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Join us May 16 at 7:30 pm!

The SPFHS Alumni Association has awarded four scholarships for seniors who are pursuing a college education in a chosen field.  The recipients and their families have been invited to the Tuesday, May 16 meeting, 7:30pm in room C 101 (near the media center).   All alumni and the public are also strongly encouraged to attend.  You can meet the recipients, hear their stories, and socialize with fellow alumni (refreshments follow).
 
This year, thanks to the generosity of the class of 1976, $1,000 will be awarded to Callen Leahy, who wants to major in Psychology and hopes to be a Criminal Psychologist (maybe even join the FBI) to work directly with victims of abduction and their abductors.  An anonymous alumnus is giving $1,000 to "honor the greatest generation".   Taylor Sirchio with her commitment to do field work with wildlife and conservation, with a major in Zoology, certainly represents the "next generation" of young people who want to make a better world.   Ms. Gianna Januszanis will receive $1,000 from the Alumni Association in her pursuit of her goal of being a Veterinarian.   She loves animals, having volunteered at St. Huberts' Animal Welfare Center.  She has worked with children in the Beyond School Explorers, and loves culture, language, and the arts.   The Alumni Association is also awarding $1,000 to Kiera DeProspero.  Her goal is to become a Physical Therapist to heal victims of accidents or surgeries who have to have help restoring damaged body parts and/or mobility.
All recipients are descended from alumni of Scotch Plains Fanwood High School and all have expressed pride in their school years and are looking forward to a challenging, rewarding future.
 
 
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The Alumni Association was formed with the purpose of encouraging scholarship, sportsmanship, recreation and education,  and leadership of students attending the high school. Annually, scholarship(s) are awarded to applicants who have demonstrated not only excellent grades, but have made contributions to the school system in volunteer service to organizations, etc.

Read more about the Alumni Association by selecting one of the Section Contents. If you have any questions, please call President Laura D. Swidersky at 908-889-2084.
 
 
If you would like to receive email notifications (sent bcc) as the dates and topics of SPFHS Alumni Asssociation meetings are announced, then please email spfhsalumni@aol.com  All members receive newsletters in the mail (currently twice per year) with alumni news, obituaries, and school news.   In order to receive the newsletter, you must notify us if your address changes.  Would you like to contribute alumni news to our newsletter?  Please email us.

If you are currently a yearly member, please consider becoming a Lifetime member and you will no longer have to send your dues in every year in order to remain a member.

If you are planning a reunion, please let us know the details.
 
The SPFHS Alumni Association meets twice per year.   We usually meet once in November or October (which is usually for the SPFHS Hall of Fame Inductions, if scheduled).  We also meet in May.   At our May meeting, we proudly host and get to meet our scholarship recipient(s) and their parents.   At all meetings, refreshments are served, alumni socialize, and all are warmly welcome!

Congratulations 2016 Scholarship Winners!
John Marquardt is the son of John Marquardt '81. He is attending Towson University in Maryland where he has aspirations of majoring in forensic biology or forensic chemistry. Besides his love for science, Marquardt was on the Fanscotian in high school, and may like to be a part of his college newspaper too.

Rachel Lambert's parents both graduated from SPFHS.  She is attending Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania.  She is interested in majoring in advertising and marketing communications, with hopes of one day working at a magazine.  Lambert during her high school years volunteered helping children with special needs learn how to swim.

It was a true honor to be able to meet John and Rachel and their families at our spring, 2016 meeting.   We wish these deserving young people the very best of luck!  All SPFHS Alumni Association scholarships are made possible by donations to the SPFHS Alumni Association Scholarship Fund via Buy a Brick (Alumni Walkway) purchases and other generous donations by classes and individuals.

 

The Alumni Association has been functioning for many years now with a handful of people, mostly in their 80s, each covering multiple functions!   We are in great need of new ideas and young energy.   We are also in need of new leadership to provide much needed aid to those who are already active.   We have positions open.   If you are an SPFHS alumni and would like to help, please email us at spfhsalumni@aol.com and we will get back to you!    Thank you!
 
 
 
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