Welcome !

WE THE GRADUATES, the illustrious class of 1962, having departed from our Alma Mater some 49 years ago, have moved through the world with good effect. Among our ranks there can be found; College Professors, Mayors, Lawyers , Engineers, War Heroes, Fire Fighters, Educators, Published Authors, Artists and Well-known Entertainers just to name a few of our many, many achievements. As of this writing, we have not yet uncovered a good horse thief or pirate, but we are still searching.

If you graduated Belleville High in 1962, please contact us !! Contact classmate Norman Price - norman.price_nj@yahoo.com

Or, join us on Facebook; you will find many of your classmates already gathered there at "Belleville High School Class of 1962"

Veterans Note: Our class committee maintains an on-line roster of classmates who have served in the Armed Services. You can view it here ==> Roster. If you have served in the military and your name is not yet on the roster, forward your information to the email address above and it will be added to the roster with thanks.

Please note: all "Links To Class of 62 Sites" are repaired and functional.

NEW - Classmate Ray Hackett has shared with us his collection of Basketball action shots and news clips. Click here to view the collection ==> Basketball.

NEW - A Varsity Football Program from Nov. 4, 1961 is now available in the photo gallery. The Program is courtesy of Classmate Nina Pipitone Colannino. Click here to view the Program ==> Program.

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Want to hear more great oldies ? Click on "Record Player " where you can hear some great DooWop sounds and watch the records spin on vintage record players.

A new juke box featuring 25 songs popular during our Senior year 1961-62 has been added to the Class web page. -->Click here to access<--

The Class of 1962


Check back often as we unfold the history, exploits and adventures of the Illustrious Class of 1962 who once graced the halls and classrooms of Belleville High School, Belleville, New Jersey.

Note ! The 1962 Monad is now available to view in the photo gallery.

==============>Memories are made of this. <==============

Monday, April 30, 2012

Auld Lang Syne

This Class is your Class, this Class is my Class
From California to the East Coast sea grass ...
California, Colorado, Texas, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Maryland, and every part of New Jersey from top to bottom.

We came from many a corner of the land
to share an old-time feeling, to shake an old friend's hand ..

.. and what a feeling it was ...
surrounded by the friends of our youth.

No one was disappointed. Did we have a good time ?? .. yes, but it was more, so much more than that. It was a life-enriching experience.

It was a grand out-pouring of Classmates, 90 of us came, 90 who stopped all they were doing, interrupted busy lives, and came to share a memory that each and every one had a hand in creating.

I cannot find words expressive enough, phrases grand enough to describe the skill and talent displayed by the Committee who organized this event. But you didn't need words if you were there, just a glance at the faces; smile after smile after smile, warm, glowing faces, the glowing eyes of folks having an intense experience.

What you see here at the moment is just the beginning of what will be an expanded presentation; more pictures, some sound clips and other mementos of a wonderful Reunion are coming. Check back again in a week or so when I will have more of the material organized for presentation. For those not on FaceBook, there will also be direct links to the excellent presentation work that Ed and Marion are doing on our Class Page on FaceBook. Anyone with Reunion photos or stories to share should send them to me for presentation here and / or Marion for presentation on FaceBook. Here are the first few photos, just to get started -

A delicious cake !  It had a canoli filling.

A Presidential address.

Our Master of Ceremonies got things going.

C'mon, let's Stroll.

We hadn't forgotten how to do it!

50 years? .. I still think somebody counted wrong.
Photo by Carole Lane
New photos added 5/2/12
Thank you for sharing, Classmate Diane Wittick Bauer!

Up-dated 5/15/12
There are now 4 volumes of photos in the gallery.
A collection of Audio Clips have been added. Listen in to the fun and excitement !

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Graduation Day !

Free at last, free at last, from teachers almighty, we are free at last. What a day it was. For so many years we had been carefully prepared, made ready, made bold, fearless and well equipped to face the world. Now, it was just a matter of marching up, collecting our diplomas and flying off. It was a heady feeling. Yes, that was a while ago, wasn't it? Let's see if we can recapture just a few moments of the sights, sounds and feelings of that momentous day.