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    Welcome to the SPFHS Alumni Association's Website
    SPF and SPFHS Remembers Charles James Orrico, class of 1948, who passed away June 12, 2022.  Laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.  Please click here to read about Charles James Orrico's amazing life
    June 27, 2022    Inspiration from our scholarship winners!   The SPFHS Alumni Association continued in their tradition of awarding two scholarships to SPFHS graduating seniors who are descendants of SPFHS alumni.  Congratulations to Julia Bonhote and Molly Sullivan, who will each receive $1,000 scholarships from the Alumni Association to attend a college of their choice.  Please read part of their stories below.
    Bonhote has high hopes of becoming a doctor of veterinary medicine.  She will be an animal science pre-vet major in college.  Bonhote has taken many science classes at SPFHS, including advanced placement biology.
    Sullivan has set her sights on becoming a pediatric nurse.  She volunteers with youth groups at her church.  Also, Sullivan works in the Scotch Plains recreation department as a camp counselor.
    Long time SPFHS Alumni Association president, Laura Swidersky, announced the scholarships at the SPFHS senior awards assembly in early June at the high school. Swidersky said that it is her hope that the SPFHS Alumni Association will be able to continue to award scholarships to graduating SPFHS seniors who are descendants of SPFHS alumni, every spring for as long as the Alumni Association has the money to give.  However, funds are currently limited.  "I am giving tonight, but I am asking you to give to the Alumni Association", Swidersky remarked.  Swidersky suggested that people can buy engraved personalized commemorative bricks to be placed in the future in the Alumni Walk at SPFHS which leads from the school up to Perry Tyson Field.  The bricks cost $50 each, and all proceeds go to the SPFHS Alumni Association scholarship fund for awarding of future scholarships.  Other donations to the SPFHS scholarship fund are also welcome.
    The Alumni Association is honored to be able to help these two bright and caring young people, Julia Bonhote and Molly Sullivan, on their journeys.   Good Luck, Julia and Molly!
    and here's a recap of last year's (2021) scholarship winners: A hearty congratulations to 2021 SPFHS Alumni Association scholarship winners, Lindsey Bartley and Sofia Dietze!
      Bartley engages in many types of community service, including that she served as a volunteer at a homeless shelter.  She was also on the SPFHS volleyball team, and served as an assistant coach for girls' volleyball at the middle school.
    Dietze was a student costume designer, sewing costumes for participants in SPFHS Repertory Theatre.  She also ran track, and was an assistant teacher in the summer program at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Scotch Plains.
    Please join us in wishing the best of luck to both of them!  These scholarships are made possible by your brick purchases in the alumni walk (please click here for information and the brick order form), and your donations.  Please click here to read the TAP Into SPF article.
     "Fanwood Mourns the Loss of Ken Blom" of the SPFHS class of 1980.  read the TAPinto SPF article
     You will be truly moved to read about the life of Tracy A. Wood, an SPFHS alumna, and a true hero in our midst.  Wood grew up in Fanwood.  Her brother, Scott Wood, writes the following in a letter to the Alumni Association: " I thought you might be interested in this link to a tribute to Tracy A. Wood, an alumna of SPFHS.  While at high school she co-edited the Fanscotian, played 1st Trombone in the Band and Moonglowers, and went on to a stellar career in journalism with UPI (War Correspondent in Vietnam), The Los Angeles Times (investigative reporter), Orange County Register, (editor) Ms. Magazine (editor) and the new, digital publication, Voice of Orange County (editor).  The VOC is creating a memorial funded internship in her name".
    We thank Scott for reaching out to us, so you can read this wonderful story.  We hope you will email us like Scott did if you have news to share, or a contribution others would appreciate: spfhsalumni@aol.com    Thank you.
    Congratulations 2020 SPFHS Alumni Association scholarship recipients Gabriel Donatelli and Emma Hastrup!  Read SPFHS Alumni Association President, Laura Swidersky's article about all of their great activities and goals.  Please click here for the article.
    SPFHS Alumni Association President, Laura Swidersky, has the following messages: 1) The Alumni Association is experiencing difficulty due to a lack of volunteers.  2) The Brick Walk is still active.
    Please email us if you'd like to volunteer.  Please purchase a brick here.  All brick purchases go to support our future Alumni Association scholarships.
    Please click here to view the May/June, 2020 Alumni Association newsletter.  We thank Carolyn Quinn '79 for stepping up to edit this one edition of the newsletter for us!  Thank you, Carolyn!  Great job!
