Alumni Association Has Openings for Treasurer and Board Member
The search for someone to take over as treasurer for Curt Martin continues. Ideally this person would live close to Contoocook so that they could check the mail weekly and somewhat more frequently in the months before the annual reunions. Board member Dan Rinden, who was a possible replacement for Curt, has recently stepped down from the Board to due to increased responsibilities as the new Scoutmaster for Troup 77 and Chairman of the Town's Zoning Board of Appeals. In addition, long time Board member Edie Houston '51 has "retired". Edie, our unofficial "historian", has provided us with a wealth of information over the years for which we are extremely grateful. We'll miss her at Board meetings but will always look forward to seeing her at the annual reunions.
HHS Alumni Association
Officers & Executive Board
President - Pete Lincoln ('65)
Vice President - Robin French Calley ('86)
Secretary - Marianne Brown Pollock ('62)
Treasurer - position open
Jackie Mole Ruggles ('61)
Tracy Weatherbee Martin ('82)
Nancy Gielar Eaton ('69)
Meredith Astles ('06)
One Open Position
2015 Scholarship Award
Two $600 scholarships were awarded in 2015 in memory of William (Bill) and Doris Milne. One scholarship went to Caitlin Reidy who is attending Villanova University in Pennsylvania where she is majoring in economics. While in high school Caitlin was captain of the math team, received a High Honors certificate for Merit from the National Assn. for Women Engineers and was involved with the Friends Program that mentors young elementary school students. She also paired up with a local senior citizen in the Senior-to-Senior program, traveled to Honduras on a 10-day mission to build a kindergarten addition for a disadvantaged school district.
The second scholarship was awarded to Sean Mackenzie who is majoring in computer engineering at the University of New Hampshire. Sean participated in varsity soccer and track while in high school and was active in Boy Scouts, becoming an Eagle Scout and serving as Jr. Asst. Scoutmaster. Sean's Eagle Project was a prayer garden for St. Theresa's Church which he designed, raised funds for and supervised students and adults in its construction.
The Milnes were a fixture in Contoocook for many years where they both taught school - Doris Latin and English and Bill Social Studies. Bill later became the high school principal, a position that he held from 1951 to 1973. The Milnes raised four children, all HHS alumni - Kathy Treamer '70, Bill, Jr. '73, Bob '75 and Jonathan (Geno) '78.
12-29-14 - Alumni Assn. now has a safe!
Thanks to generous donations from alumni and the careful planning and physical assistance of George Sharpe '66, Jim Schoch '71 (the operator of Schoch Auto Body's wrecker that was used to lift the 700# safe), Jimma Schoch '93, Matt Sharpe '00 and Emerson Cayer, the Alumni Association now has a new safe in the basement of the Town Clerk's office. It was a tight fit through an opening with 1/2" to spare but the crew pulled it off. So we now have a secure place to store our records, photos, yearbooks, etc., but no money! We're currently missing yearbooks from 1954, 65, '69, '70, '73, '74, '82, '87, '88. '90, '93-'97 and 2000-2016. If you have items of interest that you'd like to add to our "collection" please mail them to P.O.Box 1, Contoocook, NH 03229 or drop them off with Tracy Martin at the Maple St. School.
2016 ANNUAL HHS ALUMNI REUNION DETAILS
Saturday, August 20 from 4:00 to midnight
American Legion Hall in Contoocook
Hors d'oeuvres will be provided from 4:00 to 6:00 followed by a buffet, catered by Hart's Turkey Farm, that will feature fresh roasted turkey and Virginia baked ham with roasted red potatoes, butternut squash, fresh garden salad with apple crisp for dessert. There will be a DJ to provide music throughout the evening.
The price - $30/person.
2015 Alumni Association Reunion
A brief summary, photos and list of those who attended the 2015 reunion at Pat's Peak is provided on the Events Page. Additional photos from past reunions also appear on the "Photos" page.
Annual newsletters are mailed in the spring. If we have your address and you’re a member of the Alumni Association and have been out of high school for ten years or more, you'll receive the newsletter annually. If you’re not a member you'll only receive the newsletter every five years, on the 5-year anniversary of your class's graduation year. If we don’t have your address you’ll never receive a newsletter. If you’ve recently moved or if you haven’t received the annual newsletter recently please email us your address. This will help reduce the time spent trying to locate people and will also help to reduce postage costs by minimizing the number of newsletters that are mailed to incorrect addresses. And please check out the Alumni Search page. You might find your name or the name of someone whose address you know.
Alumni Association Membership
Anyone who attended HHS, regardless of whether or not they graduated from HHS, is eligible to become a member of the Alumni Association. Lifetime dues, which are currently only $10.00, help to offset our relatively small annual operating expenses for such things as the printing and mailing of the annual newsletter and the website. Money received from dues is extremely important for the survival of the Association. So if you are not a member please consider joining to show your support for the Association. If you don’t know whether you’re already a member please contact us and we’ll check our records. If you graduated from HHS between 1984 and 2010 you are a member of the Association because all classes during that period, as well as the Class of 2015, paid the dues for the entire class.
Please Send Us Your News - We Want to Hear From You
The "News" page is always in need of fresh news to keep the website interesting. Our website readers are our "reporters" so please send along your news. Or if you'd like to help collect news for the website by serving as "Decade Representative" to act as a collector of alumni news from the decade you attended HHS, please let us know by using the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of this page.
