Salem High School Alumni Association, Ohio

Sustaining Friendships and Memories Since 1882

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                    330-332-1427 - info@salemohioalumni.org

 

Welcome to the Salem High School
Alumni Association Website


Please explore the website, update your contact information, and see what scholarships are available for graduating students and alumni.

 

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Click HERE for the latest newsletter.


2016 Alumni Association Annual Reunion and Banquet - Saturday, May 21st

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The Salem High School Alumni Association's 135th Annual Reunion and Banquet is 6 p.m., Saturday, May 21, 2016. Tickets are $22 per dinner. The program begins promptly at 6 p.m.

Tickets can be requested by mail, "SHSAA, 330 E. State St., Salem, OH 44460,” or at the SHSAA office between
9 am and noon until May 10th.

The banquet will include a presentation by this year’s Honored Alumnus, recognition of reunion class gifts, and the awarding of hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to
Salem High School graduates.


Bob Hickey '50 Is 2016 SHS Alumni Association Honored Alumnus

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"Bob Hickey '50 truly exemplifies what an outstanding alumnus embodies. He has been devoted to his family, the Salem community, his business, and the graduates of his high school alma mater."

Hickey will be the featured speaker at the Salem High School Alumni Association's 135th Annual Reunion and Banquet.

Click HERE to read more.


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The SHS Class of 1954 will meet for breakfast at 9am on Thursday, May 5 at Adele's Place.


Our SHS students have put a lot of hard work into their biggest production yet. Catch Beauty and the Beast this weekend!


Fine Arts Friday: In just a few weeks, we'll be awarding thousands of dollars in scholarships. Some of those scholarships are dedicated to the memory of beloved SHS band director, Howard "Doc" Pardee, pictured here.


Photo of the Week: Students held a tax stamp drive during the 1961-62 school year. A percentage of the tax stamp's face value would go to the school if students bundled them and turned them into the state. Sorters pictured here are Nancy Ward, Billie Rae Hoffman, Sue Bateman, Gary Starbuck, Ray Rogers, Carol Porter and Dave Edling.


Here's a great chance to support our Quakers!


Fine Arts Friday: Meet the Cast of the 1992 SHS production of "Oklahoma!"


Was there a book you read at SHS that changed your life? Or maybe you've re-discovered a classic and love it even more as an adult. Tell us your favorite "required reads!"


This year's SHSAA Memorial Book Awards will be given in honor of Harvey Walken '46, a generous and vocal supporter of the alumni association and our scholarship work. We will be releasing more information about Mr. Walken and the book awards in the coming weeks, but for now, read this touching tribute published shortly after his death in 2009.


Buffalo State University students create fashions based on the wallpaper designs of Charles Burchfield, SHS Class of 1911.


It's not too late to help sponsor our scholarship banquet. Your $30 donation will pay for the meals of scholarship recipients and honored guests. Send a check to the SHSAA at 330 E. State St, Salem, OH 44460 and you and/or your business will be featured in our banquet program.


Photo of the Week: The 2010-11 yearbook staff show off some creative posing for their own yearbook photo.


The Class of 1947 will meet for breakfast at 9am on Thursday, April 21 at the Power House Cafe.


On this day in 1966, the Vindicator published Salem's plans to form a beautification committee. Today, Salem's beautification committee is full of SHS alums and Salem supporters trying to better our hometown.


The SHS Class of 1967 will meet for dinner at 6pm on Wednesday, April 20 at Ricky's English Pub.


Fine Arts Friday: The 1935 SHS Orchestra


Jocelynne is a 2012 graduate of Salem High School and was awarded the 2015 SHSAA Greenisen College Leadership Scholarship for her work with conservation organizations and various service projects.


The Salem Beautification Committee will hold their annual downtown cleanup on Saturday, April 23. Read more about their efforts here.


The Class of 1957 will meet for lunch at the 38 Delta Grille at noon on Saturday, April 16.


