Graduation 1960
Thursday, June 9, 1960, 8:00 PM
  Newport News High School, Newport News, Virginia
1957 Anchor, p.4



Class Motto: "Enter with hope, Graduate with honor, Live with success."
(Nancy Gordon, Motto Committee Head)

Class Colors: Lavender and White
(Wally Craver, Color Committee Head)

Class Flower: Gladiola
(Carol Nachman, Flower Committee Head)

Class Sponsor: Mr. James P. Wilson


I've attached scans of the invitation, program and tickets for Commencement Exercises for the Class of 1960. 
Commencement took place on Thursday, June 9, 1960 at 8 pm. Please note a typo - the program says

, June 9th but commencement was actually on Thursday, June 9th.
I also have the invitation for the "Graduation Dance at Newport News High School Cafeteria" for Thursday, June 9, 1960,
from 10 pm to 1 am; a ticket and program for the Junior-Senior Prom "Misty" for June 3, 1960, from 9 pm to 12 m,
(as well as my corsage); and a program for the Commencement Service at NNHS on Sunday, June 5, 1960, at 5 pm.
These are all in one big album with pictures from the 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, and 45th reunions of the Class of 60!

Courtesy of Karen Weinstein Witte ('60) of FL - 07/12/06 and 08/01/06
How wonderful that you have all those treasures!!! Thanks, Karen!


NNHS Class of 60 Senior Class Song


There will always and ever be room in our hearts,
For things we’ve done in high school days:

Our words, our deeds, our thoughts.
We will always remember the faces we’ve known,
And memories of our happy days wherever we shall roam.
So as we walk life’s narrow way,
Although we cannot see
What lies ahead in future years or
What our fates will be
To our dear Alma Mater
Our thoughts will often go
And will make us think of happy days
And friends we used to know. 

Words by Sammy Lipes and Mary Ann Milne


Courtesy of Karen Weinstein Witte ('60) of FL - 08/03/06
Great idea! Thanks, Karen!

Graduation Day

- Joe Sherman / Noel Sherman, 1956

(Beach Boys version recorded 05/05/65)

There's a time a for joy
A time for tears
A time we'll treasure through the years
We'll remember always
Graduation day

At the senior prom
We danced 'til three
And there you gave your heart to me
We'll remember always
Graduation day

Though we leave in sorrow
All the joys we've known
We can face tomorrow
Knowing we'll never walk alone
When the ivy walls
Are far behind
No matter where our paths may wind
We'll remember always
Graduation day
We'll remember always
Graduation day

(This page was created on 07/20/06.)

"Graduation Day" midi courtesy of
located by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 07/20/06
Thanks so much, Dave!

"Graduation Day" version tabulated by James Ouzts available at - 12/02/03

"Graduation Day" lyrics courtesy of - 12/02/03

Graduation clip art courtesy of - 07/20/06

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