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AHS Class of 1965 56-Year Gold Reunion

AHS 1965
Jun 11 - 13 2021 (Fri Sat Sun)
Postponed from 2020 to 2021 due to covid-19

Post created Jun 24, 2020 / updated Jun 24, 2020

The Ames High School Class of 1965 56-year Emerald Green Class Reunion
is on the calendar for Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 11, 12, and 13, 2021

Mark your calendar You will have a wonderful time at YOUR 1965 class reunion!

Contact

Kathryn Burnet Andre AHS 1965 on Facebook

Why

Why Should I Attend My Class Reunion?

1965 Nostalgia

Top 10 1965 Songs
1 The Rolling Stones ► (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
2 The Beatles ► Help!
3 The Righteous Brothers ► Unchained Melody
4 The Beatles ► Yesterday
5 Petula Clark ► Downtown
6 The Beatles ► Ticket to Ride
7 Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs ► Wooly Bully
8 The Byrds ► Mr Tambourine Man
9 Nini Rosso ► Il Silenzio
10 The Rolling Stones ► Get Off of My Cloud
1965 Prices
new home: $21,500.00
first-class stamp: $0.05
gallon of regular gas: $0.31
dozen eggs: $0.53
gallon of Milk: $0.95
Top 10 grossing 1965 films
Rank Movie Release Date Distributor Genre 1965 Gross Tickets Sold

1 The Sound of Music Mar 2, 1965 20th Century Fox Musical $163,214,286 161,598,302
2 Doctor Zhivago Dec 22, 1965 MGM Drama $111,721,913 110,615,755
3 Thunderball Dec 29, 1965 MGM Action $63,600,000 62,970,297
4 Those Magnificent Men In Th… Jun 16, 1965 Adventure $31,111,111 30,803,080
5 That Darn Cat! Dec 2, 1965 Comedy $28,062,222 27,784,378
6 The Great Race Jul 1, 1965 Comedy $25,333,333 25,082,507
7 Cat Ballou Jun 24, 1965 Sony Pictures Comedy $20,666,667 20,462,046
8 What's New, Pussycat Jun 22, 1965 MGM Comedy $18,820,000 18,633,663
9 Shenandoah Jun 3, 1965 Universal Western $17,268,889 17,097,909
10 Von Ryan's Express Jun 23, 1965 Adventure $17,111,111 16,941,694

Total Gross of All Movies $618,678,976
Total Tickets Sold 612,553,431
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Kathryn Burnet Andre AHS '65

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AHS Class of 1966 55-Year Gold Reunion

AHS 1966
Sep 17 & 18 2021 (Fri Sat)

1966 AHS reunion post created May 18, 2020 updated Apr 19, 2020 top

The Ames High School Class of 1966 55-year Emerald Green Class Reunion
is on the calendar for Friday and Saturday September 17 & 188, 2021

Mark your calendar You will have a wonderful time at YOUR 1966 class reunion!

Contact

William Shoenburger AHS 1966
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Why

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1966 Nostalgia

Top 10 1966 songs
1 Elvis Presley ► Are You Lonesome Tonight?
2 Elvis Presley ► It's Now Or Never
3 Rocco Granata ► Marina
4 Chubby Checker ► The Twist
5 Percy Faith ► Theme From 'A Summer Place'
6 The Everly Brothers ► Cathy's Clown
7 The Drifters ► Save the Last Dance For Me
8 Sam Cooke ► Wonderful World
9 Roy Orbison ► Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel)
10 Elvis Presley ► Stuck On You

Top 10 grossing 1966 films

Rank Movie Release Date Distributor Genre 1966 Gross Tickets Sold
1 Swiss Family Robinson Jun 19, 1981 $40,400,000 58,550,724
2 Psycho Mar 8, 1966 Horror $32,000,000 46,376,811
3 Spartacus Apr 26, 1991 Universal Action $28,653,527 41,526,850
4 Exodus Dec 15, 1966 $21,750,000 31,521,739
5 The Apartment Jun 15, 1966 United Artists Romantic Comedy $18,600,000 26,956,521
6 Tall Story Apr 6, 1966 $12,000,000 17,391,304
7 Please Don't Eat the Daisies Mar 31, 1966 MGM Musical $11,100,000 16,086,956
8 Elmer Gantry Jul 7, 1966 Drama $10,400,000 15,072,463
9 Pepe Dec 21, 1966 Columbia $9,600,000 13,913,043
10 The Alamo Oct 24, 1966 United Artists Western $7,900,000 11,449,275
Total Gross of All Movies $213,104,427
Total Tickets Sold 308,846,989

1966 Prices
new home: $16,500 new car: $2600 first-class stamp: $0.04 gallon of regular gas: $0.31 dozen eggs: $0.57 gallon of Milk: $0.49

Top 100 songs from 1966. 1966 world news. What happened in 1966. 1966 in sports. 1966 Pop culture. 1966 in film.
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Bill Schoenenberger '66

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AHS Class of 1976 45-Year Sapphire Red Reunion

AHS 1976
Aug 27 - 28 2021 (Fri Sat)

Informal 45th reunion will be held in 2021. No invitations mailed, no fees, strictly word of mouth, tell all your classmates !! Spread the word!


