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JOINED CLASSMATES


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 43.4%


A:   201   Joined
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WHERE WE LIVE


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10 live in Arizona
2 live in Arkansas
5 live in California
5 live in Colorado
5 live in Florida
1 lives in Georgia
1 lives in Hawaii
3 live in Idaho
1 lives in Illinois
2 live in Indiana
3 live in Iowa
9 live in Kansas
3 live in Louisiana
2 live in Michigan
2 live in Minnesota
5 live in Missouri
110 live in Nebraska
2 live in Nevada
1 lives in New Mexico
2 live in New York
3 live in North Carolina
1 lives in Oklahoma
1 lives in Oregon
1 lives in South Carolina
2 live in South Dakota
10 live in Texas
2 live in Virginia
2 live in Wisconsin
1 lives in Sweden
1 lives in Turkey
259 location unknown
86 are deceased

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Lincoln Northeast High School
Class of 1969
ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lincoln Northeast Class of ’69 50th Reunion Countdown

Week 27

How much do we really know about the history of our school?

As we get closer to the 50th Reunion of the Class of 1969 on October 18-19 of this year, we thought it might be interesting to take a look at some facts dating back to the origin of Lincoln Northeast High School, opened in the fall of 1941.

The information is compliments of Betty Gage, late mother of Linda Gage Maly, who passed along to Linda her “Lincoln Northeast High School Golden Anniversary 50 Years of Excellence” book from 1991.

Here are just a few “fun facts” about our school:

  • Original plans by the Board of Education to build a new school in northeast Lincoln were announced in 1931, but it would take 10 more years before the plans would become a reality.
  • The proposed building site was equidistant from the three existing high schools in Havelock, University Place and Bethany.
  • Unable to get hoped for federal financing for the new school, a $190,000 bond issue was put before voters for a second time in April of 1940.
  • Laborers were paid $.40 per hour and painters $.80 per hours as construction started in September of 1940. The project was completed in less than a year.
  • The Board of Education requested name suggestions from students of the three combining schools, and the overwhelming favorite of students was Pershing High School.
  • Ignoring its own mandate to let the students name the school, the Board settled on Northeast High School. Later, the Board admitted Pershing could not be used because of possible future plans to use the name for a proposed downtown auditorium.
  • A copper 4”x4”x1” cornerstone box laid in place on Oct. 17 of 1940 included a copy of the schools’ rules and regulations, a directory of the Lincoln school system, a schedule of teachers’ salaries, a listing of members of the city council, Board of Education, architects and contractors, a map of the site, a bulletin labeled “urgent need for Northeast High School”, a system budget and superintendents report.
  • A total of 1,037 students enrolled in the first year which included junior high and high school along with a grade school with classes from kindergarten to fourth grade.
  • The senior class chose navy blue and gold as the school colors, but subsequently black and white (non-colors) were chosen as none of the three feeder schools had those colors.
  • Rockets, Raiders and Pirates were nicknames suggested for the school. Students chose Rockets.
  • The Rockettes Pep Club was initially the Sparkettes.
  • The “N” Club was led by well-known Northeast family names. President Rex Mercer, Vice President John Knight and Secretary Cliff Squires. Faye Alice Rivett was chosen as President of the Future Grads.
  • Lincoln High defeated Northeast, 13-6, in the first football game.
  • Northeast also lost to Lincoln High in the finals of the 1942 state basketball tournament.
  • “Young April” was presented as the first school play. “U.S.S. Victory” was the second semester play as focus shifted with the start of the war.
  • Because of the war, 111 senior men joined the service upon graduation. A total of 190 students were in the first graduating class.

If you are aware of any other fun facts about the origin of our school, let us know in the comment section. There might even be a test (trivia) as part of the reunion fun.

Thanks for all of you who indicated your plans for the reunion last week in the comments, and for all of the new people who have registered to the website. We’re hoping many more will plan to join us in October.

Chuck

HOTEL OPTIONS

Hi Classmates. 

Hotel options for reunion stay in Lincoln are below. All but one are within walking distance from one another in downtown Haymarket area. We have two hotels with a rate guarantee time frame. Rates for other hotels can be determined by calling or through hotel website. There are many more hotels available in Lincoln; these were chosen with regard to proximity to airport and downtown venues and the other hotel is between our two reunion venues. If you have questions, please let me know.  

See you in October!  Mona

Lincoln Haymarket (click the map to open in your browser) - Haymarket parking fees may apply:

Hyatt Place 600 Q Street, 888.492.8847. Ten rooms with rates available until 09.18.19 for Oct 18 and 19: king, $149 (5 rooms), double queen, $159 (5 rooms).  Code G-NER9 (www.hyattplacelincoln.com). 

Courtyard by Marriott 808 R Street, 877.678.4105. 

Hilton Gardens 801 R Street, 402.475.9000.

Embassy Suites 1040 P Street, 402.474.1111. 

Northeast Lincoln:

Staybridge Suites 1501 N 86th Street (86th and Holdrege), 402.484.6000. Fifteen rooms in a block at these rates until 09.18.19: queen $114.99, king $129.99, double queen $149.99. Rate includes breakfast.  Code NR1. Free parking.

Welcome to the Lincoln Northeast Class of 1969 Web Site! 

We're coming up on 50 years since we were classmates at Lincoln Northeast High School and it is time for a reunion to celebrate that milestone.  This web site will help us be organized, enter and find out information about classmates and spread the word about the event.

The key to our site and reunion success is YOU!  We need you to let us know you found the site by registering and letting us know how to contact you. 

  • Select the "JOIN HERE" option then find and click on your name NOW! 
  • Enter your e-mail address and create a login account so we can keep in touch
  • Upload a recent "Now" photo so when we get together we can recognize one another

Add more information any time convenient including photos, videos, memories, and other bits of your life you'd like to share with your classmates under the "Edit Profile" option.  Your e-mail is NOT shared with anyone, including classmates, unless you authorize it.

So, WELCOME, and do your bit by entering your contact information NOW.

Even more vital, invite classmates that you are still in contact to come to this site and register as well.

Be well, all, and we look forward to hearing from you,

LNE Class of '69 Reunion Committee
lnehsclassof69@gmail.com