Welcome to the Bensalem Alumni Association Inc. website! This is the first site for all alumni from Bensalem High School (BHS). Our site now lists every person who graduated from BHS, as well as some members who attended BHS and did not graduate with their class. Additionally, all the Teachers who taught at BHS are included as well. That’s a total of over 29,000 names!
A little information about ourselves: The Bensalem Alumni Association, Inc. was established in 1986. Each year, the Association awards scholarships to deserving BHS seniors. The Bensalem Alumni Association, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which relies on fundraising activities, membership dues, member donations, and the unselfish help of volunteers to help honor not only our school, but also the students who make BHS great!
This year, we were privileged enough to be able to dispense $22,000 worth of scholarships to 12 deserving seniors. That number is $2,000 more than our record-breaking sum last year! That is due to the kindness and generosity of alumni like you! Press on the tab to the left marked "Scholarship Recipients" to see this year's recipients. Also, Thank You so very much to our alumni who have endowed scholarships this year!!
We host a golf outing every June to support these efforts. This year, our 36th Annual Bensalem Alumni Association, Inc. Golf Outing was held on Wednesday, June 14, 2023. Fun was had all who participated. Thank You very much to our volunteers for their help.
Our All Year Reunion (AYR) was held on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 1675 @ the Ridges. Yes, the weather was not ideal; however, fun was still experienced. Those who braved the elements had a fantastic time. The Class of 1974 had the most people signed up, with 25. The winner of the 50/50 was Mary Jane Herritt Lindsay, class of 1953. THANK YOU so much to our volunteers for their tireless efforts.
We also would like to thank our sponsors!!! Click on the tab on the left marked "Sponsors" to see all the people and businesses who support us. Sponsors' advertisements will also be listed in our upcoming Newsletters.
If you wish to sponsor us in your name or business name, or if you wish to sponsor us in memoriam of another person or persons, please contact us. General sponsorships are $150.
Another aspect of our organization is our Veterans' Wall. Any BHS graduate or attendee ("Once an Owl, always an Owl") who was honorably discharged from the United States military, and who wishes to be on the wall, can have their name added. Email Ray (Rayguim@rayguim.com) a copy of your DD214 (with Social Security number redacted), or email Ray a copy of your military ID, and we will have a plaque engraved with your graduation year and name, and then have it affixed to the wall. As of September 20, 2023, we have 1665 names on the Veterans' Wall. THANK YOU to all who served and to our current servicemembers.
Our Newsletter, with all of the latest information, is a feature of our organization. Our Spring 2023 edition has been mailed out, and is currently available to peruse on our website. Our Newsletter is mailed out only to our dues-paying members; therefore, become a member today!!
At this time, we have most of the BHS yearbooks downloaded on our website. Look at the tabs to the left, and click on "Yearbooks," to see the evolving history of our school.
We are always looking for volunteers. We hold our monthly meetings at the Bensalem Remax Office (1955 Street Road; Bensalem, PA 19020) every second Tuesday of the month at 6pm. We also have Zoom, to accomodate those members who wish to participate, but cannot attend the meetings in person.
This is a free site, though we do request $12 membership dues per year to cover expenses and help with the scholarship costs. We depend on the kindness of alumni like you! Please consider joining us as a paying member. There is a Dues and Donations tab at the left that you can use to join.
Thank you for taking time to visit our website, and continuing to take part in our vibrant alumni community.
The Bensalem Alumni Association, Inc. Board
Ray Guim '74, President
Linda Prindle (Panuccio) '72, Vice President
Christian Weidmann '09, Treasurer
Kathy Michaels (Hennessy) '74, Secretary
Bob Bell, III '70, Website Coordinator
John Paone '79, Newsletter Coordinator
Larry Silcox '72, Member-at-Large
Ed Allahand '73, Member-at-Large
Bensalem Alumni Association, Inc.
PO Box 26
Bensalem, PA 19020