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Sudbury’s Lo-Ellen high school celebrates 50 years

Graduates of Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School in Sudbury will meet this weekend to not only see each other, but celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary.

Former grads to gather this weekend to mark occasion

Alumni from Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School in Sudbury will meet this weekend for a reunion and to also celebrate the school's 50th anniversary. (Google)

Graduates of Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School in Sudbury will meet this weekend to not only see each other, but celebrate the school’s 50th anniversary.

Mary-Anne Walsh, who graduated from the school in the class of 1984-1985, said she feels reunions are still in, despite more people communicating online.

“You can talk to people on Facebook through chat but, you know, to see them face to face [and] to see what is actually happening in their lives I think is really important,” she said.

Walsh describes her experience at Lo-Ellen as ‘awesome.’

“I had a great time at Lo-Ellen,” she said. “I have no bad memories of Lo-Ellen whatsoever.”

Mary-Anne Walsh is one of the organizers who helped organize a high school union at Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School in Sudbury. Alumni will also celebrate the school's 50th anniversary. (Markus Schwabe/CBC)

Her children are also closely connected to the school as two of them have already graduated from Lo-Ellen, and her third is set to graduate this coming year.

“The kids love Lo-Ellen. They have great memories also,” she said.

“I think it’s the teachers, it’s the overall — when you walk in the door, it’s bright [and] it’s cheery.”

The reunion kicks off this Friday with wine and cheese in the cafeteria.

On Saturday, several events are taking place, including an alumni volleyball game, a basketball game and a school dance.

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