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Bridgewater-Raritan High School East, Class of 1974, to Hold 40th Reunion

Stephen Mock

Friday, June 27, 2014 • 9:00am

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater-Raritan High School-East (BRHS-East) Class of 1974 will be celebrating its 40th reunion on Oct. 18, 2014 at the Somerville Elks, at 375 Union Avenue (Route 28) in Bridgewater, from 7 p.m. to midnight.  Please join us for a night of fun and reminiscing, with appetizers, dinner buffet, music and cash bar.  Admission to the reunion is $60 per person.  Please make checks payable to Kurt Ambs and mail to 9 Farrington Lane, Branchburg, NJ 08876-3872 by Aug. 31, 2014. 

If you are a "lost classmate," or need more information, please contact Kurt Ambs at ambsjune@gmail.com to reconnect or contact him on Facebook.  For additional information, including an RSVP link with a partial list of respondents, go to www.classmates.com, "Bridgewater-Raritan East High School," and click on the "Reunion" tab.  You can also join the "Bridgewater Raritan High School EAST Alumni" group on Facebook. 

Bridgewater-Raritan High School East opened its doors in September 1966.  In addition to their high school years, the class of '74 attended "East" as sixth graders during the 1967-'68 school year, prior to the arrival of seniors.  East quickly established a reputation for athletic excellence, earning group state championships in a variety of sports.  The Minutemen's proudest accomplishment was the "Forgotten Dynasty" of Bridgewater-Raritan High School football, among the great achievements in Bridgewater-Raritan sports history.  Undefeated records of 9-0-0 in the 1969, '70 and '71 seasons contributed to a 34-game winning streak, the longest in the state of New Jersey at the time.  In fulfilling its mission of academic excellence, East sent many of its graduates to elite colleges and universities.  Most of the nearly 330 students that celebrated commencement exercises on June 19, 1974 had attended school together since kindergarten at either Finderne or Martinsville elementary schools.  Since consolidation of its high schools in 1995, the former High School East now serves as the Bridgewater-Raritan School District's consolidated Middle School. 

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