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Harry J. Bacas (Colonel, U.S. Army) Retired

September 11, 2016 by Harry J Bacas (Register to contact)

This is to inform Anacostia Alumni of the death of my husband, Harry J. Bacas. Harry passed away on September 25, 2014 after a brief illness. Harry died of leukemia as a result of exposure to Agent Orange after serving two tours in Vietnam. He loved his years at Anacostia HS. and always spoke fondly of the many friendships made through the years. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery overlooking his beloved Washington, D.C. If you ever travel to Arlington National Cemetery you can visit at Harry's gravesite at Section 55, Grave 1155. Harry loved his country and fought for our freedom. He is deeply missed by all of our family.

HOMECOMING AND SOUTH EAST CHAPIONSHIP GAMES

September 10, 2012 by Maurice Marshall (Register to contact)

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ATTENTION ALL ANACOSTIA ALUMNI

DR. ROBERTS(CURRENT PRINCIPAL) AND CATO JUNE NEED ALL ALUMNI TO COME OUT AND SUPPORT THE 2012 FOOTBALL TEAM WHEN THEY PLAY 2 OF THEIR MOST IMPORTANT GAMES.

HOMECOMING

BELL VS. ANACOSTIA @ ANACOSTIA
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28TH 2012
GATES OPEN UP @7:00PM
TICKETS $5.00

SOUTH EAST CHAMPIONSHIP
BALLOU VS. ANACOSTIA @ ANACOSTIA
FRIDAY OCTOBER 12TH 2012
GATES OPEN UP @ 7:00PM
TICKETS $5.00
TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASE EARLY
@ ANACOSTIA (202) 698-XXXX

HOMEGOING SERVICE FOR LAWRENCE (L.A.) ANDERSON CLASS 0F "74"

July 31, 2012 by Maurice Marshall (Register to contact)

GREETINGS FELLOW ALUMNI
THIS IS TO INFORM YOU THAT REV. LAWRENCE (L.A.) ANDERSON CL.74 PASSED
AWAY ON JULY 20TH 2012.
PLEASE NOTIFY ALL ALUMNI,FORMER CLASSMATES AND FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF HIS PASSING.
SERVICES WILL BE HELD ON AUGUST 1ST 2012 @ LIBERTY BAPTIST CHURCH 527 KENTUCKY AVE. S.E.
WAKE 10:00AM
FUNERAL 11:00AM

All-You-Can-Eat Crab Feast! -- September 22, 2012

July 23, 2012 by Shirelette McGue Wilkins (Register to contact)

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You're invited to attend our all-you-can-eat crab feast fundraiser to support our 2013 Family Reunion to be held in Williamsburg, Virginia!

September 22, 2012

2 til 6 p.m.

Knights of Columbus (SPX Building)
Sartor Hall

Cost: $55.00 each or 2 for $105.00

3611 Stewart Road
Forestville, MD 20747
(off of Forestville Road, behind the Shell Station)
Old Fashioned Crab Feast Featuring:

STEAMED MALE CRABS
Jumbo Beef Hotdogs
All-Beef Burgers
Bar-b-Q Chicken
Potato Salad
Cole Slaw
Sweet Corn on-the-Cob
Green Beans
Fresh Sliced Melon
Assorted Desserts
Ice Cold Beer, Lemonade and Soda

For Tickets and Information Contact:

Shirelette Wilkins (301) 213-XXXX
Sharnette McGue (301) 848-XXXX
Jackie Harris (301) 535-XXXX
Chris Curley (301) 789-XXXX

Music by D.J. Rock Steady

Door Prizes and 50/50 Raffle

Anacostia Old School Cruise

June 25, 2012 by Velisa McGhee Knatt (Register to contact)

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Greetings Anacostia Alumni!!!
With Just 6 months to go Anacostia Alumni friends and family, will sail the ocean blue on the Carnival Imagination to the Bahamas. We set sail from Miami, Fla. on our new date of December 14-17th, 2012.
Reserve your cabins for just $25.00 per person by July 6, 2012. Cabins range from $314- $329 per person. Oceanviews and balconies are available too. Contact Alumni Velisa McGhee at *****@yahoo.com or call (202) 255-XXXX for more details.

Anacostia Alumni Family and Friends FaceBook Group

April 17, 2012 by Shirelette McGue Wilkins (Register to contact)

The "Anacostia Alumni Family and Friends" committee invites you to join our Group. Visit FaceBook, and search for "Anacostia Alumni Family and Friends". Send us your "Join" request, and we'll get you started!

Anacostia Alumni Rock and Bowl

March 29, 2012 by Shirelette McGue Wilkins (Register to contact)

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Greetings Classmates!

If you enjoy bowling, meeting and greeting old classmates, we invite you to join us for the "Anacostia Twilight Bowling Fundraiser" to be held at Bolling Air Force Base! We're having a 50/50 raffle, home made pound cake and cupcake raffle, and other surprises!

Proceeds for this event will be used to help organize and establish the "Anacostia Alumni Family and Friends" non-profit organization, and to assist in defraying the costs of organizing the reunion for the Class of 1972.

Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 8:00 PM - Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 12:00 AM (ET)

Bolling Air Force Base
20 MacDill Boulevard
Washington, D.C. 20032


The cost of this event is $20.00 person* -- in advance and at the door.

