The brick high school building on the hill above Salmon Brook Street opened in 1948 as Granby’s first consolidated grade school. The second and third graders who moved from the town’s two-room neighborhood schools were also the first two classes to graduate from Granby Memorial High School in 1958 and 1959. The class of 1960 began its education as the first first-graders in the new school and would be part of its transition to a middle-high school and then to the high school campus. The class of 1961 completed the group that over 50 years later celebrated those years at the First Four Reunion on Columbus Day weekend. With class sizes of about 65, including tuition students from Hartland and East Granby, they were—and still are—a close-knit group. This was the group’s fifth combined reunion. It included a get-together at @thebarn on Friday evening, a banquet at the Skyline Restaurant in Windsor Locks on Saturday evening and brunch at the Skyline on Sunday. Teachers and mentors, Ken King, Marjorie Davis and Perry DeAngelis, attended the banquet and shared their memories of those early years. Photos by Mary and Michael Keating and Chris Levandowski.
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