Venice High School class of 1972 is celebrating their 50th reunion. The reunion will be held on Saturday, July 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the Culver City Elks Lodge (11160 Washington Place, Culver City). The theme for the event is Hawaiian to honor their class name Kulieokalani. There will be a themed buffet dinner, music from the 70s, door prizes, and a tiki bar designed by the alumni. People can expect a photo booth and photos from the night will be found on the class’s Facebook page which is public and available to everyone.  There will also be a special video to honor all the students from the class of 1972.  Cost is $60 in advance per person and $75 at the door; checks may be made out to VHS Class of 1972 Reunion.

 Some alumni recalled some memorable events from their year; all the athletic teams that year won championships in gymnastics, swimming, and baseball. The baseball team was coached by Ed Harris, who ended up working for the Dodgers organization as a scout.  The baseball team won their CIA Championship at Dodger stadium. A notable alumni, baseball player Jerry Turner, went pro and played for the San Diego Padres. VHS had seven valedictorians in 1972, all of whom had 4.0 GPAs. Many more memories will be shared and reminisced upon at the reunion. 

Chandler Braxton, SMDP Intern