Bennett Beacon Summer 2012

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From Our President


Our school year has ended and we are planning for the coming year. Because of your generosity the Alumni Association has presented Bennett High with more than $14,000 in scholarships and mini-grants this year. There are many exciting articles in this edition of your Bennett Beacon detailing what WE have done to make OUR students successful! Our students have benefitted from having a strong administrative staff and an amazing alumni organization, with both groups working hard to make Bennett High School the best it can be.

Our mentoring program continued to make connections. Students (as do all of us) benefit from having a mentor help them through life. Mentors worked on getting students to college, looking at academics or just being someone to listen to. There was a wonderful luncheon at the end of the school year where everyone was asked for comments. Students and mentors were thrilled with what took place during the year and look forward to September. Wouldn’t you like to join in this excitement?

We honored our faculty and staff at our Appreciation Luncheon again this year. The staff works so hard everyday and this is a small token to show them how much we appreciate their efforts. And they did so enjoy the event. We almost ran out of food! Hard work must mean hardy appetites!!! Our Sports Hall of Fame will be hosting a Reunion Weekend. In place of inducting a new group, we will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Hall of Fame. We are asking for your support during this special weekend which will start with a get-together on Friday, October 5 for all those athletes who have received awards. On Saturday, October 6, there will be a reception at the Bennett gym. The weekend will conclude with our Annual Alumni Brunch at the Westwood Country Club on Sunday, October 7th. You will find further details and information on all these events in this publication. I am hoping that many of you can join us to meet some of your former classmates and to reminisce with fellow alumni about your years at Bennett High.

Finally, our new membership year begins with this edition of the Bennett Beacon. Please renew your membership TODAY. You do so much for OUR students. We have set a goal of 1000 members for this year. Last year we reached 783 dues paying members! I know that we can make this year’s goal! Thanks as always for your continued support.



We most regret that Salvatore J. Illuzzi, PhD, Superintendent of Schools in Cinnaminson Twp. Public Schools, who was an honoree at the fall Bennett Alumni Honor Roll Induction, had his name misspelled in the Winter Beacon and also was omitted from the Platinum Club Donor list. Dr. Illuzzi, who graduated from Bennett in 1964, has been a faithful and generous contributor to the Alumni over the years and we hope he will forgive the double sins of error and omission.

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BAA Alumni Board Principal's Message Thank You's Alumni Honor Roll
Class Notes Reunions In Memoriam News and Other Updates