Setting aside cross-town rivalry, more than 200 graduates gathered in the Castaway’s Starlight Room for the fourth annual JBHS/BHS All-Class Reunion on Saturday night.
Some were wearing the school colors — blue for Burbank — red for Burroughs. Many we spoke to graduated during the 1970s.
Mike Signorelli, of BHS ’72, was reminiscing with Mary Rutherford, BHS ’73. High on the list of their memories were football games and Bob’s Big Boy.
Rutherford had broken up with her boyfriend, who attended Hoover High School. After she got her braces off, they bumped into each other at a football game. Their eyes locked, they said “hello” and soon they were back together.
Signorelli liked attending the Friday night parties.
“If we weren’t invited, we’d crash them,” he said. Signorelli also remembered making out at Stough Park on top of a hill overlooking Burbank.
Terry Seymour, JBHS ’76, was chatting with John Andrews, JBHS ’76 and Jamie Jenkins Andrews, JBHS ’80.
“It was the best time ever, although we didn’t know it then,” Seymour said about his high school years.
Andrews noted that his class year was the bicentennial celebration, so that is one reason it was so special. He ran cross-country and Jamie was voted class treasurer.
Burbank High grads Lila Vick Schob, Class of ’75, and Sheryl Muskatell, Class of ’73, became reacquainted when they worked together in real estate. Schob was on drill team and was the swim team manager during high school.
The Class of BHS ’69 had about 16 members attending, said Gary Marca. He was voted Best Physique and Senior Prom King in high school.
Burroughs grads Sharon Chandler Engelhardt and Natalie Clement Davis, both of the Class of 1979, were talking with Robbin Oomens Andersen, Class of ’78, and Veronica Lenzner Vogt, BHS Class of ’82.
They were talking about old boy friends, football games and dances — in that order.
Dancing to Burbank High grad Ken Green’s band — Green Central Station — were Kathleen Gaston Hitt, BHS ’73, and sisters Lorette Lette Kelsey, JBHS ’81, and Linette Lette Prutz, JBHS ’72.
The party was a unifying experience, said Burbank School Board President Roberta Grande Reynolds, who graduated from BHS in ’72.
“This was a highly successful and wonderful opportunity for all Burbank schools’ alumni to come together for an evening of fun and fellowship,” she said. “We are not BHS or JBHS — we are the Burbank community.”