One Year Ago Today…

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It’s hard to believe that one year ago today, we were roaming the halls of the old (former) Somerset High School building with a few thousand alumni and friends. Thanks to everyone’s support we were able to give out some wonderful scholarships this year for the first time!

What is your favorite memory from high school? Email stories@raidersremember.org to be included in our memory book. These questions are fun too, we would love to know:

  1. How did you feel last year walking through the halls one last time?
  2. Who did you see that you didn’t expect to see?
  3. What was your favorite part of the event?
  4. How did you feel when it was over?
  5. What was the biggest surprise for you at the event?
  6. Would you like to have similar events in the future?
  7. Did you buy any furniture or pieces of the school at the event auction? What did you buy and why?
  8. How did you feel seeing people you haven’t seen in so long? How much time had passed for you?
  9. When was the last time you were in Somerset?
  10. What do you miss about Somerset?
  11. If you could relive one part of high school, what would it be?
  12. Who was your favorite teacher?
  13. What is one thing that most people didn’t know about you in high school that you’d like to share?
  14. What are some of the goals that you had in high school that you achieved as an adult?
  15. Did a certain teacher, friend or staff member inspire you to achieve what you’ve achieved as an adult?
  16. Is there someone special you’d like to give a shoutout to? Who and why?
  17. In retrospect, is there something in high school that helped you accomplish your goals and dreams today?
  18. What was your favorite sport/extra curricular activity? To play? To watch?
  19. Is there someone you miss the most?
  20. Ask and answer a question of your own :)

We have a lot of plans for Raiders Remember. Reunion database and alumni news, updates, scholarships and fun events in the works. We couldn’t have done it without everyone’s amazing support! We’re happy to have you as part of the community.

We look forward to the future of Raiders Remember and hope to keep you all involved in our community! You’re all a huge part of our success that we plan to build upon every year!

Cheers to our wonderful school and our amazing Town of Somerset. We have such a special place to call home. The loyalty and camaraderie of this town was embodied at the event a year ago today.

Thank you all!

About the scholarship fund and foundation:

The Raiders Remember Scholarship Fund was established in 2014 as a result of the Raiders Remember Farewell Event for the former Somerset High School building, looking forward to new beginnings and the future of Somerset Berkley Regional High School. The success of the event has made it such that we are building a perpetuating foundation that gives back to Somerset, including scholarships to graduates of SBRHS attending accredited two or four year, degree-granting colleges or universities, including vocational, and technical colleges. We are very proud to have awarded our very first group of scholarships this year!

Raiders Remember was founded on a set of core values: loyalty, leadership, legacy, community, extra curricular involvement, personality and presentation. We are inspired by our award winners, and strongly believe that they exemplify the Raider spirit. We truly believe they ultimately will preserve the Raiders Remember culture and core values.

The application process this year consisted of the submittal of a paper application and transcript, along with an essay, of which the applicants had to “Describe a positive aspect of SBRHS and discuss how it has impacted [their] experience as a member of the community.” The top candidates were then interviewed, and the top two candidates were chosen. In fact, the committee felt so strongly about the performance of the interviews that we unanimously voted to award them with a $500 Honorable Mention Scholarship. We are very proud to be able to give back to these students. They did a tremendous job.

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Custom Brick Deadline & Original Brick Final Pickup!

CUSTOM BRICKS

The deadline to order custom bricks was extended to the end of March! Wednesday April 1st all sales will be closed. Please spread the word!

Order and pay for custom bricks here (BE SURE TO READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS):

http://raidersremember.org/brick-sales/

We must receive your order by Tuesday March 31st to send it to the contractor!

Contact us for any questions. :)

Also…

ORIGINAL BRICKS (sales closed, second and FINAL pickup date!)

If you’ve purchased a brick from the original SBRHS building and weren’t able to pick it up in December, we will have ONE MORE pickup date and time! Saturday, March 28th (see info below). You all have been so awesome and patient. We’ve had a ton of coordination hiccups with the snow, scheduling, etc. Thank you for your patience! 

We will NOT be shipping any bricks (if you paid for a shipping fee by accident, we have noticed and will refund the shipping fee. Not to worry).

LAST CHANCE! 

Pickup Information:

When: Saturday 3/28, 9am-12pm

Where: In front of Performing Arts Center Lobby @ SBRHS

Feel free to contact me (cell below, or email) anytime!

