Class of 1972

ARE YOU READY?  Or the more important question is:  ARE YOU COMING TO THE PNHS CLASS OF 1972 50th REUNION?  Here is the initial schedule with more details to come.  The dates are Friday, August 12 – Saturday, August 13, 2022. 

Friday, August 12, 1:30 p.m. – A tour of good ol’…and new…Portage Northern High School, led by Principal Jim French. This is a FREE event, open to all, even if you choose not to attend any other event.  

We are hoping to add some activities during the day on Saturday, August 13. We are looking for volunteers to coordinate activities like trips to the Air Zoo, Gilmore Car Museum, Kalamazoo Institute of Art, golf outing, hike, beer tours, or other local activities or attractions. Any costs associated with these activities are on your own.

The main events:

Friday, August 12, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. – After dinner on your own, a gathering will be held at the home of Steff Rapacz Goldsberry.  This is a chance to informally reconnect with classmates. Snacks, beer, wine, soft drinks, bottled water will be provided.

Saturday, August 13, 6 p.m. to 12 midnight: cocktail hour, buffet dinner, entertainment, dancing, and special door prizes at the Four Points by Sheraton in Kalamazoo. Dress is casual.

The total cost for these two events is just $19.72 per person!!  That’s right, whether you attend just Friday night, just Saturday night, or both nights, you pay a total of $19.72 per person. Say what???  You read correctly: Thanks to a generous donation from an anonymous classmate, we are able to offer you the opportunity to attend our 50th, and possibly last reunion, at an incredibly low cost.

Details for payment, addresses and everything else will be forthcoming as this grand final reunion evolves.  But please know that reservations will close on July 1st. 

A block of rooms at the Four Points by Sheraton is still available; here’s the link:

If you plan to attend and haven’t already, please let Judy Sagara know at [email protected].  Please share this with any classmates whom you’re still in contact with.

See you in August!


updated 5/9/2022