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Stevens High School Alumni Association History

Over 150 years of continuous interest attest to the pride, loyalty, and love of Stevens High School by Stevens High School Alumni. From 12 graduates in 1871 to over 15,000 in total, 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 our alumni 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 $400,000 in scholarships to hundreds of worthy seniors going on to two and four year colleges and vocational schools all over the country.