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Barrington High School Alumni Association (December 2018)

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BHS Homecoming 2018

Holiday greetings from the Barrington High School Alumni Association! We had a busy fall as alumni converged on the old hometown for the 2018 Homecoming on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. The theme was "Outer Space Homecoming: Let's Rock-et!"

There were nine class reunions all together and everyone had a great time! The Class of 1968, which celebrated its 50th Reunion, led the annual homecoming parade down Main Street. Class of 1969, you're up next!

The BHSAA also sponsored the annual Alumni and Friends Tailgate Party in the Chessie’s parking lot. The turn-out was terrific under sunny skies. Alumni enjoyed good food, drinks and live music. Art Nicholas (Class of '81), organized a Bags Tournament, which may become a tradition.

Starting in 2019, BHSAA is pleased to announce a new tradition, Sunday Brunch. It will be open to all alumni at Chessie’s from 10:00-noon. This will be a fitting end to the weekend, which always begins with the Annual Quarterback Club Pancake Breakfast in the BHS Cafeteria. Reservations are appreciated.

2018 Alumni Legends: Prescription for Success

The 2018 Homecoming festivities got off to a great start with the annual Alumni Legends program, held on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 at BHS. Organized by the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation and the BHSAA, "Prescription for Success" began with an open house in the new Health Sciences Lab at BHS, followed by a panel discussion featuring BHS alumni in the healthcare field. Click here to view photos.

Click each box below to see more homecoming photos!

WANTED: Class Reunion Chairs!

It is not too early to begin planning reunions for Homecoming 2019 and the BHSAA is in search of 2019 Class Reunion Chairs. The following graduation years are due for five and ten year reunions: 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999 and 2004. If you would like to act as the reunion chair for your class, please e-mail BHSAA Reunion Services Chairs Chris Dineen ('71) and Kay Griffith ('66). To see a list of current Class Reunion Chairs, click here. We also have a reunion planning guide!

Nominate a Distinguished Graduate

Do you know a BHS alum who is doing great things? Click here to nominate that person for our Distinguished Graduate Award. To view past recipients, click here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Alumni Holiday Get Together

Dec. 22, 2018: Join fellow classmates and friends for good reminiscing, laughs and holiday cheer! The BHSAA is hosting a holiday party on Saturday, Dec. 22. Come out and enjoy a cash bar and dinner with your BHS pals. The party is at 6pm at Chessie's Restaurant, located at 200 Applebee Street in Barrington. No RSVP required.

BHSAA March Madness Social

March 21, 2019: Join the BHSAA at the BHSAA March Madness Social on Thursday, March 21 from 4-9pm. Celebrate the first day of spring by connecting with old friends, making new friends and rooting for your favorite college team! Location TBD.

Golf "Fore" 220

June 10, 2019: The Barrington 220 Educational Foundation is hosting a golf outing to benefit the students in Barrington 220. The golf outing will be at Kemper Lakes. For more information, click here, or if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, email Mary Dale, Executive Director of the Foundation.

BHSAA 4th of July

July 6, 2019: Join generations of Broncos and the rest of the Barrington community as we celebrate an all-American holiday at the Brat Tent (near the Barrington Metra station). Alum Brian Cecola (‘84), wife Stephanie and Curt Pulkrabek have chaired this community focused event for the last several years. The celebration includes great food, live entertainment and daytime activities for children.

Homecoming 2019

Oct. 5, 2019: Save the date! The annual homecoming parade and cook out at Chessie's is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5. Can't wait to see everyone there!
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BHSAA Board of Directors

President Chuck Thyfault (‘82)

Founding President Don Thompson (‘61)

VP/Secretary Jim Potter (‘65)

Nominating Chris Dineen (‘71) and Will Knapik (‘97)

Reunion Services Chris Dineen (‘71) and Kay Griffith (‘66)

Staff Representative BHS Principal Steve McWilliams (‘93)