Help Us Locate Missing Alumni
Over the past year there has been a recent increase in correspondence from missing alumni to update their addresses. If you're not sure if the Alumni Association has your current address please check out the Alumni Search page which contains a link to a very long list of those with missing addresses. Who knows, you may be on it or know the address of someone who is.
* * * 2016 Scholarship Award * * *
The Alumni Association officers and Board of Directors met on April 9 and decided to award $1,000 scholarships to seniors Hannah Bassett and Samantha Brewer. Hannah will be attending Hobart & William Smith Colleges in New York and Samantha will be attending UNH. These scholarships will be made in memory of Don Symonds '49, a longtime participant and past President of the Association and Dick Mitchell '52 who, despite a long battle with MS, could always be counted on to attend the annual alumni reunions with a cheerful face. Both will be greatly missed.
Welcome to the official Hopkinton (NH) High School Alumni Association website! This is a FREE site so please don't be confused by other sites such as Alumni.com and Classmates.com that may ask you to sign up for a fee. These are commercial sites and although they may provide a way to connect with former classmates, that's about all they will do except take your money. SO BEWARE! However, if you have money you'd like to get rid of, we'll gladly accept donations to our Scholarship Fund or General Fund.
Click on the "Home", "News", "Events", "Alumni Search" and "Photos" headings above to navigate through the website. To go back to a previous screen please remember to use the left arrow in the upper left corner of the webpage instead of the "X" in the upper right corner of your screen. Otherwise you'll find yourself having to log onto the website again.
We need your input to keep this website "fresh" otherwise we may be forced to make up "stuff". So please send us news of marriages, births, deaths, class reunions or other important and interesting events in your lives that you might be of interest to others. And check out the "Alumni Search" page and help us find missing alumni.
SPECIAL ITEMS OF INTEREST
Two $1,000 scholarships were awarded at the Awards Night ceremony on May 26, 2016. Details below.
The Alumni Association is in need of a treasurer and Board member. See the news item on this page for more details.
The Class of '66 is planning to "warm up" for the Alumni Assn. reunion by gathering at the home of Dave Roberts' parents at 2:00 on the afternoon of August 20. The house, which is for sale, is located on the right side of Maple Street heading toward Tooky village from Interstate 89, the second or third house past Dolly Road. If you have questions or suggestions please contact Dave Roberts - firstname.lastname@example.org,WallyDwinnellsemail@example.comDickAstles- dmdma4comcast.net. If anyone has addresses for Sylvia Nute, Darlene Stoddard Stewart or Sharon Harrison please contact Dave, Wally or Dick.
Classes of '51, '56, '61, '71, '76, '81, '86, '91 and '96 - anyone making plans for a reunion? Let us know and we'll pass along any information that you have.Or course getting class members to turn out for the Association's annual reunion is an option.
Class of '46: George Bean will be at the 2016 reunion to commemorate 70 years since he graduated. Hopefully others from the Class will join him - Blanch Roberts, a regular attendee, Everett Houston and Dick Story. Please contact us if you have information on missing class member Charlotte Whaley Donovan.
A few "Miscellaneous News" items have been added recently but there is always the need for more.
Unfortunately more names are fairly regularly added to the "In Memoriam" section
The winner of the West Branch Pond Camp raffle is Susie (Hankins) Tullis '64.
A look back at the 2015 reunion at Pat's Peak.
Alumni Search Page:
Please review the recently updated missing alumni list and help us locate those that are missing. And if you are in contact with any of the missing on Facebook, please encourage them to contact the Association.
Connect with other HHS Alumni by becoming a Facebook friend.
Annual scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors in memory of HHS alumni, faculty or prominent Hopkinton residents who have had an important impact on the Alumni Association, the High School and its students or the community. Since this fund was established in 2011 we have raised approximately $14,000 and awarded four scholarships. Being able to award future scholarships to deserving seniors will help maintain a strong connection between the Alumni Association, the High School and high school students. This is very important if the Alumni Association is to survive. So please consider making a contribution. Any amount will be greatly appreciated. If you wish to make a contribution is someone's memory, that will be noted in the list below of those who have contributed to the Scholarship Fund.
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Alumni Association's General Fund
Money from the General Fund is used to help support Association activities, including printing and mailing of the annual newsletter, the website and the annual reunion which, at best, is a break even event. Except for donations from alumni, the General Fund's growth is primarily limited to money received from lifetime membership dues. The current West Branch Pond Camp raffle in Maine is an attempt to help supplement the General Fund. However, alumni donations are still needed in order to ensure the long-term survival of the Association. So please consider making a donation. And if you have any suggestions as to ways the Association could raise money for the General Fund please let us know.
50 years ago in 1966
The Hawks boys basketball team, coached by Dan Parr, continued their winning ways, completing the '65/'66 regular season with an 18-0 record and breezing through the State tournament to capture the Class M title, Hopkinton's third consecutive boys basketball championship. During the regular season the Hawks outscored opponents by an average of 28 points per game.
Jump ahead 50 years to 2016
The Portsmouth High School girls basketball team under Coach Dan Parr, now 76 years old, finished their regular season with an 18-0 record but unfortunately lost to Hanover in a semi-final tournament game and finished the season with a 20-1 record.
We'd like to hear from you. If you've retired or have moved onto another school please let us know what you're doing. If you'd like to be added to the Alumni Association's mailing list please let us know. And please know that you're always welcome to attend the annual reunions.
The 2016 newsletter was mailed on June 3 but if you didn't receive it you can view it here now. If you think you should have received it but didn't, please let us know. We may not have your correct address.