The Cohoes High School Alumni Association

The Cohoes High School Alumni Association has been in existence since the 1950s. It began as a support group for senior class activities, and awarding scholarships for graduates became its main activity. By 1998, funds had dwindled and would have been gone in three years, but the committee planning the "Fabulous Fifties Reunion" that year decided to make the association's reorganization part of its reunion plans. Letters were sent with invitations seeking yearly dues and contributions, and now the organization is flourishing. The Cohoes High School Alumni Association has 501(c)(3) Status with IRS and contributions made are tax-deductible.


                             PRESIDENTS CORNER

  The Cohoes High School Alumni Association is going strong. Every year the awards have grown.

  This year we presented thirty five awards at the High School and two at the Cohoes Middle School
Junior High graduation.

  The total awarded was $28,650.00 “Wow”!

  It is so rewarding to see the smile on the students faces, as they receive these awards and know that we are helping them as they approach the college years ahead of them.

  Thank you to all of you that contribute to these funds. Every $ 5.00 helps.Things are good in our city of Cohoes. Some of the empty store fronts have been filled with new businesses.

  We now have a new bakery called Cake Street Sweets in the former Deitcher’s building. We also have a phone company, new barber shop, Japanese restaurant called Juan Japanese Restaurant in the former Santspree’s Stationary Store, Fishmans is home to a weekend Flea Market, The old Mercantile host various vendors with great items. A new law office has opened in another Deitcher building and the city is hoping there is more to come.

  Our motto for the CHS alumni picnic has always been It is Always Good Weather When Good Friends Get Together.

  This proved to be true at last year’s picnic.

  There was not a good forecast for the day, so we just moved the “picnic” inside. Alumni quickly helped put up more tables and all settled in for perhaps the best picnic we have ever had. All indoors.

  The first comment was, we did not have to go upstairs to get to the restroom.

  The best feature was being all together, we were easily able to greet and meet, circulate and renew acquaintances with all since we were all in one room.

  The food was delicious and plentiful. We are planning on having the same caterer this year. So, all alumni, Cohoes and Keveny save the date and join us on Sunday September 17, 2017.

  It will be so good to see you.

Barb McDonald


The Alumni Association is non-profit and all contributions are tax deductible.

CHS Alumni Association
PO Box 229
Cohoes, NY 12047