Post created May 25, 2021 / updated May 25, 2021

The Ames High School Class of 1976 45-year Sapphire Red Class Reunion
is on the calendar for Friday, Saturday August 27 and 28, 2021.


Mark your calendar You will have a wonderful time at YOUR 1976 informal class reunion!


Contact

Jyoti Bal Sargent AHS 1976 on Facebook

Why

Why Should I Attend My Class Reunion?

1976 Facebook

Ames High School Class of 1976 Facebook group, click here to join

AHS 1976 45th reunion Facebook event, click here

1976 Nostalgia

Top 10 1976 Songs
1 Abba ►Dancing Queen
2 Queen ►Bohemian Rhapsody
3 Chicago ►If You Leave Me Now
4 Elton John & Kiki Dee ►Don't Go Breaking My Heart
5 Abba ►Fernando
6 Boney M ►Daddy Cool
7 The Manhattans ►Kiss & Say Goodbye
8 The Four Seasons ►December 1963 (Oh What a Night)
9 Abba ►Money, Money, Money
1976 Prices
new home: $48,000
Median Household Income: $12,686
first-class stamp: $0.13
gallon of regular gas: $0.59
dozen eggs: $0.84
gallon of Milk: $1.65
Top 10 grossing 1976 films
Rank Movie Release Date Distributor Genre 1976 Gross Tickets Sold

1 Rocky Nov 21, 1976 United Artists Drama $117,235,147 55,039,975
2 To Fly! Jan 1, 1976 IMAX Films $86,600,000 40,657,276
3 A Star is Born Dec 17, 1976 Warner Bros. Drama $63,129,898 29,638,449
4 King Kong Dec 17, 1976 Paramount Pictures Action $52,614,445 24,701,617
5 Silver Streak Dec 3, 1976 20th Century Fox $51,079,064 23,980,781
6 All the President’s Men Apr 2, 1976 Warner Bros. Drama $51,048,435 23,966,401
7 The Omen Jun 25, 1976 20th Century Fox Horror $48,570,885 22,803,232
8 The Enforcer Jan 1, 1976 Warner Bros. Action $46,200,000 21,690,140
9 Midway Jun 18, 1976 Universal Drama $43,220,000 20,291,079
10 The Bad News Bears Apr 7, 1976 Paramount Pictures Comedy $42,349,782 19,882,526

Total Gross of All Movies $963,980,786
Total Tickets Sold 452,573,123
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Jyoti Bal SargentAHS '76

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Ames High School class of 1986 35 year reunion save the date Sat August 21 2021

AHS Class of 1986 35-Year Sapphire Red Reunion

AHS 1986
Aug 21 2021 (Sat)

The 35th reunion will be held August 21 2021. Tell all your classmates !! Spread the word!


Post created June 19, 2021 / updated June 19, 2021

The Ames High School Class of 1986 35-year Coral Class Reunion
is on the calendar for Saturday August 21, 2021.


Mark your calendar You will have a wonderful time at YOUR 1986 class reunion!


Contact

Gene Merritt AHS 1986 on Facebook group or Facebook user or
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Why

Why Should I Attend My Class Reunion?

1986 Facebook

Ames High School Class of 1986 Facebook group, click here to join

AHS 1986 35th reunion Facebook event, click here

1986 Nostalgia

Top 10 1986 Songs
1 Berlin ►Take My Breath Away
2 Dionne Warwick & Friends ► That's What Friends Are For
3 Falco ► Rock Me Amadeus
4 Madonna ► Papa Don't Preach
5 The Bangles ► Walk Like an Egyptian
6 The Pet Shop Boys ► West End Girls
7 Peter Gabriel ► Sledgehammer
8 Chris de Burgh ► The Lady in Red
9 Billy Ocean ► When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going
10 Prince ► Kiss
1986 Prices
new home: $111,900.00
Income: $24,897.00
first-class stamp: $0.22
gallon of regular gas: $0.93
dozen eggs: $0.87
gallon of Milk: $2.22
Top 10 grossing 1986 films
Rank Movie Release Date Distributor Genre 1986 Gross Tickets Sold

