Apella - An Ancient Spartan Assembly.

Emporia Main Street and a committee of local community members and EHS graduates have been working together to create a class reunion weekend for graduates of Emporia High to gather and reconnect. It is our hope that, Apella will provide you with an opportunity to visit you favorite Emporia locations, enjoy the community and gather with friends.

The comittee will be putting out a list of all class activities on this page, but we encourage classes to work together for individual meet ups and get togethers! On the right is an on going list of EHS class contacts! If you would like to be added to the contact list, please fill out the form on top of the side bar!

LOCATION CHANGE for Spartan Social on Saturday September 23rd.  Due to weather concerns, this event will now be happening at the Bourbon Cowboy located at 605 Commercial Street! All ages are still welcome to attend this event. Food trucks will be out front!

Friday, September 22 

Homecoming Parade

Check out the EHS Homecoming Parade before the game! Start time is 5:30 pm. Gather with other Alumni to watch at 901 Commercial Street. Lyon County State Bank has reserved their green space for Apella during the parade! Route is as follows: 8th/Merchant to 8th/Commercial to 12th/Commercial to 12th/Market to Welch Stadium!








Does your class want to join in the parade? Your class can have a float or walk. Click Parade Rules 2023 to download the parade entry form.  Please complete the form and return it to Roxana Peraza at [email protected] Roxana can also answer all your parade questions.

Cheer on the Emporia High Spartans at their Homecoming Game!

Show your Spartan Pride as the EHS Football team takes on Topeka High at Welch Stadium (located at ESU) at 7pm! Tickets to the game are $5 CASH or there will be a QR code at the ticket window that will take patron directly to purchase tickets for the game OR you can download this app to order your tickets   https://www.hometownticketing.com/

After game get together-627 Event Space

Get ready to have some fun at 627 Event Space in downtown Emporia! Located at 627 Commercial Street, both floors will be open as the After Game Spot 9pm - 2am!

Upstairs will have a bar for drinks and a dance floor! Main Level will offer food from 9pm-12am and drinks until 2am!

Food Options:
$1 Crunchy Beef Tacos
$5 Bowl of Chili
$5 Chili Cheese Dogs
$5 Appetizers
$6 Small Chicken Finger Basket

Drink Specials:
$3 Pounders
$3 Single Wells
$4 Double Wells
$5 16oz Margaritas

Karaoke at The Bourbon Cowboy

The Bourbon Cowboy is excited to welcome Emporia High School graduates for Apella weekend. Stop by 605 Commercial Street after the game for mingling and singing and line dancing!

Saturday, September 23

EHS Tours - 

Members of the EHS StuCo group will be offering tours of the High School Saturday morning at 9 am and 10am. Tours will be approximately 45 minutes and will begin on the front steps at EHS. Due to the amount of signups for both spots, please call Emporia Main Street to make your tour reservation 620-340-6430.

September Shop Hop in downtown Emporia

Visit some of your favorite local businesses and explore new ones. Visit participating businesses for specials and promotions during the event. Story hours will vary per location. As we get closer to the date, a listing will be put out of all the stops and what they are promoting! Thank you for Shopping Local! Click HERE for a list of participating businesses!

Wings and Wheels Show at the Emporia Airport

The Emporia Airport will host the annual Wings and Wheels Show on Sept. 23, 2023 beginning at 8:00 AM. Admission to the event is free!
An airplane and car static display will be provided by Flatland Cruisers and Emporia Flying Club. An air ambulance helicopter will be on display from Air Methods. Breakfast is provided by the Area Experimental Aircraft Association.
Fly-ins will enjoy a free breakfast. Adult breakfast is $6.00 and children 3-12 are $3.00. Ages 8-17 will receive free airplane rides by Young Eagle Airplane. Pre-register for rides at yeday.org/EmporiaEvent.









Cheer on the Hornets

It is Family Day at Emporia State University! Cheer on the Hornets at Welch Stadium as they take on Central Oklahoma at 1pm. for more info on the game and tickets, click HERE! https://esuhornets.com/sports/football/schedule

Spartan Social 

Location change due to weather, this event will now taking place at the Bourbon Cowboy located at 605 Commercial Street! All ages are still welcome to attend this event.

Meet up with fellow Spartans and Emporia Community members from 5pm - 9pm for live music, food trucks, and a beer garden (Radius Brewing Company).

Music kicks off at 6pm with The Schwartz followed by Sam and The Firewatchers.

This event is FREE and Open to the public!

The Spartan Social is sponsored by our friends at:


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Weekend Resources

Contact Emporia Main Street: 620-340-6430


Class Contacts

Are you the contact for your class? Click HERE to list your info!

Class of 1955

Shirley Thomas Maxwell - [email protected]

Class of 1956

Beverly A Miller- (620) 341-0269 or [email protected]

Class of 1966 

Paul Winter - (316) 304-1302 or [email protected]

Class of 1967

Linda McCullough Wood - [email protected]

Class of 1968

Suzie Ace-Storrer - 316-650-0325 or [email protected]

Class of 1970

Krista McGinnis Ryan - (316) 866-7720 or [email protected]

Class of 1973

Nancy LeClear - [email protected]

Class of 1978

Lyn Huffaker - 785-608-1062 or [email protected]

Rhonda Walker Schmidt -

620-757-6057 or [email protected]

Bev Long - 620-341-2076 or [email protected]

Class of 1980

Mary Sterbenz Morgan - (620) 343-3530 or [email protected]

Class of 1982

Sherry Bishop Taylor - [email protected]

Janelle Hensler DuBree - 620-757-8542 or [email protected]

Patt Falley - [email protected]

Janet [email protected]

Class of 1990

Mickey Edwards - 620-481-3211 or [email protected]

Class of 1993

Brian Protheroe - [email protected]

Class of 1998

Lisa Britain - 913-269-1625 or [email protected]

Class of 2020

Chloe Jackson - 620-481-3891 or [email protected]

Rylie Gardner - [email protected]

Class of 2003

A.J. Coffelt - [email protected]

Class of 2004

Shyra Sumeier - 620-481-9231 or [email protected]

Class of 2012

Janet Weaver - [email protected]

Class of 2013

Will Kraft - 620-481-9231