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Welcome to the Mt. Healthy Alumni Association Web site!
We are still in the process of developing the site, so check back often!
If there is something you'd like for us to include on the site, just drop us an email to our Webmaster

REUNIONS
Here are a list of Mt. Healthy Reunions:

Class of 1974
is hosting the classes of 1972-1979!
For more information & reservations, click HERE!

Class of 1994
Contact joetzel@aol.com, or on the "Mt. Healthy Reunions" above for additional information


NOW ON SALE!
Russell Hinkle: A Life of Music
To order a copy of this outstanding DVD, send a $10 check or money order to:
Compass Productions
4140 Wenbrook Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45241

Postage is included in the $10!!!
All proceeds go to the Mt. Healthy Alumni Band

If you would like to order the AUDIO CD of the music, HERE is the order form!
-OR-
You can go to the CD production company web site at: www.tristateproductions.net

Mt. Healthy Alumni Association Needs Your Help!
For the last several years, we've been holding a "Garage Sale" to help fund the Alumni Scholarships.
While the garage sales have helped, the income does not offset the $500 scholarship we've awarded to
children of Mt. Healthy graduates.  Additionally, we would like to be able to increase the amount of
each scholarship, as well as award more than one per year. 
If you have any suggestions on how we can increase our income, please contact us at:
Scholarship Ideas

Mt. Healthy Veterans
This section is dedicated to Alumni and residents of Mt. Healthy who have or are serving in the military.
Currently, there are over 1250 dedicated men and women from Mt. Healthy who have served!
To see the list of our vets, just click HERE!

Here is a link to the Mt. Healthy Veteran's Monument Web Site

Our thanks to Edward Brakmanis for his time and energy to compile this list!

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APPAREL SALE!

The Mt. Healthy Alumni Association is now offering Alumni Apparel!
These items are embroidered with the "Integritas" logo (shown above)
We are offering polo shirts for $19 (Small through X-Large, or $20 for XX-L)
and Ball Caps for $10
ALL profits go towards the Alumni Scholarship Fund!
If you would like to order either the polo shirt or cap contact
Steve Harness

YEARBOOK SALE!
In the process of moving from the "old" Adams Road building, to the new
Hamilton Avenue building we uncovered Zem Zems from year's past. 
The Alumni Association is now selling these yearbooks for only $10 each.  Shipping is available for $15.
Some of the yearbooks are new, some are pre-owned and have been donated to the Alumni Association.  
If you are interested in buying some of these, contact Rose Kahsar or Steve Harness!
To see which years are currently available click HERE.
Keep checking back as our inventory changes frequently.
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LIMITED AVAILABILITY BRICKS
We are now accepting orders for bricks from the Adams Road high school &
Cat's Meow wooden keepsakes from the high schools on Harrison Avenue and Adams Road.
The bricks are engraved with the dates the Adams Road building was in use and are available!
The cost is $45 per brick for local pick up.
Shipping via United States Postal Service will be available at USPS rates. ($15)
Click on the image for a larger picture!
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There are only 12 bricks remaining.  Once they are gone, there will be no more!!!

The Cat's Meow keepsakes have a rendition of the buildings on the front, and a biography on the back. 
Click here for larger image!
Approximately 2-3/8" High x 8"Wide
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Adams Road Back Copy
Click here for larger image!
Approximately 2-3/8" High x 8"Wide
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Harrison Avenue Back Copy
Cost is $15 (local pickup) and shipping available.
To order your keepsake, simply use the Order Form!
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Alumni Garage Sale
The Mt. Healthy Alumni Association's annual Garage Sale will be held on April 12, 2014 in our  Jr./ Sr. High school cafeteria.

Through the Garage Sale in 2013, we were able to raise over $400 for Alumni Scholarship!

