1979 40th Class Reunion

By Gordon Smith

The Colorado Academy class of 1979 gathered for its 40th reunion on Friday, June 14, at Welborn House. Some of those who joined were very familiar faces, and a few hadn’t been to a reunion for many years. It was a small but dedicated group, and it was great to see everyone. Thanks for making the effort. Thanks also to Alumni Director Sue Burleigh for taking us on an extensive tour of the campus and buildings. CA has grown in so many ways! Thank you also to our Reunion Committee of Su Evans, Jeff Schwarz, Gordon Smith, and Lisa von Gunten.

Saturday night, June 15, we reconvened at the home of Gordon Smith. He was proud to show off his newly completed deck, and fortunately, the weather cooperated. With the help of a fire pit table, everyone was able to remain outside. We were delighted to see Linda Plaut, who taught English to many of us in Eighth Grade and again in high school.

The reunion weekend attracted the following alumni: David Briney, Shelley Carr, Kevin Cowperthwaite, Dan Ehlers, Su Evans, Lisa Harrison Ellsworth, Ron Gilbert, Eric Kritzer, Mike Rider, Jeff Schwarz, Michelle Mueller ’83, Holly Simonton, Gordon Smith, and Lisa von Gunten.