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Topeka High School
Class Of 1969


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March 11, 2021

Hurray!  Spring is just around the corner, and it’s vaccination time!  Hopefully most of us have either already received our COVID-19 vaccine doses, are between doses, or have already been fully vaccinated.  What a relief!  We can see the light at the end of 2020’s long, dark tunnel…

With that in mind, our Homepage is borrowing from the THS Historical Society’s March newsletter to bring you news of the 150th celebration of Topeka High School.  It appears that, as things continue to improve, we can safely participate in the commemoration.  Topeka High is going to celebrate her 150 years, in the grand way it deserves, in the 2021/2022 school year with events throughout the year.  Here is some information about what’s planned:

  • Ice Cream Social Honoring the THS Class of 2021 on the Western Barrett Plaza – Date to be decided before commencement (May 22, 2021).  The Sunflower Chapter of the 100th THS Class of 1971 is hosting this event for the 150th Class of 2021.
  • Annual Patriotic Chimes Concert – Sunday before July 4th, June 27, 2021.  THS front lawn.
  • Birthday Cake for students and staff on the front lawn honoring the first day of Topeka High in 1871 – September 17, 2021.
  • Homecoming Weekend
    Friday, September 24, 2021 – Royalty assembly, parade, special halftime show.
    Saturday, September 25 – Open House at Topeka High – affinity groups, food trucks, displays, etc.
    “Crawl Kansas Avenue” – graduates and the community will enjoy the downtown establishments, then meet at Evergy Plaza with music provided by the Ric Barron Band.
  • THS Graduate Hall of Fame -- Sunday afternoon ceremony in October or November, with an alternate date in spring 2022.
  • Naturalization Ceremony hosted by THS and the THSHS, honoring the 60th anniversary of THS receiving the national Bellamy Award – Wednesday, November 10, 2021 (unofficial).
  • Black and Gold Gala -- unofficially rescheduled to December 4, 2021.
  • “Fiddler on the Roof” – November 2021 or February 2022.  THS graduates will be invited by the THS Drama Department to participate in the opening number “Tradition.”
  • Graduate Variety Show and Surprise Finale – Spring 2022.  Date TBD.
  • Graduates and Friends Sock Hop – Original date April 24, 2021.  Rescheduled to April/May 2022, THS North Gym.  Held on the same night as THS Prom.
  • Graduate Art Show – First Friday in June of 2022.

Keep up with events and activities:  Topeka High 150 Facebook,, and THS Historical Society Facebook.

Get involved and join the fun!  Contact the 150th Committee at and get signed up to help with Homecoming 2021.

Class of 1969 Reunion

September 13-15, 2019

(You must be a member of our class website to access certain pages.  Click on "Join Here" link at upper right, under the THS Tower... your email address is your username... enter password of your choice.  For assistance, contact Jenith Paris Hoover, 785-230-3135 or

What a weekend!  Smiling faces everywhere from start to finish! 
Over 150 classmates -- and their guests, bringing the number to around 200 -- attended and had a great time, from Friday morning's golf tourney at Shawnee Country Club, to the Meet & Greet hosted by Dale & Maggie Warren, to the Halls of Troy Saturday morning, then our Main Event party at the Ramada... and last but not least, a fine jam session at Snyder's Cabin in Gage Park on Sunday.
Photos are now posted in the Class Reunions Gallery!  Click on "Class Reunions" on the left menu bar.

Many thanks to the planning team and everyone who attended.  By popular demand, plans for future reunions will be in the works!

At our Main Event Party Saturday night, 1969 Student Congress President Bruce Honeyman shared some reflections with classmates.  Click here to read his remarks
Thanks, Bruce, for your thoughtful insights.

Many thanks to Donna Dale Wyckoff for creating and donating the '69 sunflower emblem coasters for our reunion! 
For an exclusive look (on Facebook) into the making of the patches, Click Here and Here!
Or use these vimeo links, with password sunflower1969:
Digitizing of the '69 Sunflower emblem.
My Tajima sewing out the '69 sunflower emblem.

If you weren't able to attend the reunion or didn't get your coaster and would like to have one, click on Donna's name above to see her profile, then "Send Donna D. a private message." (You must be logged in as a member.)

HELP US FIND OUR "MISSING" CLASSMATES!  While we have a pretty good handle on most of our classmates' whereabouts and contact information, a number of them are currently "missing" -- we do not have a valid mailing address (or phone number, or email) for them in our records.  You may be able to help!  Please click on the "Missing Classmates" link on the left menu (5th link from the top) and look over those names.  If you are in touch with any of these classmates, or know their current mailing address, phone number, or email, please contact Jenith Paris Hoover, 785-230-3135, or Mark Neis, 785-354-1471,

Remember, this website is  all ours to help us get & stay in touch, catch up on each other's lives (by sharing photos and information), and enjoy many other cool features. You can create your Profile and add photos, then IM and chat with other registered classmates, submit class and reunion photos or reminiscences, and manage your notifications. Then spread the word to other members of the Class of '69 and see how many Classmate Profiles we can get on our website!  PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR PROFILE IS UP-TO-DATE!

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Fun Gallery Pages!

Back by popular demand, class photos from elementary school and junior high days!  Click on Distant Memories on the menu on the left of the screen. Also, images of treasured items from back in the day!  Click on the Memorabilia link on the menu.  If you have similar photos or images you'd like to share with the class, email JPG images (preferred) or PDF files to Jenith (Paris) Hoover,