NAHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SEEKS NOMINEES FOR 10th AWARDS PROGRAM
Nominations are now being accepted by the North Attleboro High School Alumni Association for its awards program designed to recognize the achievements of graduates, staff, and long-time supporters of the North Attleboro Schools.
The Association will present awards in five categories at its annual event, scheduled for February 2024. The selection committee, comprised of board members, past award recipients, and “at-large” community advisors, is accepting nominations through October 11, 2023.
The awards will include the Joseph W. Martin, Jr. Distinguished Alumni Award, named after the distinguished graduate of the class of 1902 who served as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. This award will recognize the outstanding professional, personal, and civic achievements of the men and women graduates of North Attleboro High School.
In addition, the Young Alumni Awards will be presented to graduates of the past 20 years who have distinguished themselves by their achievements at a particularly early age in their professional, personal, or civic endeavors.
The Excellence in Education Educator Award is being expanded this year to recognize current or past staff members of all North Attleboro Schools, including NAHS, for exceptional commitment to excellence in the classroom and/or dedication to the students, staff, and the schools.
The Association will also present the Honorary Alumni Award to non-graduates of North Attleboro High School who have made positive and substantive contributions to the school.
Finally, the Association will present the Community Impact Award that recognizes the accomplishments in and commitment to the North Attleboro community by North Attleboro High School graduates.
The Association invites the public to offer nominations for any of these five awards by submitting the candidate’s name, address, contact information, and a 50-word narrative describing the individual’s qualification for one of these awards. Multiple awards may be given in each category based on the decisions of the selection committee.
Nominations may be sent to the selection committee via e-mail to email@example.com, or by standard mail to NAHS Alumni Association, ATTN Awards Selection Committee, North Attleboro High School, 1 Wilson Whitty Way, North Attleboro, MA 02760. All e-mails must be sent, and all standard mail must be post-marked no later than October 11, 2023.
NAHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION DONATION ENABLES LIVE VIDEO STREAMING OF SCHOOL EVENTS
Students at North Attleboro High School will soon have a new tool that will allow live video streams of performances and other events.
The North Attleboro High School Alumni Association has donated $1,900 to the school Music Department for the purchase of a 4K HDR (High Dynamic Range) camera that will allow events to be streamed in true high definition.
According to Association President Patrick Reynolds (‘14), the camera will be made available to not only the Music Department but other high school departments and classes for the purpose of producing professional-grade promotional materials, hype videos, and other class-related presentations.
A substantial part of this donation came from a gift on behalf of the North Attleboro High School Class of 1955 and its reunion committee members: June Everton, Ron Everton, Ray Charron and Nancy Miller. The Alumni Association would like to thank the Everton family for facilitating this donation.
Since its inception, the Alumni Association has donated over $28,000 toward the purchase of technology designed to enhance the educational experience of NAHS students.
The North Attleboro High School Alumni Association is a 501C3 tax-exempt organization. To make an online donation, please click here.
Checks or money orders can be mailed to: NAHS Alumni Association, Attn: Sean Fisher, Treasurer, PO Box 1051, North Attleboro, MA 02761. Be sure to include your name and address with the donation so a receipt confirming your donation, as well as the NAHS Alumni Association Federal Tax ID number can be provided for your records.
NORTH ATTLEBORO HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES ELECTION OF OFFICERS
There is a new leader at the helm of the North Attleboro High School Alumni Association. By a unanimous vote of its Board of Directors on August 5, Patrick Reynolds, a member of the NAHS Class of 2014, was installed as the organization's fourth president.
"We couldn’t be more excited," said out-going NAHS AA President Tom Pirri (Class of 2002). "Patrick brings a new and fresh perspective that will almost certainly allow the Alumni Association to continue to grow and flourish. He has shown an amazing commitment to North Attleboro, and our alma mater, and has a remarkable track record of service and accomplishmentin our community, especially given his comparatively young age. We look forward to watching the Alumni Association having an even stronger positive impact under his stewardship."
Reynolds is well-known to most residents. While still a senior at NAHS, he successfully ran for a seat on the town's Board of Selectmen. The youngest person to ever hold that seat, he quickly emerged as a leader, serving multiple terms, including two stints as the Chairman of the Board, which at the time was the highest elected office in the town.