If you would like information and a vendor application for the 2014 Garage Sale, you can download the form HERE
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or contacting Rose Kahsar at RKahsar@mthcs.org, phone 522-1612.
Applications will be accepted until April 7, 2014.
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2011 OPEN HOUSE SIGN IN SHEETS
We now have the Sign In sheets from the Open House available!
The sheets are in a PDF file, so you will need Adobe Reader to view them.
If you would like to get a copy of your classmates, drop us an email at SIGN IN and we'll email it to you. 
Please include your name, year graduated and the sign in sheet you would like to receive.
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ALUMNI CALENDAR
EVENT DATE LOCATION
Alumni Meeting January 16, 2014 JR/SR High, Rm 31 @ 7PM
Alumni Meeting February 20,2014 JR/SR High, Rm 31 @ 7PM
Alumni Meeting March 20, 2014 JR/SR High, Rm 31 @ 7PM
Alumni Garage Sale April 12, 2014 JR/SR High Cafeteria 9AM-12N
Alumni Meeting May 15, 2014 JR/SR High, Rm 31 @ 7PM
Alumnus of Year Award May 15, 2014 JR/SR High-Russell Hinkle Auditorium 7PM
Alumni Meeting June 19, 2014 JR/SR High, Rm 31 @ 7PM
     

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Commemorative Bricks
The Alumni Association is offering personalized, engraved commemorative bricks.
The bricks cost $45 each and can be engraved with 3 lines, up to 14 characters per line.
The bricks are being placed in the walkway in front of the District Central Offices building at 7615 Harrison Ave.
If you would like to order one, HERE is the downloadable form with instructions.
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Scholarships

The Mt. Healthy Alumni Association is pleased to announce the winners of our $1000, 2014 Alumni Scholarships!!
Kelly Ivy is the daughter of William Ivey, and 1992 graduated of Mt. Healthy.
 Michael Thomas is the son of Devona (Davis) Thomas and Mike Thomas, both 1995 graduates of Mt. Healthy.

In addition to winning the Alumni Scholarships, both are in the "Top 15" of their class, have accumulated over 100 hours of community service, and earned|
numerous academic and athletic awards for their outstanding accomplishments!
Here are their essays submitted to the Alumni Association: 2014 Nominee Essays


The Mt. Healthy Alumni Association continues to provide scholarships for students whose parents/ guardians are graduates of Mt. Healthy.
The scholarships are mostly funded by our annual garage sale, and through donations from alumni.
If you would like to apply for a Mt. Healthy Alumni Scholarship, you can download the forms and guidelines HERE.

Donations made to the Association ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE!
If you would like to make a donation please contact Rose Kahsar at RKahsar@mthcs.org

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2014 Alumnus of the Year


The Mt. Healthy Alumni Association is pleased to announce
 
Gene Hessler  (Class of '46)
 as the recipient of the 2014 Alumnus of the Year award!
 

Gene Hessler was born in Mt. Healthy in 1928 and graduated from Assumption School in 1942 before attending Mt. Healthy High School. Music was always important and lessons began at age seven. At age 13, Gene switched from guitar to trombone and soon was working with dance bands in Cincinnati. At 16, he joined the musicians union to perform with Barney Rapp traveling each weekend to ballrooms in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia.

Gene attended the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and received his degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1955. Graduation was delayed due to time in the army and travel with name bands including Elliot Lawrence, Billy May, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich and others. In 1955, Gene moved to New York City and received his graduate degree from the Manhattan School of Music in 1957. With the exception of two seasons with the San Antonio Symphony (1957-59) he remained in NYC for over 30 years.

In NYC Gene did free-lance work including concerts under numerous conductors including Leonard Bernstein and Leopold Stokowski, recordings, and for many years was a member of the orchestras for the Radio City Music Hall, Broadway musicals including the Music Man, Camelot, How to Succeed in Business, Annie and others. He also worked as an extra trombonist with the New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Two U.S. State Department tours took him through Africa (1964) and around the world with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in 1966.

