wore miniskirts or, like many of the boys, wide-legged plaid
pants. Hair for both sexes was usually long and frequently
parted down the middle or worn Afro-style. While traversing
the halls of SSS, our biggest concerns revolved around schoolwork,
teachers, boyfriends/girlfriends, and our parents. After school,
we drove school buses, worked at other part-time jobs, helped
out at home, or socialized at the In and Out.
nights were for chanting "I'm So Glad I Go to Triple S" while
cheering on Spartan athletes and band members. We watched
"Happy Days" and "The Waltons" on television and sang along
with songs like "Killing Me Softly With His Song" and "Bad,
Bad Leroy Brown".
We were aware of and influenced by a number of national events:
Watergate, Patty Hearst's kidnapping, Hank Aaron breaking
Babe Ruth's record, and N.C. State winning the NCAA basketball
championship. But, in those not-quite-adult days, we probably
spent most of our time pondering issues that involved ourselves:
finding the perfect prom dress; filling out college applications;
planning for full-time employment; and leaving childhood friends
behind upon graduation.
It's hard to believe that 40 years have flown by since then.
Won't it be fun to see each other again and to catch up a
bit on all that's happened in our lives? Please take a few
minutes to update information about yourself on the Students
page, then join the fun at our 40th
class reunion on September 27th.