Alumni - http://www.franklinhighalumni.org/
FRANKLIN CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION starts Saturday, September 14, 2013. Open House, Football game versus Wilson HS, marching band and much more. Put it on your calendar and spread the word. There will also be an event in February 2014. Closing event planned for Saturday, June 14, 2014. Also, Class of '75 will be holding its 39th reunion the same weekend. Good stuff happening! If you want to be on a committee, contact Pam Knuth, FHS Alumni President.
100th Anniversary Celebration Banquet Signup, Saturday June 14, 2014, Jantzen Beach Red Lion Hotel Ballrom.
CONGRATULATIONS to Remi Darr and Sergio Farius, both seniors, for submitting the winning graphic design in the Ben Franklin Birthday contest (pictured here with FHS Alumni President Pam (Knuth) Child '75). (click on picture for a larger image)
This year the contest was for a graphic design that could be used as a logo and a slogan that would be representative of FHS 100th Celebration. The contest is open to all students; this year we received 7 entries. The board of directors allocate a $100.00 prize and a matching fund amount was contributed by Terrie Bollinger class of 1967.
Alumna Joni Pullen (and alumni board member) is spearheading a clean up crew to keep Franklin looking fabulous! Contact her if you are interested in participating: firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.730.0891.
FHS Class of 2010 graduate, HEATHER TREANOR, was in the news recently as she became the first cadet colonel of the Civil Air Patrol in 18 years in Oregon. She is a member of the Columbia Composite Squadron, starting in the Civil Air Patrol at age 12.
The Franklin Alumni Association once again sponsored a contest for students to submit a "Creative Contribution to Benjamin Franklin" in honor of his birth (1/17/1706). Deadline for submission was December 17th and awards were presented on January 14, 2011 to: freshman Kobel Weaverli, sophomore Olivia Wood, and junior Mara Anderson. Winners were presented a cash prize of $50 by Principal Shay James. Our prized alums also celebrated Ben's birthday (305th on January 17) by providing breakfast to the Franklin staff. More pictures from the event (click on image for a larger view of picture):
"If it's for Franklin, we're all for it!"
Please click on the following link for FHS alumni information: http://www.franklinhighalumni.org/
Our Readers might enjoy A Pictorial Journey: The building of FHS!
Alum Holly Boyd provided the following website to reconnect with old friends and plan reunions: www.alumniclass.com/franklinhighhs
Fall Letter from the President of the Franklin Alumni Association
Here I am working on the Alumni Post and working on my 35th Class reunion at the same time. By the time this edition of the POST is mailed, my reunion will be over, but the memories will live on. Just as is the reason that brings me to the monthly Alumni meetings; it is my love for Franklin. It is my desire to see Franklin be the best high school in the Portland School District. And through the Alumni Association, we are making headway. Our membership continues to grow and our renewal rate for memberships is at 93%. This is a phenomenal number. However, our Alumni Board is not growing. We are well into our 5th year as a501(c)3 charitable organization. We have raised an enormous amount of money through your donations to directly benefit Franklin academics and athletics. We have held special events for the staff, such as our annual Ben Franklin Birthday Celebration, but we need more volunteers. PLEASE dig deep and see if you can donate a few hours a month to the Alumni Association Board. We are desperately in need of a Treasurer, a Data Base Secretary, and a Corresponding Secretary. Not to mention, new ideas to bring to the table. Please attend our meeting at FHS on Saturday, September 11th and become a part of the driving force behind this Association.
Pam Knuth Child 75’
Project Community Care Day - August 21, 2010
FLIP (Franklin Landscape Improvement Project) welcomed alums and friends of Franklin High School tothe District's annual Project Community Care Day on Saturday, August 21, 2010 at the Franklin campus. Members of the Imago Dei church were on hand to assist FLIP and volunteers with a campus-wide sprucing up of Franklin in preparation for the new school year. Over 75 volunteers (50 from Imago Dei Community Church!) weeded flower beds, spread bark dust, pruned shrubs, painted doors, power washed our bleachers and trimmed grass along the fence lines. The Franklin Administration cannot adequately express their appreciation for the tremendous amount of work provided by these fine volunteers. Because of their efforts, the Franklin school grounds and facilities remain the nicest in the entire District. Please enjoy the pictures below as well as a slideshow of the day courtesy of Molly Cliff-Hilts.