Hampton Academy and its Board of Trustees
Hampton Academy & Winnacunnet High School Alumni Association
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65th Anniversary, Historic Souvenir Booklet, 1972
By Arthur J. Moody, Class of '53
The Alumni Association
(Andrea (Collins) Condon '61, Sec.)
(Andrea London '61, Sec.)
[2.] Pursuant to the decision at the June meeting; (after beingbeingested by Nancy I Hamilton '62) to spend $200 from the treasury for gifts to the Academy and/or W.H.S., the Assn. paid for a new bike rack (portable) at each school for a total cost of $167. S.U. 21 Business Administrator Robert A. Nolet handled the purchases and received our checks made out to the two school districts involved. A small metal plate is to be attached to each rack; the plate will indicate the donor and the year (1971). Also under this authorization, the officers approached the Curator of the Hampton Historical Society's Tuck Memorial Museum (John M. Holman '47) about the possibility of purchasing a lockable display case so that Academy and W.H.S. items and memorabilia might be properly and safely exhibited. This would also be the repository for existing old records of the Assn. (before they, too, become lost). Mr. Holman secured the financial assistance of the Academy Trustees and, with the Assn.'s $75 donation, purchased a new six-foot-long case for $180. Because of this purchase, many families and individuals have already donated school-related items knowing that the case (together with a new electronic security system at the Museum) will afford safety for the Academy Collection. A bronze donors' plaque was attached to the case by the Museum. The old Trustees' record book (1810-1939) has been added to the display and the old records of the Alumni Assn. will he placed there after they are exhibited at the Assn.'s banquet in June.
[3.] The 31st Annual Basketball Benefit Night was held at the W.H.S. Gym on Dec. 22. with both Alumni teams, coached by Edgar 0. Savage '65, winning over the Varsity and JVs. W.H.S. Athletic Director Robert J. Dodge, in his last season as Head Basketball Coach, arranged for the officials (admission prices were: $1 for adults, 50c for high and junior-high students, free for age 12 and under). The Assn. also sold a 16-page Souvenir Program at the games. The Program, containing photos and basketball data pertaining to H.A. & H.S. and W.H.S., was dedicated to four Academy Varsity Basketball Captains who have met untimely deaths. The Alumni Assn. seal, recently designed by Hampton artist Shirley H. Batchelder, made its first "public(ation)" appearance on the cover of the Program. Although the Program was not a financial success, its publishing cost -- as well as the cost of Alumni Assn. ballpoint pens distributed with the programs -- is considered part of the production expense of this 65th Anniversary Booklet. The names of advertisers and patrons of this Booklet were listed in the Program.
[4.] The 65th Anniversary Historic Booklet: It was thought that such a venture might be appropriate at this time (before more Assn. records turned up "missing"). Hopefully, revenue from advertisers, patrons' listings and post-publication sales will offset the entire cost of the Booklet. (As a direct result of soliciting for patrons' ads, the Assn. realized the sale of 14 Life Memberships and annual memberships for over 20 other members.)
[5.] As voted at the 1971 meeting, $100 was turned over to the Winnacunnet High Scholarship Foundation, Inc. The officers asked the W.S.F. to award the grant to a graduating Senior who is the legal child of a graduate of either H.A. & H.S. or W.H.S., and who otherwise meets the Foundation's criteria of college (or other institution of higher learning) acceptance, scholarship ability and financial need. If none qualifies, the grant will go to a Senior who expects to pursue a career in secondary education after college graduation. A "Memorandum of Understanding," dated April 3, 1972, was accepted by W.S.F. The memo outlines the provisions of the "Alumni Association Scholarship." The Assn.'s membership will be asked in June to ratify the memo and give the officers of the Assn. the authority to set the amount of its donation each year -- depending on the resources available at the time.
[6.] The three Alumni Medals (plus dictionary gift) will be presented in June at the Awards Assembly at the school. The Scholarship will probably be awarded at the same time.
[7.] The 66th Annual Reunion Banquet will be held in mid-June. Already, the 50th (1922) and 45th (1927) Special Reunion Classes have expressed a desire to hold their reunions in conjunction with the Assn.'s meeting.