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BoShek
08-01-2006, 04:08 PM
I am going to my 10th year high school reunion ... I hope (the organizer was horrible and I wasn't and not even sure it is going to happen). Anyway, I chose to take charge of the awards.

Here is what I thought of:
Most changed
Least changed
Traveled the farthest
Most kids
Who you can't believe settled down
Who you wish was there

Anyone have a reunion that had awards? What did they give out or can you think of any more for me?

Thanks!

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
08-01-2006, 04:37 PM
May I recommend Homer Simpson's collected awards including "most improved odor," "most weight gain," "most hair loss," "traveled the least to get here," "oldest car," and "lowest paying job." Those will really make quite the impression on your classmates.

El Chuxter
08-01-2006, 04:40 PM
I got an award: "Most Likely to Get Over 5,000 Useless Posts on a Star Wars Collecting Site."

seanmcfripp
08-01-2006, 04:45 PM
Be cool and don't go to your reunion.:thumbsup:

Banthaholic
08-01-2006, 04:54 PM
Be cool and don't go to your reunion.:thumbsup:
I didn't go to mine. College reunion I'd be all for, or a reunion of groups of friends from high school, but for a class reunion I wasn't really too interested.

seanmcfripp
08-01-2006, 05:02 PM
I didn't go to mine. College reunion I'd be all for, or a reunion of groups of friends from high school, but for a class reunion I wasn't really too interested.

Exactly. There are like 5 people I wouldn't mind seeing, but I couldn't imagine dealing with the potentially 300 other ones. If they were all douches in high school, I can only imagine they're doubley douchy now.

When a 10 year reunion rolled around for me last year, I kept getting Classmates.com crap months in advance. How the heck did they get my email address? Very scary.

Darth Jax
08-01-2006, 05:36 PM
May I recommend Homer Simpson's collected awards including "most improved odor," "most weight gain," "most hair loss," "traveled the least to get here," "oldest car," and "lowest paying job." Those will really make quite the impression on your classmates.
didn't he also rate "most outstanding in the field of excellence" or whatever made up award they gave him so he could have an awards show.

Slicker
08-01-2006, 05:38 PM
Here is what I thought of:
Most changed
Least changed
Traveled the farthest
Most kids
Who you can't believe settled down
Who you wish was there
I love the most kids award. That just shows who's the easi...er...most motherly.

Kidhuman
08-01-2006, 05:52 PM
I love the most kids award. That just shows who's the easi...er...most motherly.

Or the biggest man-*****

bobafrett
08-01-2006, 09:36 PM
I attended my 10 year, but not the 20 year reunion.

figrin bran
08-02-2006, 12:53 AM
mine never got organized and so it never happened.

how about the "and we thought you were going on to bigger and better things but boy we were ever wrong" award? :p

2-1B
08-02-2006, 01:04 AM
had mine this summer but we didn't do any awards.

bobafrett
08-02-2006, 10:35 AM
had mine this summer but we didn't do any awards.


Aren't you still in School Caesar? This is for reunions not graduations! :D

(honestly, you don't look a day over 18)

CaptainSolo1138
08-02-2006, 11:45 AM
I've was invited to join the "AHHS c/o 1998" MySpace group the other day in anticipation of our reunion in a couple years.

I declined.:thumbsup:

Seriously, there are only a handful of people from high school that I could give even half a s**t about, and I speak with them on a semi-regular basis. Why would I wanna spend $300-$400 to golf and have dinner when I can do that on my own (or with people I want to be golfing and eating with) for a quarter of that? Reunions tend to be for those who haven't yet left the high school mind set or those who feel the need to relive some past glory (Y'know, the All-State QB who needs to take the day off from his job at the carwash to attend).

2-1B
08-02-2006, 12:02 PM
Why the **** would they charge that kind of money? :confused:

We paid $25 which covered beer and wine (neither of which I drink), bufet style pizza which was brought out to us by the venue, and our own private room. We had the room from 7pm til 2am and it was cool...plus we could move back and forth between the public bar.

