To The Daily Sun,
The Committee for the Laconia High School Alumni Reunion would like to express its gratitude to Laconia School Department administration, staff and, most importantly, the alumni who gave so wholeheartedly to insure that the 3rd Annual Alumni Reunion was a success. Specifically, we thank the Laconia School Board whose endorsement was so important, LHS Facilities Manager Steve Dalzell, Jack Aldrich and his students of the Meredith Village Savings Bank Culinary Arts Center, Lakes Region Floral Studio, Jennifer Mitchell and Jeff Twombly – IT Department, Laconia High School Kitchen staff, current LHS students who all allowed us to share their homecoming events, and the LHS janitorial staff for their support during the day and night of the event.
We would also like to especially thank Krista Marrs from The Citizen, who was the driving force in making our second alumni publication a reality. We hope to build on this in the years to come to make it a wonderful keepsake of the event.
We thank the generations of alumni who came to Laconia High School to renew friendships, to exchange memories, and to show that we still remain Sachems in the most respected sense of unity for the blessings of our public education. Special thanks to Warren Mitchell, who organized the amazing parade of classic cars for our alumni to ride in. Gert Gilman, Class of 1933, was our senior alumni and we were thrilled to have her join us again this year in the celebration. We think that alumni who attended had a great time reconnecting.
We were also thrilled to have Laconia High School students take alumni on tours of the new Huot Technical Center and the new science center at Laconia High School. Alumni were so impressed with all the work that has been done to benefit our students and support them in ensuring their potential for success with every student, every day, in every way.
On behalf of the alumni, we thank our parents for their insight in supporting us when in school, thank our teachers who challenged us, taught us, and set out dreams and goals to be sought. We know full well that those buildings at 345 Union Avenue have long brought forth a group of citizens who, for some, gave the ultimate commitment so that public education would be available for generations to come, brought forth citizens who made a difference in their nation, their states, their communities, and in the neighbors, in their families, and, yes, in their school systems.
As an alumni committee, grateful and committed to public education, we thank you and hope that next year we can meet again.
Laconia High School Alumni Committee