To purchase tickets, click on the link below, or copy and paste it into your web browser.

http://www.*****/****



For more information, please contact:

Maurice "Moe" Marshall, Class of 72
*****@verizon.net

Debra Jones, Class of 76
*****@yahoo.com

Justine B. Middleton, Class of 78
*****@comcast.net

Velisa Knatt, Class of 78
*****@yahoo.com

Christopher "Chris" Curley, Class of 80
*****@yahoo.com

Shirelette McGue Wilkins, Class of 80
*****@yahoo.com



A list of attendees** will be compiled and hand-delivered to the base on April 10th. Anyone submitting information past this date will not be allowed to participate, as their names will not be on the base access sheet.

Upon entering the base, each participant MUST their valid photo ID (Government, Driver's License, Military). No outside food is allowed within the bowling alley. Refreshments are sold in the concession area.


*Includes shoe rental and bowling.

**In order to access the base, Chris will be collecting the following information from those who are interested in attending this event: full name, date of birth, and vehicle tag number. Please forward this information in an e-mail format to: *****@yahoo.com.

Anacostia Alumni's

October 31, 2011 by Deborah Jones (Register to contact)

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MORE INFORMATION ON ANACOSTIA OLD SCHOOL CRUISE!!!!

Hello Sousa Jr and Anacostia Alumni’s this is the SECOND LETTER regarding the Alumni 2012 Cruise. Please take the time to read all the information. The 2012 cruise will take place on December 07, 2012 thru December 10,2012. We will be leaving from Miami Florida on December 07, 2012 at 4PM. We will travel to Nassau Bahamas-4days and 3 nights. We will return on Monday December 10 2012 at 8AM.Remember all friends and family are welcome. Your first initial deposit will be $25.00 per person. The deposit will reserve your spot and lock in your rate. The rate depends on the cabin you select. Also the deadline for your $25.00 deposit per person will be December 12, 2011.The cruise ship is the Carnival Imagination.
For further information on how to submit your $25.00 deposit contact Velisa(78) at (202) 255-XXXX or email Deborah(76) at *****@yahoo.com you will be given a link to use to make your deposit (use Anacostia 2012 Cruise in the subject line)

Get Ready!!!!! Get Ready!!!!! Get Ready!!!!!!



*Note: Cancellation Fully Refundable Before October 2012

Anacostia Old School Cruise

October 31, 2011 by Deborah Jones (Register to contact)

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Welcome to the 2012 Old
School Cruise Ship sponsored by Developing Visions LLC



(Deborah and Velisa McGhee)











Roll Call: Alumni’s of Sousa Jr High, year 1965 thru 1973 and

Anacosta High, year 1974 thru 1982 are you ready to travel back in time? Are

you ready to cruise with the old school? We may not be able to turn back the

hands of time but we can definitely take a scroll down memory lane. The Mother

ship connection is ready to cruise back in time December 7 thru 10, 2012. All

friends and family members are welcome.

So, stay tune for more information.

email: *****@yahoo.com













GET READY!!!!! GET READY!!!!!!! GET READY!!!!!!!

ANACOSTIA MUTI-CLASS COOKOUT

April 13, 2011 by Raymond Bullock (Register to contact)

ANACOSTIA MULTI-CLASS COOKOUT
AUGUST 4, 2012
NOON 'TIL DUSK
COSCA REGIONAL PARK
THE GROUP PAVILION (B-SIDE)
11000 THRIFT ROAD CLINTON, MD 20735
$25.00 PER PERSON
CONTACTS: RAY BULLOCK (1963)(202)882-2884, Wm. "PEEWEE" PEGUES (1964)(571)229-0776, DELANTE JOHNSON (1965)(301) 580-4519, RONALD CUNNINGHAM (1966)(301)630-7997, RODNEY SPINKS (1967)(202)329-5713, RANDOLPH HURSEY (1968)(202)889-8720

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Wilson High’s Amir Gerald named HS football Player of the Week  WTOP

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The Brown v. Board of Education case didn’t start how you think it did  PBS NewsHour

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Homeless DC valedictorian earns full scholarship to Georgetown  Today.com

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More money won't fix America's schools  Washington Examiner

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19 for 2019: Brown could give Virginia pass rush a boost  The Daily Progress

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Are All Instances of Blackface Alike?  The Atlantic

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Budding football rivalry between DeMatha and Friendship Collegiate continues  Hyattsville Life & Times

By CHRIS McMANES — Twenty-five years ago, Mike Hunter enjoyed a victory over DeMatha. The former Gonzaga wide receiver is now head football coach at ...



Student journalists at Wilson High's Beacon look to build on high-profile year  The DC Line

Maya Wilson squeezed through the crowd that packed Pennsylvania Avenue for the March for Our Lives. She was trying to reach the nearest Starbucks ...



Maya Martin Cadogan: Leadership of our schools starts with building trust with our families  The DC Line

Prior to the mayor's selection of former DC Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson in November 2016, many families expressed disappointment in the ...



The GOOD Guys: Former Georgetown Football Players Take On Poverty in DC  The Georgetown Voice

In the fall of 2015, the House majority leader, a conservative pollster, and three Georgetown football players walked into a bar. Disgruntled Rep. Kevin McCarthy ...



Photos: PHOTOS: Today in History, March 25  MetroWest Daily News

Today is Monday, March 25, the 84th day of 2019. There are 281 days left in the year. Highlight in History: In 1911, 146 people, mostly young female immigrants, ...



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