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Summer-Fall 2020

  • $318,250 in scholarships awarded to 88 students via virtual presentation in May
  • Class of 1977 works toward a Named Scholarship.
  • Honorable Judge Dean Hansell is 2020 Honored Alumnus
  • Steve Navoyosky ’53 donates Salem Alma Mater memorabilia
  • Donations received in the first half of 2020

Winter-Spring 2020

  • Completion of our "Building for the Future Campaign" with highlights of our recent open house
  • Elizabeth "Betsy" Young Johnson '59 bequest which was devoted to the renovation
  • New SHSAA recognition societies for our generous donors
  • Alumni notes and upcoming reunions
  • Donations received in the second half of 2019

Summer-Fall 2019

  • Quotes from the speeches of Robert Ruark and Jay G. Santee, 1977 classmates and retired generals, who were the honorees at this year's SHSAA banquet
  • Information about the replacement of the facade of SHSAA's building in downtown Salem and the ongoing effort to raise $450,000 to cover the renovation costs
  • Photos of the recipients of 99 scholarships totaling $364,875
  • Fun times at class reunions and events in 2019
  • Interesting stories of alumni in the news

Winter-Spring 2019

  • The new John R. Stratton and Carolyn Webster-Stratton Medical Student Scholarship
  • The new Virginia E. Snyder Scholarship and four new John P. Sharp Jr. Scholarships
  • Expansion of the Hickey Metal Fabrication Vocational Scholarship
  • Audrey Cleveland Null '76 as the association's first full-time executive director
  • Fun times at class reunions and events in 2018
  • Many interesting stories of alumni in the news

Summer-Fall 2018

  • $450,000 bequest from John P. Sharp '46 and Linda Anne Frazer Sharp that will fund multiple scholarships beginning in 2019
  • Excerpts of the 2018 Honored Alumnus speech given by Peter Apicella '82, M.D., and information about his career and community service in Salem
  • Photos of this year's SHSAA scholarship recipients who received a total of $334,860 in scholarships
  • Members of the Class of 1968, who raised $100,000, sharing in the fun of giving their first $5,000 scholarship for an education major
  • Fun times at class reunions and events in 2018

Winter-Spring 2018

  • The Class of 1968 raises $100,000 for a named scholarship to help SHS grads who plan to become teachers
  • Winter-Spring 2018
  • Contributions from two classes and several individuals complete the funding of the scholarship in memory of Virginia E. "Jinny" Snyder '43
  • David Johnston '07 has a cool job with the Eastern hitch crew for the Budweiser Clydesdales
  • The leadership of Dan Russell '71 helps residents of Flint, Michigan, to cope with the consequences of lead in the public water supply
  • Zephyrhills High School honors Tom Fisher '70, the Florida high school's most successful football coach
  • Fun times at class reunions and events in 2017

Summer-Fall 2017

  • Highlights of the 136th Annual Reunion and Banquet
  • Helen Potter Hayes '57 receives the Honored Alumnus Award - read about the former SHS math teacher and listen to her inspirational speech
  • $369,000 in scholarships are given to 62 new SHS graduates, 27 SHS alumni, and six current Salem students
  • Seven alumni representing classes holding reunions this year talk about their classes and offer words of wisdom to the new SHS graduates
  • Virginia E. "Jinny" Snyder '43, who taught physical education at the Salem Junior High School from 1953 to 1975, bequeathes $94,600
  • Class Reunions, Gifts, Memorials, Bequests, & Contributions.

Winter-Spring 2017

  • Dustin Bates '99, leader of the cinematic rock band Starset, shares the excitement leading up to the release of the band's second album, Vessels
  • Magician Jason Alan Greenamyer '02 talks about the fun of performing with his wife Stacy, a mentalist, and audience members at their shows
  • Musical performances of SHS band members in the 1950s and 1960s are ready for new listeners. Lorraine Pardee Bell '61 explains how the concert recordings that she and her brother Howard C. Pardee '56 inherited from their father, longtime SHS Band Director Howard "Doc" Pardee, became a new feature on the alumni association's website for all to enjoy
  • Class Reunions, Gifts, Memorials, Bequests, & Contributions

Summer-Fall 2016

  • Photos from the 135th SHSAA Banquet & Reunion
  • Reflections on the "Miracle of Scholarships" and the "Jumpstart" SHSAA provided this year to 101 students
  • Accounting of Class of 1966 contributions to their communities
  • Information about 1946, 1951, and 1975 class reunions
  • Class Reunions, Gifts, Memorials, Bequests, & Contributions

