Claremont, New Hampshire
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SHSAA OFFICE RELOCATION
We are in the process of moving our office to 50 West Pleasant Street.
(We plan not to be holding meetings at the Claremont Savings Bank going forward.) Our September (19th) meeting is canceled and meetings will resume with a mini open house at the Oct 17th meeting.
During this move, we do not have access to computer or phone but we do have a cell phone 603-504-5702 which anyone can call for information. The post office is now holding all mail that is going to our old address. SHSAA email will be periodically monitored and we hope to have things sorted out by the end of August...
SHS Alumni Association Meeting
(The September meeting is canceled.)
Our next meeting will be October 17th at 5:30 PM at 50 W Pleasant Street.
TAKE NOTE :
There are several profiting Internet sites posing as high school alumni websites. Some sites give the appearance of running a site for our school and offer a "special deal" for Lifetime Membership before the dues increase, etc. Please be advised that we have only one website and that no website is authorized to accept dues for our alumni association. Stevens Alumni Association does not offer lifetime membership at this time. The alumni dues is $10.00 per year and you have the unique advantage of saying you are a member of the Oldest Active High School Alumni Association in the U S A. That is something to be very proud of and it is up to all of us to carry on this tradition for generations to come.
Stevens High School 2018 Graduating Class :
Here are links to the SHSAA
Scholarship Application Cover Letter. PDF format
Scholarship Application Cover Letter. DOC format
Current College Students – Check This OutThere are scholarships available to 2nd, 3rd. and 4th year students as well as post college graduates. The criteria is that a letter of intent and need be sent to the alumni office prior to April 15 of any given year. Applicants must also include a short biography of their accomplishments, a recommendation from one of their instructors, and a transcript for the first semester of their current classes.
SHS Alumni Association
PO Box 710
Claremont NH 03743
Attn: Carolyn LeBlanc
Stevens High School Alumni Association
24 Opera House Square, Box 29
Claremont, NH 03743
Greetings to my fellow Stevens Alumni,
Yes, here it is again, a new year and another successful year behind us. It always amazes me when I think about how far this organization has come since it’s beginning in 1871. Because of you, the members, it has become the oldest active alumni association in the country, but let us not forget the past members who forged the foundation with pride and hard work to pave the way to where we are today. It is up to us to continue that tradition for the future graduates of Stevens High School. Remember, the only way you can be a member of this organization is to have graduated from the one and only Stevens High School in Claremont NH. How great is that?
Dick Girard again initiated a 1/20 in the Spring to raise funds for the parade and yes, again it was a sellout and we have people already asking when is the next one. Bob Stringer again headed the Poinsettia Fund Raiser and yes you guessed it, another great success. The cookbook has become a reality and some members are asking if we have any of the 1st edition for sale that was produced back in the 60’s . We do not have any at the office but if any of you have one and would like to donate it for display, we would gladly accept it.
The2016 parade went off perfectly, with over 50 units of floats, bands, Bektash, Shriners, Civil War units, clowns, fife and drum, horse drawn wagons and the list goes on. Pat, the New England Patriots mascot and two of the cheerleaders were here and mingled with the crowds and signed posters and brought smiles to young and old alike. We are working on getting them here again to participate in our parade. Even though we had a somewhat rainy day, it did not deter spectators from coming out and enjoying this gala event.
The parade this year is Saturday, June 10th and kicks off at 10:30 with the line-up on Broad Street. The theme is “Popular Movies of Your Graduation Year” so get your floats registered with Dick Girard, parade chairman. The annual luncheon and meeting follows the parade and the banquet starts at 6:30 and will be catered by Country Kitchen.
Yes, we have a weekend filled with class parties, a parade and other festivities but first and foremost, the goal of Stevens Alumni Association is the presentation of scholarships to graduates of Stevens High School. We honor these students at the banquet and last year we presented $65,100 to 34 seniors and 25 post-secondary students. The investments are healthy and continue to grow with the guidance of our investment advisor, Thomas Zuttermeister.
As always, we are open to new ideas and your comments. You can call the office at 603-542-8987 or I can be reached at 603-542-8510. You can also visit our Facebook page. David Hale works to keep our website updated with news and alumni updates, and he welcomes your feedback. If you have an idea or comment, he can be reached by email :
With your support, we can make this another memorable year for the alumni association and Claremont.
Lastly, I want to thank the businesses who support our newsletter and believe in Stevens Alumni Association and also the businesses who make it possible for the winning floats to receive the monetary prize of $200.00. We suggest that if your class received a $200 cash award for your float entry in June, please send the sponsor a Thank You note!
In closing, “Thank You” to those who have faithfully supported us year after year, and to those of you who have not been able to, it is not too late to start. Remember, it is not necessary to pay back dues. Any amount is very much appreciated. Every dollar counts.
The future of this organization is dependent on the active members. We need more people to step in and fill the positions as they become available. If the interest slips away and members do not get actively involved – the light at the end of the Alumni Tunnel will be “switched off” and become a sad reality. Please get involved. Meetings are the third Wednesday of every month from September thru May. All members are welcome.
Doug LeBlanc, President
Proud member of the Class of 1963
And Stevens High School Alumni Association
June 8, 2019
PARADE THEME: “Vintage Advertising Slogans”
Starting Time: 10:30 A.M.
BUSINESS MEETING/LUNCHEON: (TBD)
(2018 Parade Rules) << Click here for the parade rules PDF file.
2019 Parade Registration << Click here for the registration form PDF file.
Do not forget to register your class float for the June 9th, 2018 parade.
Anyone whether alumni, business, non-profit or individual has to register. Please contact Dick at or phone 603-543-6398 and he will email the registration form or mail it if you prefer.
Complete parade rules and regulations are included in the packet that Dick sends to you.
Starts at Stevens High School, south on Broad Street to the Middle School, west on South Street to West Pleasant Street, north to Pleasant Street to Opera House Square, right onto Broad Street and back to Stevens High School.
Theme of parade clearly incorporated and executed.
Identity: - Visual display of: School Name, Class Year and Title of Float.
Construction & Workmanship - use of different and clever materials.
Creativity & Originality: - Animation - Music - Special Effects: Overall Beauty and Charisma, permeated by float and/or characters.
Dimensions:- Strict compliance, See (2019 Parade Rules)
Float height and width will be measured at the time of inspection. The Claremont Police Dept. (603) 542-9538 will do inspections for safety reasons prior to and including Friday prior to the parade on Saturday. Float must be REGISTERED and INSPECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PARADE.
Individual Class Information
that may be of interest