Thanks Frett on the age comment, I'm 28 so hopefully when I turn 40 I'll only look 30. :D

I'm glad I went to my reunion, I'm not the cynic that Cappy is. :thumbsup: Out of nearly 100 people in our class, I only keep close ties with 4 of them but there were many other people there whom I lost touch with over the years and it was nice to say hello. Meh. :confused:

Bel-Cam Jos
08-02-2006, 05:05 PM
Mine was okay. The organizers misjudged the number of people who'd go, collected money for a photo/memory book to be made, but since the cost for the venue (Palm Springs in August? :confused: My deodorant exploded in my bag from the heat outside! ) exceeded what they had, they used the money for the book to cover most of it. But then asked for more to cover the rest. Hmm...

As far as the prizes for the awards (ours had basically the same as BoShek listed), they were just paper certificates.

Now, my tone might make you think I didn't want to go. I did, it just wasn't well-organized or thought out. I will probably go for my 20th, if I'm still alive or if they even have one.

DarthQuack
08-02-2006, 08:56 PM
My 10 year is in 2008, I'm debating on whether to go, depending on where I live so it'll be up in the air, I could care less about seeing half of those losers. I'd rather go to a SSG Reunion and hang out with those losers instead. :thumbsup:

BoShek
08-03-2006, 10:26 AM
[QUOTE=Bel-Cam Jos]As far as the prizes for the awards (ours had basically the same as BoShek listed), they were just paper certificates. QUOTE]

Yeah that's all I am going give out.

Here is what I am leaning toward, they are all positive

Most changed in a good way
Least changed in a good way
Person happiest to see here
Traveled the furthest
Biggest family (tie then ages of kids combined)
I wish they showed up but didn't *No award given out*

El Chuxter
08-03-2006, 10:39 AM
I'd like to nominate Slicker for "Most Likely to Have His Mom Turned into a Lame Running Joke on a Star Wars Collecting Site."

CaptainSolo1138
08-03-2006, 11:27 AM
I'd like to nominate Slicker for "Most Likely to Have His Mom Turned into a Lame Running Joke on a Star Wars Collecting Site."
I second that.

BTW, congrats on post 5,800 Chux. You win the award for "Highest percentage of posts to feature the phrase "Slicker's Mom". Wanna know a secret? Slick is out of town for three weeks or so and won't have internet access.

I think a thread needs to be started...

JimJamBonds
08-03-2006, 11:28 PM
How about:

Gained the most weight? and
Lost the most weight? lol

Mr. JabbaJohnL
08-05-2006, 07:58 PM
I'm still in high school (I'll be a junior in about three weeks, unfortunately) so, uh . . . I haven't been to a reunion. :D If they even have them at my school, then I might eventually, unless I keep in touch with the ones I care about then I just won't bother. However I can't imagine that my friends would actually go . . . so maybe I'll just avoid them altogether. :thumbsup:

Bel-Cam Jos
08-18-2008, 01:08 PM
Are you afraid of your 20th reunion? I've seen a few things lately that've made me think about HS reunions (a person's yearbook brought out at his funeral wake [he was in his mid-80s], signs on school marquees listing combination reunions , [I]Jeopardy! Teen Tournament reruns), and I'm just a couple years away from a potential 20 year one (as I said before, if it even gets put together). I have much less interest now than I did in the past; wonder if the Internet options today have hurt in-person reunions overall.

CaptainSolo1138
08-18-2008, 01:49 PM
wonder if the Internet options today have hurt in-person reunions overall.Personally speaking, yes. My ten year reunion is later this month and I had all the paper work filled out and everything and then it dawned on me that there is a small fraction of the people I graduated with that I care to see or speak to and I do so with them on Myspace and Facebook (if I don't see them regularly). Why would I pay $100+ travel expenses to see a bunch of people I had no use for in the first place?

Exhaust Port
08-18-2008, 06:15 PM
I've been to my 5th and 10th but work kept me from making the 15th a few years ago.

The 5th year reunion was way too close to high school as no one had really done anything with their lives in the passing years. A few had graduated college but hadn't gotten a careering going. Most were still in college or aimless bouncing around different jobs. It was nice to see folks but it could have been skipped.

The 10th year reunion was a lot more entertaining. Classmates had kids, established careers, changed physically and matured. It was very entertaining and fun to see where folks had ended up and that comes from someone who maintained only a small group of friends through high school. One thing that was apparent at the 5 year but was proven again at the 10 year was those that were attractive in high school were past their prime the day school let out. There were a lot of very mature, attractive women that clearly blossomed in the years following high school. I know of one marriage that stemmed from a meeting at the reunion and they were nothing more than passing acquaintances in high school.

