How to Use Facebook to Promote Your High School Reunion
Facebook is a great tool to promote a high school reunion and build excitement about the event. Classmates who are part of the reunion committee can easily take turns posting on the class reunion Facebook group or page, as well as responding to posts by other classmates. The more active the page, the better.
Posts may be interactive, with open ended questions to involve your classmates, reminders about the reunion, or a way to pass along specific information. Below are posting ideas to keep your classmates engaged before the reunion:
- What song reminds you of our senior year?
- What was your most embarrassing moment in high school?
- Who was your favorite teacher?
- Who was your prom date?
- Tell about a time you almost got busted in high school.
- How did you spend spring break our senior year?
- What songs would you like to hear at the reunion?
- Who did we beat in the homecoming football game our senior year?
- Who can’t you wait to see at the reunion?
- What is your favorite memory of high school?
- You know you were a 1994 (mascot) if _______________.
- What advice would you give to an incoming freshman at our high school?
- What advice would you give to a graduating senior?
- Complete this sentence: In high school, I wanted to have a career as a _______, now I am a ______.
- Post the yearbook photos from your senior year. Encourage classmates to use their senior year photo as their profile picture the week before the reunion.
- Ask classmates to post a picture of their family. Create an album for the photos.
Reminder and Information Specific Posts
- Provide an update on the reunion venue or hotel room block. Include a link.
- Share the reunion night menu.
- Let classmates know to watch their mailbox because their reunion invitation has been mailed.
- Remind classmates of registration due dates. Include a link to your online registration.
- Tag classmates who are considered lost because you don’t have a current mailing address.
- Post a thank you to the reunion committee, and list everyone who helped with the planning.
- Share a link of the weather forecast for your town the weekend of the reunion.
- Post updates about your high school. Did they beat your biggest school rival in the homecoming football game? Have students recently received impressive academic recognition? Was there a dedication for a new music facility? Post photos and links to stories about the events.
You may have ideas that are specific to your class, maybe a “where were you when…” or “who else failed (teacher’s name) class?” If you have an idea for a post, do it! The goal is to reach your classmates, create fun and excitement for the reunion, and reconnect as you celebrate your reunion year.
By Cyndi Clamp, Varsity Reunion Services
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