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9 live in Alabama (USA)
10 live in Arizona (USA)
1 lives in Arkansas (USA)
25 live in California (USA)
7 live in Colorado (USA)
1 lives in District Of Columbia (USA)
53 live in Florida (USA)
14 live in Georgia (USA)
1 lives in Hawaii (USA)
1 lives in Illinois (USA)
5 live in Kentucky (USA)
2 live in Louisiana (USA)
1 lives in Maine (USA)
10 live in Maryland (USA)
4 live in Michigan (USA)
4 live in Minnesota (USA)
1 lives in Mississippi (USA)
3 live in Nevada (USA)
1 lives in New Hampshire (USA)
1 lives in New Jersey (USA)
5 live in New Mexico (USA)
4 live in New York (USA)
6 live in North Carolina (USA)
4 live in Oklahoma (USA)
5 live in Oregon (USA)
2 live in Pennsylvania (USA)
1 lives in Puerto Rico (USA)
7 live in South Carolina (USA)
1 lives in South Dakota (USA)
3 live in Tennessee (USA)
40 live in Texas (USA)
3 live in Utah (USA)
14 live in Virginia (USA)
12 live in Washington (USA)
3 live in Wisconsin (USA)
1 lives in Alberta (Canada)
2 live in Ontario (Canada)
1 lives in Saskatchewan (Canada)
264 live in USA
4 live in Canada
2 live in Colombia
1 lives in Ecuador
28 live in Panama
1 lives in Spain
1 lives in Switzerland
139 location unknown
41 are deceased


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Welcome to the Balboa High Class Of 1968 web site. 


We now have some pictures posted of the Panama 50th Reunion and also a wonderful narrative of the trip written by our own Jim Borell.  To access these, please click on "50th Class Reunion-PTY 2018" on the left panel of our home page.  If you would like to add pictures from the PTY reunion, you can do so through google and picture share to upload your pictures or you can send them to and we will get them loaded for you.

Hey Classmates!

We need your continued help with the photo project for the 50th reunion.  Just a friendly reminder that we'd like to receive your photos from high school years that are not in the yearbook, and that represent your friends, your hang-outs (parties, Tivoli, beaches, stables, causeway, etc.), and your activities (the more classmates/friends in the photos the better)!  We are requesting them in .jpeg form, preferably 300 dpi by SUNDAY, JUNE 24TH.  Email to Chris Mitten Fettler at  Scanning can also be done quickly and at low cost at Sam's Club or Costco.  We have received some wonderful photos but need a broader representation of everyone.  If you are not attending the reunion we would like to post your memories too!  We are three weeks away and look forward to seeing everyone, and will certainly miss those who cannot make it.  Please hurry with your photos!

Chris & Fran

"Reunited and It Feels So Good!"

Updated 06/20/18

We are so excited that the following classmates have said they would be attending our 50th Class Reunion in Orlando!  If your name is not on this list, please see the Reunion information below and plan to join us.  We have extended the deadline for the Class Reunion registration but Tammy MUST receive your check no later than June 22 because we need to give a headcount for the dinner.  

It is too late to get a hotel reservation through the PCS Society but you can call the hotel directly (Orlando World Center Marriott).  Some of us moved away before we graduated and some of us were only at BHS for our senior year but we are ALL members of the Class of 1968 and we would love to see you again!  

Wayne Albritton (Johna)

Jolene Andrews Bellows

Don Atwell (Ruth Morgan)

Duncan Ballenger

Nate Bassan

Les Bernard (Kathy)

Dave Bishop (Diana)

Paul Boostrom (Linda)

Jim Borell (Jody)

Cathy Brown Crescioni

Mike Chavez (Premie)

Marcela Chu Webber

Kristin Craig Risberg

Don Dean (Verna)

Valerie DePiper Boughner (Jim)

Mark Dillon

John Disharoon (Lori)

Joe Dolan

Rae Donaldson

Barry Douglas (Cathy)

Becky Fall

Pat Fallon

Wayne Folger (Jane)

Larry Forseth

Alan Gibbs (Kathy)

