Welcome Great Bridge High School Wildcats

Hi everybody, this site is for all Great Bridge High alumni.

If you are looking for the Chesapeake Public Schools site for Great Bridge High click here. This site is for classmates to keep in touch with each other, find out what's new or to read or post a message for others. There is no fee to view anything and I do not charge anything for you to post anything. This is a totally free site. I will be adding individual areas for each class as I get the information, being that this site is for everyone I need your input and information. Have pictures, movies or story you would like to see or share?
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I have received several emails asking about class reunions, if I have any information about any reunions I will post them on that class page. If you have any information and would like to have it posted contact me with the class and what you would like to have posted and I will post it on your class page.

I have found a woman’s Charm bracelet that includes a class ring charm for Great Bridge High School. It has over 30 charms representing a young woman’s high school years and young adult life. This style of charm bracelet was popular mid 50’s through mid 60’s.
I’ve built a profile of the student who owned this. This could be you, your high school friend, sweetheart or perhaps your mother.
-Enjoyed ballet, played the piano, perhaps was a cheerleader, played basketball, owned a poodle. At some point was a member of the Lions Club. Traveled to several key states for vacation. And possibly had at least one child, a son named Mike.-
If you have any idea who this may have belonged to, please reply to gbhsfoundcharm@gmail.com. I think it is a lovely heirloom snapshot of this woman’s life.
Stacey K.

Hi Bryan,
My name is Craig Blackman, and I have taught in the Chesapeake School sydtem for 34 years. I taught at Great Bridge in 1986 and assisted Wayne Martin in that same year. I recently completed a book entitled The Long Journy Home: The Untold Story of Forgotten Soldiers about 25 men killed in Vietnam from Chesapeake. Some of those individuals attended Great Bridge High School - Tommy jenkins and Ray Meekins and others. I think your group may be interested in the stories. It is available on Amazon (By Craig Blackman)
Craig Blackman

My name is Tom Brooks. I lived in Farmville, Va. in the 1960’s. I dated a girl by the name of Judy Rice who was from Great Bridge, Va. (or maybe it was Deep Creek). We met while she was attending Longwood College. I believe she attended Great Bridge High School and graduated in 1963. I ran into a mutual friend, Greg Dawson, who asked if I had kept up with Judy. I told him that I believed that she had married someone by the last name of Hayes but I am not sure. I am single and living in Jacksonville FL now and would like to make contact with her. Can you help? If so, my email is tomcpa4053@gmail.com. Thank you.

I am organizing an alumni football game again this year. Last year we had approx. 50 players and 20 cheerleaders from all years participate.
We are asking all player and cheerleader alumni to come out for a great event. All proceeds benefit GB football team. Saturday, November 4th at 6:00 pm at Colon L Hall Stadium. If interested in playing or cheering the fee is $30 and includes your game t-shirt.
Please email me asap at Beth.Bechthold@cpschools.com or text me at 757-714-2887.
Thank you,

Hi there,
My name is Jessica Cobb and I'm actually an aluminum from Great Bridge High school class of 2009 and my brother who had passed in 2012, Jacob Cobb, was also a Great Bridge Alumini class of 2010. I was wondering if you have an information on how I could get a copy of the 2010 class graduation disk, we don't have an pictures of that day due to our camera dying and I would love to be able to give this to my parent for them to have of him.
If you have any way of helping me, I'd greatly appreciate the help.
Thanks so much!

The class of 1996 is in the beginning stages of planning a 20 reunion for next year with the possibility of including the classes of 1993-1997. We are collecting information from interested graduates via: http://goo.gl/forms/tujUcSivtm
Class of 1996 can also request to join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1653569268218099/
Questions can also be sent to gbhs1996@hotmail.com
Thank you for all that you do,
Tonya Holmes
Feel free to pass it along to others!

Can you please include 1962 on your link page. We are going to have a reunion on October 24, 2015 and would like to let others know. This will be a join reunion with 1960 and 1961. Thank you.
Mary Lou Hammond Morris

I just happened on your site. We are having the 1994 20 year class reunion at The Signature at West Neck on Nov. 22nd 2014. Please post up that they can contact us at gbhs94reunion@gmail.com to buy last minute tickets!
Or me direct at jena.ski@gmail.com
Jennifer Cooper

FOUND & Returned: Found a Class Ring while metal detecting belonging to Lee H. Gavaris of the Class of 1982 if you can help me locate him.

