Salem High School Alumni Association, Ohio

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2016 Alumni Association Annual Reunion and Banquet Held May 21st

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Salem High School Alumni Association broke its record for scholarships by awarding $365,425 to 101 students including 58 graduating Salem High School students, 37 alumni, and 6 current students.

Bob Hickey, a 1950 Salem High School graduate, was the featured speaker as the 2016 Honored Alumnus.

50th, 60th, and 65th reunion classes spoke and invited guests included one from the class of '32 (84th anniversary).

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Photo of the Week: The 1986-87 school year saw a whole cast share the responsibilities of playing Quaker Sam & the Quaker Lady


Welcome, Class of '91!


The SHS Alumni Band will perform the National Anthem at "Alumni Night" during the Summer Concert series performance on Sunday, August 7. If you are interested in playing, contact SHS Band Director Hannah Colian McFarland '02 at mcfarlandh@salem.k12.oh.us.


The Class of 1955 will meet for lunch at Adele's at 11:30 on Wednesday, June 29.


Congrats to the 5 Salem Quakers making an appearance in the Penn Ohio Classic: Matt Weingart, Kade Byland, Zack Cusick, Keaton Turney, and Max Righetti.


Happy Friday from the SHSAA (and the 1975 marching band)!


Salem area dogs can thank SHS senior Collin Zimmerman fore creating a dog park within Waterworth Memorial Park. The dog park is Collin's Eagle Scout project and includes a double fenced area, a sign positing dog park rules, waste bags, a fire hydrant and more.


SHS graduate and nationally known artist Rick Lobdell works to spruce up downtown Salem.


The SHS Class of 1962 will meet for lunch at 12:30 at Salem Hills on Thursday, June 23.


Photo of the Week: Lunchtime at SHS, 1972.


Welcome, Class of 1976!


We are proud to be from Northeast Ohio!


The Class of '68 will hold a reunion planning meeting on Wednesday, June 22 at 6pm at the SHSAA office. All class members are invited.


Join local artists on July 17 at the Salem Artisan Festival at the Charles Burchfield Homestead on 4th St. Featured artist Don Getz '52


This week has seen another outstanding group of young Ohioans attend Boys and Girls State. The 1955-56 SHS delegates are seen here.


Kudos to Dominic Righetti '14 on founding and continuing Salem's autocross event during Super Cruise weekend. A student at Akron University, Dominic works with Stretch's Rod Shop to keep the event going. All proceeds this year went to the Banquet of Salem.


The Class of 1953 will meet for dinner at Pinky's (Rt. 172, New Garden) at 6pm on Saturday, June 18.


The Class of 1957 will meet for lunch at Shriver's Tavern at noon on Thursday, June 16.


The Class of 1967 will meet tonight, Wednesday, June 15 at 6pm at Ricky's English Pub.


The SHS Class of '66 will meet for lunch at BB Rooners at 11:30 on Saturday, June 18.


Photo of the Week: Students during the 1957-58 school year dance the nights away at the Youth Center.


On this day in 1882, 33 Salem High School alumni met with former teachers, thus founding the Salem High School Alumni Association. Our scholarship fund for SHS alumni would be established in 1903, the first fund of its kind in Ohio.


The SHS Class of 1948 will meet for breakfast at 10am at Adele's on Tuesday, June 14.


The SHS Class of 1968 will meet for dinner on Thursday, June 16 at 6pm at Ricky's English Pub.


The SHS Class of 1947 will meet for breakfast on Wednesday, June 15 at 9am at Salem Hills.


The SHS Class of 1959 will meet for lunch on Saturday, June 11 at 12pm at Salem Hills.


The Class of 1949 will meet for breakfast at 9:30 am at Adele's on Monday, June 13.


Congratulations to Jenny Lynne Tausch Pfeifer '87 who has been an important part of the expansion of Pfeifer Dairy Farms. Jenny Lynne and her husband Ed have children who represent a fifth generation on the 114 year old family farm in Bucyrus, OH.


The SHS Class of 1944 will meet for breakfast at Adele's on Monday, June 13 at 9am.


State Street will be packed with classic cars once again as the Salem Super Cruise takes over downtown from tomorrow, Thursday, June 9 through Sunday, June 12.


The SHS Class of 1958 will meet for breakfast on Saturday, June 11 at 9am at Adele's


Photo of the Week: Some members of the football team pay close attention to the action on the field during the 1963-64 season.


