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One hundred thirty three years of continuous interest attest to the pride, loyalty, and love of Stevens High School by Stevens High School Alumni. From twelve graduates in 1871 to over 12,500 in 2004, our world-wide membership boasts of being the oldest active high school alumni association in the nation. Each Alumni Day graduates travel from every direction to celebrate with classmates at the annual June weekend celebration. We have people from all walks of life--- the arts, medicine, law, education, business, government, military, etc. ---throughout the world.
The early years were celebrated after the graduation exercises and have grown to the present day festivities which include a parade of class floats, bands and other marching units. Following the parade, the annual business meeting and luncheon is topped off with an evening banquet in the combined Frederick W. Carr Gymnasium/Doody-Lord Memorial Auditorium at the high school. A dance finalizes the reunion activities.
The five year classes realize a healthy turnout, building toward their twenty-fifth and fiftieth reunions, often organizing the whole weekend with activities.
Money gifts to the school from the membership have enabled the purchase of such items as new auditorium drapes, lighting for the stage, sound equipment for the auditorium/gym, new uniforms for the band, musical instruments, uniforms for the sports teams, refurbishment of old paintings in the auditorium, trophy display cases in the high school, shrubbery for the lawns, books for the library, and in 2003 an electronic bulletin board.
Beginning in 1964, individual, class, memorial and alumni scholarships have been awarded at the annual banquet. The association, through generous donations from its membership and careful stewardship of its funds, have awarded over $301,000 to 457 worthy seniors going on to two and four year colleges and vocational schools all over the country.
The local core of dedicated officers, committee members and general membership of our non-profit organization put endless hours into preparing for the annual banquet, dance and parade.
We are a source of information to the city and the school district and
they, in return, are generous in allowing us privileged use of facilities when
needed. Stevens High School and the Alumni Association are integral parts of
the Claremont School District, the City of Claremont and its business