August 13, 2006, - 5:41 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Last night was my high school class’ 20 year reunion, and it was a great time. I graduated from Southfield High School in 1986 (no, I’m not 38; I skipped a grade).
Southfield High, which was then and remains now a majority Black high school, was a great school with a great mix of people. My class was half White, half Black, with Christians, Jews, Chaldeans (Iraqi Christians), and almost every ethnic group you can think of. And for the most part, we all mixed and got along pretty well. Very little racial strife or PC BS.
Just two miles from Eminem’s famed “8 Mile” (we were on 10 Mile), our class and our school was what America is all about. (That includes the twins from Saudi Arabia from the graduating class below ours, whose parents wouldn’t let them mix after schools with the Infidel Jews and Christians. Now, they are anti-War activists for Islamofascism. Wonderful.) Some of my schoolmates lived in Detroit and used other addresses to get a better education and a better shot at life two miles beyond the border. And who can blame them?
I remember all my classmates fondly, as those were 2.5 great years (I transferred in from a private Jewish school). My class had a world class model (Natasha Jameson who appeared in all the high fashion magazines), a pro football star (Torin Dorn, an All-American running back, who played 5 years in the NFL for the Raiders and Rams), a top rock and jazz guitarist (Duminie DePorres, who played with the Red-Hot Chili Peppers and other big rock bands), a left-wing law professor/author (Spencer Overton, who teaches at George Washington U and has a book attacking the elections), a FOX Sports reporter from the rival high school who was a fellow DJ on WSHJ, our school radio station (Shireen Saski).
One classmate, Andy Smith, was my nemesis from the left in high school (but always a friend). He now lives on a commune. Another was a Madonna look alike at the height of Madonna’s fame and won a spot in a Madonna video (Rena Werstine, who still looks good, while Madonna doesn’t). Other classmates are successful lawyers, doctors, sales professionals, paramedics, and full-time parents.
I remember all my friends from high school, most of whom were there last night. It was so great to see how well everyone is doing and how successful they are, sad to see that 8 passed away. Good to see how life goes on, see pics of everyone’s kids, and give and receive good wishes.
Southfield High, Class of ’86–I was glad to be a part of it, made me a lot of who I am today. Thanks, Lisa Rader, for putting together such a good time.
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