Prescott High Half-Century Club, an organization that thrives on nostalgia, celebrates | The Daily Courier – Arizona News

Prescott High Half-Century Club, an organization that thrives on nostalgia, celebrates | The Daily Courier – Arizona News

Photo by Les Stukenberg.

Mary Hill Skougaard, Class of ’46, and Steve Skurja, Class of ’67 during the Prescott High School Half Century Club’s annual luncheon at the Prescott Resort Thursday, Sept. 14 in Prescott.

Prescott High School’s Half-Century Club inducted its latest class on Thursday afternoon; the music for the luncheon at the Prescott Resort were hits of the era — and the memories were of hotrods, homecoming hijinks, hikes to illuminate “P” mountain at dark, and healthy doses of homework.

“It’s like a family coming together,” declared Kitty Tenney, wife of Harold Tenney Class of 1967. “It’s like time hasn’t passed much, and that goes for spouses, too.”

More than 600 Prescott High School graduates attended the annual luncheon that was filled with laughter, music, reminiscences and catch-up on such things as children, grandchildren and life in Prescott for those who are visiting after moving away from their high school home.

Jim “Noodles” Newton recalls high school as a lot of “fun,” a time of cars, clubs — he was a member of the national FFA organization — and a high school sweetheart, Charlotte Mayer Newton. From graduation, Newton spent two years in the United States Army overseas in Korea before he and Charlotte married and together raised two children and now have three grandchildren.

He joked with friends that there would be “a lot of old people” at the reunion and then looked in the mirror and discovered…

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