History of the Association

Founded in September, 1993, the organization was originally formed as a social group to keep former Lehman classmates in touch with one another. Eventually, the members decided they would set up a scholarship fund for descendants of LHS classmates.

The first president of the association was Mary K. Wenger (class 1939) who took office in January, 1994 and the first major fund-raiser, Beat the Winter Blahs was held the same month. It was estimated that about 125 were in attendance and over $250 was raised for the scholarship fund. In contrast, the January, 2011 silent auction, now known as the Polar Party, raised over $5000.

By 2010, there were over 750 paid members and over 200 scholarships have been awarded amounting to over $205,000. In April, 1994, the first edition of the revived Lehman Journal was published. You can view this first edition, as well as all subsequent editions, in the Journal section of this site.

Although the scholarship fund has become a very important function within the association, there is still a commitment to the social networking that was the original purpose. Currently there are five such events regularly planned each year. The biggest and most attended is the annual picnic held at the Lake Cable pavilion. This event is held in August and is free to all. Many classes choose to hold their reunions during the same week in order to offer some of their out of town classmates to attend both events.

Your alumni association has been very successful in keeping the memory of LHS alive within the hearts of it's classmates and in the minds of the community. We would welcome you to become a member.