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Angie Schmeider, Sally Rieck (nee Buckholz) and Carolyn Taylor (nee Anear) are among the organisers of a Class of '95 joint reunion for Kepnock High and Bundaberg High to be held at the Bundaberg RSL on November 6.
Angie Schmeider, Sally Rieck (nee Buckholz) and Carolyn Taylor (nee Anear) are among the organisers of a Class of '95 joint reunion for Kepnock High and Bundaberg High to be held at the Bundaberg RSL on November 6. Scottie Simmonds

KEPNOCK State High School and Bundaberg State High School may have been rivals in the '90s, but the graduates of 1995 have decided to host a reunion together.

Organisers are still looking for people they have been unable to contact to invite them to the event.

While Facebook may not have been around in the '90s, it has driven the event to its success.

“It has all pretty much been electronic invites to date,” organiser Carolyn Taylor (nee Anear) said.

“There are still a lot of ex-students who aren't on Facebook who we haven't been able to get in touch with.

“Now that the date is getting a bit closer, we are starting to get contact details of people from friends of friends, which is great.”

Ms Taylor said the best thing about organising the event was talking to people who she had lost contact with over the years.

“Reunions are brilliant. Everyone likes a trip down memory lane. We have been in touch with so many people; Facebook has played a big part of that as well.”

She said the highlights of organising the events were the sub-committee meetings.

“They often just turned into a big talk fest about the old days,” she said. “For me, personally, I have rather enjoyed seeing how now, 15 years on, we are all on a level playing field.

“By that I mean, at our school, kids were typically classified into ‘groups' or ‘types' for example there were the brainy kids, the Bargara kids, the skaters, the arty students and the cool kids – but now we realise that most of us were just trying to find our way through adolescence.”

She said organisers had children of their own, and hoped they would not do some of the things they did in school.

“Or at least we don't want them to find out what we did,” she said.

Former students are coming from all across Australia including Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and all parts of Queensland.

Anyone who has not yet received an invitation to the event is asked to contact Ms Taylor on 0412 881 896 or email c-taylor@bigpond.com.



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