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Good day!
Class of 1970 held it’s 45th Class Reunion on September 19th, at the Fairview Golf Course in Harwinton.  The class has a Facebook page: Torrington High School 1970 Reunion – Connecticut.  The Class of 1970 was among the first to use the new high school, as the Vogel School transitioned to a middle school.
I think class of 65’ may have possibly graduated, and maybe class of 67-68 were the first four-year classes?
Regards, Ed Killingbeck
Class of 70

Sarah Royals  Leading the Way for University at Albany


Royals has made steady improvement through her three seasons, but this year has taken the next step. Torrington High School’s all-time leading scorer is currently averaging 13.1 points, 5.3 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game for the Great Danes, who are ranked No. 9 in the College Insider Mid-Major Top 25. 

Dan Rousseau, 2004 won his first Emmy Award for Outstanding Lighting Direction and Scenic Design  NBC Nightly News: 2012 Election Coverage.


Josh Quint. 2009 was just honored with his own photo show, depicting photography he took during his deployment to Afghanistan.


Patricia Wald 1944 Class Valedictorian received Presidential Medal of Honor for being a pioneer in the legal world and the first woman appointed to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.


 Eric Ressel 2009 graduated on May 22, 2013 from the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Research and Computer Analysis (ORCA), and a commission as an Ensign in the U.S. Coast Guard.  His commission was presented by his father, LCDR (ret.) David Ressel, his brother, LT Charles Ressel, and Vice President Joe Biden.

Prior to graduation, Eric received a special award for the “Best Capstone Project” in his ORCA major.  For this project, he wrote a computer program that allows Coast Guard units to plan their patrol patterns, covering an area of ocean with maximum efficiency.  Eric’s program has been successfully tested by operational Coast Guard units, and he is adapting it for use throughout the service.

Eric is currently serving as a Deck Watch Officer aboard USCG Cutter Munro, homeported in Kodiak, AK.