    We would like to pause and thank all SPFHS graduates, and the wider community, for their many types of service.  So many have gone above and beyond to make life better for us.  As the saying goes, 'all gave some, some gave all'.  Thank you.  We honor your faithful contributions.
    Would YOU, or someone you know, like to be our next newsletter editor?  Carolyn Quinn has said she is unable to continue as editor.  We are seeking a permanent editor to edit all future editions for us.  Many SPFHS graduates, from all class years, from the late 1930's and the 40's, all the way up to today's graduates, look forward to the newsletter, and value their connection to this great place, SPFHS.  The only way we can have a newsletter going forward into the future is if an SPFHS alumni volunteers to take on this much-appreciated volunteer position.  A chance to use your creativity.  So many alumni will be most thankful to you.  Interested?  Would you like more info?  Please email spfhsalumni@aol.com and we will put you in touch with Marie Leppert '44, a former newsletter editor for a long period of time.  Thank you!
     In Loving Memory of Mr. David Multer, SPFHS class of 1970, and History teacher at SPFHS for over 40 years, who was inducted posthumously into the SPFHS Alumni Hall of Fame in December, 2019.
    Please click here to read the Fanscotian/ TAP Into SPF article with memories of Mr. Multer, and then, please email your memories of Mr. Multer to us at spfhsalumni@aol.com,
    and we will post your memories here!  Click here to read memories that alumni have submitted to us.
    Dear SPFHS Alumni: Thank you so much for taking the time to visit this website.  Please consider making this website more interesting, by considering what you can contribute to this website and/or the next Alumni Association newsletter.  Please let us know what you've been up to in your life, share a memory, share a creative article, or share anything that you'd like other alumni to read!  It doesn't have to be profound or major.  The more alumni that contribute, the more dynamic and thought provoking the newsletter and this website will become.  Please also let us know if you'd like to volunteer to help the Alumni Association: we currently have only a few volunteers, attempting to do all the work themselves.  Any amount of help would be appreciated, whether assisting in a small way, or taking on a major leadership role.  Please also send us an email if you would like to recieve occasional emails from us (sent bcc) including any future Alumni Association newsletters.  Please spread the word to your SPFHS friends and classmates. Thank you, and please let us hear from you!
    Please email spfhsalumni@aol.com
    Thank you so much to the SPFHS Alumni Association officers:   President: Laura Swidersky    Vice President: Dr. James Checchio        Secretary: Bernice Montagna,      retiring Treasurer: Kathy VanHorn         trustees: Elmer Terry and Barbara Roskin    founding member: Marie Leppert
    This is a partial list.  We thank these officers, and the other chairpeople and committee members.  Some have served for 20 years!  New volunteers and leaders sought (to provide much needed assistance to our long-time volunteers)!  Please contact us if interested.
    Do you know of an SPFHS alumni who is making the world or their community a better place, or has distinguished her or himself? Please nominate them for the SPFHS Hall of Fame today!  Inductees are honored at a ceremony at the high school, have a plaque of their own in the SPFHS hallway, and serve as an example for current SPFHS students!
     Please click here to see information on all 35 members of the Hall of Fame, and to be able to nominate an alumni of your own for consideration!!
    We really encourage you to nominate someone!  The Hall of Fame inductions committee would like to receive many more nominations than they have been getting!  This is where you come in!
     Wishing you and your families a cool summer of Renewal, Good Health, and Love.
    click here to Visit our new Alumni News page!   David Lange from the SPFHS class of '15 is writing a book!   Bob Andrews from the SPFHS class of '71 writes about his classmate interview project.
    What was it like to be an SPFHS senior back in 1958?  John D. Smith, from the class of '58, paints the picture.
    What do snowflakes say about what it means to be human?  Read an article here
     Congratulations to two amazing young people, James Cerini and Angelo Dinizo, our 2019 scholarship winners!   We are moved by your commitment toward making a magnificent difference in your community.  Find information here on buying a brick on our Alumni Walkway, which runs from the high school up to Perry Tyson Field- all proceeds go directly towards awarding scholarships in the future to more outstanding young people!
    Read the TAPInto article about the December, 2018 Hall of Fame inductions, with photographs and quotes:
     Click here to visit our reunion page! (no reunions are posted right now, however, in the future, if you're planning a reunion, please let us know.)
     Francis H. Quinn, beloved SPFHS English and Latin teacher and an officer in the National Guard, passed away on May 26, 2018.  If you have a memory to share of Mr. Quinn, or any other beloved teacher, please email us. Read Francis Quinn's obituary at  http://obits.nj.com/obituaries/starledger/obituary.aspx?n=francis-quinn&pid=189143062&fhid=17081   
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