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Online registration is closed for the August 13th Sexton tour and 70th Birthday Party.  Select "Contact Us" if you want to attend these events.

You're invited to celebrate the milestone of turning 70 with your fellow Sexton classmates.  

WHEN:  Saturday, August 13, 2022

TOUR:   Start the day with a tour of our alma mater.  We will meet on the front steps of Sexton High School at 10:45 am for a group photo followed by a tour.  Wear your red and white!

PARTY:  Finish the day at 5:30 pm at Reno's North Sports Bar & Grill, 16460 S. US Hwy 27, Lansing.  Cost is $10 per person for appetizers, birthday cake, private indoor seating, & outdoor dancing.  Cash bar and a full dinner menu will be available to purchase.  

Register for both events online through our secure class website J. W. Sexton High School Class of 1970, Lansing, MI (jwsexton70.com)   Click on the '70 Turns 70 Birthday Party' link on the top navigation bar.  You must have created your profile before you can register online.  Creating your profile is easy!  Click on the "First Time Visitors" link on the left side and follow the steps.  If you need help, please let us know by clicking on "Contact Us".  Other questions?  Send an email to:  JWSextonClassof1970@gmail.com 

And remember…next summer’s official 50th Class Reunion is still taking place on August 11-12, 2023!  Watch for registration details in early 2023.


50th Reunion - AUGUST 11-12, 2023

Fellow 1970 Classmates,

Our 50th Class Reunion, originally scheduled for 2020, then 2021, and then 2022, is still on!  At the time it was postponed, the reunion venue, Michigan State University, announced mask restrictions would continue throughout 2022.  As a result, we would not have been able to have the type of festivities we planned.  The new dates for the reunion are AUGUST 11-12, 2023.

This celebration will be well worth the wait.  It will be a combined reunion of the Classes of 1970 and 1971.  The planning committees of both 1970 and 1971 are in agreement, this will be a once in a lifetime extravaganza.

Friday, August 11, 2023, will be the dinner and program held at the Kellogg Center.  For those who reserved rooms at Kellogg Center, those reservations will again be transferred to 2023.

Saturday, August 12, 2023, will be our chance to really celebrate at the Breslin Center.  The bands that have been kept secret should make you jump at the chance to join us and revel in the music of our youth.  Ready??

The opening band is THREE DOG NIGHT!!  Oh yeah...CELEBRATE, BLACK AND WHITE, JOY TO THE WORLD, MAMA TOLD ME...you get the idea.  And then...hold your hats, the music that had the gym floors bouncing at Sexton...the headliner is the TEMPTATIONS!  Can it get any better than that?  No, it's not JUST MY IMAGINATION.  So, GET READY, it will be Motown revisited and rocking just for us!  This is the WAY WE DO THE THINGS WE DO.  Big Reds forever.

We are as disappointed as you must be that we have to wait another year for our 50th reunion turned EXTRAVAGANT PARTY.  If you registered for the 2021/22 reunion, you will be automatically registered for 2023.  If you find that you won't be able to attend the 2023 events, you have two choices.  First, consider your money paid as a donation to your class treasury.  Second, if you want a refund, please contact one of the class committee members.  If you're feeling a BALL OF CONFUSION, don't!  This will be the place to be in twenty-three!

The class website (www.jwsexton70.com) will continue to be available for classmates to create profiles before reunion registration reopens in the future.

1970 50th Reunion Core Planning Committee (aka MY GIRLS)


1970 Big Red Donors

  • Michael Scott
  • Bob Carr
  • Diane (Tanner) & Phil Thomas
  • Don Kill
  • Gary & Linda (Rochon) Eberly
  • Mark Ciolek
  • Dale Calomeni
  • Gary Hufnagel
  • Gary Gifford
  • Doug Mills
  • Judy (Farr) Foster
  • Marsha (Thomas) Frain
  • Lisa (McCampbell) Miller
  • Robyn (Saul) Mosher
  • Kay Lynn (Mansberger) Duncan
  • Tricia (Street) Fraas
  • Debbie (Burnett) Lonik
  • Anonymous

Contact Information Needed

If you know classmates' email or street address, please let us know or give them the web site URL or class email.  Website:  www.jwsexton70.com     Email:  JWSextonClassof1970@gmail.com

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•   Lana Swick (Smith)  2022
•   Ken Smith  2021
•   Joseph Salminen  2022
•   Robert Hannah  2022
•   Patricia A. George  2016
•   Michael J. Boyd  2014
•   Sheila Clay  2008


•   Judy Raymond (Salminen)  8/10
•   Harold Somervill  8/8
•   Sue Jackson (Horton)  8/3
•   Mae-Yong Lam (Ogletree)  8/3
•   LaVerne Davenport, Jr.  8/1
•   Kim Kauffman  7/31
•   Adolph Burton  7/29
•   Cheri Hill (Middlesworth)  7/26
•   Greg Graber  7/24
•   Pat Kendrick  7/3
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Percentage of Joined Classmates: 32.6%

A:   134   Joined
B:   277   Not Joined
(totals do not include deceased)