Dean Greig (Marguerite)

Lee Harwell Grant (Jim)

Zella Hay Harrison

Janet Hunt Watkins (Norm)

Susan Howley Smith (Ken)

Jeanie Jensen Lampe

Kathie Johnstone Cagle

Ken Justice (Barbara)

Susanna Kotalik Morse (Richard)

Jim LeFebvre (Maria Gerber)

Madalaine Leszcz How (Harry)

Suan Marcola Depaoli (Richard)

Gerald "Barrel" Martin

Ed McCarren (Debbie)

Peggie McDowell Oliver (Gary)

Janet McNeese Bouche

Debora Mendow McCall

Liz Miller Metcalf

Chris Mitten Fettler (John)

Karen O'Connell Gates (Bruce)

Linda Patton Basham (Mike)

Nancy Pies Biddle (Omer)

Donna Rathgaber Crump

Doug Roper (Janet)

Tammy Schick Doherty (Neil)

Janet Scigliane Garcia (Henry)

Elva Sellens

Larry Sellens

Tom Slice

Patty Siravo Smith

Steven Smiley (Doris)

Terri Smith Flynn

Beth Speir Coldiron

Fran Stabler Meyer (Ron)

Richard Wainio

Martha Walton

Ginger Wertz Zornes (Richard)

Barbara Wesley Taylor

David Whitehead (Adrienne)

Carol Wigg (John Hines)

Billy Wilmoth

Darleen Woodruff Hunt (Joe)

Come join us!

50th “Golden” Class Reunion

June 27 – July 1, 2018

Marriott World Center

Orlando, Florida

Hello BHS ’68 Classmates,

We had an exceptional response to Darleen’s proposal for the Class Dinner.  Thank you all for responding so quickly.  Based on the responses, we feel confident that we will meet the 100-person minimum and are moving forward with deposits for the hotel and the band. Dress for the dinner/dance will be business casual.

As we mentioned in the previous email, the cost for the class reunion fun is $125 per person.  This covers your drinks and snacks for three days in the hospitality suite; the Class dinner on Friday night, including the band and transportation; and other possibilities still in the planning.  Since there are deposits required, we must start receiving payments as soon as possible.  Please email Tammy Schick Doherty at  for the address to mail your check to.  If you are also paying for a spouse or guest, please list their name so we can have a nametag ready for them on arrival.  If you would like to make a donation for the reunion, please also send it to Tammy.   It’s important that all checks are received by May 15, 2018.  That will allow us time to open the dinner up to family and friends if we don’t reach the 100-person minimum.

The Committee is working very hard to make our 50th Class Reunion experience memorable.  Here is a preliminary schedule of events:

Hospitality Suite - the hospitality suite will be available beginning the afternoon of Thursday, June 28, through Saturday night, June 30.  The suite will be open Thursday afternoon as soon as we can get the keys, until late at night, Friday from approximately 8:30/9:00 am until 5:00 pm (and probably again when we get back from the dinner/dance) and Saturday from approximately 8:30/9:00 am until late at night.  This gives everyone a “home base” to meet up and/or visit.  Light snacks and drinks will be available all weekend.  (If any of you can bring ceviche from Panama, or you happen to make it at home, everyone would love you for bringing it!  Right now, we do not have any sources.)

Panama Canal Society (PCS) Activities:

Thursday, June 28

The (PCS) is having their Annual Chagres Invitational Golf Tournament at the World Marriott Center golf course in the morning (7:30 am shotgun start) and, if you would like to play, you will need to sign up through the PCS.  The sign-up deadline is May 21.  Dave Bishop, Becky Fall, Alfred Creque and others are annual regulars to the golf tournament.

Thursday night “Yacht Club Dance” sponsored by the BHS/CHS Classes of ‘73/’78 from 9:00 pm – 1:00 am – Grand Ballroom 8

 Friday, June 29

The PCS will have their Annual Business Meeting at 10:00 am.  Some wonderful door prizes are raffled annually, to include a trip to Panama!

