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August 2013

Association News Academics at NAHS Alumni News and Announcements

North Attleboro High School
Alumni Association
Summer 2013 Newsletter

Association News

Greetings Friends and Fellow Alumni,

           I hope you are enjoying your summer and getting some quality time with your friends and family. On behalf of the Alumni Association, we wanted to send a summertime newsletter that informs all of the NAHS Alumni what the association has done throughout the year. We also wanted to inform you of upcoming activities that we are sponsoring to give everyone a chance to get involved.

In March, we kicked off the Capital contribution campaign. Inserts were placed in the Free Press and donation letters were distributed throughout North Attleboro requesting donations. Our fundraiser was a huge success and it would not have been possible without the donations from 31 individuals which enabled us to raise approximately $2,000. A quality education like the one our students deserve, and that North Attleboro teachers are dedicated to deliver, requires considerable resources. That's why the donations to the North Attleboro High School Alumni Association are so important.

In June, we were able to partner with the North Attleboro Public Schools Technology Department and donate twelve laptops to the North Attleboro High School Media Center. An anonymous donor provided the laptops and we provided the funding for the software licenses in order to enable the high school students to use them. These 12 laptops add to the 12 Netbook laptops and 22 desktop computers that we have donated in the past already. See us in the Sun Chronicle by clicking here.

We recently held our annual elections and I, Thomas Pirri, was nominated to serve as the President for a second term. In addition, I am joined on the Board by Keith Lapointe, Vice President, Sean Fisher, Treasurer; Katie Bloom (Feid), Secretary; Amanda Dean, Class Agent and Fundraising Chairwoman, and with Keith's continued Board service, Mitch MacDonald continues to serve as our Past President. Jack Johnson, Timmy Stuart and Danny Rayburg are also active members of the association and their participation and support are crucial to our success.

As part of our upcoming Fundraising campaign, we will be sponsoring our third annual Patriots Raffle. We will be raffling two tickets to a Patriots home game and will only be selling 200 raffle tickets. Over the course of the past two years, this fundraiser has seen tremendous success while providing a lucky raffle ticket winner an opportunity to enjoy a Patriots game. We'll be providing more information about how to purchase Raffle tickets shortly.

Towards the end of the year, we plan to hold our 6th Evening of Recognition cocktail night at the Highland Country Club. This is an opportunity to recognize honorable alumni for their personal achievements in their professions or in our community. Be on the lookout for date and time and plan to attend with friends.

Included in the eNewsletter are many updates from recent activities at the High School in Academics and Athletics. Also, be sure to see what's going on in the lives of your classmates in Alumni News and Announcements.

I hope you enjoy this latest edition of the newsletter. We continue to try to spread the word about our mission and the deep needs we are trying to fill at the High School. Please forward this newsletter and be sure to check out our Facebook page.

All the best,

Thomas Pirri '02
NAHS Alumni Association President

Academics at NAHS


  • The Top 10 Students for the Class of 2013 were recently announced:
    • Sherry Yan
    • Heather Davis
    • Hannah McCarthy
    • ShaliniPaliwal
    • Haylee Nugent
    • Rachel Iaconis
    • Allison Paquin
    • Isabel Samuel
    • Quinn Scanlan
    • Alexandra Harbour

  • Click here to see the list of students who received awards at the National Honor Society Spring Awards Assembly

Alumni News and Announcements


1969 - Ernie Blais is retiring from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on July 31st after serving over 39 years with the agency. Ernie is currently the Division Administrator for the New Jersey Division office where he leads an office of 26 professionals who deliver an annual highway program of about $1B. Prior to New Jersey Ernie served as the Vermont Division Administrator for over 4 years. Ernie began his career with FHWA in 1974 via the Engineering Training Program. He has held various engineering positions in the Connecticut, California and Ohio Divisions. He's also worked in FHWA's Washington Headquarters and the Turner Fairbanks Research Center. Ernie is a registered Professional Civil Engineer in California and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, where he earned a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. Ernie and his wife, Marilyn, have three grown children and four grandchildren.


1973 - The Class of 1973 will be holding its 40th High School Reunion on Sat. Nov. 9th, 2013 at BellaSarno in Plainville, MA from 6:30 PM-11:00 PM. Tickets are $35. The night will include dinner, buffet style and DJ. Contact: Julie (Richards) Goss at (H) 508-699-5456,(C) 508-954-9481 or e-mail: jr.goss@verizon.net

1975 - Tim Collins has been appointed Treasurer of the Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni Association, the Secretary of the Federal Bar Association's Northern District of Ohio chapter, and the Chair of the Committee on the Commercial Docket of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. He also served as court appointed receiver for 3 businesses this year, one with annual gross revenues of $140 Million, a second with annual gross revenues of $2 Million and a third company consisting of 3 commercial properties valued at $8 Million.

1978 - The Class of 1978 will be holding the 35th Reunion on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at the Tavern from Tower Square, 119 Washington St., Plainville, MA 02762. Please save the date! More information will be coming soon. Please email Ginny Dolan at vadolan@gmail.com with your current address & email.


1982 - Thomas C. Wright, Jr., passed away on 5/20/2013. Thomas, 48, a Pharmaceutical Vice President of Lexington and previously a lifelong North Attleboro resident, died suddenly on Monday, May 20, 2013 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. He was the beloved husband of Jean E. (OConnell) Wright to whom he was married on May 30, 1987. Mr. Wright received his Bachelor in Science in Medical Technology from Framingham State University in 1986 and later earned his M.B.A. from Bentley University. Mr. Wright had a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry and was currently the Vice President of Manufacturing at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge.


2002 - Sarah Weygand-Krieger was married on June 2, 2012 to Aaron Krieger (from Kansas) in Middleburg, VA. She has been accepted to the University of Kansas for the fall 2013 term to study Community Wellness.

2003 - Meghan (Weldon) Mobley was married May 26th 2012 at Capron Park in Attleboro. The reception was held at the Attleboro Elks. The couple will be going to Walt Disney World for our Honeymoon in August 2013.

2007 - Allen Lennox Jr. works at Gillette Stadium for the New England Patriots and Revolution as a security event manager. He is also the Harvard athletics security event manager for all of their athletics and the major league lacrosse team Boston Cannons.


2012 - Jessica Schlicting finished her freshman year at the University of Rhode Islandon the Dean's List.

           Samantha Schlicting completed her freshman year at Curry College on the Dean's List.

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