1 Top Gun May 16, 1986 Paramount Pictures Action $168,458,001 45,406,469
2 Crocodile Dundee Sep 26, 1986 Paramount Pictures Comedy $129,589,193 34,929,701
3 The Karate Kid, Part II Jun 20, 1986 Sony Pictures Action $115,103,979 31,025,331
4 Back to School Jun 13, 1986 Orion Pictures Comedy $91,258,000 24,597,843
5 Aliens Jul 18, 1986 20th Century Fox Action $85,160,248 22,954,244
6 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Nov 26, 1986 Paramount Pictures Adventure $83,867,664 22,605,839
7 The Color Purple Dec 18, 1985 Warner Bros. Drama $79,672,379 21,475,034
8 Ruthless People Jun 27, 1986 Walt Disney Black Comedy $71,624,879 19,305,897
9 Ferris Bueller's Day Off Jun 11, 1986 Paramount Pictures Comedy $70,136,369 18,904,681
10 Down and Out in Beverly Hills Jan 31, 1986 Walt Disney Comedy $62,134,225 16,747,769
Total Gross of All Movies $3,033,579,557
Total Tickets Sold 817,676,316
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Gene Merritt AHS '86

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AHS Class of 1981 40-Year Ruby Red Reunion

Jun 25-27, 2021 (Fri Sat Sun)
Rescheduled for June 24 & 25, 2022

Registration is now open for 2022 class reunion
Click AHS 1981 class website below for more information

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Why
Why Should I Attend My Class Reunion?

1981 Facebook

Ames High School Class of 1981 Facebook group, click here to join

AHS 1981 40th reunion Facebook event, click here

Contact

Angela (Bendorf) Jamison AHS 1981

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1981 Nostalgia

Top 10 1981 songs
1 Kim Carnes ► Bette Davis Eyes
2 Olivia Newton-John ► (Let's Get) Physical
3 Diana Ross & Lionel Richie ► Endless Love
4 Starsound ► Stars On 45
5 Soft Cell ► Tainted Love
6 Phil Collins ► In the Air Tonight
7 John Lennon ► Woman
8 Kool & The Gang ► Celebration
9 Christopher Cross ► Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)
10 Dolly Parton ► 9 to 5
Top 10 grossing 1981 films
Rank Movie Release Date Distributor Genre 1981 Gross Tickets Sold
1 Raiders of the Lost Ark Jun 12, 1981 Paramount Pictures Adventure $168,425,367 60,584,664
2 Superman II Jun 19, 1981 Warner Bros. Adventure $108,185,706 38,915,721
3 Nine to Five Dec 19, 1980 20th Century Fox Comedy $96,442,875 34,691,681
4 Stripes Jun 26, 1981 Columbia Comedy $85,300,000 30,683,453
5 Arthur Jul 17, 1981 Warner Bros. Comedy $75,312,238 27,090,733
6 The Cannonball Run Jun 19, 1981 20th Century Fox Action $57,498,710 20,682,989
7 For Your Eyes Only Jun 26, 1981 Universal Action $54,800,000 19,712,230
8 The Fox and the Hound Mar 25, 1988 Walt Disney Adventure $43,899,231 15,791,090
9 The Four Seasons May 22, 1981 Universal Comedy $42,488,161 15,283,511
10 Cheech & Chong's Nice Dreams Jun 5, 1981 Columbia Comedy $37,000,000 13,309,352
Total Gross of All Movies $2,159,578,364
Total Tickets Sold 776,826,691
1981 Prices. ...
new home: $83,000.00
new car: $8,910 Median Household Income: $19,074.00
first-class stamp: $0.15 ($0.18 as of 3/22/81; $0.20 as of 11/1/81)
gallon of regular gas: $1.38
dozen eggs: $0.90
gallon of Milk: $2.22
Dow-Jones High: 1000 Low: $759
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Angela (Bendorf) Jamison '81

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AHS 27th Annual All Classes Alumni Holiday Get Together

Tentatively either Friday December 24, 2021 or Monday Dec 27, 2021

5-7pm Ames History Museum, 416 Douglas Ave
7pm - closing TBD Ames, Iowa
All AHS class years are encouraged and welcome, as well as significant others, and friends, everyone is invited.

As part of the 27th annual Ames High All Classes Alumni Holiday reunion, the Ames History Museum is again hosting a special alumni reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on TBD, December TBD, 2021. Come join classmates and other young and "older" AHS alums to see the latest popular exhibit, "TBD" Drinks and refreshments will be served! At 7pm head to TBD to continue the Holiday gathering.