Some other activities include:   Vendors – where you can shop for all things Zone and Panama related; Univ of Florida/Panama Canal Museum Collection (Exhibits, Auction); Bingo; Cultural Seminar; Friday Night “Ping Ding Dance Night”; and After Hours Night Club Dance.

Saturday, June 30

The PCS will have their Annual Luncheon, doors open 11:30; lunch at Noon.  Grand Ballroom 8.

Other activities include:   Vendors – where you can shop for all things Zone and Panama related; Univ of Florida/Panama Canal Museum Collection (Exhibits, Auction); 10th Annual Poolside Party; Bingo; Catholic Mass; Murga; Annual Ball; and After Hours Night Club Dance.

Sunday, July 5th

9:00 am – Noon Vendors – where you can shop for all things Zone and Panama related.

10:00 am – There will be a free Society “Despidida Farewell” featuring Panamanian dancers in full national and carnival costumes.  If you haven’t seen the Despidida Farewell before, it is worth booking your airline later to see it.

There is also a “Reunion Clubhouse” that is open every day/night and they serve “Clubhouse” food to include empanadas and other Panamanian fare.

For new attendees to our class reunion:

Our Committee always plans our reunions in conjunction with the Panama Canal Society (PCS) Annual Reunion because it also allows us to see/visit other Panazonians who attend (approx. 2,000).  We can take advantage of the discounts the PCS negotiates for their attendees.  All activities are held at the World Center Marriott in Orlando, FL, (apart from our Friday night dinner/dance) so there is no need for any ground transportation (unless you want to go off site, i.e. Disneyworld, Universal Studios or other tourist sites).

In order to participate in the Panama Canal Society Reunion events and receive discounts at the hotel (rooms; 15% food - need your Reunion name badge), you must join the Society.  Their website is  You may join the Society (or renew your membership), then go to reunion registration to reserve your hotel room(s), sign up for the golf tournament, and to purchase your tickets to PCS activities (PCS dances, Annual Luncheon, etc.)

June will be here before we know it and this is going to be the best reunion yet!  If you have any questions, please contact Lee Harwell Grant, or Tammy Schick Doherty,

Thanks, and we hope to see you all there!



Panama Canal Expansion Program Update – July 2015 (4 minute VIDEO)
A well done explanation of the Canal expansion. Forwarded by Peggy Hale Huff. Enjoy!

Balboa High School Class of 1968

If you moved away and/or finished at another school but would have been in the BHS Class of 68, you are WELCOME here!  Just "CONTACT US" (on left side bar) and request that we add your name (if it isn't already on the classmates list) so you can join us.  If you are in touch with classmates who have not joined our website, please ask them to join!  We have e-mail addresses for less than one fourth of our class so many classmates may not even be aware that we have the website.

To help you get started, please click on "First Time Visitor Information" on left column for information about how to log in, how to load photos/videos, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

BHS YEARBOOKS 1911 - 1998

The University of Florida has scanned almost every yearbook from Balboa High School beginning with 1911 and ending with 1998.  On the sidebar to your left is a link you can click on to access the site.  It is amazing!  Enjoy!

PRIVACY NOTICE: All contact information (address, phone number, e-mail address) entered into this website will be kept confidential. It will not be shared or distributed. Your contact information is private: your street address, e-mail address, and phone number cannot be seen by the classmates unless you grant permission on your Profile. When someone clicks on your name, the only contact information they will see is your city and state and whatever information about yourself you choose to put on your Profile. Unless you explicitly grant your permission, your email address is not visible, although an email can be sent to you using the contact box at the bottom of your Profile page. Note, however, if you send a message to someone through their Profile page, the Classmate will see your email address so that they can respond.

MEMBERSHIP DISCLAIMER: This is a private site for our Class only. Classmates that did not graduate with the class, or that graduated from other years may be admitted on a case by case basis. All membership, regardless of graduating year, will be granted or denied, at the discretion of the site administrators. All memberships may be revoked at the discretion of the site administrators. The privacy and security of all registered members will be considered a priority for the purpose of invitations, admittance, denials and revocations.