The Class of 1965 will meet for dinner at 6pm on Wednesday, June 8 at Ricky's English Pub.


Congratulations to all Salem graduates who have received awards and scholarships from community organizations so far this spring!


The Class of 1956 will meet at 11:30 at Ricky's English Pub on Wednesday, June 8.


The Class of 1949 will meet for breakfast at Salem Hills at 9am on Saturday, June 4.


Did you know today is National Doughnut Day? This photo from 1957 shows SHS students Mary Ann Windle and Elaine Cavanaugh making doughnuts and banana milkshakes. Yum!


The Class of 1971 will meet for breakfast at 9am at Adele's on Saturday, June 4.


The Class of 1972 will have breakfast at the Powerhouse Cafe on Saturday, June 4 at 9am.


Congrats to all the Salem Quakers participating in the State track meet this weekend!


The Class of 1973 will meet for breakfast at Salem Hills on Saturday, June 4 at 9am.


The Class of 1963 will meet for lunch at 11:30am on Saturday, June 4 at BB Rooners.


The Class of '72 will host a 1 day garage sale at 1971 Cunningham Road as a fundraiser for their upcoming class gift. The sale will take place from 9am-5pm on Thursday, June 2.


The Class of 1954 will meet for breakfast at 9am at Adele's on Wednesday, June 1.


Photo of the Week: Hank Loudon and Marcus Jones are seen here during a 2002 4x8 relay race.


Congratulations, Class of 2016!


Today we remember all those men and women, especially our Salem graduates, who gave what Lincoln called "the last full measure of devotion," for our country and our freedom.


Fine Arts Friday: Members of the Art Club explore sculpture. Pictured are Gary Beiliski, Kitty Purrington, Cassie Bailey, and Nancy DiAntonio.


The SHS Class of 1954 will meet for breakfast at Adele's at 9am on Thursday, June 2.


Frank Telford Gibson, a Korean War veteran, will serve as parade Marshall during Salem's Memorial Day parade and services. Frank was attending Salem schools, but one day he decided to "play hooky" so he could sign up for the U.S. Marine Corps. After serving in Korea, he returned to Salem and earned his high school diploma in 1955.


The Class of 1961 reunion committee will meet at 6:30pm on June first at the SHSAA Office.


Today is the day! Our 135th Reunion and Banquet. In the coming days, the Salem News will feature all of our scholarship winners, so keep your eyes peeled!


Congratulations to Carol Fronius Straub '70 for receiving Kent Salem's "Friend of the Campus" Award, the highest honor given to a non-student. Carol has built an impressive career in the field of education that includes spearheading several KSU programs.


The SHS Class of 1962 will meet at 12:30 at the 38 Delta Grille on Thursday, May 26.


The Class of 1955 will meet for lunch at Adele's on Wednesday, May 25 at 11:30am


Photo of the Week: Students during the 1989-90 school year put safety first during a science class.


The Class of 1968 will meet for dinner tomorrow, 5/25 at 6pm at Ezio's.


Wow! Thank you to all who made Saturday's banquet a success. We awarded $365,425 in scholarships to 101 students, honored 1950 graduate Bob Hickey, and received some very generous class gifts. It was a great night thanks to great alums!


The Salem Community Foundation Scholarship applications (which are not associated with the SHSAA scholarships) for 2016-2017 are currently available on the foundation's website. The due date is June 8, and we encourage any eligible student to apply.


Today is the day! Our 185th Reunion and Banquet. In the coming days, the Salem News will feature all of our scholarship winners, so keep your eyes peeled!


Fine Art Friday: The 1992-93 Chamber Choir performs a 60's themed program for the SHS pops concert.


The Class of 1953 will meet at noon at Annabell's on Saturday, May 21.


The Class of 1956 will celebrate their 60th Class Reunion this weekend. Activities include a get together at the Salem Golf Club, tours of downtown attractions such as the SHSAA office and historical society, and attendance at our scholarship banquet.


The Class of 1966 will meet for lunch at 11:30 at BB Rooners on Saturday, May 21.


The SHS Class of 1946 will celebrate their 70th reunion this weekend with dinner at the Salem Golf Club and an appearance at our scholarship banquet. The link below features some information about the Class of '46's generosity, which continues to this day. Thank you to all Class of 1946 members for supporting our scholarship work!