Thank you,

Holly McNamara

Raiders Remember

774-955-0531, bricks@raidersremember.org

 

Original Brick Pickup – December 20, 2014 – 9am-12pm!

If you’ve purchased a brick from the original SBRHS building, it is ready for pickup (see day/time below). As you probably have seen, the building has been demolished (mostly). The demo was a bit delayed, which is why it took a while for us to get back to you. Thank you for your patience! 

We have been receiving a lot of requests to pick up the original bricks before Christmas and the holiday. We were able to set up a table for this weekend for pickup! 

We will NOT be shipping any bricks (if you paid for a shipping fee by accident, we have noticed and will refund the shipping fee. Not to worry).

LAST CHANCE! Original bricks will also be sold this Saturday 12/20 during pickup! There will only be a handful left, as we are limiting sales only until the new year (firm deadline)! 

Pickup Information:

When: This Saturday 12/20, 9am-12pm

Where: In front of Performing Arts Center @ SBRHS

We will be distributing as many bricks as possible this Saturday. If you absolutely cannot make this Saturday, we will be sending out another correspondence with info on how to pick up. Hope to see you Saturday!

Feel free to contact me (cell below, or email) anytime!

Thank you,

Holly McNamara

Raiders Remember

774-955-0531, bricks@raidersremember.org

1st Annual Thanksgiving Homecoming Breakfast!

1st Annual Thanksgiving Homecoming Breakfast!

A New Thanksgiving Day Tradition

Join us for the

1st Annual Raider Homecoming Breakfast!*

Tickets will be sold Wednesday 11/26/14 in the SBRHS gym at the Case Rally, and are sold at Auclairs for $5.

Limited sales at the door.

* Game tickets sold separately for $6.

Come eat a Continental Breakfast buffet before watching the game and re-dedication of the Hanson Memorial Field and Stadium!

More info: see flier below.

A little history on the Thanksgiving Day Game Breakfast, the 2nd field dedication in 61 years, and why we want you to help start the new tradition this year for the 1st Breakfast open to the public!
Article here: http://www.heraldnews.com/article/20141123/NEWS/141128509

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Raiders Remember will have a booth at the

Breakfast Thanksgiving Morning (not at game)

with brick sale forms and merchandise!

 

We are still selling bricks and merchandise 

(available online as well).

Bricks:

Click here for online and offline (mail-in) instructions and forms.

Merchandise:

View all items here: http://raidersremember.org/shop/

Questions? Email: marketplace@raidersremember.org

Spirit of Somerset!

Raiders Remember is excited to be part of the Spirit of Somerset Family Fun Day!

 

The Spirit of Somerset events take place tonight, Friday September 19th (evening, 5:30pm-8pm), and tomorrow, Saturday September 20th (all day into the evening, 8am-10:15pm).

(The rain date for the activities on Saturday and fireworks is Sunday, Sept. 21.)

 

There is so much to see and do at the event, we are honored to have a booth on both nights.

On Friday night from 6pm-8pm (tonight), in addition to selling merchandise to raise money for the scholarship fund, there will be a really great memorabilia Raiders Remember exhibit at the Somerset Historical Society. The exhibit features all kinds of artifacts from the history of Somerset High School & Somerset Berkley Regional High School. R.R. Members will be selling memorabilia from the old high school such as prints, note pads, note cards, t-shirts, old & new bricks.

All day Saturday from 11:30am-10:15pm (tomorrow), we will again be selling items to raise money for the scholarship fund that include memorabilia from the old high school such as prints, note pads, note cards, t-shirts, old & new bricks. Also Saturday, from 12pm – 4pm, the Raiders Remember memorabilia exhibit will be open at Somerset Historical Society’s James E. Bradbury Museum.

We hope you’ll swing by our booth! Here are a few fliers for the entire event, including performance schedule and event details:

Spectator Article with complete event schedule (click here).

Spirit of Somerset Facebook Page (click here).

Fliers with info (click the images to enlarge):

 

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Don’t Forget…

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Please Don’t Forget…

All property inside of the old building belongs to the school district.

Over the next few weeks, the school staff will still be moving, so we ask that you please respect their belongings! 

All items sold at Raiders Remember have gone through a rigorous approval process and were hand selected. 

Nothing in the school should be touched! 

Thank you for your cooperation.