He has also been instrumental in creating positive change for the community, and specifically to the schools, as he played a driving role in the successful passage of a Proposition 2 & 1/2 Override which boosted badly needed school spending.
Having completed his college undergraduate degree, and subsequent law degree, Patrick is also currently a candidate for the Massachusetts State Legislature in the upcoming primary and general elections.
In accepting his new role with the NAHS Alumni Association, Reynolds thanked those who formed the group and have guided its launch since 2005. "I'm thankful for all the work that has been done the past 15 years," said Reynolds. "It's taken a lot of time, effort, and dedication to build a great foundation and momentum. I look forward to continuing that important work."
Also elected to serve on the NAHS Alumni Association Board of Directors for the coming year were:
COLONEL USAF (RET.) DENNIS R. REDDING, NAHS CLASS OF 1958
The North Attleboro High School Alumni Association is saddened to learn of the passing of Colonel USAF (Ret.) Dennis R. Redding, NAHS Class of 1958. Colonel Redding was a 2008 recipient of our Joseph W. Martin, Jr. Distinguished Alumni Award. Please access the following link to read his complete obituary. The Alumni Association extends its deepest sympathies to the Redding family.
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION FUNDRAISING
With new administrative leadership, restored positions, a new athletic turf field complex, and over 300 newly-graduated North Attleboro High School Alumni now setting out to make their mark on the world, there is a great deal of excitement and enthusiasm at your alma mater.
This year mark NAHS’s 141st academic year and the Alumni Association’s 14th year of promoting and providing opportunities to enhance the educational experience of current and future NAHS students. The dedication and unwavering commitment from the North Attleboro community and High School staff delivers an exceptional education that positions our graduates for success. NAHS is a remarkable school that is on the move, but to get to the next level we need your help now!
The NAHS Alumni Association provides immediate support for one of the school’s most important priorities — technology -- because we realize that technology is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. In addition, we also seek to support the broader goals of the community that impact NAHS.
The value of the North Attleboro High School diploma continues to rise with the school’s reputation, but we need your help to continue this trajectory. People like you, who have invested in the Alumni Association’s fundraising campaign, make our strategic goals for North Attleboro High School’s bold future possible. Through the contributions of alumni, parents and friends, the Alumni Association has already raised thousands of dollars, but we need the support of the entire NAHS community to succeed.
Please join us in improving the education for thousands of present and future students through your generosity.
Thomas Pirri ’02
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Rocket Club $100 - $249
Principal’s Society $250 - $499
NA Legends Society $500 or more
Please go to our donations page to donate by credit card. You may also mail payment to:
NAHS Alumni Association
Attn: Sean Fisher, Treasurer
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North Attleboro, MA 02761
Your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law (IRS - 501(c) (3) – EIN 20-4528349).
TECHNOLOGY DONATION - December 31, 2015
The NAHS Alumni Association is proud to announce a $6,200 donation for two 55" SHARP High Definition LCD televisions used for digital signage inside the High School. The televisions have a built in USB media player which supports a PC free playback of the displayed content. The televisions are mounted in the school cafeteria as well as in the Main Lobby and the system is setup to display slideshows of promotional or information content.
CREATE OPPORTUNITY: GIVE TO THE NORTH ATTLEBORO ALUMNI ASSOCIATION TODAY
The past five years have been a time of unprecedented growth at North Attleboro High School. As alumni, we recognize that an education from North Attleboro High School is a gateway to opportunity. North students continue to benefit from an exceptional educational experience that is both career shaping and life changing.
There is no better way to continue North Attleboro's tradition of creating opportunity than by making a gift to the North Attleboro High School Alumni Association. The Association provides immediate support for one of the school's most important priorities — technology - because we realize that technology is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. We are happy to announce that the high school is now 100% WiFi, and the School Department is introducing the "Bring Your Own Device" initiative this year in order to accommodate the rapidly evolving nature of education; however, not all of our students have the technology to enable them to take advantage of this new reality.
• Our goal is for every student to have access to a laptop so they can take full advantage of its wireless capability.
