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50TH REUNION



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WHERE ARE THEY NOW


WHERE WE LIVE


Who lives where - click links below to find out.

1 lives in Alabama
1 lives in Alaska
3 live in Arizona
3 live in California
2 live in Colorado
5 live in Florida
1 lives in Hawaii
12 live in Illinois
2 live in Indiana
88 live in Iowa
3 live in Kansas
1 lives in Kentucky
1 lives in Maryland
7 live in Minnesota
1 lives in Mississippi
1 lives in Missouri
1 lives in Nevada
1 lives in New Jersey
2 live in New Mexico
1 lives in North Carolina
4 live in Ohio
1 lives in Oregon
1 lives in Tennessee
10 live in Texas
1 lives in Utah
2 live in Virginia
1 lives in Wisconsin
1 lives in Wyoming
1 lives in Ontario
1 lives in Australia
1 lives in Germany
1 lives in United Kingdom
488 location unknown

MISSING CLASSMATES


Know the email address of a missing Classmate? Click here to contact them!

West High School
Class Of 1971

Welcome to the West High Class Of 1971 web site, a special place to reminisce, reflect, and reconnect.

 

50th CLASS REUNION!!!!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2021

Coctail & Mixer at 5 PM

Dinner 6 TO 9 PM

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

1111 West 35th St., Davenport, IA 52806

Dinner is Roast Beef or Chicken with sides.

Cash bar.

35.00 per person, 65.00 per couple


Walk ins are 10.00 each at the door after 7 PM.

CDC GUIDELINES WILL BE FOLLOWED FOR ALL EVENTS


Mail reservations: c/o Tom Whitehouse

1946 W. 3rd St., Davenport, IA 52802

Online reservations are available through Paypal. Sign in, search for DavenportWestHigh71@yahoo.com (no spaces).


Paula Schultz is planning a two hour river cruise aboard the Celebration Belle, Friday, August 20.For more information contact pjs@iowa.net. 

Call or text 515-650-7991 for more information.

 

 

You can join other members of the Class of 1971 on our Facebook Group Page. 

Were you there?

In the spring of 1971, the Davenport West boys' basketball team struggled.  Their record had reached 7 wins against 11 losses.  It looked like another forgettable season.  Nearing tournament season, they were expected to exit early.  Then, something extraordinary happened.  Some passes were crisper than before.  Some shots were more open.  Coach Dave Wessel's zone defense began to work. They were more aware.  They anticipated better.  They knew each other better. They began to believe.  

They weren't suddenly perfect, but the scrappy young Falcons grew up as a team, played as a team, and went on to win the next seven in a row--as a team.  They defeated cross-town rival Central to start the playoffs, upset district rival Dubuque Wahlert to get to a berth at State, and then outshot, out-hustled, and out-believed powerhouse teams Waterloo West, Mason City, and Ottumwa, to earn the school's first ever State Basketball Championship.

Theirs was the story of the power of "team"; where chemistry triumphs over seemingly insurmountable odds.  When it happens, it is one of sports' greatest lessons.  They gave their coach, their school, and their fans an inspirational, storybook ending to a remarkable season.  They gave themselves a legacy.  

It was a fun ride.

 

The First Half

The Second Half

 

Our 45th Class Reunion

was held on

August 26th, 2016

at Modern Woodmen Park

(View the 45th Reunion Gallery)

 

 

Check out these pics from our 40th Reunion, and then add some of your own.

40th Reunion Group Pic with IDs

UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS

John Bina  11/3
Peggy Thode (Irons)  11/15
Thomas Whitehouse  11/15
Kathe Lewis (Diamond)  11/19
Edward Walters  11/22


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