Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School

What is for school lunch next week for the following week of May 14, 1983?

Whittier 1986 Yearbook Cover

“Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School”

Say that ten times fast. Most of us back in the 80’s were drawn to Whittier for many different reasons. Some of those were:

  • Alternating weeks of academics and shop.
  • We hated regular school and sought an alternative.
  • Actually wanted to learn a trade.
  • Enticed by the rumors of how easy the school was (workload).

Whatever your reason was, once you began your freshman year you suddenly realized you made the right choice. You realized you made the right choice because:

  • New pool of females to date. Whatever nauseating habits that kept you from getting dates at your prior school, well no one new them there- yet.
  • Definitely no dress code.
  • Fire drills almost everyday.
  • New friends.
  • Less regular academics
  • You either learned a trade or realized you spent 4 years learning a trade you didn’t want to make a living at.

Obviously with any school you learn only what you put into it. Whittier was no exception.

What is your Whittier memory. I graduated in 1986…

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3 Responses to “Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School”

  1. J. Frost on October 30th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    My fondest memory was in Mr. Lyons physics class when somebody passed all the papers back to this one kid who started a fire with the worksheets . Poor old Mr. Lyons being half alseep “or something” got up after a bit and yelled out , “What are you ? , Some kind of physcho ? ” If I remember he sent him to the office ( or tried to ) Can’t remember if the pyro returned after that episode …but entertaining nonetheless…

    The best hangout was the “West Terrace” …Sounds like a luxury resort feature , which it was to us “smokers” … Gosh to think we could smoke at school !

  2. J. Frost on October 30th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Another fond memory was a day of a snow storm that started in the morning and came down pretty quick . Anyway the excitement began when a “student” who lived nearby decided to take his snowmobile out on the football field for some fun …next thing we see is some crazy guy drive out with his pickup and try to chase him off ! I think he was one of the school admins… Very good entertainment for a snow day , which we got an early release on , which was just the start of the adventure home in a snowstorm on a bus ( not known for there traction in snow ) Anyway we were coming down a hill toward the Merrimac River which the bus spun out and was headed toward the bridge ( backwards ) Miraculously it stopped in time …Not a good day for a swim …

  3. Nanci Edwards on February 19th, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Would the person that posted the image of the school lunch menu contact me, I would like to see if I can get a higher res image for an exhibition I am working on at the Smithsonian Institution. Thanks very much!

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