The Class of 1966 will meet for lunch at BB Rooners at 11:30 on Saturday, April 16.


The Class of '68 will meet for dinner at 6pm on Thursday, April 14 at Shriver's Tavern.


The SHS Class of 1950 will meet for breakfast at 9am on Wednesday, April 13 at Adele's


The Class of 1956 will meet for lunch at Ricky's English Pub on Wednesday, April 13 at 11:30am.


Photo of the Week: Prom 1995 saw some sharp dressed men!


The Class of 1965 will meet for dinner at 6pm on Wednesday, April 13 at Ricky's English Pub.


The Class of 1948 will meet for breakfast at 10am at Adele's on Tuesday, April 12.


The SHS Class of 1969 will meet for lunch on Sunday, April 10 at 12:30 at BB Rooners.


Congratulations to the newest Salem Quakers to be inducted to the National Honor Society!


The Class of 1949 will meet for breakfast at Adele's at 9:30 on Monday, April 11.


Fine Arts Friday: Did you know that the yearbooks from 1915-1934 featured beautiful sketches by student artists? You can check them out on our website!


We are looking for our BEST INTERNS EVER to help organize, display, and research SHS history and historical items! Contact us at info@salemohioalumni.org if you know an intelligent, hardworking and fun student.


Congratulations to Luke Shivers '08, who will graduate from med school this spring and then begin his residency at St. Elizabeth's, Youngstown. Do we have any other alumni physicians entering residency this summer? Tell us where!


The SHS Class of 1944 will meet for breakfast at Adele's at 9am on Monday, April 11.


Congratulations to all of our alumni graduating from the University of Akron this spring!


The Class of 1958 will meet for breakfast at Adele's on Saturday, April 9 at 9am.


Photo of the Week: An unidentified group of students pose for the camera during lunch in 1987-88


The SHS Class of 1954 will meet for breakfast at 9am at Adele's on Thursday, April 7.


Bob Hickey '50 is a local industrialist and philanthropist dedicated to helping Salem students pursue education and careers that lead to meaningful work for individuals and our community. We are proud to name him our SHSAA 2016 Honored Alumnus. Read more about Bob here.


The SHS Class of 1951 will meet for breakfast on Wednesday, April 6 at 9am at Adele's.


Did you know the Class of 1991 is Raffling off Cavs tickets to raise money for their "Pay It Forward" Campaign? Check them out here!


We hope all of our friends and alumni have a safe and Happy Easter!


Did you know the Class of 1991 is Raffling off Cavs tickets to raise money for their "Pay It Forward" Campaign? Check them out here!


Fine Arts Friday: The 1971-72 Brass Trio. Who remembers wearing those medals on your band jacket?


Have you ever wanted to learn more about Charles Burchfield (Class of 1911) and his art and life after he left Salem? This article provides a great overview.


This year's Founder's Day event, hosted by the Salem Historical Society, will recognize "Citizens of Distinction," Frank A. Zamarelli Jr. '82 and Janice Groves Lesher '54. The event will also welcome jazz musician Tania Pshsniak Grubs '84. Congratulations to these graduates, and thank you for all you do for our hometown.


Don't be late for this very important date! Alumni scholarship applications are due to our office by noon tomorrow, high school applications are due by 3pm tomorrow at the high school guidance office.


Call for memorabilia! The SHSAA office is looking to create a display case dedicated to prom. If you have any programs, souvenirs, photos or favors that you'd like to share with our office, comment here or call 330-332-1427


The SHS Class of 1963 will meet for breakfast at 9:30 on Saturday, April 2 at BB Rooners.


Photo of the Week: Often, the best part of the school day was spending free time with friends. In this photo from the 1999-2000 school year, Jayma Wells, Zack Stevenson, Jessica Cosgrove and Keith Hernstrum hang out in the library.


The Class of 1972 will meet for breakfast at 9am on Saturday, April 2 at the Powerhouse Cafe.


The Class of 1955 will meet for lunch at Adele's on Wednesday, March 30 at 11:30.


