DHS Relive High School Years

St BernardsIt has been said that our good memories bring us happiness, joy and satisfaction throughout our lives.

That dictum was put to the test last week as Sisters Anne-Marie Berthiaume and Claudette Huot had the opportunity to spend part of their Friday afternoon sauntering down memory lane with Carole Fuller, one of their students from the graduating class of 1961 at St. Bernard High School in New London, CT.

Our Development Director, Dr. Gauthier, herself an alumna of St. Bernard's, joined the trio for this special occasion that flew by at warp speed.

The conversation was lively and recalled people, events, favorite classes and teachers who impacted our lives forever. Special mention was made of Sisters Joan Michael, Claire Philemon, Gertrude Bonin, Laura Marie, Gertrude du Sacré Coeur and David de Marie  The high standards to which they held their students and the positive example of their own lives were praised as life-long gratitude was expressed. 

Teachers and alumSisters Anne-Marie and Claudette both headed the Business Department at SBHS for a number of years. Sr. Anne-Marie went to Chile as a missionary in 1962 and returned north to serve on the Provincial Team and  to work with migrants in California. Sr. Claudette has been ministering as Provincial Secretary and will soon retire from that position to finally decide "what she wants to do when she grows up". Both Sisters sincerely appreciate touching base with former students and colleagues as do the many other DHS in retirement who spent the better part of their active years in the classroom.

As the reunion came to a close, everyone concurred that it truly was the peak moment of our week and that perhaps we should have done that a long time ago. Promises to stay in touch were made, and we all look towards the future and more opportunities to relive our high school or college years with friends and teachers.

If you have fond memories of any DHS you may have had in school, please contact us so we can plan the perfect time for sharing happy and blessed moments together.


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