A two-day reunion of more than 100 classmates of Killian Senior High School’s first graduating class also celebrated a 50th anniversary of the Kendall school that began construction in October 1963.
Class members toured the school and sang the “Cougar” song during an informal “pep” rally on Oct. 18 before the Killian football team defeated rival Palmetto 56-7, a victory celebrated on Oct. 19 during a party at Sports Grill Kendall.
The reunion included presentation of an American flag flown over the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. The presentation was made by U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros- Lehtinen to the family members of classmate Michael Heath, a Vietnam War casualty.
Killian principal Tom Ennis was presented with a plaque bearing names of veterans from the Class of ’68 as a permanent memorial for their service.
Former cheerleader and now Rev. Kay Albury paid special tribute to “the coming together” when in the 1960s Killian brought students together during the first years of school integration.