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ALUMNI NEWS

Dear Stamford Alumni,

Our October 22nd Stamford Collegiate reunion at the school was a great success. Over 100 alumni in attendance had a wonderful time catching up with old classmates – in some cases after 50 years! The reunion committee received great support from Stamford’s Vice Principal, Tom Matic, from current teachers (some of whom are themselves Hornet alumni) and current students. Student photographers manned our photo booth for class pictures and took spontaneous shots throughout the evening. To see the pictures, check out this link.

The Phys Ed department dug out some old Hornet team sweaters and championship pennants that used to hang on the gym wall and sold them to help fund a scoreboard for the football field (see below). If you were there, you know how much fun it was. If you weren’t able to make it, we will catch you next time!

A secondary purpose of the reunion was to raise money for worthy causes. One key program that we wanted to support is its Breakfast Club program. It is run by students under the supervision of the Foods program teacher, Mike Tenhoeve. Over 70% of students take advantage of the opportunity to start their day with a healthy breakfast. For many it is their best and most nutritious meal of the day.

This year, Stamford reintroduced a football program after years of not fielding a team made up only of Stamford students. I know this may be hard to believe. We all remember the 60s and 70s when home football games behind the school were huge, exciting events. We got out of class early, the wall was painted orange and black, the cheerleaders were doing their thing and our teams were typically the best in the city. While other high schools in Niagara Falls have had significant support for their football programs, Stamford’s fledgling program is in need of help. One of the initiatives that the Phys Ed department is promoting is the purchasing of a scoreboard for the football field.

At the reunion, through a 50/50 draw, sale of old team sweaters and pennants, and donations from alumni both at the reunion and shortly thereafter, we raised almost $5000 to support these two initiatives! The generosity of Hornets is incredible!

📣 While you may not have been able to make it to the reunion, if you are interested in supporting one or both of these programs you can click on the links that follow which will take you to the District School Board of Niagara's donation page. In the comments box, you can indicate that you would like to support the Breakfast Club program, the Football Scoreboard initiative, or both. Any donation is to a registered charity so you will receive a tax receipt by email right away.

That's the news for the moment. Hopefully, we will have more events in the future and we will do our best to keep you posted.

Regards,
John London and the Organizing Committee