English High holds first ever Alumni ‘Assembly’ webinar

More than 100 English High alumni and supporters last week joined the English High School Association’s first in a series of webinars in preparation for the school’s 200th anniversary in 2021.

“It was a great time for the first ever English High School Association Assembly webinar,” said Michael Thomas, President of the English High School Association. (EHSA) “If you’re in one of the photos, let us know what you thought of the event.”  

Presenters included EHS staff and faculty and distinguished EHS alumni representing classes from 1944 to 2019.  Alumni learned what’s happening at today’s English High School and to know that the school’s original educational mission is being carried forward to new generations.

Speakers included Master of Ceremonies, Mike Thomas; EHS Headmaster Caitlin Murphy, Alumni speakers: Lisa Martinez, Carmen Corbie-Cohen, John Talbot, Robert Prince, Cedric Turner, Allan Kiser, Naby Diallo and Joe Carter. Lt. Colonel Enoch “Woody” Woodhouse II, Class of ‘44 and one of the famed Tuskegee Airmen closed the remarks with an inspirational call to volunteerism for the school.

“All English High grads are invited to connect with English High School Association by visiting our website (englishhighalumni.org) and joining our mailing list. This will keep you in the loop on upcoming English High Alumni events including our fantastic 200th Anniversary Celebration scheduled for October 2, 2021 at the JFK Library in Boston.

 “This was a great complementary event to our momentum towards ours 200th Anniversary celebration in Oct, 2021. Stayed tuned for several more webinars, on topical subjects like: CDC and COVID19, Fundraising and Alumni Profiles,’’ Thomas concluded.

The English High School Association (EHSA) was formed in 1853 to honor the history, pride and traditions of the English High School by continuing a legacy that supports and inspires students in their educational pursuits and celebrates distinguished alumni. Then as in now the EHSA is committed to providing the English High students of today with quality academic instruction and college scholarship aid. The English High School, America’s first public high school was founded January 15, 1821 by the School Committee at a town meeting held in Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall. To get involved in the Association, go to https://www.englishhighalumni.org/  or call Mike Thomas EHSA President 857-547-1391.

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