BSAA announces 2015 BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame members

The BSAA is pleased to announce that the following outstanding alumni of Brighton High School (BHS) are our 2015 BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame members. More information about their impressive careers and contributions will be available shortly.
Burt August, class of ’33
Gary Berger, ’60
Tina Monshipour Foster, ’93
Pete Heinrich, ’55 (posthumous)
Joe Klein, ’68

BHS Alumni HoF membersThis year’s “class” represents a 60-year range in ages, from what might be our oldest living alum and definitely is our oldest honoree to date – Burt August, now a venerable 100 – to one of our youngest honorees, Tina Monshipour Foster. For details of their impressive backgrounds and achievements, as well as those of our previous honorees, go to http://www.brightonalumni.org/bsaas-13th-corner-newsletter/ for our 13th Corner newsletters.

We will hold a Recognition Gala in honor of our new BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame members on Friday, May 29, at Oak Hill Country Club. If you haven’t already ordered your dinner tickets, a limited number of walk-in seats may be available but there is no guarantee.

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

Nominations for the BSAA-BHS Alumni Hall of Fame are open all year-round. To nominate a classmate, friend or colleague,  use this Word BSAA-BHS Hall of Fame Nomination Form or PDF BSAA-BHS Hall of Fame Nomination Form version of the criteria and nomination form!

BSAA mourns loss of longtime co-chair

The Brighton Schools Alumni Association (BSAA) is deeply sad to announce that Pete Heinrich, BHS’55, has died. He was our longtime co-chair and a hugely important part of BSAA accomplishments and programs since the association began. The association is considering ways to honor his memory and will let classmates know when a decision is made. We are deeply appreciative of the generous contributions that Pete has left to the BSAA and our Scholarship program.

BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame news

• The  2014 members of the BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame, which began in 2006, were:

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

• The BSAA regrets to announce that Jacksel Broughton, BHS’42, one of the first BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame inductees, died on October 24, 2014. For a New York Times about him, go to:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/30/us/jack-broughton-89-dies-a-top-pilot-turned-critic.html?hpw&rref=obituaries&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well&_r=0

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 open for the 2015 BSAA/BHS Alumni Hall of Fame recognition events, with a deadline of January 15, and may be made at any time for future years. Don’t take a chance on forgetting to make your nominations – do it now! 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.

The 2015 gala recognition event will be on May 29 at Oak Hill Country Club.

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.