They closed their last high school textbook in 1957.
From there, life took them in many directions, but every five years they have come together -- as many classes do -- to reminisce, catch up and even look to the future.
Most recently, the Emmaus High School Class of 1957 enjoyed a picnic reunion Sept. 8 in Macungie Memorial Park. This class was the second to graduate from the "new" high school, the one that continues to graduate classes from 500 Macungie Ave. in Emmaus.
Although a torrential downpour cut into some of the fun, the event still was enjoyed by 31 of the original 143 classmates and their spouses.