This photo of the AHS Class of 1973 appeared in the Panama City News-Herald following the June 8, 1973 graduation. [ ]

AHS Class of ‘73 plans 50th reunion Saturday

The Apalachicola High School Class of 1973, the first class to graduate from the “new” school, will host its 50th class reunion on Saturday, June 17.

The reunion will be from 5 to 10 p.m. at Apalachicola Masonic Lodge #76 F & AM, at 3 Chestnut Street in Apalachicola. BYOB, but bottled water and sodas will be provided.

The Class of 1973 attended Chapman all through school, and even ordered their class rings, in the 11th grade, with a “C” on the crest, but then ended up graduating from AHS.

The class had 42 graduates that year. Its valedictorian and salutatorian both still live in Apalach, as do several other classmates. Some stayed after high school and some retired there. Bob Howell was class president. 

For more information on the reunion, reach out to Howell at or Denise Lunsford at

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Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

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