The Girls of '57 will meet at noon on Thursday, May 19 at Annabells


Photo of the Week: The 1977-78 Future Scientists of America


The Class of 1967 will meet for dinner at Ricky's English Pub on Wednesday, May 18 at 6pm.


Congratulations to the SHS Boys Track team. Last week they claimed their 3rd NBC Championship in 5 years and have also earned 8 straight county titles.


The SHS Class of 1952 will meet for lunch at 12pm on Wednesday, May 18 at BB Rooners.


Which downtown Salem shops were part of your high school days? Visit the Salem Historical Society for their "Downtown Businesses" exhibit and take a walk down memory lane.


The SHS Class of 1969 will meet for lunch at 12:30 on Sunday, May 15 at 12:30pm.


Fine Arts Friday: Spotlight on a few members of the 1987 Pep Band


Fine Arts Friday: Members of the 1987-88 Pep band cut loose.


Tomorrow is the deadline to buy tickets for the Salem High School Alumni Association Banquet. Bob Hickey '50 will be the honored alumnus and deliver a speech to the association's scholarship winners and supporters. The Memorial Book Awards will be given in memory of Harvey Walken '46.


Congratulations to Megan Getz Slider '06 for expanding her business, KACE photography. While she focuses on photographing children, she is also available for events and class reunions.


The Class of 1958 will meet for breakfast on Saturday, May 14 at 9am at Adele's.


The SHS Class of 1956 will meet for lunch at Ricky's English Pub at 11:30 on Thursday, May 12.


Salem's prom may have been last weekend, but we're still in the spirit. Stop by our State Street office to view our latest seasonal display.


If you plan on attending the SHSAA's annual reunion and scholarship banquet, you must purchase your ticket for $22 by Friday, May 13 at noon at the alumni office. If you are a parent of a high school student who is receiving a scholarship, your tickets are available at the SHS office. Let's celebrate another great group of students!


The Class of 1950 will meet for breakfast at Adele's at 9am on Wednesday, May 11.


Photo of the Week: 1966-67 saw Salem's teens hanging out at The Attic, where they might catch a concert or run into their friends. Does anyone spot a classmate in this group of unidentified students?


The Class of 1965 will meet for dinner at Ricky's English Pub at 6pm on Wednesday, May 11.


The SHS Class of 1948 will meet for breakfast tomorrow, May 10 at Adele's at 10am.


Congratulations to Diana Moore Herron '87 and the Moore Agency for being named a Salem Chamber of Commerce "Shining Star." The Moore Agency was recently recognized by Ohio Mutual Insurance as one of the company's top performing agencies. Diana serves as President at the insurance agency her parents started.


The SHS Class of 1944 will meet at 9:30 on Monday, May 9 for breakfast at Adele's


Fine Arts Friday: Peter Berlin, Justin Dennis and Tom Myers perform in the 1999-2000 production of "The Little Foxes."


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


Save the Date! The Salem Summer Concert Series will host a special Salem Alumni Night on August 7 at 6pm. Music will be provided by Manhattan, featuring Rich Juhn '65. More details to follow!


The Class of 1973 will meet for breakfast at the Powerhouse Cafe at 9am on Saturday, May 7.


We love to see our graduates succeed and earn money for college. Along with many other local organizations, the Salem Saxon Club offers scholarships to local students. Any student from Salem, United, or West Branch with a 3.2 GPA or higher is encouraged to apply through their guidance office.


The class of 1963 will meet for lunch at BB Rooners at 11:30 on Saturday, May 7.


Picture of the Week: After a nearly 20 year absence from SHS, baseball returned to the school, and the 1952 Quakers boasted an undefeated season. Pictured here are Jack Oesch, Bob Coy, Jim Lewis, Tom Boon, Joe Aiello, Bob Theiss, Jerry Ball, Coach Brautigam, Ed Mozina, Maurice Sinsley, Paul Hannay, Joe Hrovatic, and Jim Cosgrea


The SHS Class of 1951 will meet for breakfast at Adele's at 9am tomorrow, Wednesday, May 4.


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


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

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A Century of Memories

Salem High School

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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 Click HERE to read more.


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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-eight 2016 graduates, thirty-seven alumni, and six current students  a record-setting total of $365,425 in scholarships on May 21, 2016 at the 135th Reunion Banquet held at Salem High School.