I missed the 15th reunion and it seems I didn't miss much as attendance was minimal. It seems folks are holding out for the big 10 year reunions (20, 30, etc.).

My 20th is coming up in 3 years and I'll go if I'm off from work. I think there are a few classmates I would like to run into and see how they are doing. With those that I've connected with at the reunions it was never about competition as it was for some folks. There has been a small group of attendees who wanted to compare resumes or pedigree but they were always met with a cold reception and never found an audience. It was more entertaining for the rest of the party to watch them struggle to "one up" someone/anyone.

I think a big reason I want to go is to see how everyone's lives changed after 9/11. My 10th year reunion was 3 days before 9/11 and when we left the party we all knew the hopes/dreams of our classmates so I'd like to see how everyone fared through that. I know my life that I shared then ended up nearly disappearing 3 days later. I'm sure it changed a lot of other classmate's lives too.

Something I hope our organizers take into account the next event is not to make it so darn formal. The 5th and 15th were casual events while the 10th year was quite formal. Honestly I felt underdressed not showing up in a suit. They had a semi-formal dinner and a DJ that blared music from our high school days. Everyone left the hall and just stood outside and talked there. I'm not quite sure what type of mood they were trying to capture but I wasn't interested in being formal in anyway.

Oh, they did those goofy awards at the last one I went to. I was disappointed they didn't offer one for Least Distance Traveled. At the time I was living in an apartment that was probably 1 mile or less from the reunion after all those years.

bobafrett
08-18-2008, 10:21 PM
Are you afraid of your 20th reunion?

I missed mine a few years back, 2003 to be exact. I'm more worried about my 30th, and if anybody will care if I am there or not. When I went to my 10th, someone said, "Oh ya, you were the guy with all the hair". Nice way to make my mark.

sith_killer_99
08-18-2008, 10:45 PM
Well, I bought tickets/reservations for my 10th. I had planned to drive out to Colorado, but the minivan broke down the day before we would have driven out. Needless to say we missed it...stupid non-refundable $300.00 tickets.

My 15 year was a couple of months ago, deployment kept me from going. NBD, I will probably go to my 20 year.

JimJamBonds
08-19-2008, 05:31 PM
You can always add the Dundies: Spicest Curry, Whitest Sneakers, Bushiest Beaver etc.

CaptainSolo1138
08-20-2008, 09:17 PM
How about the "Holy crap! You're not gay?!" award.

Mad Slanted Powers
08-21-2008, 03:18 PM
I graduated in 1988. We didn't have a 5 year reunion, so someone decided to put one together the next year, so we had a 6 year reunion. It was just a gathering at a local park. Maybe a third of the class showed up.

The 10 year reunion was going to be a two day thing. There was going to be a dinner on one night, followed by a gathering the next afternoon at the same park we had our 6 year. Only a few people sent in money for the evening thing, so that was cancelled and we just had the park thing. About 30 of the nearly 100 from our class showed up.

I had my 20 year reunion last month. It was good, and I think most people enjoyed it. We did a two day thing again, and this time there was enough interest to do both. We had dinner at a local casino on Friday, and then had a potluck picnic at a park (not the same one as the previous two reunions) on Saturday. Between the two days, about 50 people showed up, including a couple people that didn't actually graduate from our school, but had spent many years in our school district and felt more a part of our school than the ones they graduated from.

There probably weren't a lot of people that I was really interested in seeing, but I was interested in seeing everyone and finding out what everyone is up to these days.

I guess for me, since I didn't really maintain connections with people, it was good to see everyone again, even if I didn't associate with them much in school. Perhaps the size of our school and the nature of the community has something to do with it as well. A large percentage of the people that I started first grade with were still there when I graduated. There were only four elementary schools in our school district, and mine was the largest one, so when I got to junior high, I knew quite a few people there already, and even a few from the other schools. Even if I didn't know them, I might have been familiar with some of their names because of older siblings that my brothers or sister went to school with.

I imagine that in a large school in a big city, it would be harder to get to know everyone in your class. Those cliques that develop would probably be more numerous and have sharper divisions. Someone at my reunion commented about how a lot of those sorts of barriers that existed in high school weren't there at our reunion. We're hoping to have the reunions every five years now, and hopefully more people will show up next time.