40th anniversary class reunion – Gozo Lyceum – Form VB -1974/1975
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A 40th anniversary of a class reunion (Gozo Lyceum – Form VB -1974/1975) was celebrated recently in a farmhouse at Gharb. The 25 students of this class were together for the whole 4 years from Form IIB to Form VB, scholastic year 1971/1972 to scholastic year 1974/1975.
Since there were neither yearly exams nor streaming in those years, these students spent the best of the last 4 years of their Secondary School together in the same class throughout this whole period.
One particular outcome of this class is that 9 out of 25 students proceeded to become priests namely: Fr. Fabio Attard Sdb. (Victoria), Fr. George Cordina (Victoria), Fr. Anthony Mifsud (Qala), Fr. John Muscat (Sannat), Fr. Vince Pavia (Victoria), Fr. Franz Refalo (Victoria), Fr. Marcel Tabone (Victoria), Mons. Alfred Xuereb (Victoria) and Fr. Joe Zammit (Victoria).
During these last 40 years they have managed to celebrate a class reunion every 5 years.
Regarding the last reunion out of 25 ex-students, 20 of them were present. The other 5 could not attend due to commitments abroad. These were: Fr. Fabio Attard Sdb. (Italy), Fr. George Cordina (Germany), Fr. Anthony Mifsud (Australia), and Fr. Franz Refalo (Italy) and Fr. Marcel Tabone (USA).
It was a great moment for all of them, everyone narrating some adventurous episodes and old events which took place during their scholastic years. Three of the ex-students had not met each other since they left their school bench – 40 years ago!