Facebook Holiday events from:

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Past Holiday Gathering Photos

See you at the next GREAT AHS Holiday Gathering

The All Class AHS Holiday Gathering is held the Friday between Christmas and New Year's. If the holidays hit that day (as it did in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2020 and 2021) then we pick a different date

Message from Perry Beeman:

The 2021 All Classes Holiday Get Together marks the 27th Anniversary after Christmas December TBD, 2021

Originally started by late 1970s and early 1980s AHS Alumni, there is always a strong mid 70s to early 80s contingency, and the AHS classes of 2007 and 2008 AHS have discovered us too! Need more 50s, 60s, early 70s + more 90s and 2000s AHS Alumni to discover this great get-together. The idea for an informal All Classes AHS reunion came out of years of discussions among Perry Beeman, Julie (Anderson) Larson, Bill Nutty, all 3 from the AHS Class of 1977 and others. Why not catch people while they were back in town for the holidays, and to have an informal, relaxing, annual fun gathering / reunion, for those of us who love seeing classmates before the 5 or 10 years for our own class gatherings to roll around. The trio of big talkers backed it up by actually planning and having the first event, 25 years ago! The idea was to keep it simple: show up, buy your own refreshments​, no tickets, no fees, no fuss. Along the way, fellow Ames High​ grads Bill Nutty and Heidi Conis helped build the turnout, which now often is bigger than some formal reunions. "We began with 30 or so, mostly from '77, but it continued to build," Beeman said. "Let's just say I gained a lot of Facebook friends when word got around I was one of the organizers."

History

It's simple, we set the date, you show up, buy your own food or drinks, and, if you're a big spender, for your friends. Then drink up (in moderation of course and we encourage soda pop or water), chat, and get caught up. This has been a meaningful, wonderful reconnection for many people, and we've had classmates from New York, California, Florida, Minnesota, Nebraska, Illinois and elsewhere attend. The holiday gathering got off the ground in a small way and mostly involving the AHS Class of '77, but has become much more. "Started out with 30 people, but in the last few years, this has really taken off," Beeman said. "I rely heavily on the this alumni site for email addresses - and beg people to update theirs -- and that helps. What really got this going, though, is the simple act of friends letting their friends know about it through personal email address books and phone calls. The alumni newsletter and the website also carry notices.

Stats:

100 AHS Alumni turned out for the 2006 AHS Holiday event, and a record 110 turned out in 2007 from the AHS classes of 1967 to 2003. Foggy weather caused attendance to drop to 50 in 2008, there was a good turnout in 2009, 2010 wasn't the largest turnout we have ever had, but there was a respectible showing of 60 AHS alumni. Perry says a lot of younger classes are showing up now too and it is harder for him to know who the AHS grads are, so maybe there were more than 60 classmates at the gatherings in 2010, 2011 and 2012. 2013 set the record for the largest attendence ever at 150+ alumni, with representatives from the AHS​ class of 1972 thru 2008. The AHS​ classes of 2008 and 1998 had big reunions the previous summer, they both opted to have Holiday mini-reunions and piggy-backed onto our event! 20 from the class of 2008 and 20 from the class of 1998. In 2014 There was again another strong crowd of happy holiday classmates for the 20th anniversary of this great event with 110+. 2017 had inclement icy weather but still nearly 100 attended, and 2018 had a respectable 100. Maybe 2019 will be another record?
Still confused? Email Beeman at p e r r y b e e m a n @ g m a i l . c o m.

Disclaimer:

This is the age of disclaimers, and of course we have one too. This Get-Together is not sponsored by the AHSAA, or anyone else affilated with AHS. We just want to see all our great friends from AHS again.


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Perry Beeman '77

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The AHS classes of 1961 1971 1996 2001 2006 and 2011 have not reported a reunion to the AHSAA

AHSThis reunion might be held sometime in 2021

AHS reunion post created May 18, 2020 top updated 5/19/2021

If you know there is a reunion planned for this class and you don't see it listed anywhere on this website, then please let the AHSAA know who to contact and how to contact that classmate.

Are you a member of your class reunion planning committee for your Ames High School Class and you don't see a listing for your class reunion, please let the AHSAA know the dates and schedule for your reunion, as well as the contact person or persons and any other reunion information you would like listed on this AHSAA web site.

Click the contact us button on this page and email any information about your reunion, how you would like the post to read, dates, contact info for your reunion, facebook page, or your class reunion website link plus any other pertinent information. Thank you. The AHSAA



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