SHSAA Alumni Weekend

The Salem High School Alumni Association is inviting alumni and friends to downtown Salem on Saturday, August 10 and to Waterworth Memorial Park on Sunday, August 11 to enjoy meeting and greeting friends and new acquaintances while listening to a variety of music.

On that Saturday, the Downtown Salem Partnership is planning for Freed Fest. The Salem High School Alumni Association is asking venues to consider providing music in the evening for alumni to circulate downtown to enjoy different bands and groups.

SHSAA is providing music entertainment grants (see application below) due June 30. We will also include establishments in the advertising promotion for SHS Alumni Weekend activities.

Other Alumni Weekend activities are listed in the Events section of this website. We hope to see you during the second weekend of August!

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Music Entertainment Grant Application

SHSAA Now Offering Classroom Grants

To support our mission of fostering student development, the Salem High School Alumni Association is now offering grants in the amount of $100-$500 to eligible K-12 teachers in the Salem City School District.

The Classroom Grant Program is designed to expand, improve, or provide unique educational insights while enhancing educational opportunities, environment, and the physical and mental growth of students.

Applications for grants will be accepted until September 30 for grants paid in October 2024, and applications will be accepted until December 31 for grants paid in January 2025.

Requests must be made using the Classroom Grant Form and returned to SHSAA by the deadline for consideration.

All requests must be signed by the school building principal and the superintendent of the Salem City School District following the guidelines of the District Policy Manual. Partial, future, and multi-year grant funding may be approved if requested.

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Classroom Grant Form Application

SHSAA Annual Scholarship Awards

The 143rd Annual Meeting and Scholarship Award Ceremony was held on Saturday, April 27, 2024.

The Salem High School Alumni Association awarded 133 scholarships totaling $415,700 to 77 Salem High School graduating seniors and 35 alumni. Since 1908, more than $9.6 million has been awarded to 2676 students.

We are grateful for our past and present donors for their generous support of our students.

The mission of the Salem High School Alumni Association of Ohio shall be to award scholarships to qualified students, manage assets including memorabilia for future generations, foster student and alumni development, and honor the organization’s past by nurturing friendships and enriching memories.

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2024 SHSAA Honored Alumnus - Joseph A. Shivers '66, Ed.D.

2024 SHSAA Honored Alumnus - Joseph A. Shivers '66, Ed.D.

Dr. Joseph A. Shivers of Salem has been chosen as the 2024 Salem High School Alumni Association Honored Alumnus.

Dr. Shivers graduated from Salem High School in 1966 and in 1970. He received a bachelor’s degree from Baldwin-Wallace College. He continued his education and received his teaching certificate from Youngstown State University in 1973 and his master’s degree from The Ohio State University in 1982. From Harvard University, Shivers attained his Master of Education degree in June of 1985 and his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in 1989.

The alumni association will honor Shivers during its 143rd SHSAA Annual Meeting and Scholarship Award Ceremony on Saturday, April 27, 2024, in the SHS auditorium.

Graduating seniors from the SHS Class of 2024 who have received scholarships from the association will be recognized as the organization will sponsor the event almost a month earlier than in the past.

The 50-year classmates from the SHS Class of 1974 will also be introduced and recognized.

As it has been for the last several years, the annual meeting and scholarship ceremony will be held in the SHS auditorium beginning at 6:30 p.m. with an SHSAA Open House in the cafeteria following the program.

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Salem High School Class Reunions

The classmates of the Salem High School Class of 1973 celebrated the golden anniversary of their graduation last summer during the busy SHS Alumni Weekend.

Please consider involving the association in your planning and send us information for our newsletter.

We have created an informational guide and can assist with the process.

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Upcoming Class Reunions and Gatherings

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Guide for Class Reunions

Salem High School Class Websites

Visit a Century of Salem High School Memories

SHSAA Office Memorabilia

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 a second-floor room featuring the SHS Alumni Art Wall.

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 an afternoon or weekend visit.

The SHSAA Mission Statement:
The mission of the Salem High School Alumni Association of Ohio shall be to award scholarships to qualified students, manage assets including memorabilia for future generations, foster student and alumni development, and honor the organization’s past by nurturing friendships and enriching memories.

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A Century of Giving -
Recognizing Generosity

Original Salem High School on Fourth Street 1862-1896

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.

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Upcoming Gatherings, Events, and Reunions

Planning a reunion or gathering of alumni? Let us know what you have planned, and we will post it for others.

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Send Us a Message

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Browse Salem High School Yearbooks

SHS Yearbooks 1893-2014

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.

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Browse Salem High School Yearbooks (1893 - 2014)

Read Salem Quaker Newspapers (1902 - Current)

See Sketches from Our Early Yearbooks

Alumni Remembrance

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.

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See Our Recognition Societies

Make a Tax-Deductible Memorial Gift

Alumni in the Military

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.



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