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Next MHS All-Class Reunion is June 30, 2018

More details to come soon!

 


   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

'Yellow Building' is now River Park Apartments

Once known as the Diane Toulson building, and still called by some the "Yellow Building," the grand old lady underwent a $2.1 million HUD sponsored renovation in the early 1990s. The former Milford High School building, first opened in 1908, re-opened in 1992 as the 39-unit River Park Apartments for seniors and adults with disabilities. Among the Milford High graduates currently serving on the River Park board of directors are Marion Mark Ahrens, Barbara Bourdeau, Chris Carveth, Sue Quigley Johnson and Chris Carroll.

MHS grads who wish to take a tour can email Carroll at: ccinmfd@aol.com. (Rev. Sept. 2014)

 

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Help sought in restoring old CGS murals

("Oh CGS by the Wepawaug, with your colors, white, gold and blue ...
  we'll remember 'til we're very old, these years we spent with you ...") 

(September 2014) -- Once standing proudly to the immediate right of the Y"ellow Building," pictured above --> the CGS building fell to the wrecking ball in the 1980s.  

But now an important part of the CGS legacy is being saved.

Carrie Bryant is co-chair of the Adopt a Mural fundraising committee, part of the Milford Arts Council.

 

Carrie writes to the Milford High School All Class Reunion Committee recently:
 
I am a member of the Adopt A Mural Committee (a sub committee of the Milford Arts Council). We are currently fundraising and trying to restore a WPA mural that hung in the old Central Grammar School on West River Street.  We feel that this would be of interest to the MHS alumni as many of them attended this school.  
 
For anyone wishing more information on how they can help by donating, please contact me, see below.
On behalf of the Adopt A Mural Committee, I greatly appreciate your assistance!
 
Thanks,
 
Carrie Bryant
Adopt A Mural
Co-Chair, Fundraising
Milford Arts Council
40 Railroad Avenue
Milford, CT  06460
203-878-6647
clbryant514@gmail.com
 

 

 

 

 

 

Should Milford High alumni change its Indian mascot?

With the Washington Redskins name under the hottest national spotlight, sports teams with Native American names in general are coming under more scrutiny than ever, which brings up the question:

Should Milford High replace its Indian mascot?

Those in favor of keeping the mascot name and symbol will say that the "Milford Indian" name reflects the early history of our city when 375 years ago the chief of the Paugussett Indian tribe, Ansantawae, granted a piece of land along the Wepawaug River to the first English settlers in 1639. 

Those in favor of changing the name point to movements across the country for sports ownership to change the names of such teams as the Cleveland Indians (baseball), Atlanta Braves (baseball), Kansas City Chiefs (football) and Chicago Blackhawks (hockey), saying that such "stereotypes" are both insulting and inaccurate.

From Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_American_mascot_controversy

The propriety of using Native American names and images in sports has been a topic of public controversy in the United States and Canada since the 1960s. Numerous civil rights, religious, educational, athletic, and academic organizations consider the use of native names or symbols by non-native teams to be a harmful form of ethnic stereotyping which should be eliminated;[1] however surveys of public opinion indicate that the majority of people in the United States support retaining the names and images in current use.

What do you think?

 

 Send your comments to: ccinmfd@aol.com

... and see them reprinted here.

 

 

 

CLICK HERE for MHS Class of 1964 50th Reunion Web Site

 


HISTORY OF MHS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

While MHS class of 1933 was planning its 50th reunion, Committee Chairman Jim Rose learned of the city's plan to close Milford High School due to declining enrollment.  At Jim's suggestion, the committee decided to make their celebration a reunion to be enjoyed by all previous MHS graduates.  Invitations were sent to more than 10,000 people.

When the June 1983 ALL CLASS REUNION proved to be a social and financial success, its committee was faced with the dilemma of an overwhelming amount of net proceeds. After careful consideration, these funds became seed money for establishment of a Milford High School Memorial Scholarship.

A TRADITION WAS BORN!

Geneva Pike Anderson Cole "30", Paul Austin "53", Angeline Arciulo West "39", Antoinette Arciulo Mattioli "37", Joseph Dudding '57", George Field "34", Miriam Baltim Novenstein "47", Win Smith "54", Judy Baltim Rosa "61", Frank Matthews "61", and Jim Rose "33" served on the original Scholarship Committee.

