North Attleboro High School
Summer 2011 Newsletter
I hope you are enjoying your summer and getting some quality time with your friends and family. For the Alumni Association, we have had lots going on since you last heard from us.
In May we held our 5th annual Evening of Recognition and the new cocktail format received great reviews. We plan to continue to expand the social aspects of the evening and next year's event will be the best yet. Please hold Friday May 4th, 2012 and be sure to plan to attend with friends.
We also held our annual elections and I am proud to continue to serve as President for another year. I am joined again on the Board by Morgan Tower (Beith), Secretary; Sean Fisher, Treasurer; Katie Bloom (Feid), Class Agent Chair; and with my re-election Mitch MacDonald continues to serve as our Past President. I am very happy to welcome Tom Pirri as our newly elected Vice President. I'd also like to thank our out-going VP, Stacey Nasanney (Bliss) for her contributions. She will continue to stay involved closely with the Alumni Association, but this change will allow her to spend a little more time with her other volunteer efforts.
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,The 3 A's at NAHS
Keith Lapointe '93
NAHS Alumni Association President
Academics: The NAHS Alumni body grew by 279 members as the Class of 2011 graduated on Beaupre Field, on Friday evening, June 3, 2011. Featured speakers included Class President, Abigail Moriarty, who will attend Winthrop University; Valedictorian Frank Cai, Duke University; Salutatorian Emily Davis, Brown University, Principal Scott Holcomb and Acting Superintendent Suzan Cullen. Prior to graduation, dozens of seniors were honored for their academic success at the Formal Class Night ceremonies held in the Pickering Gymnasium on June 3rd.
Arts: The NAHS Theatre Company presented two sold-out evenings of Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella" on April 1st & 2nd, 2011. Hayley Sheaff and Ian McDonald starred as Cinderella and her Prince. Theresa Bertolino was the Fairy Godmother. NorthTV’s replay of the performance can be seen on Channel 9.
Also, nineteen NAHS students were inducted into Troupe #1088 of the International Thespian Society in a formal induction ceremony that was followed by dessert party in the North Cafe.
In June the new Executive Board was elected with the following students in leadership roles: President Molly Hillis, Vice President Keaton White, Treasurer Thomas Pettengill, Secretary Erin Kayata, Scribe Isabel Samuel, Trustee Theresa Bertolino and Wes Dunham.
This fall the Theatre Company will present S.E. Hinton's "The Outsiders" on November 18th & 19th, at 7:00 pm, in the Cobb Theatre. It's a powerful and compassionate drama about young people in the 1950's. Please consider returning to NAHS to enjoy this upcoming production.
The NAHS Music Department enjoyed another incredibly successful year, highlighted by the following events and accomplishments:
- A successful day trip to NYC with the Theater Department
- Our Chorus earned their second silver medal in two years in the State Choir Festival
- Our Concert Band earned their second gold medal in two years in the State Concert Festival
- The Concert Band was invited to perform at beautiful Symphony Hall in Boston, MA
- Our Jazz Choir earned a Silver Medal at the State Jazz Choir Festival
- Our Jazz Band earned a Bronze Medal at the State Jazz Band Festival
- 14 of our students were accepted into the Southeast Massachusetts Music Festival, our best showing ever
- 3 of those students were accepted into the MMEA State Festival, our best showing ever
- One of our students was nominated to represent NAHS in the MENC All-Eastern Festival held in Baltimore, MD
Athletics: The Class of 2011 led North High athletic teams to a third place finish in the Hockomock League All-Sports Trophy competition. This competition reflects the league standings of all varsity teams in all three seasons. Here are the final records of the spring sports teams: Baseball (16-5, League Champs), Softball (11-9), Boys Track (4-2), Girls Track (4-1-1), Boys Tennis (16-2, League Champs, 2nd place at State Meet), Girls Tennis (17-5), Boys Lacrosse (3-15) and Girls Lacrosse (7-11).
Senior athletes were honored at the 90th Annual Fisher-Kelley Banquet on May 20th. Lauren Hauer received the Dr. Daniel M. DeYoung, M.D. Award, and Daniel Johnson received the Dr. Maurice D. Grant, M. D. Award.
To learn more about NAHS Athletics, visit http://sharepoint.naschools.net/highschool/Athletics/default.aspx.
Alumni News and Announcements
The North Attleboro Class of 1962 is celebrating their 50th graduation anniversary. They are planning a fun filled weekend of activities including a hospitality room at the Taunton Inn & Conference Center, football game, Saturday evening dinner and program. Monica West and Sandy (Althens) Bergeron will be publishing a reunion yearbook. More details to follow in October. Follow the committee as they plan the reunion on the "North Attleboro Class of 1962" Facebook page!
Barbara A. Wilkie ('66) and her husband Dave (’65) have been planning their move to Florida, where they have bought a house in Sun City Center, about 40 minutes south of Tampa. After retiring, they will spend the rest of the summer at the family cabin before heading south in the Fall in their RV. The Wilkie's hope to spend the holidays this year with their daughters in Texas.
Kevin Tremblay ('84) is the founder and CEO of a medical service company: http://www.diatri.net/index.html. His Facebook page is www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1351161461
Sarah Weygand ('02) went into the U.S. Coast Guard at age 22 and served 5 years as a Boatswains mate 3rd class. She was stationed at Otis Airforce base in Cape Cod and Training Center Cape May in Cape May, NJ (where USCG basic training is located). While enlisted she earned a good conduct medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and a Coast Gurad Achievement Medal. Sarah left the Coast Guard this year and currently lives in Roanoke VA. On January 1st 2011 she got engaged to Aaron Krieger from Leavenworth, KS. Sarah and Aaron were both stationed in Cape May together. Their wedding will be June 2, 2012. Currently Sarah works in aquatics for the parks and recreation division in Roanoke, Va. She is a recreation technician and a swim instruction coordinator. Sarah will be going back to school full time in the fall to study Community Health and wellness with a minor in nutrition.
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