Sixth-grade class reunites after 47 years

On January 26, 2019, 17 of 21 stu­dents from retired Neshaminy School District teacher Harry Myrga’s 1972–1973 sixth-grade class at Everitt Elementary School returned to the area for a reunion held at the Attleboro Community in Langhorne. They came from as far away as Washington state, Arizona, Texas and Israel. One of the for­mer stu­dents, Harlow Russell from Austin, Texas, start­ed orga­niz­ing the gath­er­ing after find­ing an decade-old mes­sage from a high school class­mate liv­ing in Austin on a reunion web­site recent­ly. The mes­sage referred to an Everitt class­mate liv­ing in Arizona, who he also con­tact­ed. He then began research­ing and con­tact­ing oth­er mem­bers of the Everitt class and their teacher, who had just moved to Attleboro. One thing led to anoth­er, and the group was back togeth­er Saturday after 46 years — at least for one spe­cial evening — to pay trib­ute to a teacher that opened their minds and enriched their lives.