William Caldwell '08



Cynthia Wright Hughes ’85

Vice President


Michael Burnham '75



Diane Maga Page ’82




Debra Barrett Ellis ‘76

Gina Oro Maroni ‘92

Debra Alger Vescovi ‘73



Lynn MacDonald Brooks ‘76

Alan Bowers ‘55

Christopher Casella ‘77

William B. Chiasson ‘71

Sharon Sibley Euvrard ‘76

Duncan E. Gordon ‘80

James Herbert '65

Robert Hughes ‘83

Martin J. Miarecki ‘83

Richard M. Plotkin ‘53

Kenneth Vaidulas '65

Nancy Burnham Watson ‘83

Spring, 2020


Dear AHS Alumni:

Each spring I write this letter to encourage supporting the Athol High School Scholarship Association. The Association gives more than $100,000 annually to current year graduates and post-graduates to assist in their educational needs. As college costs increase annually, we seek to be able to help defer some of that burden. The Association hopes that with regular contributions from dedicated members and new donations of any amount, we can continue to increase the amount that we are able to help recent Athol High School graduates and post-graduates.

Online donations are an option. To donate please visit wwour website, or donate via mail to Athol High School Scholarship Association, PO Box 338, Athol, MA 01331. You will also see a method to donate through the Amazon Smile Foundation where a portion of your purchases go to the Association. In 2019, 18 people joined the list of permanent contributors and 32 added to their total contributions to bring them to a new level of recognition. In all, 254 alumni contributed. To become a permanent contributor, you must make a minimum one-time donation of $100. You may also consider the Scholarship Association in estate planning as well. Total contributions in 2019 were $67,286, down significantly from 2018.

Last year, we assisted 51 students in furthering their educational goals by awarding $122,350 in scholarships. We continued two new scholarships for current graduates and post-graduates that offer a $5,000 scholarship. We were able to help every student that fully completed an application and maintained full time status thanks to your contributions.

If you are planning a reunion for your class, please contact our Treasurer, Diane Maga Page, at dineyp82@msn.con or by clicking on the “Contact Us” tab on the website. She can provide class lists, mailing labels and other suggestions. In return, we hope that you can help us update our database by providing updated names and addresses of alumni to better contact them.  

We meet the first Tuesday of May to determine Association policy and possible financial awards. If you are interested in joining, feel free to contact any member or visit the website. To close, I would like encourage the alumni of Athol High School to help us continue our missions of support for those currently enrolled in higher education programs.





William J. Caldwell ‘08


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