Salem High School Alumni Association, Ohio

Sustaining Friendships and Memories Since 1882








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     *** Reminder - All Scholarship Applications Are Due April 1, 2016. ***


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.



Click HERE for the latest newsletter.

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


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


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

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).


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.

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.