Hillside High School Alumni Association by dfgh4bnmu


									                   Hillside High School Commemorative Garden and Walkway

High School

                      During a regular Executive Board meeting in 2002 of the National
              Alumni Association of Hillside High School (NAAHHS) the board learned
              that the former Hillside building on Concord Street was scheduled for demo-
              lition. A motion was presented, and carried, that we prepare a proper me-
              morial to commemorate our Alma Mater.
                      The Chancellor of North Carolina Central University (NCCU), his
              committee, and NAAHHS agreed to submit a proposal to the architectural
              firm. The Freelon Group (Architects) accepted our proposal and incorpo-
              rated a Commemorative Garden and Walkway, which was to be located at
              the present site of the Mary M. Townes Science Building on the campus of
              NCCU, into its blue print. The Hillside High School Garden and Walkway
              was established and located at the corner of Concord Street and Lawson
                     Several alumni members, families and friends have purchased en-
              graved bricks which have been placed in the garden and walkway, and
              spaces remain available for additional bricks. Proceeds from the project will
              benefit the NAAHHS/NCCU Commemorative Scholarship Fund.
                     At the dedication of the Garden and Walkway, the members of
              NAAHHS and citizens of Durham acknowledged that this Garden and
              Walkway comprise a monumental way to show our gratitude to our Alma
              Mater for the many years it was located on this site. Further, this is a great
              way to commemorate our parents, grandparents, former principals and
              teachers, classmates, friends, and ourselves with bricks to memorialize the
              past and honor the present and the future. (cont Page 2)
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        During the 61st Annual Awards Ceremony of Hillside
High School, on May 27, 2010, the NAAHHS Founder/
President Emeritus presented the first commemorative schol-
arship to honor graduate Andre O. Jones. Jones is enrolled in
the science program at NCCU.

     If you wish to order bricks, please visit
www.naahhs.org or contact William T. Turner, Sr.

William T. Turner, Sr.
NAAHHS Founder/President Emeritus and Chair of the Commemorative Garden
and Walkway Committee
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                                The Alumni Parade

The NAAHHS Alumni Parade took place
Sunday October 18, 2009 at 3pm. The pa-
rade started at the Mary Townes Science
Complex (Old Hillside Site) and ended at
Hillside High school. The principal Hans
Lassiter was the grand Marshall. The
alumni band trailed behind him.
The participants included the current Mr.
and Ms. Hillside, along with the SGA
president and many other student organi-
zations at the school.

Hornet Fest

The Hornet fest is a new activity that has
been added to the excitement during what
has become “alumni Weekend”. Last year
it was held for the first time following the
Alumni Parade.

The crowd was greeted by former principal
Eunice Sanders. There were vendor’s sell-
ing food items and many other things.
There was also a membership table set up.
All of this was done while the crowd lis-
tened to music by DJ Cutta, an alumnus
of HHS.
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                                  Baby Hornet Program

The National Alumni Association of Hillside High school is proud to announce the founding of
the Baby Hornet Program. The goal of this program is to provide tutors and mentors to the ele-
mentary and middle schools that feed students into Hillside. We feel that if we can help build a
solid foundation in HHS students before they arrive at Hillside they will have a much better
chance when they arrive at the school. We are still in the planning stages of this program and
initially plan on concentrating on a few of the feeder schools where tutorial programs are al-
ready in place. This way we can provide tutors from the community of the NAAHHS.

You as members of the NAAHHS can do your part by signing up to be a tutor or mentor. To
sign up e-mail your interest to Fva1015 @aol.om

         NAAHHS Mentors the HHS Student Government Association

For the last several years now, the Board of Directors of the NAAHHS have held a retreat. Dur-
ing the retreats the NAAHHS directors have invited HHS alumni who are recognized leaders in
the community to come and inspire and challenge the SGA to lead by example. The SGA lead-
ers are inspired to encourage their fellow students to be the best that they can be and to push for
school excellence and school pride. The special Alumni Guests have included such individuals
as Minnie –Forte Brown, Chair Durham Board of Education ;Former Chief of Police Depart-
ment, Steve Chalmers ; and Rep. Larry Hall, NC General Assembly.

                               Hillside Health Careers Club

The NAAHHS and the Health Committee of the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black
People have created the Health Careers Club at Hillside High School. The club is open to any
Hillside student who has an interest in a health profession. This past year the club met once a
month to hear representatives speak on different health careers. A wide range of topics have
been covered over the last several years, including medicine, chiropractic medicine, dentistry,
nursing and veterinary medicine. Future plans of the club include site visits to different health
professional setting and partnering members of the Health Careers club to a health professional
in the area of their interest.
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                The Class of 2010 Inducted into the NAAHHS

Dr. F. Vincent Allison, III, President of the NAAHHS, inducted the Hillside class of 2010
into the National Alumni Association of Hillside High School at the conclusion of the 2010
Commencement Exercises of Hillside High school.
The entire class stood at attention with their right hands raised as they proudly took the
oath of induction into the Alumni Association as they read the following: “I shall use my
influence in my community to encourage those who follow behind me to continue the tradi-
tion of Hillside excellence and to continue to serve as a shining example of the same. I
shall also work to the best of my ability to support the purpose of the National Alumni As-
sociation of Hillside High School which is to advance the cause of education and to estab-
lish a mutually beneficial relationship between Hillside High School and its alumni and

The Board of Directors of the NAAHHS congratulates HHS Class of 2010 on a job well
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         Hillside Hoopsters from the Past Honored During Special Ceremony

