Time Travel: Class of 1988's Most Popular at BHS and Congressman Nick Rahall Sworn in by Newt Gingrich

By Dick Duez on June 04, 2023 from History Blog via

The Class of 1988's "Most Popular" students can't escape the popularity even with their sunglasses on. Shown are Greg Salfia, left, and Shannon Mazzie as they are mobbed outside.
West Virginia Congressman Nick Rahall, right is shown being sworn into office by Newt Gingrich in this U.S. House of Representatives Office of Photography photo courtesy of the West Virginia & Regional History Center. The photo was taken Jan. 1, 1997.
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