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.


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#GivingTuesday: THANK YOU !!!

We are happy to report that more than $3,500 was raised for the Salem High School Alumni Association. It's not too late if you want to add to the association's scholarship fund.

#GivingTuesday marks a worldwide movement of people giving generously to causes within their own communities.

Click HERE to Donate


 

New Website Feature: Listen to the Salem High School Band Concerts of the 1950s-1960s

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Listen to the melodious sounds of the Salem High School concert bands from the 1950s and 1960s led by Howard "Doc" Pardee.

Thanks to Doc’s foresight in recording the concerts and the generosity of his children and SHSAA alumni, SHSAA now has more than 15 hours of SHS concert band music online including classical, big band, jazz, marches, and Broadway tunes.

The Best of Doc’s Bands CD is available to purchase for $10.

Click HERE to listen from your computer, smartphone, or tablet.

 

 


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).

Click HERE for scholarship recipients and photos.

Click HERE to read more and view/download pictures.

Click HERE to read thank you notes from scholarship recipients.


Salem High School Alma Mater

 

Barbara Butler Greene '44 is remembered for writing and composing the Salem High School Alma Mater as an SHS student.

Stephen Navoyosky '53 provided a choral arrangement. He saved an original recording of the 1964 SHS Robed Choir performing our Alma Mater which is now available on our website.

Click HERE to read more and listen.


Original Quaker Fight Song

 

The original "The Quaker Drive On Song" was
written in 1936 by Charles Freed '36, older brother of the famous DJ Alan Freed '40.

"The Quaker Drive On Song" was played by the Salem High School Marching Band from 1936-1948 but disappeared for more than 50 years.

Thanks to the detective work of Barbara Butler Greene '44 and Stephen Navoyosky '53, the song was rediscovered in 1994.

Click HERE to listen to the SHS Alumni Band in 1994 and read about the song.


Check Out Our Facebook and Blog Sites (no membership required)

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Click HERE to send us information about fellow alumni and events.                   

https://facebook.com/salemhighschoolalumni - click HERE

Thank YOU!
Thanks to everyone who donated to SHSAA on
#GivingTuesday.
We are happy to report that a total of $4,055 has been given for this year's #GivingTuesday .


Please Think of SHSAA on #GivingTuesday
Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday—a worldwide day of charitable giving.
Please donate to the Salem High School Alumni Association and join the generations of alumni and friends whose generous gifts have provided scholarships for Salem High School alumni to further their education or training.
To boost our #Giving Tuesday efforts, BOC Water Hydraulics of Salem will match the first $1,000 given, whether it is from a single donor or from multiple people up to the first $1,000 received on November 29.
Click to Donate https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx…


Please Think of SHSAA on #GivingTuesday
Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday—a worldwide day of charitable giving.
Please donate to the Salem High School Alumni Association and join the generations of alumni and friends whose generous gifts have provided scholarships for Salem High School alumni to further their education or training.
To boost our #Giving Tuesday efforts, BOC Water Hydraulics of Salem will match the first $1,000 given, whether it is from a single donor or from multiple people up to the first $1,000 received on November 29.
Click to Donate https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx…


Please Think of SHSAA on #GivingTuesday
Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday—a worldwide day of charitable giving.
Please donate to the Salem High School Alumni Association and join the generations of alumni and friends whose generous gifts have provided scholarships for Salem High School alumni to further their education or training.
To boost our #Giving Tuesday efforts, BOC Water Hydraulics of Salem will match the first $1,000 given, whether it is from a single donor or from multiple people up to the first $1,000 received on November 29.
Click to Donate https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx…


Please Think of SHSAA on #GivingTuesday
Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday—a worldwide day of charitable giving.
Please donate to the Salem High School Alumni Association and join the generations of alumni and friends whose generous gifts have provided scholarships for Salem High School alumni to further their education or training.
To boost our #Giving Tuesday efforts, BOC Water Hydraulics of Salem will match the first $1,000 given, whether it is from a single donor or from multiple people up to the first $1,000 received on November 29.
Click to Donate https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx…


