Welcome to the BSAA website

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The Brighton Schools Alumni Association (BSAA) was founded to provide connections for and recognize alumni of Brighton High School (BHS) in Rochester, NY, and to support the continued excellence of the BHS education through a variety of programs, projects and services, including an annual scholarship; reunions; an alumni hall of fame; an electronic marquee,; landscaping; a courtyard with benches and paving stones commemorating alumni, classes, staff and faculty; library renovations; and more.

The BSAA meets monthly throughout the school year. New members of the BSAA board and project committees are welcome!

BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame news

The Brighton Schools Alumni Association (BSAA) is proud to announce the 2014 members of the BSAA/BHS (BHS) Alumni Hall of Fame, which began in 2006:

Robert Goldman ’77                                   inventor/entrepreneur

Susan Salitan Robfogel ’60                       law

Roger Friedlander52                                business/philanthropy

William W. Pinch ’58                                   science

Cass (Sandy Balch) Morgan ’63       theater/community service

This year’s BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame members participated in a free Symposium for the Brighton/Rochester community and BHS students, faculty and staff on the evening of May 29, at BHS; addressed several BHS classes on Friday, May 30; and were honored at the 2014 Recognition Gala on the evening of May 30, at Oak Hill Country Club. See the hall of fame page of our website for photos and more details.

In addition to this year’s honorees and their family, friends and classmates, William Hall, MD joined us for this year’s Symposium to represent his late wife, Caroline “Caren” Breese Hall, who was inducted into the BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame last year.


BSAA honors co-chair emeritus “Pete” French

Although BSAA’s co-chair emeritus Henry “Pete” Pierson French, Jr., EdD, BHS’53, died in 2012, we remember him with great affection. Pete was a driving force in the association’s founding, development and many accomplishments. He was also a beloved and respected educator, with a 41-year career at Monroe Community College as well as a part-time teaching career at the University of Rochester and important volunteer contributions to his community and church.

Pete was known for his dedication to the public library system, his church, the BSAA and other service organizations. Plans are underway to remember his many contributions to his alma mater and the BSAA as part of our participation in a renovation project for the BHS library.

Nominations for BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame are open all year-round

Nominations are closed for the 2014 BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame recognition events, but may be made for future years. Don’t take a chance on forgetting to make your nominations – do it now, and we’ll hold onto them for the next round of honorees. For details and a nomination form, just click here for a Word version: BSAA-BHSAlumHallofFameNomntn or here for a PDF: BSAA-BHS Alum Hall of Fame Nomntn

You can nominate BHS alumni for this honor year-round. Nominators don’t have to be BHS alumni.

Upcoming meetings of the Brighton Schools Alumni Association

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The Brighton Schools Alumni Association (BSAA) usually meets monthly on Tuesday evenings from September through June. Meeting dates for the 2014-15 school year will be announced soon. Unless otherwise noted, BSAA meetings are held at 7 p.m. Eastern time in the Kay Heinrich Clark Alumni Resource Center at the 12 Corners Elementary School building (2035 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY).

Anyone who attended a Brighton public school is welcome, especially if you might be interested in serving on the BSAA board or one of our committees!

Welcome to the BSAA

Welcome to the website of the Brighton Schools Alumni Association (BSAA)! We’re revamping our website, so please bear with us as we get the hang of this new format and roll over all of our info and images for you.

We’re already planning for the 2013 BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame events, so be sure to make your nominations soon!

Photo by Ruth E. Thaler-Carter, BHS ’71. Marquee donated to BHS by the BSAA.