In 1989 original SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES  were amended and a MHS MUSEUM COMMITTEE was created.  Members of the Scholarship Committee periodically elect new members to fill vacancies and all current members continue to also serve on the Museum Committee.  It purchased and installed trophy cases at the Parsons Complex thereby establishing a fitting home for MHS MEMORABILIA in the hallway at inside gym entrance. MHS "53" donated a plaque to commemorate scholarship recipients, with names of the winners are inscribed each year. This plaque is permanently displayed in the MHS Museum.

In 1997 a vote of the sitting committee resulted in changing the name of the fund to THE JIM ROSE MHS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD.

In 2005 a guideline revision was made to waive a provision that a scholarship recipient have a relative who graduated from Milford High School. This became necessary as a result of a dwindling number of otherwise eligible students who could not meet such a requirement.

Since the initial ALL CLASS REUNION in 1983, subsequent reunions have been held in 1993 (Chair Jim Rose "33"),  2003 (Chair Bob Gregory "55"),  and 2008 (Chair Bob Gregory "55").  These social and financial successes have continued to embellish fund receipts.  However, we are faced with the fact that the  number of MHS grads is dwindling and we look for ideas to perpetuate the spirit of MILFORD HIGH SCHOOL that will  guarantee continuation of the JIM ROSE MHS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD.

 

Jim Rose "33" as King of the 2008 MHS ALL CLASS REUNION

 

 

http://mail.aol.com/37208-111/aol-6/en-us/mail/get-attachment.aspx?uid=30115360&folder=OldMail&partId=3

 

Carolyn Fenn "24"  as Queen of the 2003 MHS ALL CLASS REUNION

 

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR  IDEAS RE PERPETUATING THE SPIRIT OF MHS AND ITS JIM ROSE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

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    PAST  SCHOLARSHIP  RECIPIENTS

     1984  Holly Moldenhauer (MHS)                   Kellie Harcherik (MHS)

     1985  Debbie Dayo (JFHS)                             Ross Levi (JLHS)

     1986  Daniel Yerxa (JFHS)                             Karen Mason (JLHS)

     1987  Kathleen Casey (JFHS)                        Kevin Phillips (JLHS)

     1988  Betty Bain (JFHS)                                 Jane Cronin (JLHS)

     1989  John Pasquerello (JFHS)                     Janis Symanski (JLHS)

     1990  Marie Lockwood (JFHS)                       David  Marcovics (JLHS)

     1991  Jennifer Rizzo (JFHS)                           Robert Richards (JLHS)

     1992  Carl Ganza (JFHS)                                 Mark Ponarski (JLHS)

     1993  Allison Lee Novres (JFHS)                     James A. Le Clair (JLHS)

     1994  Joshua Clark (JFHS)                              Kery Rainey (JLHS)

     1995  NO AWARDS GIVEN  (due to decreased investment earnings

    1996  Carl Sciortino (JFHS)                              Amanda Shinn (JLHS)

     1997  Timothy Enright (JFHS)                         Jenniver Cornwall  (JLHS)

     1998  Jennifer Bottacari (JFHS)                      Christina Raineey (JLHS)

     1999  Aedan Weinstein (JFHS)                        Elizabeth Kohler (JLHS)

     2000  Casandra Dunn (JFHS)                           Kelly Ryan (JLHS)

     2001  Chris Morse (JFHS)                                 Erin Reilly (JLHS)

     2002  Joan Fedor (JFHS)                                  Jennifer O'Neill (JLHS)

     2003  Katherine Oakes (JFHS)                         Crystal Lee Rose (JLHS)

     2004  Amanda Pina (JFHS)                               Emily Sopchak (JLHS)

     2005  Stacy Kohan (JFHS)                                Breanna Hart (JLHS)

     2006  Dana Bogan  (JFHS)                               Caroline Hart (JLHS)

     2007  Joe Marie Kasenek (JFHS)                     Keith Dessureau (JLHS)

    
2008  Kinal Patel (JFHS)                                    Evan Hart (JLHS)

     2009  Brianna Wilcox (JFHS)                            Sophgap Nok (JLHS)

                                                                                   Katelyn Hope (JLHS)

     2010  Agata Wozniak (JFHS)                            Samantha Edwards (JLHS)

     2011  Trevor DeEll (JFHS)                                 Rebecca Giden (JLHS)

     2012  Hannah Denicki (Foran)                          Alevis Christy (Law)