When I started this web page it was just going to be a bit of
fun with the multi-class reunion taking place in 1998. I have
since worked dilligently in my spare time to create a little
something special for my Van Horn classmates.
Whenever I see something that needs change or I come up with a
wild hair idea I try to implement it. This web site for instance
has several pages with statistics which also have 'mini' pics
on the same page. These are simply a really small version of the
classmates yearbook picture. If you move your cursor over the
pic it should pop up with a classmate name and clicking on it
will bring up the classmates info page.
Virtually anywhere on the website if you click on a logo from
the year it will send you to a page, usually the default page
for the year. If you click on the same logo on the main page
for a year it will take you back to the 'default page' for
the web site vanhorn.org.
Clicking on the copyright should usually take you to the main
default page for the website.
There is a pull down menu that you can use to navigate to the
various years and to simply 'go back' one web page, i.e. the
page you just left to get the page you're on.
Clicking on the small yearbook on each year's default page
will pop up the yearbook picture in a larger viewable form.
The primary 'default page' for the main web site now comes up with
a randomly selected format based on the yearbook presentation for
the various years. It could be any year with no particular year
being presented more than others. When that page is up and the
year selected logo is presented, clicking on it will take you to
that year to observe it.
On the main primary website page there are numerous connection
points to see various information on the main site. Simply click
on one to go to it. In the case of 'Falcon Alumni' and the stats
areas you will need to use the pull down to select the year you
want to see. Additionally there are links to outside resources.
Searching... You can search the classmates database using one of
several variables such as First Name, Last Name, Yearbook Listing,
Married Name, Graduation Year, and various other info based on the
year you want information on.
Of course there are places for you to submit alumni info both in
the form of data, and current pictures, etc. Also you can submit
errors, reunion info, and general comments to the webmaster.
Above all the integrity of the web site is maintained by having all
this wonderful info submitted to, scanned by, and ultimately placed
on the site by the webmaster. I get a lot of submissions from folks
that apparently like to mess with things. These are simply deleted
and I move on with no other action taken.
Please note that the site is also the connection point that the
Mid-Continent Public Library uses for the go to for Van Horn High
School information. That was unsolicited and quite frankly I'm a
bit proud of that unsolicited linking. Maybe I'm doing something
right after all.
Please keep in mind that the information presented is about Van
Horn High School, Independence, Missouri and NOT Van Horn High
School, Van Horn, Texas. I've seen some people listed on the
Texas web site that were clearly from Van Horn Independence, and
I'm sure that there are some that have signed on here with info
that are from the Texas school, although it is hard to pick them
out. I'm trying to keep an accurate listing here... but 100%
accuracy is of course impossible to maintain.