Old Barnegat High School Seeks Classmates for Reunion

By Eric Englund | Jul 03, 2019

Barnegat — Over the summer, the old Barnegat High School reunion committee will be seeking classmates and former students for a reunion on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Manahawkin.

George Binet, committee chairman, said tickets are $40 per person.

The old high school opened in 1930 and closed in 1957, when Southern Regional High School opened.

“The reunion is not limited to graduates,” said Binet, who received his diploma in 1954. “We welcome all who attended. Included in this group would be those who went on to graduate from Southern Regional from 1958 to ’60.”

Binet said previous reunions were held in 2002, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015 and 2017.

“We had 154 attend in 2017,” he said.

“The one in 2002 was very special because that was the first reunion we ever had,” said Jeanne Bonnell, former reunion committee president and a 1949 graduate. “There were about 540 who came. Some classes might have held reunions, but that was the first time we held one for all the classes, for all the students as well as staff. People came from all over the country.”

Former classmates interested in attending may contact Bonnell for details at 609-693-4562. E.E.

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