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    There is a NEW website for classes after 1949, on which you will want to post your name, itís easy and itís FREE! Log on to

The North High classes using it extensively are 1958, 1971 and 1972. You can add your name to your year and get things started for your class.

You can post as much or as little information as you wish. Only the class administrator, if there is one, will be able to view your phone number and complete address. You can elect to post your city and state, bio and other information. Class announcements can be made, there is a class message board, a spot for reunion plans, a place for family news, birthdays and a lot more. You can make your e-mail address available to your classmates and unlike, it wonít cost anything for them to contact you

It will be a big help to reunion committees.

Tell your friends from North and other schools too.

If you become the class administrator, we ask that you include a link to this website.



2018 & 2019 REUNION COMMITTEES– Don’t forget to check with PBAA to see if classmates on your lost list are in our database. Contact Elaine Siens Botkin ’74 at 614-263-3471 and she will send you a list of the information we have from your year. There is no charge. All we ask is that you return the favor by sending us a copy of your updated class list. By working together we can reduce costly returns. It also helps Polar Bears locate each other! We only send complete class lists to reunion committees, but if they are in our data base, we are able to supply addresses on an individual basis to members, unless “that someone” has requested otherwise. However, this list is only updated by information we receive from reunion directories, at North on the Fourth, and our membership. We would be happy to come to your reunion with North merchandise. It always adds to the fun and it helps everyone. You can’t lose. Contact our sales chairman, Jackie Batt Wilson ’59 at 740-967-8367. If you want our polar bear to visit your reunion, contact Christy McCoy Kirtlan ’76 at 614-871-3373 or Although not required, we do appreciate a donation to help with keeping the costume in good shape & other expenses. Please contact us at with your reunion & contact information to verify that we have it correct.

Class of 1953 - The Class of 1953 has decided to discontinue having reunions.

Class of 1958 –
The class of 1958's 60th reunion will begin on Wed. July 4th, 2018 at North On The Fourth. Afterwards, we will meet at Tommy’s Pizza (4279 W. Dublin Granville Rd., Dublin location) around 5:30 pm. On the July 5th we will have our dinner party at the Country Club At Muirfield from 6:00 until 10:00 pm. Dress will be country club casual. A formal notice and registration form will be mailed out in April. Contact Darla and Roger Hott at 614- 891-5703 and Susie and Ron Rabold at 614-889-2231 for more information.

1958 Dinner Club – The 1958 Dinner Club in now meeting on the third Monday of every month at 6:00 pm except for Dec. in a new location, the party room at Rusty Bucket 4109 N. High St. There are usually over 20 in attendance except for the winter months when the snow birds are in Florida when attendance falls to 12 to 16. Spouses are welcome. They must call in reservations so please contact Donna Mounts Van Arsdale at 614-847-1494.

Class of 1963 – The Class of 1963’s 55th reunion will begin on Friday June 29, 2018 at The Bogey Inn at 6013 Glick Road in Powell, OH starting at 4:30 pm. Just a casual get together, each person will order food and drinks off the menu. No reservation is needed, come and stay as late as you want and enjoy catching up with classmates. Saturday night, June 30, 2018 will be at The Safari Golf Club at 4853 Powell Road in Powell, OH. A reservation and payment is needed in advance. Please send in your money by June 16, 2018. Cost for the dinner is $43.00 per person, which includes meal, tax and gratuity. Money to be sent to Tim Buel at 555 E. Weber Road in Columbus, OH 43202. Cocktails at 6:30 pm, dinner (buffet style) will be at 7:00 pm and class picture will be at 7:45 pm. Dress is casual for both events. Contact Cindy McElligott Mackensen at for more information.

Class of 1968 - The reunion committee of the Class of ‘68’ would like to announce plans for their 50 year reunion. Friday evening, August 10, starting with an informal gathering on the patio at the Varsity Club. Golf outing on Saturday, August 11 (more details to come). Saturday night banquet to be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton/Worthington. Contact Lynn Stockstill Ringhiser 614-452-0772 or Jack Raidiger 614-406-1232.

