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Retro RFH Graduation Times

Well, graduation is upon the RFH Class of 2017.

What better time than to take a look back at a couple of RFH graduations of the past?

So, in order to pay homage to the evening, the Retro Pic(s) of the Day offer a look back at a couple of the milestone days in RFH history.

Above is a photo from the RFH Class of 1979’s graduation at Borden Stadium, taken by George Day. There are also a couple of pics looking back at the RFH Class of  2013 graduation when it poured just after the start of the ceremony and it had to be quickly moved inside. Below is a look at the 2016 graduation at Monmouth University, where they now take place.

Share your photos of past RFH graduations with us by emailing them, with proper credit, to evd@rfhretro.com.

In the meantime, congrats to the RFH Class of 2017!



Focus: RFH Staff Graduation Celebration

After spending four years teaching, disciplining and getting to know more than 200 students, Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School teachers and administrators saw them through the milestone of graduation at Monmouth University Friday night.

And, after the graduation, they gathered to celebrate and toast to the RFH Class of 2016 at Ron’s West End Pub, around the corner from Monmouth. The staff no sooner arrived when a surprise guest, who was an RFH grad himself and saw the class through the years, showed up — former Fair Haven Police Chief Darryl Breckenridge.

Take a look at the photo gallery above for a glimpse into the after-the-graduation celebration. Give each a click to enlarge.

— Elaine Van Develde

Focus: Backstage at RFH Graduation

It’s like the backstage flurry in the moments before a major Broadway production — the prep and anticipation that comes before a high school graduation after years of students growing, learning, stumbling and shining in the spotlight together.

It’s like it was at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School’s (RFH’s) Class of 2016 graduation on Friday evening at Monmouth University.

Rumson-Fair Haven Retrospect was behind the scenes, capturing some of those backstage moments before the major milestone — graduation.

Here’s what we saw … Congratulations to the RFH Class of 2016! 

— Elaine Van Develde

*If you would like to purchase individual photos, the slideshow or both, contact me at evd@rfhretro.com.



Retro RFH Graduation

RFH graduation '79 Photo/George Day
RFH graduation ’79
Photo/George Day

Graduation time is here for RFHers.

Wow. So much has changed, yet stayed the same. The venue has gone from the front lawn of RFH to Borden Stadium and the football field to the RFH auditorium and mixed up and around over the years. Now it’s at the Monmouth University.

But, the colors are still purple and white. The RFH mascot is still a bulldog. The iconic RFH tower is still there. And, graduation is still a bittersweet time.

RFH in the 1970s Photo/George Day
RFH in the 1970s
Photo/George Day

The future lies ahead for teens to grow, reinvent themselves and learn and oftentimes stumble into adulthood. But, left behind are those days of, well … that depends.

No matter what, memories of high school times are always implanted somewhere in the recesses of minds even the most resistant to them.

Remembering those times, kooky as they may have been, brings at least one smile to the face over the years, especially when graduating into days of the dark dinosaur ages of RFH grads.

So, from the dinosaur of ’78 to the Class of 2016, congrats, remember and treasure!

(See you tonight!)

Here’s your Retro Pic(s) of the (George) Day … a look back to graduation of the class of ’79 graduating on the football field. Recognize any of the class? Teachers? Administrators?

Thanks again to George Day for these great looks back!

— Elaine Van Develde, RFH Class of ’78

Retro RFH Graduation Venues

It’s a relatively new tradition for RFH to have its graduation at Monmouth University.

The venue is large. It’s where many of the high schools with larger graduating classes, by sheer virtue of population, have held graduations — mostly out of a need for more room. Middletown, which has two large public high schools, has held its graduations at Monmouth. And, before that, the PNC Bank Arts Center amphitheater in Holmdel. And some high schools have their graduations at Brookdale.

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