Belmont High School Class of 1961

New Postings

Doug McArthur Memorial

Robert Wilcinski Memorial

Senior Play

Memorial Video

New Current Photos

New Then and Now Pictures

New Butler and Kendall photos

St. Joseph's School

New Payson Park Photo

Butler School

Junior Prom

Reunion Roster


40th Reunion


Winn Brook Christmas Play

9th Grade Soccer


Junior High

25th Reunion

45th Reunion

Burbank Photos

Kendall Photos

Cub Scout Meeting

Winn Brook Photos

BHS 1961

Welcome to the Belmont High School Class of 1961 web site!

This is a brand new web site, just in time for the 50th Reunion! The goal of this website is to bring us closer together, to bring back memories, to find out who we have become. The success of this web site depends on us, the class of 1961.

Anyone with memories, pictures, stories, or anything else to share, please let me know!

John Guthrie, Paul Larkin, Donnie Meroth, and Bob Murray went to the BC, Duke basketball game today (12/9/2017) and had a great time. (BC won!). They are four of the starting five members of the Belmont High School 1961 basketball team. John Burrill, class of 62, was the other starter playing the point who has since passed away. For the fun of it from left to right our positions were, John (the 3 small forward), Paul (the 2 shooting guard but he did it all), Donnie (the 4 power forward) and Bob (the 5 center).

Paul Larkin sent in a link to a video on the Golf Channel featuring Joe Monahan. Joe's son Jay is the new PGA Tour Commisioner. Check out the video here.

From the Belmont Citizen: David Reid and Kevin O達rien, track teammates and members of the class of 1961 at Belmont High School, visit the track they used to run in high school.

David Reid and Kevin O達rien, track teammates and members of the class of 1961 at Belmont High School, recently walked the cross country course they had run as students. They started at the old high school location, now the Wellington School, out School Street, up the Washington Street hill to the Chenery Middle School, left on Goden Street to the reservoir, around it and home. Running it now was out of the question for both men. A course that they covered in under fifteen minutes as teenagers took them an hour and five minutes to walk. And there were frequent rest stops.

O達rien was the captain and star of five state championship track teams while at BHS. As a 15-year-old sophomore he won the national indoor high jump championship at Madison Square Garden. He was a perennial Massachusetts state champion in both the high jump and the high hurdles. Reid was the co-captain of the cross country team. He was the Middlesex League mile champion and was a state bronze medalist in the old Boston Garden.

O達rien went on to captain the track team at Holy Cross, often winning five events and won numerous individual titles in both the high jump and the high hurdles at regional meets throughout the Northeast. He also competed in the high jump against Olympic gold medalist Valery Brumel and silver medalist John Thomas.

Reid attended Brown where he was a member of a New England gold medal cross country team and an IC4A bronze medal team.

After a career in city planning, O達rien retired as the Town Planner for Arlington. Reid spent his career as an English teacher and writer. The last 20 years of his career he served as the English Chairman at Minuteman Tech in Lexington.


John Guthrie, Don Meroth, Paul Larkin and Bob Murray at a recent BC hoop game! Lets get some more recent pictures posted!
More current pictures here.

Anyone else who has a picture to send, either current or from school days, please send them in!

20th Reunion May 23, 1981

We have a new slide show of the 45th Reunion! Click here!

Here's a slide show from the 25th Reunion.


Elementary School Pictures

Since this web site is about our history, and we didn't just meet when we got to High School, we thought it would be fun to look at some pictures from Elementary School. If anyone has any pictures from elementary school, please let me know. Junior High School pictures would be great also!

Audrey Brown Martin sent in the names of everyone in the Junior High picture! She also sent in 5th and 6th grade pictures from Kendall. Pat Crosby sent in the St Joseph's graduation photo. Howard Coffin sent in some Kendall and Butler photos. Ellen Isenstein and Nancy McNiff sent in Payson Park pictures. Paul Larkin has sent a set of Winn Brook pictures posted here! John Guthrie has also sent some Winn Brook pictures. Bob Murray has sent in some Kendall and Burbank photos. How about some of the other schools?

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