Polar Bear Open Golf Outing - Attention all Golfers (Male and Female)! The annual North High Polar Bear Open will be Saturday, June 30th at 2 PM with a Shotgun start at Bent Tree Golf Club. The Class of ’73 is the Host Class. Cost: $65 per player. Includes Greens fees, cart, range balls and burgers and sides which will be served at awards ceremony. Open to all descendants and spouses of North High Graduates and Honorary Polar Bears. Must be 21 to participate. Send checks payable to Michael C Irwin PO Box 368, Millersport, Ohio 43046. Include graduation year, e-mail address and phone number for all players that will participate. This will also help future classes get information to all of you. Deadline for entry is June 15th. Any questions, please call Michael C Irwin @ 614-668-5390 (Please leave a message if no answer) or email to: If you do not have a four-some we will pair you up with a team. If you are not a golfer, you are also welcome to observe from the gallery on the 18th hole and stay for the awards ceremony. Last year we had 17 teams.

Class of 1973 – Announcing: The 45th Reunion of North High School - Class of 1973
Plan now to attend the 45th Reunion - Class of ’73 on Sunday July 1, 2018 at The Golf Club at Little Turtle from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. We convene in the Hawthorne Ballroom and Event Lawn. The suggested attire is dressy casual or nicer, if you prefer. The evening includes, registration and mixer, an appearance from the Polar Bear Mascot, Class Picture with candid photo ops and Silent Auction. The program will include, the viewing of our Senior Olympics, singing of our school songs, and will honor our Hall of Fame inductees, Military and In Memoriam of our classmates. The 3-Course dinner with cash bar, will be followed by music and dance. The cost is $40.00 per person. We have also coordinated with the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Columbus – Easton,4899 Sunbury Road Columbus, Ohio 43230 Phone: 614-476-1100, for a block of rooms at a discounted rate. They will provide a shuttle service to and from Little Turtle. Reservations for the hotel will need to be made separately, refer to: group block NHS. Invitations will be mailed via USPS in April with a deadline for reservations on June 10, 2018. Please feel free to email: with questions and/or to provide your current contact information. We look forward to seeing many of our classmates at our NHS 45th Class Reunion!
Reunion Committee Members: Evelyn James Gilliam - Chairwoman, supported by, Maureen Baisden, Rick Duncan, Mike Harris, Daron Holton, Mike Irwin, Keith Sheumaker, Jacquie Alexander Parker, Emily Shaffer Webb.

Class of 1978 – The Class of ’78 is pleased to share the news about our upcoming 40th Reunion on Saturday, August 11, 2018, from 6 to 10 p.m., at The Columbus Athenaeum, 32 N. Fourth St. (downtown Columbus). Please join your fellow Polar Bears for a wonderful celebration of friendships, old and new. Feel free to spread to word and extend this invitation to your friends from the classes of ‘75, ‘76, ’77, ’79, ’80 and ’81. Enjoy a fun evening with an array of hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, D.J. and dancing. Cost: $35 per person. To make reservations, please mail your information and payment to Annette McClure, 987 Mohican Ave., Columbus, OH 43224, by July 6. Include all of the following: your name (including maiden), your class year, your guest’s names, your mailing address and your check (payable to Annette McClure). Sponsorship opportunities available: If you would like to be a reunion sponsor, we would be delighted to honor and recognize your support. For questions/additional information, please contact (or text message – 614-832-1764).

Talita’s North on the Fourth - For a number of years Frank Prince ’69 has had a special North on the Fourth at his Grove City restaurant, Talita’s Mexican Kitchen, which closed. Never fear. It has reopened as Talita’s Southwest Café at 1335 Dublin Rd. in Columbus - 614-871-8733. Stop by on the 4th Saturday of every month, anytime between noon until 5 p.m. for casual fellowship, fun, and food.

Old North Hi Club & Women’s Alumnae Association Luncheons – We believe that North is the only school in the country to have three separate alumni groups, PBAA, the Old North Hi Club (men), and the North High Women’s Alumnae Association. What is even more amazing, everyone gets along and cooperates with each other. Many people belong to two of the organizations. Both ONHC and NHWAA hold bi-monthly luncheons at the Clintonville Woman’s Club, located at 3951 North High St. The men meet on the second Thursday and the women on the third Thursday in January, March, May, July, September and November, at 11:30 a.m. There is always an interesting program and great fellowship. The cost of the luncheons for women is $16 and men $17.Reservations MUST be made by members by the Wednesday of the week before the luncheon with checks made payable and sent to the individual association. Please state the year of your graduation on your reservation. All three alumni groups welcome new members.

Men’s annual membership ($10) and Luncheon ($17) - Old North Hi Club, PO Box 20132 Columbus, Ohio 43220-0132, Frank Iezzi 614-442-9227.

Women’s Luncheon ($16) – Jeanne Williamson, 471 Chase Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43214, 614-885-8997
Women’s annual membership - New $15, Renewal $10, address – NHWAA, PO Box 14793, Columbus, OH 43214