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Hubbard Woods alums back together again just as they graduate high school

Going back can be a meaningful step forward.

Just ask the 50 or so teenagers who on May 26 reunited at Hubbard Woods Elementary School in celebration of their high school commencements.

A photo of the Hubbard Woods School fourth-grade class of 2014.

Hubbard Woods Elementary was built in 1915 and then called Skokie School. It was renamed to Hubbard Woods in 1924.

The reunion is a Hubbard Woods tradition that reportedly has been going on for more than 20 years, said Winnetka parent Katie Minturn.

Aligning with their high school graduations, the students returned to Hubbard Woods to reconnect with their peers as well as former teachers and chat about their post-graduation plans.

Former Hubbard Woods students read letters they wrote themselves eight years ago.

Also, when the students were in fourth grade, they wrote letters to their future selves. The letters were redistributed to the teens on May 26.

The 50-plus Hubbard Woods alumni gathered for a class photo, just like the one many of them were in a decade prior.

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