels Class of 1977; Photo submitted by Buckteens
Class of 1975; Photo submitted by Buckteens
Classes of 1971 & 1980; Photo submitted by Buckteens

Classes of 1980 & 1981 as the newcomers that graduated 40 years ago.

Class of 1980; Photo submitted by Buckteens
All Classes enjoying projector slideshow; Photo submitted by Buckteens

About Buchanan Buckteens Reunion: If you graduated from BHS 40 years ago or more, you are invited to attend the Buchanan Buckteens Reunion each year, usually in the mid to late summer. Any questions or comments, contact at buchananbuckteensreunion@gmail.com or through their Facebook Page.

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