On June 22, 2010 the Hillside teams of 1965 and 1966 were honored in a special ceremony dur-
ing half-time in the Hillside gym. The Hillside team of 1965 finally saw its banner from its 1965
State Championship raised in the gym. State Representative Larry Hall read a proclamation
honoring former Hillside hoopsters from days gone by. The famed “Pony Express” was also
honored for, among other things, standing alone as the only team in the state of North Carolina
to average over 100 points per game. Also honored were Mr. John Lucas, Sr., principal of Hill-
side during the 1960’s, and the great Tommy “Hawk” Long. The 1965 and '66 teams of Hillside
High were honored Jan. 22 before an overflow Hornets' gymnasium. The '65 team finally saw its
banner raised for winning the N.C. high school state championship, while the '66 team was hon-
ored for setting a slew of high school records.
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       Hillside Class of 2010 Awarded Over $1.6 Million in Scholarships

Members of the Hillside Class of 2010 received more than 1.6 million dollars in scholarships this
year. Among the colleges awarding the scholarships were various North Carolina institutions
such as NCCU, A&T, and UNC Chapel Hill, out of state schools such as South Carolina State
and the University of Pennsylvania, and a foreign school, the University of Cairo.

                                 Scholarships Awarded

    The National Alumni Association of Hillside High School awarded three scholarships
    this year, totaling $2,500.00. Raquel Bethea and Grover Wilson received $1,000.00
    each to attend 4-year schools, while John Caudle received $500.00 to attend a two year

    The Class of 1959 awarded its first class scholarship this year in the amount of
    $1,000.00 to Grant Wilson. The Class of 1963 awarded a $1,000 Scholarship, and the
    Class of 1964 awarded a $500 Scholarship.

    The NAAHHS awarded two $1,000 (4-year college) and two $500 (2-year program)
    scholarships. An additional scholarship of $1,000 was presented to a student attend-
    ing NCCU from funds from the old Hillside Memorial Brick sale by Mr William
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                             Legacy of Hillside Band Lives On

The HHS Alumni Band is re-organizing this year to be better than ever. If you are a graduate of
HHS and participated in the Mighty Hillside Marching Band come on out and participate with the
HHS Alumni Band. Relive the glory of the cheering fans as we march in the HHS Homecoming
Alumni Parade. This year the Alumni Band also plans to march in the NCCU Homecoming pa-
rade and the MLK Parade in January.

We also will be working with the current band as we hold Band Workshops for Durham area mid-
dle school students. For more information on the Alumni Band email fva1015@aol.com.

                      Alumni Cheerleaders Seek New Leadership

The Alumni Cheerleaders are presently seeking new leadership as the current leader Abosede
Copeland is leaving the area. If you are interested in this position, contact the president at his e-
mail address. Former Hillside cheerleaders are preferred.
Go Hornets!!!
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           National Alumni Association of Hillside High School

To: HHS Alumni Members and Friends,

       We are in the process of organizing a tutoring and mentoring program! Tutoring and
mentoring young people can have a powerful impact. It doesn’t require a financial commitment,
but rather a willingness to give your time and share your experiences. It usually takes time to
develop trust and offer structured support for a positive relationship with young people. Our
goal is to support students in prompting accountability, respect, trust and understanding with
school faculty and staff.

There should be a vigorous effort to promote parental involvement and participation in their
child’s social, emotional and academic growth as a student.

Become a mentor, tutor or volunteer for Hillside High School. Be a key to bringing about posi-
tive change for students at Hillside High School so that they, too, may become productive citi-
zens in our community. Call 919-688-6183 or e-mail turntomas@aol.com.

                      Join the Alumni Mentoring/Tutoring Team
     If you are looking for a way to give back to Hillside, become a part of the alumni spon-
     sored Mentoring/Tutoring Program under the direction of Mrs. Ernestine Turner. Mrs.
     Turner will be meeting with the superintendent, school personnel and various community
     leaders to determine ways this program can help the school. Interested persons should
     contact Mrs. Turner through the president to secure the necessary application to volun-
     teer in the school system
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          Remember When ….
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                             NAAHHS Sponsors Gospel Concert

The National Alumni Association of Hillside High School sponsored an Alumni Gospel Concert
on May 29, 2010 in the Hillside Theatre. Local groups and choirs performed to raise money for
the Alumni Scholarship Fund. More than $400.00 was raised. This concert will become an an-
nual event.

                                    NAAHHS Website

          The National Alumni Association of Hillside High School’s website ad-
          dress is http://naahhs.org.

           Visiting the homepage is an ideal way to keep up with the organization,
          Hillside classes and individual Hillside alumni. There are links to various
          web pages and the “Hive” a HHS social website. In addition to the vari-
          ous links, there are a number of printable forms available:
          ·     1). HHS Alumni Membership Form
          ·     2). Business Directory Form
          ·     3). Add a Class Web Page
          ·     4). Hillside Paver brick Order Form for the Memorial Garden
          ·     5). Our Shopping Store for HHS paraphernalia
          Individuals, who would like to be featured as an “Alumni In The Spot-
          light”, please forward your bio and picture to our WebMaster, Frederick
          S. Brown at fstoney16@yahoo.com .

          If you have a group Class reunion photo posted on the website or you
          would like to post your class meetings or events, please contact the Web-
Gone but Not Forgotten

           Rosa Avery
     Claude Frederick Baucum
          Shelton Bethea
        William Burroughs
         Bruce Caldwell
       Benjamin Carrington
           Kevin Duff
       Thomas E. Freeman
         Scott Freeman
          Exter Gilmore
           Annie Green
         Stacey Grimsley
        Jocelyn Hollowell
          Carol Holmes
          Robert Jones
            Kia Keith
       William A. Leathers
           Kelly Lowe
           David Meeks
         Thelma Merritt
         Bridgett Miller
          Robert O' Neal
      Shirley Harvey Rodgers
          Walter Royal
      Patricia Daniel Ruffin
         Edgar Saunders
            Jay Vestal
         Shelton Williams

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