Butler High School alumni gather for farewell lunch

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – On Wednesday afternoon, the Butler High School cafeteria was abuzz with Rebel voices. Generations of alumni gathered over packed lunches to reminisce about the days when lunch period was the social event of their day.

Throughout the room you don’t have to look far to see signature BHS green and gold.

“Being in this area, where we came for lunch, breaks, we passed through to go to our classes. It’s great,” said class of ’82 alumni Cynthia Tucker.

Much has changed since the day these alumni ruled the halls. But it`s still bittersweet to say goodbye as they looked back on days spent cheering on their school.

“I was on the drill team and we performed. We had a great athletics program,” reminisced Mike Stafford, a graduate of the class of ’68.

She and her friend Dawn Bates go way back. They were part of the first graduating class of the then new Butler High School.

“We got lost because we couldn’t figure out where we were or where we were supposed to be! For the first year we used the excuse ‘we got lost, we got lost'” laughed Stafford and Bates.

To this day they stay in touch with their classmates – including WHNT News 19’s Robert Reeves.

“Robert Reeves was one of `em who used to just drive me insane in class,” said Bates.

Click here to read Robert’s reflections on his days at Butler High School

If you missed your chance to visit the school before it closes for good, the Butler High School Open House will be held through Thursday afternoon.


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