Bethlehem Press

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Class of ’67 gather for 50th

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

Fifty years after they were the last full graduating class from then Bethlehem HS, nearly 200 graduates of the class of 1967 and their guests gathered for their 50th reunion in early August at the Best Western in Hanover Township. That year, 992 people received diplomas from what was Bethlehem’s only public high school. The following year Freedom HS would open, ushering in the era of two public high schools in the Bethlehem Area School District.

‘Let us give thanks for our time together’

Monday, August 7, 2017 by DANA GRUBB in Local News

1945 Liberty and Bethlehem Vo-tech grads gather

Their senior year at the Liberty HS and Bethlehem Vo-Tech schools was marked with noteworthy 20th century events. President Franklin Roosevelt would die suddenly in April 1945, the furious final months of World War II in Europe would conclude in May, and the final push to defeat Japan in the Pacific was gaining momentum. Just a couple of months after they graduated, the first atomic bombs were used in warfare. Their entire generation had grown up through the Great Depression.