Orange Park High School Alumni Still Helping Teachers
The Class of 1981 has a history of supporting teachers. This year, they are planning their 30th high school reunion and are soliciting local businesses for sponsorships in order to raise money for their old school during a time of school budget cuts.
The Class of 1981 was a unique group. They were the last graduating class to include Middleburg students after Middleburg, FL opened a separate high school. They had the same class president for all four years of high school, Casey Carter, who led the students in improving their school and supporting teachers. Casey was a key organizer of the walkout in 1981 and many other activities in support of Orange Park High School. After graduation, Casey continued her tradition of making the world a better place and later married. Unfortunately, Casey Carter Bonar passed away in the summer of 2010. Casey’s family is proud of her legacy of service. http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Casey-Bonar&lc=2309&pid=144050202&mid=4312076. In honor of Casey, and the other class alumni no longer with us, the decision was made to once again make a difference for Orange Park High School. Local businesses are being asked to place ads at the reunion events and an alumni memory book. Other keepsakes may have business and product placements as well. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Orange Park High School.
The Orange Park High School class of 1981 totaled more than 900. Diplomas were awarded on June 10th 1981 and the class will celebrate its 30th year reunion the weekend of June 10th at the Jacksonville Main Library. For more information, visit their website, www.ophs81.com.
Contact: John Linge
Phone: (904) 541-0076