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•   James Frederiksen  3/8
•   14616 Michael E. Shevokas  3/4
•   14428 Mark H. Hanson  2/11
•   14620 James (Bj) Slater  2/10
•   Julie A Dekovic  1/3
•   Susan Blakely (Cummings)  12/27
•   14574 Cynthia Peterson (Foley)  12/1
•   14408 Jane Gradwohl (Nash)  11/20
•   14589 Renee Richardson  11/18
•   14299 Jennifer Benson (Litchman)  11/17
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2 live in Alabama
9 live in Arizona
2 live in Arkansas
24 live in California
20 live in Colorado
1 lives in Delaware
1 lives in District Of Columbia
9 live in Florida
1 lives in Georgia
17 live in Illinois
1 lives in Indiana
152 live in Iowa
7 live in Kansas
4 live in Kentucky
1 lives in Louisiana
1 lives in Maine
6 live in Maryland
3 live in Massachusetts
4 live in Michigan
29 live in Minnesota
9 live in Missouri
1 lives in Montana
8 live in Nebraska
1 lives in New Hampshire
1 lives in New Jersey
3 live in New Mexico
6 live in New York
7 live in North Carolina
5 live in Ohio
3 live in Oklahoma
1 lives in Oregon
5 live in Pennsylvania
1 lives in Rhode Island
1 lives in South Carolina
1 lives in South Dakota
1 lives in Tennessee
19 live in Texas
1 lives in Utah
1 lives in Virginia
11 live in Washington
15 live in Wisconsin
1 lives in France
2 live in Mexico
1 lives in Sweden
13 location unknown
18 are deceased


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40th Class Reunion June 25-26, 2021

Register Now for our Reunion! The Ames High Class of 1981 will celebrate its 40th class reunion on Friday, June 25 and Saturday, June 26, 2021 in Ames, Iowa. Our big Saturday night event (cash bar, sit-down dinner & celebration) will be at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center. A block of rooms is being held for anyone wishing to stay at Gateway. Call the hotel at 515-292-8600 and mention the "Ames High Class of 81" room block when making your reservation for our special rate of $109 plus taxes per night.

Please note that if government mandates due to the coronavirus pandemic do not allow group gatherings in June 2021, we will notify everyone who has registered and issue a full refund if you have registered/paid.

Your planning committee has worked hard to keep costs similar to our 30th reunion prices. Registration/ticket sales are open now. 

New for this reunion:
TEACHERS - We are inviting our high school teachers to our June 26 dinner at Gateway. Please consider a donation to help pay for their meal/gift. A great way to show your appreciation.
T-SHIRTS - We'are selling T-Shirts (men/women sizes) with our 40th reunion logo. Proceeds will go in our class fund to help plan for our 50th reunion in 2031.

Please join our open group on Facebook: We will be posting reunion news and updates to our Ames High 1981 Facebook page.

First time on this website?

Classmates, please create a profile to access this site. Your info will never be sold, leased or shared with outside parties. Only AHS '81 classmates who have created a profile with a valid/current email address and who log-in, can view other classmate profiles. You also have the choice to opt out of this and still be in the database.

This website will be maintained forever (as long as someone volunteers to do it), so come back, update your profile (especially if your email or other contact info changes) and stay informed about your high school classmates and future reunions!




Our reunion is STILL ON for June 25-26, 2021.

Your Class of '81 reunion planning committee will evaluate the situation in mid- to late-April for a final decision about our Reunion weekend. We will look at the facts and consider the safety for all involved, but at this time, we feel it is too soon to make that decision and cancel our 40th reunion.

All money paid for registration to our 40th reunion will be fully refunded so you can still register knowing you will not lose anything by doing so. Registration deadline is May 15, 2021.

2021 is the year of your 40th Class Reunion on Friday, June 25, 2021 and Saturday, June 26, 2021. Registration is Now Open on our Ames High Class of 1981 website 

Pay by credit card or check. If, by chance, we must postpone our reunion to 2022, your registration fee will be refunded, so you have nothing to lose! See all the details on the website (including cool reunion t-shirts!) and make plans now to attend. See you there!

It takes a village to plan a class reunion! Our village--the Ames High Class of 1981 40th Reunion Planning Committee--started meeting in January 2020 and met monthly.

Lots of ideas and input went into planning our 40th reuninon beginning with reviewing classmate surveys from our 30th reunion. Most classmates who took that survey wanted our 40th reunion to be at a nicer venue with a sit-down dinner. They didn't want a DJ playing loud music, because we need to be able to talk to each other and hear our conversations. That wasn't even something we thought about during our 10th or 20th reunions!

Website registration for our June 25-26, 2021, reunion opened in November, and reunion planning meetings will continue after the holidays. 

We are looking for classmates who can volunteer to help during our reunion weekend doing little things like checking classmates into the events, setting up for our Sat dinner, distributing t-shirts that have been pre-ordered/paid, directing classmates during our activitie/tours and other easy duties that won't take you away from the fun of the reunion. Please email Angela Bendorf Jamison if you can volunteer a little of your time.

And if you get a chance, please thank these classmates who planned your Ames High Class of 1981 40th Reunion:

Brenda Vekre Emery

Cathy Woods

Michele Mercier Farnham

Jennifer Keller

Mark Hanson,

Deb Frye Tjelta

Tracy Kottman Wood

Scott Abel

Kristen Finn

Laura Lind

Lisa Ailshie

Sally Shaver DuBois

Diane Yoerger Bjorklund

Angela Bendorf Jamison