Fine Arts Friday: We are pleased to present...the 1945-46 SHS Band!


Just one more week until scholarship applications are due! Don't miss this important opportunity! Applications are available here and due by April 1.


SHS Grad Amy McDevitt Cannon '92 talks all about being a mother and entrepreneur in this video from the Business Journal Daily.


Did you know you or your business can sponsor our annual scholarship banquet for just $30? Your donation will help pay for student meals, and you'll be recognized in our program. Send your check to the SHSAA at 330 E. State St., Salem, by April 22 with "Patron Sponsor" in the memo line.


Photo of the Week: This un-captioned photo from the 1976-77 school year shows students participating in a game show. Can anyone help us out by telling us what this program was all about?


The SHS Class of 1962 will meet for lunch at 12:30 at BB Rooners on Thursday, March 24.


The SHS Class of 1946 will meet for breakfast at Adele's on Tuesday, March 22 at 9am.


Fine Arts Friday: These cast members seem to be having a blast during the 2011 production of 'Thoroughly Modern Millie.'


We commend these Salem and West Branch Students for helping others have a great prom experience. Read more about their partnership and "Project Prom" here.


The SHS Class of 1966 will meet for lunch on Saturday, March 19 at 11:30am at B.B. Rooners.


Two weeks! You have just over two weeks to apply for an SHSAA scholarship! Scholarships are available for graduating high school seniors as well as alumni who are pursuing a college, graduate or professional degree or are enrolled in a vocational or trade program. Deadline is APRIL 1 for ALL APPLICATIONS.


The Girls of the Class of '57 will meet for lunch at noon on Thursday, March 17 at Sunny's Chinese Buffet.


The Class of 1947 will meet for breakfast at the Perkins on Rte 62 between Salem and Alliance on Friday, March 18 at 9am.


Photo of the Week: 1955-56 Home Ec students learn new recipies. Featured are Leah Doyle, Mary Dickey, Bev Hilliard, Eleanor Sneltzer, Billie Jean Mattevi, and Barbara Stamp.


Master Gunnery Sgt. Andrew Schuller '76 of the President's Own Marine Corps Band was in town recently to conduct the Columbiana County Honors Band. Thanks, Andy, for all the ways you give back.


The Class of 1952 will meet for lunch at B.B. Rooners at noon on Wednesday, March 16.


The SHS Class of 1967 will meet for dinner at Ricky's English Pub on Wednesday, March 16 at 6pm.


Dr. Rebecca Williamson Brown '94 presented a fun and educational program about eye health to students at Buckeye and St. Paul School. Read more about her day with Salem's kids and the Real Eyes Classroom Initiative here.


The SHS Class of '68 will meet for dinner at Ricky's English Pub (back room)on Wednesday, March 16 at 6pm.


The Class of 1949 will meet for breakfast on Monday, March 14 at Adele's at 9:30am.


Fine Arts Friday: In 1985, SHS students attended a special performance by the 82nd Airborne Diviision Army Choir. What a great memory!


The Class of 1969 will meet for lunch at 12:30 on Sunday, 3/13 at BB Rooners.


Rob Roberts '91 and Eric Thorne '91 turned their love of sports into a successful business. Read about their company, SabreCat Bats, and the MLB stars who use them, in this article from the Canton Rep.


The Class of 1958 will meet for breakfast at Adele's on Saturday, March 12 at 9am.


Project leaders in charge of raising money for the upcoming Reilly Stadium revamp have been busy. They are just $106,000 short of their $935,000 goal. Read more about the project in the Salem News.


Congratulations to Kade Byland, SHS Class of 2017 for finishing 5th at the Ohio State Wrestling Tournament!


The SHS Class of 1953 will meet at noon on Saturday, 3/12 at Annabell's Restaurant


The Class of 1950 will meet at Adele's for breakfast on Wednesday, March 9 at 9am.