During the latter part of his musical career, Gene became fascinated with the engraved images on paper money from the 60 countries he visited. His serious study of security engraving led to the publication of five books and over 350 magazine articles. A memoir, Hey! Mr. Horn Blower was published in 2009. His writing, contributions to the numismatic world, garnered numerous awards. For a while he was curator of The Chase Manhattan Bank Money Museum in NYC, interviewed twice on  the NBC Today Show, and was a guest on What’s My Line. Nevertheless, he continued in music but was limited to night-time work. For about 10 years after his retirement, Gene volunteered his time at schools to teach grades 5-8 about the history of money.

   If you would like to nominate an individual for Alumnus of the Year just click HERE to get the form!
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On Line Alumni Directory
For the Mt. Healthy On-Line Alumni directory, please click HERE!
This directory is in partnership with Alumni Research Incorporated.
You can register and update your information FREE!
Please be sure to include your contact information so we can send updates about the
Alumni Association, school district and reunions!

Mt. Healthy Alumni Directory Update- June 2014  

Please share with those who may not be on Facebook/ Internet
After repeated requests, we still DO NOT have an estimated ship date for the Mt. Healthy Alumni Directories from Alumni Research (A-R).  Unfortunately, the account representative from A-R whom we have worked with on previous editions of the directory over the last 10 years is no longer with the company.   

This, regrettably, leads me to the conclusion we may have been deceived by Alumni Research.  Due to A-R’s lack of responsiveness, I would suggest any Mt. Healthy Alumni who has purchased a directory to file a fraud complaint with Ms. Pam Bondi, Attorney General, State of Florida.  You may file the complaint on-line at: http://myfloridalegal.com/Contact.nsf/Contact?OpenForm&Section=Consumer_Protection_Division

Or print, fill out and mail the complaint to the Attorney General.  The printable PDF version is available at:
http://myfloridalegal.com/webfiles.nsf/WF/MRAY-8KMFXT/$file/ConsumerComplaint.pdf, and includes the address where to mail your complaint. 

The company’s name and address are:
                       
Alumni Research, Inc.
                       
3333 US Highway 19
                                   HolidayFL 34691-1808
                                       Phone: (727) 847-0101 ext 132

 As background, we have produced three previous editions of the Mt. Healthy Alumni Directory.  All were produced and delivered on time and met the expectations of our alumni.  It is the fourth edition that has been troublesome.  The Alumni Association met all timelines in accordance with our contract, and initial estimates for the fourth edition was to begin shipping in January 2014.  A-R then pushed back the estimated ship date to March 2014, then Summer 2014.   It is now summer 2014, and A-R fails to respond to requests on projected ship dates.  A-R’s “standard” response has been for alumni to call A-R’s “855” number.  However, based on personal experience, and from what I have heard from other alumni, the “855” number is a recording.  Leaving your name and number still will not produce a return call from Alumni Research.   

The Mt. Healthy Alumni Association has no financial interest in the directories.  We DO NOT receive a portion of the directories sales.  We only served as a conduit between the alumni, and Alumni Research, and assisted A-R in updating the alumni information.  Sadly, based on preliminary proofs, the fourth edition appeared to be the best version – due to content contributions from several enthusiastic alumni.  

We have downloaded the class lists from 1940 through 2013 and have them stored (and backed up) in Cincinnati.  If you would like a class list, please email me at sharness@cinci.rr.com and I will be happy to send to you. For security, please include your full name (including maiden), and year of graduation so we can verify you as a Mt. Healthy Alumnus.

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Mt. Healthy Alumni Band

Be sure to check out the Alumni Band FACEBOOK page!

The Mt. Healthy Alumni Band is offering digitally re-mastered CDs of their albums made in
1960s-1970s.  The CDs are $14.95 each, plus shipping and handling.
To order your CDs, just drop an email to us at Steve Harness

Sounds of Mt. Healthy - 1967 Espanglish 1968 Sounds of Mt. Healthy - 1986
Sounds of Mt. Healthy - 1970 Sounds of Mt. Healthy - 1971 Europe - 1976
(click on the above album covers for a list of song titles)
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Questions about Mt. Healthy City Schools may be directed to our Web Master or to the Alumni Association!

 Education in Mt. Healthy
A history of how Mt. Healthy lead the northern hills area in educational opportunities