Reunion Photos & Memories

The Next PESA School Wide Reunion Is Scheduled on June 13, 2026

The 2026 Reunion will be a Very Special Event:  

It will Mark & Celebrate the 25th PESA Reunion.

The Class of 1966 will Celebrate 60 years

The Class of 1976 will Celebrate 50 years.  

The Class of 1986 will Celebrate 40 years.

The Class of 1996 will Celebrate 30 years.

The Very FIRST Petrolia School Wide Reunion was held on April 3-4, 1959.

Petrolia School Trivia

Petrolia’s First Graduation, 1912 had 6 Classmembers.  One hundred years later, the Class of 2012 had 41 Graduates.

The Smallest Graduating Class to date was the Class of 1916, with only one graduate.

The Largest number of Graduates, to date were the 2010 and 2012 Graduating Classes with 41.

Remembering Coach Garland Nichols

Photo taken at the 1986 Reunion: Coach Garland Nichols in Navy Blazer & white slacks on right.

Diana Haberman in the foreground.  Back row: L to R: Gina & Greg Nichols, & Jack Bryant (in Striped Polo)

Nichols was head coach at Petrolia High School from 1968-1977 and took the Pirates to the State Tournament in 1973 and 1974.  He served as President of the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches and was recognized at the Texas State Tournament for reaching the milestone of 957 Career Wins.  Most important to him were his students.  His career spanned four decades and he loved keeping in touch with his former players and coaches, of whom he was very proud.  Read his Obituary

Did you play on a team with Coach Nichols ?  ?  ?

Celebrating 110 Years

Petrolia Schools will celebrate 110 years since the first graduating class.

Reunion Photos

Three “Old Petrolia Pirates”: Yvetta Hamilton Barger, Stephen Bitz, and Judy Mathews."  (Photo was taken in the 1970’s)

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