Please Think of SHSAA on #GivingTuesday
Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday—a worldwide day of charitable giving.
Please donate to the Salem High School Alumni Association and join the generations of alumni and friends whose generous gifts have provided scholarships for Salem High School alumni to further their education or training.
To boost our #Giving Tuesday efforts, BOC Water Hydraulics of Salem will match the first $1,000 given, whether it is from a single donor or from multiple people up to the first $1,000 received on November 29.
Click to Donate https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx…


Please Think of SHSAA on #GivingTuesday
Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday—a worldwide day of charitable giving.
Please donate to the Salem High School Alumni Association and join the generations of alumni and friends whose generous gifts have provided scholarships for Salem High School alumni to further their education or training.
To boost our #Giving Tuesday efforts, BOC Water Hydraulics of Salem will match the first $1,000 given, whether it is from a single donor or from multiple people up to the first $1,000 received on November 29.
Click to Donate https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx…


Please Think of SHSAA on #GivingTuesday
Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday—a worldwide day of charitable giving.
Please donate to the Salem High School Alumni Association and join the generations of alumni and friends whose generous gifts have provided scholarships for Salem High School alumni to further their education or training.
To boost our #Giving Tuesday efforts, BOC Water Hydraulics of Salem will match the first $1,000 given, whether it is from a single donor or from multiple people up to the first $1,000 received on November 29.
Click to Donate https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx…


The Class of '72 will meet for breakfast at 9am on Saturday, December 3 at the Powerhouse Cafe.


Photo of the Week: Mechanical Drawing, 1943, mid-WWII.
"Several faculty members were missing--the draft and war industries had taken care of that. The enrollment had dropped since so many boys had enlisted and others had answered the local employers' cries for workers. Mechanical drawing and math classes were filled to capacity and new sections were added in subjects for which there was special demand."


Please Think of SHSAA on #GivingTuesday
Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday—a worldwide day of charitable giving.
Please donate to the Salem High School Alumni Association and join the generations of alumni and friends whose generous gifts have provided scholarships for Salem High School alumni to further their education or training.
To boost our #Giving Tuesday efforts, BOC Water Hydraulics of Salem will match the first $1,000 given, whether it is from a single donor or from multiple people up to the first $1,000 received on November 29.
Click to Donate https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx…


Photo of the week: A candid shot from 1998. How many of us could still fit in a high school locker!?


Photo of the Week: We love the saddle shoes on the 1955 varsity cheer squad


The Class of 2006 has had to cancel their reunion plans for Friday Nov. 25, 2016 due to lack of interest on the part of the class members. Perhaps a 10 year reunion will be planned in late Spring or early summer of 2017. Contact Jake Gano with questions jake.gano@yahoo.com


The Salem Class of 1968 invites class members to dinner November 16, 2016 at Coaches Burgers (former Shriver Tavern, E. State St) at 6 PM


Photo of the Week: A sleepy science class during the 1966-67 school year.


The Class of '72 will meet for breakfast at 9am on Saturday, November 5 at Powerhouse Cafe.


Photo of the Week: Sadie Hawkins fun during the 2010-11 school year.


Check out Ron Roberts '72 and his pumpkin carving!


Have a safe and happy Halloween, Quakers!


Let's go Quakers! BEAT WEST BRANCH!


In 1951-52, SHS had a Football Queen rather than a Homecoming Queen. Instead of a court, the Football Queen chose attendants. These beautiful young ladies in gowns and wraps were attendants to Millie Mair.


The Class of 1968 will have 50th Reunion planning meeting on October 25,2016 at 6PM at the SHS Alumni Office.
Contact BJ Abrams with questions kolbys@sbcglobal.net


Let's go Quakers! Beat Louisville!


www.SHSAABLOG.org - click HERE


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.

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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 1900s.

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.