Bremen High School
Class of '62 Reunion Events & Activities

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BREMEN: Bremen was the flagship (first) school in District 228 and began serving local communities in September, 1953. From 1958 through 1962, it served the educational needs of Blue Island, Country Club Hills, Forest Ridge, Harvey, Hazel Crest, Hazel Crest Highlands, Homewood, Markham, Midlothian, Oak Forest, Posen, and Tinley Park,. At that time, it was known as Bremen Community High School. As local populations increased, more schools were added to the District. Bremen now serves Harvey, Markham, Midlothian, and Posen with a census of about 1,350 students.


BREMEN PRIDE: Bremen has always strived to make a positive difference in the community and has a rich tradition of academics, activities, and athletics.  The Class of 1962 had 48 National Honor Society members.  We had many accomplished athletes including members of the Varsity Swim Team who in 1962 were undefeated in the conference, "All Conference" members of the football team, and conference champions in Track, Cross-Country, and Wrestling.  Additionally, members for the Class of 1962 went on in life to make their professional marks in a wide range of fields, including the military, education, public services, arts, sciences, medicine, and various other private industry sectors.

SCHOOL SONG: Our school song is one of the few original high school fight/loyalty songs. It was composed circa 1953 -- music by Bertil Kempe (Music Director); lyrics by Ed Bruell (Chairman of Language Arts & Director of Publicity).

LITTLE JOE: Little Joe”, our school mascot came into being during the 1956-57 school year. Originally, he was portrayed by a male student who led our teams onto the "field of battle". In the 1958-59 school year, a female "Little Joe" became a member of the cheerleading squad and has remained so ever since. "Little Joe" is not just a mascot, but a lasting symbol of our school spirit, and arguably, a unexpected leader in the women rights movement! That's what makes Bremen special!