OFFICERS

William Caldwell '08

President

 

Cynthia Wright Hughes ’85

Vice President

 

Michael Burnham '75

Clerk

 

Diane Maga Page ’82

Treasurer

 

TRUSTEES

Debra Barrett Ellis ‘76

Gina Oro Maroni ‘92

Debra Alger Vescovi ‘73

 

MEMBERS

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

April 8, 2019

 

Dear AHS Alumni:

It is that time of year again, that I write you 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. We hope 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 support the members in their educational goals.

This year we have seen an increase in the use of the online donation option. To donate please visit www.AHSscholarship.org 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 2018, 32 people joined the list of permanent contributors and 37 added to their total giving to bring them to a new level of recognition from the 249 alumni that 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 2018 were $121,663 - an outstanding increase over 2017.

Last year, we assisted 74 students in furthering their educational goals by awarding $107,350 in scholarships. We have also added 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 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 to continue to support those who are currently enrolled in college, those graduating this year and those graduating in the future. We cannot provide the scholarship support without you.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

William J. Caldwell ‘08

President  

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