Education

Arthur L. Johnson Alumni Association Seeks New Members, Hall of Fame Nominees

bed445b34078fa25c99c_ALJFamers2014_360x270.JPG
ALJ Hall of Fame Class of 2014.  Nominees are being sought for induction to the 2015 Hall of Fame. Credits: ALJ Alumni Association
bed445b34078fa25c99c_ALJFamers2014_360x270.JPG

CLARK, NJ –The Arthur L. Johnson Alumni Association will hold its December meeting in the Media Center at the Arthur L. Johnson High School on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 9:30 a.m.  All Arthur L. Johnson High School alumni are invited to attend.

The Association will discuss the upcoming 2015 Hall of Fame nominations and begin planning the spring fundraising dinner. 

The ALJ Alumni Association was founded in 2009 as a result of the Class of 1959 reunion efforts.  Tom McManamy, a ’59 graduate, started with a simple website to attract and inform his fellow graduates about reunion activities.  McManamy, along with current Association President and fellow Class of ’59 graduate, Art Lundgren, recognized the broader appeal of the website and expanded its scope to include additional graduating classes as their reunion years approached.

Sign Up for E-News

The Association has grown to over 1,200 registered members representing many of the school’s graduating classes.  ALJ has graduated more than 15,000 students since it opened and Lundgren would like to see the Association’s membership increase even more.  

“We’d like to reach the younger people,” said Lundgren.  “A lot of our current students’ parents are ALJ alumni themselves, and we’d like to see them join, too.”

Alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff of the school may create a free online profile and register at the Association’s website: aljalumni.org

In 2014, the Association conducted its first Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.  The Hall was created to recognize outstanding achievement by ALJ alumni in each of five categories: Accomplished Professional, Community Contributor, Volunteer, Crusader Pride and Distinguished Faculty.  The categories were carefully chosen to recognize the broad contributions of the school’s graduates in multiple disciplines.

Nominations for consideration for the 2015 Hall of Fame are due on January 15, 2015.  The Nomination Form can be downloaded from the Arthur L. Johnson High School website. To be considered for the Hall of Fame, a nominee must have graduated from ALJ (ten or more years from graduation year), served as a faculty/staff member or been associated with the school for a minimum of six years.   

Proceeds from the Hall of Fame dinner and the association’s other fundraising activities are used to fund two annual scholarships for ALJ graduating seniors.  The scholarships are unique in that proceeds may be used to fund either college or trade school tuition.  Interested seniors should contact the school’s guidance department for a scholarship application.

2014 winners of the Arthur L. Johnson Alumni Association Scholarships were Emily Curran and Shane Lynes.

In addition to the Hall of Fame and scholarship awards, the Alumni Association plans a variety of social events such as bus trips to New York City, golf outings and tailgate parties. 

The Association also maintains a presence on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ArthurL.JohsnonALUMNIASSOCIATIONOFFICIALPAGE.

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Clark

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_3dcbe579e3f3302e813a_mini_magick20180524-114292-14jhd0s

Sat, May 26, 11:00 AM

Home For Good Dog Recue, Berkeley Heights,

Dog Adoption

Other

Carousel_image_38af4225b68237e11ff0_flyer__1_

Thu, May 31, 7:00 PM

Hamilton Stage, Rahway

Marc Mero Live in Rahway

Kumpf Students Creating Works of Art!

May 22, 2018

CLARK, NJ - Students in Mr. Baker's Life Skills Class at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School recently participated in a special art lesson joining Mr. Peitz’s class. The students worked on free hand drawings using pictures they chose.  Some of the pictures included a lion, a dog, cat, and a video game character. Students also worked with ceramics creating art ...

Vehicular Homicide Charges for Driver of Paramus School Bus

May 24, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ - The driver of a school bus involved in a crash on Route 80 last week that killed two people faces two counts of second-degree vehicular homicide/death by auto, it was announced today.

The driver, Hudy Muldrow, 77, of Woodland Park, attempted to make an illegal U-Turn on the highway in an attempt to find his way to Waterloo Village, the planned destination of the bus that was ...

I'm Excited To See What Sara Todisco Will Do As Mayor.

May 25, 2018

My first time hearing the name Sara Todisco was when reading about her in a newspaper article during her first year on Council. A couple citizens made comments about her age and how they thought she was too young on an anonymous online forum. I responded that here was a young person eager to get involved in our town. We should give her a chance and if we weren't satisfied, we could ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!

 

Obituaries

Jun 29, 1927 - Apr 23, 2018
Margaret (Peggy) Kirk Leonard passed away Monday, April 23rd, surrounded by her loved ones. Peggy ...
Read more

NJ American Water Working to Replace Water Mains in Clark

May 16, 2018

VOORHEES, NJ – New Jersey American Water plans to replace roughly 1,200 feet of water main lines in Clark according to a notice released on May 16.

The document indicates the company is replacing main along Georgian Drive, from Ross Street to Sherwood Circle that was originally installed in the 1930s.  Two hydrants and 29 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route will ...