Photo of the Week: The 1946 cross country team, coached by F.E. Cope


The SHS Class of '65 will meet for dinner at 6pm on Wednesday, March 9 at Ricky's English Pub.


The SHS Class of 1948 will meet for breakfast at 10am at Adele's on Tuesday, March 8.


Did you know that Salem's own F.E. Cope accompanied Jesse Owens to the 1936 Olympic games in Germany? Owens' journey has gotten the Hollywood treatment in the recent film "Race." Here, Bob Kersmarki '69 touches on Cope's journey as well.


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Beyond the newsletter, a web extra . . .

Spotlight on Alumni Restaurateurs, Bakers, Chefs, and Cake Decorators

The Salem High School Alumni Association is proud of our alumni in the food industry.

Click HERE to read the WEB EXTRA


Tenth Annual - Salem Ohio Day 2016 Held in Southwest Florida

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The 10th Annual Salem Ohio Day in Southwest Florida was held February 6, 2016
in North Fort Myers.

Nearly 150 people attended including 30 years of  Salem High School graduates.

Click HERE for pictures and to read more.


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SHSAA partners with Amazon with the AmazonSmile program

Support our scholarship program every time you shop and at no cost to you.

Click HERE to learn more and sign-up.


Salem Alumni Association Awards $359,050
in Scholarships to Salem High School Graduates

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The Salem High School Alumni Association Annual Reunion and Banquet was held on Saturday, May 23, 2015.

The banquet included a presentation by this year’s Honored Alumnus, recognition of reunion class gifts, and the awarding of $359,050 in scholarships to Salem High School graduates.

Click for High School Scholarship and Postsecondary Scholarship Recipient Photos.

Click HERE to View and Search for Past Recipients (New Feature).

Click HERE for photographs taken during program.


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A Century of Memories

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The Salem High School Alumni Association in conjunction with the Salem Public Library is proud to make available more than 100 years of Salem High School documents.

Search yearbooks for students, teachers, clubs, and organizations. 

Read Quaker newspapers from the early 1900's

Learn about the early days of education in Salem (written 1876).

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Proud of Our Military

Salem High School Alumni Association is proud of the rich military
experience of our alumni. 

Click HERE to read about alumni in the military and enter military
information on the association's military webpage. 


Click HERE to read local newspaper articles about the heroics
and sacrifices of our graduates in the military during World War II.
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What does it cost to educate our children?
The escalating costs of college attendance adds urgency to our mission to help provide more scholarships to new Salem High School graduates and alumni. The alumni association is proud to have been able to give approximately $350,000 in scholarships annually in recent years. However, even while trying to help as many students as possible, the association's current funding allows for only about one-third of each graduating class to receive a Salem High School Alumni Association Scholarship. Though the majority of these are substantial scholarships of several thousand dollars each, SHSAA scholarships cover only a portion of college costs.

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The Mission of the Salem High School Alumni Association is to recognize and award scholarships to deserving Salem graduates who are expected to continue their education in a manner that will bring credit to Salem High School. The organization strives to keep alive memories of high school days and friendships through the association newsletter, yearbooks, and archived records and memorabilia of Salem High School in the association office.

Our History: The Salem High School Alumni Association was one of the first high school alumni groups in Ohio and is one of the most generous in the country. Thirty-three Salem High School alumni met with several of their former teachers on June 14, 1882, and the following year began the tradition of holding an annual reunion banquet. Several years later, association members decided that they wanted to do more than keep alive memories of high school days--they also wanted to help outstanding graduates attend college. On June 20, 1903, the association established the first high school alumni scholarship fund in Ohio. Salem High School graduates and friends were contacted to raise funds, and within four years the group had enough money to buy a $1,000 bond. The $60 interest generated by the bond was awarded as the first alumni scholarship to Walter French when he graduated in 1908. Now in its second century of granting scholarships, the association awarded fifty-two 2015 graduates, forty-seven alumni, and one current student,  a record-setting total of $359,050 in scholarships on May 23, 2015 at the 134th Reunion Banquet held at Salem High School.