• The current reality at NAHS is that students only have access to a limited number of school owned portable devices during the times that they are in class. The "Bring Your Own Device" initiative aims to integrate portable devices into actual classroom curriculum, enhancing lessons for both students and teachers.
A quality education like the one our students deserve, and that North Attleboro Teachers are dedicated to deliver, requires considerable resources. That's why your generosity to North Attleboro High School is essential. The amount you give does not matter as much as giving back to your community, and brightening the future for countless students to come. Alumni support is a key indicator of a strong school system and sends a positive message to the students, showing them that they have a North Attleboro family even after graduation.
Please join us in improving the education for thousands of present and future students through your generosity.
Click here to download a donation form. All completed forms may be sent to: North Attleboro High School Alumni Association / P.O. Box 1051, North Attleboro, MA 02761.
Thomas Pirri '02 – President
Amanda Dean '05 – Fundraising Chairwoman
NAHS COMPUTER DONATION
The NAHS Alumni Association recently made a donation to the High School allowing them to purchase software for twelve laptops.
Click here to read more.
The NAHS Alumni Association recently made another donation of $5,000 to assist the High School in adding wireless capabilities to the media center. Click here to read more..
To date, the Alumni Association has donated over $10,000 to the High School.
NAHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ESTABLISHES NEW CLASS AGENTS PROGRAM
The newest initiative from the NAHS Alumni Association allows graduates to take a more active role in the group by volunteering to serve as a Class Agent.
As the association grows and expands it's programs, it is aiming to establish more direct links and points of contact with at least one member of each of the school's graduating classes.
In addition to serving as the liaison between the Alumni Association and their fellow classmates, Class agents will help generate news for the group's seasonal e-newsletters, suggest potential nominees for our annual Alumni Awards program, and maybe help identify potential donors who can help us meet our annual fundraising goals.
Anyone interested in serving as a Class Agent is invited to e-mail NAHS Alumni Association Secretary Jack Johnson (Class of '80) at firstname.lastname@example.org
The NAHS Alumni Association now has the ability to accept on-line donations. Click here to find out how.
You have likely received a phonecall or postcard from Harris Publications asking you to provide updated contact information. North Attleboro High School Principal, Bob Gay, has contracted with Harris Publications in an effort to keep the High School records updated. This organization is legitimate. The NAHS Alumni Association does benefit by receiving any updates gathered by Harris Publications which we will use to update our "Find a Classmate" records. If you have any issues with your interaction with Harris Publication, please contact Principal Gay directly.
MT. VERNON CLASS TRIP - 1915
The NAHS Alumni Association recently received a generous gift from John D. Tew, grandson of Ruth Cooke Carpenter, Salutatorian of the NAHS Class of 1915. The gift is a photo of Ruth Cooke and several of her classmates, taken at Mt. Vernon in April 1915. To view the photo and read a list the students' names, click here.
IMPORTANT PRIVACY INFORMATION
E-mail communication from the North Attleboro High School Alumni Association will ALWAYS include links to www.nahsalumni.org. There are many "for-profit" web-based firms that may attempt to create the impression they are affiliated with North Attleboro High School Alumni Association. We are not. They may send you e-mails with links to their sites. Visiting their sites and providing them contact information could compromise your privacy.
NAHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION RECEIVES GENEROUS DONATION
January 2, 2007
The North Attleboro High School Alumni Association is pleased to announce the receipt of a generous donation from the NAHS Class of 1956. In recognition of their 50th anniversary, the Reunion Committee for the Class of 1956 and President Dave Redding have donated $1,000 to the Alumni Association "in the memory of our deceased class members": Fred Bastow, Larry D'Arpino, Victor Dion, Annette Frazer, Dorinne Guimond, Bruce Nimmo, Carol Stanhope, Carol Upham and Carol Woodbury.
The Class of 1956 has made similar donations in the past and invites other NAHS classes to do the same.
TAX EXEMPT STATUS
Effective as of June 16, 2005, we are a 501C3 Tax Exempt Organization and can furnish a Tax Exempt Number for your donation.
Want to get involved in the NAHS Alumni Association? We are always looking for volunteers to serve in various roles, including project volunteers, fundraising coordinators, and class liaisons.
To learn more, click here to contact a member of our Board of Directors.
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