On May 20, 2023, 111 scholarships totaling $393,625 were awarded to 60 Salem High School graduates, 2 underclassmen, and 32 alumni.
Since 1908, the Salem High School Alumni Association has awarded 3,335 scholarships totaling $9,263,322 to 2599 recipients.
We congratulate all Salem High School graduates and postsecondary students on their outstanding accomplishments.
We hope that these scholarships, which have been provided through the generosity of alumni and friends of the association, will help our students pursue their career aspirations.
Join us as we celebrate the popular Freed Fest activities all weekend long, August 12-13!
The alumni association is co-sponsoring music at numerous venues downtown. Plan to come and listen to some great music. A schedule will be posted soon.
The SHS Alumni Association Open House is on Saturday, August 12, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM at 330 East State Street, and will feature memorabilia displays, the SHS Art Wall, refreshments, and giveaways. Watch for the announcement of a Quaker Sam visit!
The SHS Alumni Night will be held on Sunday night, August 13, 6:00 PM at Waterworth Memorial Park with music by Jimmy and the Soulblazers and include a Classic Car Show and the nostalgic Frostop Mug. A vendor is available for refreshments, and everyone is reminded to bring their lawn chairs. Show your Quaker spirit by wearing red and black. We hope to see you there!
Scholarship displacement occurs when a college or university offers a student a financial aid package but subsequently reduces the award when that student receives additional scholarships or awards such as those provided by the Salem High School Alumni Association.
SHSAA has a great interest in helping graduating students pay for their college expenses. Our students compete for SHSAA scholarships, and most students rely on these added funds as part of their financial package to help cover their tuition, books, room and board, and living expenses.
We have great concern that the scholarship dollars provided by our generous donors could be used by colleges and universities to reduce the financial awards promised to the student rather than add to them. Scholarship displacement only benefits the colleges and universities.
If you would like to write a letter of concern or share your story with bill sponsor State Rep. Monica Robb Blasdel, please click HERE.
You can read the contents of Ohio House Bill 98, please click HERE
To watch the video of SHSAA President Mary Winch speak to the conference committee on 04/26/2023, please click HERE.
President Mary Winch
Executive Director Audrey Null
Board of Trustees SHSAA
Melissa Conn, Salem High School Class of 1983, has been chosen as the 2023 Salem High School Alumni Association Honored Alumnus.
Melissa is the Director of the Venice office of Save Venice, an American non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the artistic heritage of Venice, Italy.
Melissa was the co-editor and a contributing author of the book Save Venice Inc.: Four Decades of Restoration, published in 2011, and was the managing curator of the 2019 exhibition Art, Faith, and Medicine in Tintoretto's Venice.
Melissa is a member of the Renaissance Society of America and sits on the executive committee of the Association of International Private Committees for the Safeguarding of Venice.
In 2022 Melissa was named the first female honorary member of the Scuola Dalmata di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni cultural confraternity, founded in Venice in 1451.
THANK YOU to all our donors who supported bringing back our living Quaker Sam mascot. A listing of those who donated to the Quaker Sam campaign will appear in the Winter/Spring SHSAA newsletter that will be mailed out to alumni and friends by the end of April.
A LIVING QUAKER SAM MASCOT has been missing from school events for nearly a decade. In the last few years, many Salem alumni have been heard to say... “Where is Sam and why isn’t he appearing at Quaker sporting events?”
SALEM HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION unanimously agreed to bring Quaker Sam back by purchasing a new costume that would be worn by a Salem High School student at games and occasional community events.
ALUMNI DONATED FUNDS during our ”Giving Tuesday” campaign in November and our Valentine's Day campaign in February raising sufficient funds for the mascot costume.
LOVE THOSE QUAKERS!
We are happy to welcome visitors to the office. Come and explore more than 100 years of Salem High School memories. Visit our newly renovated lobby and second floor.
Our regular office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We are also open on select Second Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Alumni and friends may also call the office at 330-332-1427 for assistance and to request a visit.
We follow local guidelines for COVID safety.
The Salem High School Alumni Association Societies recognize the generosity of our donors who have made a difference in the lives of Salem High School graduates for more than 100 years.
For more information, please contact us at 330-332-1427.
Planning a reunion or gathering of alumni? Let us know what you have planned, and we will post it for others.
Browse Salem High School Yearbooks
Our database includes 20,000 alumni from as far back as the first graduation class of 1865.
We also have an extensive collection of Salem High School yearbooks back to 1893 both online and at our office.
We honor our past members and look forward to our future.
The Salem High School Alumni Association has a database of more than 20,000 alumni dating back to the first graduating class of 1865.
Consider a memorial donation which will help fund our scholarships for the benefit of future alumni.
Memorial Society recognition is bestowed on individuals or families who have given or bequeathed funds or for whom memorial donations have been made totaling at least $10,000 but less than $100,000.
Named Scholarships and higher-levels of recognition are bestowed for donations of $100,000 or more.
Salem High School Alumni Association is proud of the rich military experience of our alumni.
We have information on hundreds of alumni who have served in the military.
Feel free to search and admire the distinguished careers and accomplishments of our alumni.
Please encourage other alumni or their families to submit their military information.