Salem High School Alumni Association, Ohio

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Letters to Newsletter Editor Madeline Patton Shivers '77

Fellow Alumni,

These are a few of the interesting letters I have received in recent years.

I hope you enjoy reading them. 


Letter1extraRodney Adolphson '76 Provides Back Story of KISS Drawing in Quaker Biweekly

As Rodney Adolphson notes in the bottom left of his letter I did have something to do with the KISS photo in photo collage on the back page of the Summer-Fall 2014 newsletter. I made the collage with key headlines from seven decades of Quakers. Rodney and I were in Mr. Esposito's journalism class, but I did not know that he had recruited Gary Costlow '77 for the excellent drawing of the lead singer. So thanks for the back story, Rodney.  Do other SHS students of the mid-1970s remember the SHS student musicians who performed as KISS during a school-wide assembly? What a fun show!  


Elaine Enders Reiter '63 Explains a Fun 50-Year Reunion Task

In 2013, Elaine Enders Reiter sent this detailed account of her classmates' arrangement of the SHSAA showcase that every 50-year class decorates for their big reunion year. The Class of 1965 reunion committee was at the SHSAA office the last week of January to set up their display. They brought lots of cool mid-1960s items, high energy, and laughter to the effort.




Letter3extraJames Brantingham '57 Remarks on the "Enduring Qualities" SHSAA Promotes

In his 2012 letter to SHSAA Office Coordinator Helen Potter Hayes '57, James Brantingham offers a church pastor's perspective on Salem High School in the 1950s and what the collective contributions of time, talent, and treasure to the alumni association accomplish. On behalf of the SHSAA board, office staff, and all donors, thank you Pastor Brantingham for noticing.