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CLASS REUNIONS

Contact Sandy Reed, sreed@orangeburgprep.com, to post a class reunion,

or call the school office (803) 534-7970.

 

The WHA Class of 1973 has created their own website. Click below for information and to view their photo gallery.

 

http://wha1973.wix.com/whaclass1973#!photo-gallery/c24vq

 

 

 

Class of 1992

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The Class of 1992 held their 20th reunion

June 2, 2012, at Camp Anderson.

Pictured left to right above are:

Bottom Row: Todd Binnicker, Harriett Shuler Kinsey, Camri Klinger Monaghan, Marti McElhone Hanson, Trisha Watson Kirkland, Susan Bates McLure, Andrea Wyrosdick Creech, Stephanie Livingston Glover
Middle Row: Robert Self, Andrea Wiliamson Darsey, Chris Kinsey,Todd Pratt, Pinkney Thompson, Jim Johnson
Back row: James Creech, Benji Hughes, Catherine Brunson Ayers, Andy Delaney, Robin Burns Blackwood, Jongy Shuler Shahbahrami

 

 

Class of 1994

 

News from Orangeburg Prep Class of 1994 Reunion

 

The reunion was held January 22nd, 2011, at the Williams Family Cookhouse in Orangeburg, S.C. It was a blast - thanks to all who made it. We missed a lot of you. It was fun to see everyone, catch up, and meet with each other's families. Click here for pictures! The next reunion will be 2014, our twentieth reunion! A donation to Orangeburg Prep was made on behalf of the class.

 

Class of 1978

 

News from Wade Hampton Class of 1978 Reunion

 

Why did the WHA Class of 1978 celebrate their 32nd high school reunion in May 2010? Why not celebrate on the 30th or 35th year? That's what normal high school classes do, right?  Well, the simple reason is that it is very hard to round up all the contact information of those long-ago classmates and even more difficult for the planners to get it all together in a timely fashion!

Nevertheless, the graduates from Wade Hampton Academy 1978 gathered at the Mid-Carolina Gun Club on May 16, 2010 for a Beaufort Stew supper and some music from the good 'ole seventies. Class members decided to donate a sizeable percentage of the remaining funds after expenses to Orangeburg Preparatory in memory of four of its classmates; Dree Pace, Tim Garrick, Randy Creel, and David Howe. 

 

Class of 1969

News from the Class of 1969 Reunion

 

On Saturday evening, March 14, 2009 the Wade Hampton Academy Class of 1969 held its fortieth reunion at the home of Jimmy and Millie Brunson. Lovely in every detail were the arrangements of spring flowers and roses designed by Susan Keitt Moss and placed throughout the house. Classmates and their guests were greeted by the Brunsons and other members of the reunion committee: Kathy Brodie Chaplin, Dan Hydrick, Michael Moss, Susan Keitt Moss, Martin Gilchrist and his wife Janet. A sumptuous cocktail buffet featuring shrimp and grits, beef, and pork was served.

At the request of Dan Hydrick, the Honorable Paul Miller, Mayor of Orangeburg, paid a surprise visit to make a special presentation. On behalf of the City Council and the citizens of Orangeburg, the mayor issued a proclamation declaring March 14, 2009 as "Wade Hampton Academy Class of 1969 Day" in Orangeburg. An individually signed proclamation was given to each class member present.

Twenty-one from the Class of 1969 and their guests gathered to celebrate the reunion. Out-of-state class members in attendance were Anne Culler Reeves, Tallahassee Florida; Sam Galphin, Raleigh, North Carolina; Angela Morris Jones, Coral Gables, Florida. Those present from South Carolina were Dewise Altman Bailey, Isle of Palms; Kathy Clark Suit, North Augusta; Harriett Gaillard Jackson and Louis Jackson, Sumter; Sheri Hollis Jewell, Aiken; Susan Keitt Moss and Michael Moss, Cameron; Gail Linder Allen, Clinton; Ellen Marcus Smith, Bobbie Myers Burgess, Susie Wannamaker Justice, Columbia; James Simons, Holly Hill; Roger Wiles, Hopkins; Kathy Brodie Chaplin, Connie Carter Porter, Martin Gilchrist, Dan Hydrick, and Millie Warren Brunson, Orangeburg.

 

 

Other Alumni Events

 

Alumni State Football Championship Team Recognition

October 21, 2011

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Curt Bair and Rion Groomes sport their "Rebel" jerseys in the above photo.

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Senior night at Indian Field not only recognized our Senior students participating in Fall sports, but also alumni who were members of State Championship football teams. On October 21, we had five coaches of State Championship teams and twenty-seven team members file onto the field during half-time of the football game. Coaches attending were Thad Ott, Fred Stabler, Charlie Assey, Barry Mizzell and Ley Pickens. The WHA 1974 team was our very first State Championship football team. Representing this team pictured above are Bruce Rheney, Gregg Whetstone, Gregg Edwards, Ben Hare, Michael Salley, and Steve Cook. Shown far right in the picture is Coach Thad Ott. Representing WHA 1982-1985, OPS 1986-1988, OPS 1990 and OPS 1992-1994 State Championship teams were: Ley Pickens, Elliott Dominick, Craig Cook, Walt Turner, Rion Groomes, Curt Bair, Jonathon Huddleston, Harold Albo, Clifford Keefe, Wayne Earley, Chip Summers, Chris Holstad, Andy Brickle, Bussy Argoe, J.J. Judy, Michael Carter, Chan Holman, Warren Albergotti, Richard Lackey, Jason Cote and Rob Clariday. Thanks to everyone for coming out!

 

Alumni BBQ September 30, 2011

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On Friday, September 30, 2011, the Alumni Association hosted an Alumni Homecoming BBQ prior to our homecoming football game. Approximately 140 attended this event. Those attending enjoyed looking through memorabilia decorating the lobby, as well as old yearbooks. Following some good-old Orangeburg BBQ, a video/slide show documenting the history of Wade Hampton Academy, Willington Academy, and Orangeburg Prep brought back many memories. At half-time of the football game, thirteen former homecoming queens were recognized on the field. Returning Homecoming Queens were Ginger Kearse, Reggie Huber Metts, Melissa Ayers Hamilton, Kelley Bryant Mims, Shelly McElhone Sutcliffe, Vicki Bozard Holmes, Nicole Fogle Culler, Susan Gramling Moore, Kimberly Dantzler Harrell, Cassie Nance, Meredith Faulling, Jackie Bryant, and Laura Irick. It was great to see everyone!