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North Side High School Alumni Association
Letter from the Prez - - Wally Ginn

The beginning of this school year has flown by and it is time to be wishing everyone a HAPPY HOLIDAY season.  We have celebrated Homecoming as well as the North High Birthday Dinner on October 24.  The North Honor Choir under the direction of Katy Lushman presented entertainment at the Birthday Dinner.  Members of the choir, Olivia Collins, Tesha Gutierrez, Ambriel Manchego, Samantha McAllister, Victoria Reynoso, and Cassandra Vialpando, will join with other choir participants to sing at Carnegie Hall in the spring.  Donations to help with the trip may be sent to North High School and earmarked for the Carnegie Choir Trip.

For wrestling fans, there will be a Wrestling Reunion on Saturday, December 12, at North High from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.   A Pasta Lunch will be held with coaches and alumni for $10 per person.   Reservations need to be made by December 5 with Coach Lorenzo Moreno at or 720-423-2901.

Phil Goodstein will hold a free lecture on Saturday, December 6, at the Book Bar (a combination wine/bar/bookstore) at West 43rd Avenue and Tennyson from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Following the holidays, the Association and Scholarship Foundation focus on the scholarship application and selection process for North High students.   Scholarships are awarded in the spring.  Each member of the North Side High School Alumni Association may take pride in the support given to the Alumni Scholarship Program by the Alumni Association.

The North Side High School Annual Meeting is held in March of each year at North High.   Stellar Catering caters dinner. The recognition awards are presented to recipients following the dinner.

A highlight of each year is the Annual All-Classes Reunion at Lakeside Amusement Park.  It will be held on Thursday, June 18, 2015.    We will have the Ol’ Milwaukee Barbeque.  A reduced ride price for the wrist tags will be available.   Dinner is held in the Royal Pavilion and is served at 6 p.m.   It is a wonderful way to spend an evening under the stars with classmates.   

The Alumni Center houses a collection of yearbooks.  People who wish to view past yearbooks may do so in the Alumni Center during the school year on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 noon under the supervision of the Alumni Center Board.

Association and Scholarship Foundation meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month in the Alumni Center at North High during the school year.   The Scholarship Foundation meets at 6 p.m. and the Alumni Association meets at 7 p.m.
Friday Morning Coffee is held every Friday morning at Common Grounds, 2139 West 44th Avenue which is near 44th Avenue and Vallejo.  Alums and friends of North group meet from 10 a.m. until 12 noon.    Drop by for good coffee and conversation.  

A reminder - - to receive the newsletter, just send $5 to:

            The North Side High School Alumni Association
            c/o North High School
            2960 North Speer Boulevard
            Denver, Colorado  80211

                                                                            Quick Course on Eminent Domain
The power to take private property for public use by a state, municipality, or private person or corporation authorized to
exercise functions of public character, following the payment of just compensation to the owner of that property.

Information on Eminent Domain will be presented by Larry Tannenbaum who has practiced law in
Colorado for 43 years.   For the past 19 years he has practiced and litigated eminent domain cases
and provided legal advice regarding takings for public projects. 

The event will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 16, 2015, at the Community Room at the Gardens at St. Elizabeth's
located a 2950 West 32nd Avenue.  Reservations are not required.



Meetings for the North Side High School Alumni Association
Regular Meetings: Third Tuesday of Each Month from September through May
Location: North High School Alumni Center
Time: 7 p.m.
Meetings for the North Side High Scholarship Foundation
Regular Meetings: Third Tuesday of Each Month from August through May
Location: North High School Alumni Center
Time: 6 p.m.

As a member of the North Side High School Alumni Association, you have an open invitation to attend our board meetings. We meet in the school’s Alumni Center at 7:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month during the school year. If you would like to know what we do or would like to suggest events for the organization, please consider dropping by sometime. We are your Association!