Laredo's own; GOLDEN GIRLS / by adriana monsalve

St. Augustine High School remains to date the only High School in Laredo, TX and in the Diocese of Laredo. Today, St. Augustine High School is staffed and administered by both lay and religious faculty, and it continues to base its education on a tradition of academic excellence and Catholic principles - a tradition founded in the history of St. Augustine School, St. Joseph’s Academy and Ursuline Academy; a tradition of educating and forming the whole person, mind, body, and spirit.

I was given the pleasure to document the 50th anniversary of Laredo's St Augustin High School 's graduating class of 1965.  Back then, it was an all womens academy.  The ladies were a joy to hang out with as they told stories about the past and talked about how many of them hated each other in high school but, like typical mean girls, as adults they grew out of it and are now close friends.  They look forward to this reunion every year.  Many of them travel from all across Texas to see their classmates again.  They enjoy these times so much that they decided 12 years ago, to celebrate every year instead of every 10.  

There was a classmate that everyone said looked like Barbara Walters growing up and that she still did today.. I had to guess which of them it was.. so you do to.  I was surprised to find that there was a classmate that had come to school in Laredo all the way from Holland.  She fell in love with a man form here, changed her last name from Wiechert to Vega, and stayed ever since.   It still amazes me, the intersection of people you find in border towns.  There was another lady named Rosie, that was the leader of the pack and had the wit of Sophia (Goldon GIrl's), everyone was nervous of what she was gonna say next.  There was a classmate named, Eva Delgado, that I can't express it well, but we just connected on many things and she gave me so much advice throughout the night.   

Anyways, this is a little recap of that evening last winter.

 Hasta Wiechert, now Vega

Hasta Wiechert, now Vega

 Teresa Seanz aka Barbara Walters

Teresa Seanz aka Barbara Walters

 my homie, Señora Delgado

my homie, Señora Delgado

 Sister Karen

Sister Karen

Mary L Dickinson
 Rosie

Rosie