Hi Bryan,
I graduated from great bridge in1981. I was a member of the football team and would like my kids to see our game films. Please advise.

Hi Bryan,
I have an unusual request. When I moved into my house 31 years ago there was a silver bowl left in the house that was a gift to a Coach Ridings from the athletes of G.B.H.S. from 1946-1955. I have kept this bowl all these years in case the family ever came back to see the house but nobody ever came back. Is there anyway that you or your alumni could share history about this coach or old yearbook pictures about this person because I have always wondered about it. Thank you for any help or history that you could provide. Thank you, Angel Harrington.

Hello Bryan,
I came across your website whle doing an internet search on my Dads high school. His name was Lawrence Wayne Proctor, class of 1965 and passed away on August 26, 2011. If you would could you please include him on the "In Memoriam" page, thank you.
I do not have any high school pictures of him such as yearbook pictures or maybe some classmates have pictures with him. Could you post a note on your website requesting of those who know my Dad to send me yearbook pictures etc they might have. Also, anyone that may have stories of my Dad they would like to share I would most interested to hear. My email is mwpphx@cox.net
Thank you,
Mark Proctor

Hello Bryan! I am a current student at Great Bridge High and i was wondering if I could get a hold of an alumni from the mid to late 90's. I am looking for a drumline member who marched tenors. We need to find and play the original cadence, but Mr. Carroll does not have it. I figured this would be the best website to get in contact with someone like that! Thanks for your efforts in putting together this website!

I have a question that I want to keep anonymous. We have a classmate from the class of 79 that is need of our help. This person is fighting cancer and the state has dropped their medical insurance. Their spouse lost their job taking this person back and forth for treatments, so they no longer have insurance. They have a child together that is rather young and living at home. One has two other children that they have to pay child support for. I was looking for ways for our great school to have a fundraiser for this person and help them out. They had to postpone having a scan to see where the cancer stands now because it costs over $7000 just for the scan. That does not include the chemo and radiation. Great Bridge High School has always been a tight knit community. Do you have any suggestions on where I can go to find some relief for her and her family? There is a 2 year wait on Medicare and this person cannot afford to wait 2 years.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

LOST: I saw a post about a ring found at the beach. A few years ago my house was broken into while I was in the hospital. My rings were stolen including my 1994 ring. I know this is a long shot but mine was gold, with black onyx, initials wda, football logo on the side with the number 72. Thank you for your time, Will Alexander.

FOUND: Found class ring from 1966 at a Churchland Quiznos about three months ago. The initials inside are: DBR. If you have any information email at: danlisa@embarqmail.com. Thanks!

FOUND: I had a class ring from 1975 turned into me at the Sheriff's Office a while back. I Have spoke top everyone that I know who has the last name of "Sykes" and have not gotten any information on it. It has the name "Jerry Sykes" inscribed on the inside. He was in the class of 1975. If you could post it they could contact me here at work at 757-382-6184. Thank you.

FOUND: I have a Great Bridge Hight School class ring. It is a girls ring. It has 1973 on it and on the inside are the letters JAL. Please contact me if it belongs to you. Kathy Culpeper---252-535-1908. Thank you.

FOUND: Hi Bryan my name is Tara and about 5 years ago my uncle was at Va Beach and he found a class ring. It had been run over by a car and crushed but he took it to a jewlers and got it fixed. We would really like to find out whom it belongs to and return it. Can you please let me know how I can get ahold of a list of the graduating class of 1994. So I can go through the list of the names of the graduating class I may be able to find the person it belongs to. Thank you so much.

FOUND: Girls class ring .Size 10/11 white gold/clear stone. Class of 1980 inside of ring initials C D B. Please email me, or call 757-488-1249 ask for Joe Mclaughlin. I would love to find its owner. Thanks

FOUND: 1978 class ring, chorus pink stone, must know initials on inside of ring. Found around 1987 in Greenbriar area contact dcpierce3@juno.com ico Phillip Sherrod no reward wanted!!!!!!

Class Connections

UPDATE - I'm posting request for help in obtaining information from other classmates, from the classes of 1956, 1957-59, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007, check the Class Connections page to see if you can help or let me know so I can pass it along.

Thanks to a visitor reading the news page there is new information for Bob Jones, Class of 65.

Also, someone is looking for Bruce Michael Kahler, check the news page for more details.

If your class is not listed and you would like to have it listed and post a message contact me. Those of you who have contacted me about your/other class information, I would be glad to put the information here but I need your help in getting the information so contact me.