Salem High School Alumni Association Scholarships (Applications Are Closed)

Academic Merit 4.0 Scholarship Recipients: $6,000 Erin Malysa, Molly Hopple, Davin Koskinen, Emma Hochadel, Drake Harkleroad, Allison Gurlea, Colin Gallagher, Paige Fuller, Maxwell Kemats ($4500 due to full college tuition), and Maggie Luli.

Alivia Davidson-Chuck, Nicholas Colbert, Blaize Exline, Brianna Rhodes, Griffin Panezott, Jenna McClish, Caden Rohm, Alexandria Murray, Alanee Davidson-Chuck and Hannah Bowers.

Lucas Ziegler, Jack Wilson, Madalynn Workman, Rylie Troy, Andrew Wilson, Erin Ryan, Julia Yuhanick, Jaclyn Watkins and Kloe Sinsley.

In 2022 the Salem High School Alumni Association awarded 131 scholarships totaling $533,050 to 80 Salem High School graduating students, 1 undergraduate (band camp), and 30 postsecondary alumni. Since 1908, more than $8.8 million has been given to 2539 recipients.

High School - Friday, March 17, 2023, by midnight.
Postsecondary - Friday, March 17, 2023, by midnight.

The Salem High School Alumni Association Student Award Ceremony is Saturday, May 20, 2023.

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Quaker Sam Returns!

Quaker Sam (being portrayed by SHS junior Garrett Menough) and
SHSAA Executive Director Audrey Cleveland Null '76

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.


SHSAA Is OPEN to the Public

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 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.

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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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$533,050 in Scholarships Awarded

On May 21, 2022, 131 scholarships were awarded totaling $533,050 and given to 80 SHS Class of 2022 graduates, 1 undergraduate (band camp), and 30 postsecondary alumni (111 total students).

Since 1908, the Salem High School Alumni Association has given $8,869,697 in 3,224 scholarships.

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.

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2022 SHSAA Honored Alumnus - Todd D. Olson '81

2022 Honored Alumnus Todd Olson '81

Local businessman and community advocate, Todd D. Olson, Salem High School Class of 1981, has been selected by the Salem High School Alumni Association as the 2022 Honored Alumnus.

He was recognized and featured as the guest speaker during the SHSAA Scholarship Award Ceremony on Saturday evening, May 21, 2022, in the SHS auditorium.

An Open House followed the event in the SHS cafeteria.

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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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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)

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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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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.

Alumni in the Military

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