Winter-Spring 2016

  • Spotlight on Alumni Restaurateurs, Bakers, Chefs, and Cake Decorators - Click HERE to read the Web Extra content.
  • SHSAA's successful first #GivingTuesday social media campaign
  • Couple celebrates wedding with gift to SHSAA in honor of fathers
  • Class of 1968 enhances friendships while "fun-raising" for a new scholarship
  • Jim McNeal '61 and Aggie Kamasky Tullis '43 share their talents to benefit SHS alumni
  • Reflections of Ron Johnson, SHS football coach, on the 2015 team's outstanding 10-2 season
  • Class Reunions, Gifts, Memorials, Bequests, & Contributions

Summer-Fall 2015

  • 2015 - 134th Annual Banquet: 111 Scholarships to 100 Students = $359,050
  • Army honors Sgt. Lori Singer-Bare '05 for confronting Fort Hood shooter
  • Dr. Brown: Go with confidence & help others
  • SHSAA Executive Director Lauren Arnold '05 explains new post
  • Class Reunions, Gifts, Memorials, Bequests, & Contributions

Winter-Spring 2015

  • Opical Scientist Arthur H. Vaughan '52 Cleared Hubble Telescope's Vision - Click HERE to read the Web Extra content.
  • Spotlight on alumni artists - Click HERE to read the Web Extra content.
  • Jerry Meals '79 umpires the 2014 World Series - Click HERE to read the Web Extra content.
  • Tillie Hurray Tolson '33 shares memories of girls basketball in the 1930's.
  • Class Reunions, Gifts, Memorials, Bequests, & Contributions

Summer-Fall 2014

  • 133rd Annual Banquet: $326,125 awarded to 96 individuals
  • Dr. Randy Hanzlick '70, the 2014 SHSAA Honored Alumnus - Click HERE to read more.
  • Association's "exceptionally strong year" financially
  • Class Reunions, Gifts, Memorials, Bequests, & Contributions

Winter-Spring 2014

  • Family creates Lois A. Peters '77 Memorial Business Scholarship
  • Jack B. Lozier '48 leaves large bequest.
  • Robert J. Ruark '77 promoted to Lieutenant General.
  • Class Reunions, Gifts, Memorials, Bequests, & Contributions

Summer-Fall 2013

  • 2013 - 132nd Annual Banquet
  • $278,905 in Scholarships Awarded to 101 students
  • US Navy Captain Tim Harrington '84 named Honored Alumnus. Click HERE to read more
  • Anthony Shivers Wins State Discus Championship, again, and two other SHS Athletes Medal at State
  • $46,183 Donated from Jan 1 - Jun 30, 2013
  • Class Reunions, Gifts, Memorials, Bequests, & Contributions

Winter-Spring 2013

  • Salem High School Alumni Association wins Valley Impact Award for philanthrophy
  • Bequest from Dr. Joseph F. Kelley '45 Adds to Book Scholarships
  • Melissa Conn '83 Monitors Art Restoration in Venice, Italy
  • Major General Jay G. Santee '77 Receives France's Legion of Honor Medal
  • $78,597.41 Donated from July 1 - December 31, 2012
  • Class Reunions, Gifts, Memorials, Bequests, & Contributions

Summer-Fall 2012

  • 2012 - 131st Annual Banquet
  • $283,375 Scholarships Awarded to 66 Students
  • Richard "Dick" Buta '57 named Honored Alumnus. Click HERE to read his speech
  • Centenarian Harriet McArtor Jackson '32 Attends
  • $67,898.75 Donated from Jan 1 - Jun 30, 2012
  • Class Reunions, Gifts, Memorials, Bequests, & Contributions

Winter-Spring 2012

  • Nancy Hickey Healthcare Scholarship Announced
  • Nina J. Cone & Stephen F. Cone College Music Scholarship Announced
  • College Memorial Book Scholarship Announced
  • Scholarship Repayment Gladly Received
  • $372,964.79 Donated from Jul 1 - Dec. 31, 2011
  • Class Reunions, Gifts, Memorials, Bequests, and Contribution

Summer-Fall 2011

  • 2011 - 130th Annual Banquet
  • $252,000 Scholarships Awarded to 55 Students
  • Dr. Scott Citino '75 Named Honored Alumnus. Click HERE to read his speech
  • Dr. John F. Cone College Scholarship Announced
  • Class Coordinators Keep Their Classmates Connected
  • Alumni Association Open House
  • $94,609.23 Donated Jan 1 - Jun 30, 2011
  • Class Reunions, Gifts, Memorials, Bequests, and Contributions

Winter-Spring 2011

  • John Pozniko Engineering Scholarship Announced
  • Joyce Ehrhart Honored for 30 years of Service
  • $137,794.88 Donated from Jul 1 - Dec 31, 2010
  • Class Reunions, Gifts, Memorials, Bequests, and Contribution

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