Claremont, New Hampshire
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|Stevens High School - Circa 1910||SHS - Circa 1960||Stevens High School|
Notes from your Alumni President
Hello to my fellow alumni,
I sincerely hope everyone is staying healthy and safe during this horrendous Coronavirus Pandemic. We are in this for the long haul, and we will all pull through this together and move on to better times.
While we wait, I thought I would update everyone that we are doing what we can to help during this crisis.
We are starting to get in 2nd, 3rd and 4th year applications for scholarship awards. The deadline has been extended to the end of April so please if you are going on to college and need help, get those applications to us. It may not be as much this year but we will do the best we can to help as many students as we can. The meeting may have to be done somehow remotely this year and more than likely if candidates receive an award, it will be thru the mail.
The monthly meeting April 15th is cancelled. At this time we don’t know about the May meeting or if we will have a meeting in June.
The newsletter is at the printer and should be at Quality(our mailing service) for labeling, sorting and mailing within the next three weeks. There is a form asking for suggestions for a theme for 2021. This is a special year for Stevens Alumni, 150 years, so we should have a theme that will incorporate this span. Such as Stevens High School Alumni celebrates 150 years, Then and Now, just a thought. Any more ideas for themes?
The annual newsletter is now posted on the website so that those of you who have computer access can read it sooner instead of waiting for “snail-mail”
This is the first year in the history of Stevens Alumni that we have cancelled all Alumni Weekend events. It is sad, but let’s not dwell on that and move on to working on the 150th celebration, June 12, 2021, and ways to make it bigger and better than ever.
We are looking to help in any way we can during this epic time of need for so many. We have offered our help to schools if they are in need of supplies, assistance, school needs to help with the remote learning program. We have sent some small print jobs to Doolittle’s Print Service. We will probably want some 150th celebration banners. We can discuss what we want them to look like and have them done during this slower period of time and eliminate a last minute rush for us. Another idea to think about is to have some tee shirts done with a 150th logo on them. These could also be done early.
I will try to get another update out in a few weeks either thru the website, Facebook or newspapers to keep everyone aware of alumni news. In the meantime, if you have thoughts or ideas to share, please let me know either by phone 504-5702 or email email@example.com. If you have parade questions contact Parade Chairman, Dick Girard at 603-543-6398 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay safe, stay well!!
President, SHS Alumni
To each and every one of my alumni friends
It is with sadness and regret that after thinking long and hard about this coronavirus, and discussing with board members, we have decided that for the safety and health of all people, Stevens Alumni, for the first time ever, will cancel Alumni Weekend. Believe me, this decision has not been easy to make, but I feel this decision is in the best interest of all of us, and is for the safety and wellbeing of alumni as well as citizens of Claremont and surrounding areas to cancel all planned alumni events the weekend of June 13th.
I leave it up to 5 year classes to make their own decisions as to whether to have their own parties and functions or to move forward and plan for next year.
I have talked to some that have to come from other locations and they have stated that with travel at a standstill and the added burden of possibly renting a car and reserving a room, some are not sure what they will do. Others have already decided to wait it out and not come home this year.
There are many people out of work and funds are low and they most certainly don’t have extra to come home for parties and other functions.
As much fun and enjoyment as we have, I don’t feel it is worth the risk.
I think we should move forward and start planning our 150th. The five year classes such as 50 and 51, 55 and 56 and so on could double up on celebrations. The 5 yr classes from this year could still work with the 2020 float theme and 2021 could chose from whatever new theme is picked for the 150th. We would have a spectacular parade and other special functions to celebrate 150 years. What do you think? I can only hope that we are all on the same page.
We still need to have an annual meeting, choose next year’s theme for our 150th, and of course the scholarship awards will have to distributed. We’re just not sure how yet.
My phone is open for questions and comments: 603-504-5702 or you can email the office at email@example.com or at my home email firstname.lastname@example.org If you have parade questions please call Dick Girard at 603-543-6398
Any dues and donations you can spare this year will be much appreciated. If you buy the parade fund raiser tickets enclosed in the newsletter, that money will be held to help with parade expenses in 2021. The winners will be announced in the fall.
We will keep everyone updated as best we can through Facebook, the website, the newspaper and emails.
Take care, stay healthy and safe!
Doug, class of 1963
Stevens Alumni President
SHSAA OFFICE RELOCATION
We have been in the process of moving our office to 50 West Pleasant Street.
During this transition, we may not have access to computer or phone but we do have a cell phone 603-504-5702 which anyone can call for information. SHSAA email will be periodically monitored and we hope to have things sorted out by the end of August...
SHS Alumni Association Meeting
Our next meeting will be on
Wednesday, ___ at 5:30 PM
50 West Pleasant Street
Meetings are the third Wednesday of every month from September thru May.
The meetings are open to all Stevens High School graduates.
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
Parade Rules << Click here for the parade rules PDF file.
Parade Registration << Click here for the registration form PDF file.
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.
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