Social Media & Capturing Memories

Post to your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter accounts with the hashtag #RaidersRemember

All photos will have a chance of making our Memory Book!

If you’re not on social media, you can email photos@raidersremember.org to be included.

Have a favorite memory or story from your time in high school? Submit to stories@raidersremember.org


Parking & Shuttles

(Day & Night)

PLEASE NOTE:

NO PARKING ANYTIME at the high school or St. Thomas Moore.

STRICTLY ENFORCED

School lots are strictly reserved for vendors & staff, and will be monitored.

Designated handicapped parking is located at the front lot of the high school on County St.

Daytime Shuttle Stops:

Starting 10:45am until 2pm

1. North Elementary School

2. Middle School

Park & Walk: Somerset Credit Union

Nighttime Shuttle Stops:

Starting 6:45pm until 11pm

1. Indian Springs Plaza

2. Somerset Middle School

3. Slade’s Ferry Park & Ride

4. North Elementary School

5. St. Louis de France

Park & Walk: Somerset Credit Union


We are excited to see you all! Let’s make this a night to remember…

Hop on the Bus (Parking & Last 50 Tickets)

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Attention Procrastinators!

We held these just for you…

50 tickets ONLINE ONLY

Available until Friday at 6am

You really only have until Friday at 6am

8 more hours to go

Get them NOW!

In-person sales are COMPLETELY CLOSED!

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

Parking & Shuttles

(Day & Night)

PLEASE NOTE:

NO PARKING ANYTIME at the high school or St. Thomas Moore.

School lots are strictly reserved for vendors & staff, and will be monitored.

Designated handicapped parking is located at the front lot of the high school on County St.

Daytime Shuttle Stops:

Starting 10:45am until 2pm

1. North Elementary School

2. Middle School

Park & Walk: Somerset Credit Union

Nighttime Shuttle Stops:

Starting 6:45pm until 11pm

1. Indian Springs Plaza

2. Somerset Middle School

3. Slade’s Ferry Park & Ride

4. North Elementary School

5. St. Louis de France

Park & Walk: Somerset Credit Union

Event Layout

Open Market Vendors

Take a piece of Somerset and the old High School building with you!
Our amazing vendors:*SBRHS Friends of Music*SBRHS Boosters Club*SBRHS Original Building Bricks

*SBRHS Custom New Bricks

*SBRHS School Store

*SBRHS Art Department Tiles

*New England Wings – Custom Aerial Photography by Geno Silvia

*Signed copies of Trapped Under the Sea by SHS Alum Neil Swidey

*Raider Bangle by Laurie’s Handstamped Stuff/Jo-De Jewelry

*SHS/SBRHS Bookmarks by Christy Velho

*Prints by JoAnn Friar

*Prints by Amy Goulart

*Somerset High School Class of ’65 Items

*Somerset High School Class of ’83 T-Shirts

…and more surprises!

Less Than 24 hours for Tickets!

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All ticket sales, online and in-person will close tonight, Wednesday end of day (in-person sales close at end of business day)!

Grab your tickets now! Can’t wait to see everyone.

We have a fun surprise for you at the event. Hint: constellations.

Parking update info and more details on day & night events to follow.

Can’t make it and want to donate to the scholarship fund? Click here: http://raidersremember.org/donations-sponsorships/

700+ Tickets & Sneak Peek!

We’ve sold more than 700 tickets for the event so far! Next weekend is coming more quickly than we imagined. See you all soon and THANK YOU for all of your support!

Here is a sneak peek of what the front of the building will look like for the night time event:

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Tickets here: http://raidersremember.org/tickets/

In case you need a reason: http://raidersremember.org/ten-reasons/

Silent Auction: http://raidersremember.org/check-out-what-were-auctioning/

What’s your favorite SHS memory?: http://raidersremember.org/whats-your-favorite-shs-memory/

Tax Deductible Donations: http://raidersremember.org/donations-sponsorships/

Check Out What We’re Auctioning!

The Raiders Remember silent auction is going to be once in a lifetime.

Did you ever think you could own a bleacher seat? How about the Carpe Diem sign? Or the Old Aud chairs? Maybe the Somerset High School original lettering? Original doors from the 100’s? Your old locker?

Check these out! These are only a small handful of examples….we have a massive list!

Buy a ticket for the night-time event to participate!

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