Pierceton School Alumni Association

PIERCETON SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION


DON’T MISS THIS!

JUNE 22, 2024

131st Pierceton Annual Alumni Banquet

Pierceton Elementary School

434 S 1st Street, Pierceton, Indiana

4:00pm – 6:00pm  Open House with a host of activities

6:00pm – ~8:15pm  Meal, business, glimpse of the future

Check your mailbox or email, complete the reservation form, and send it to

PSAA

Box 288

Pierceton, IN 46562

You can also register and pay HERE. While you’re registering, check out the five PHS Classes who are sponsoring the 2024 banquet and the list of donors to our Silent Auction, which is a first in Pierceton Alumni Banquet history.

The 2024 banquet will be filled with new features, old automobiles, old PHS videos, great food, old memories, and a new glimpse of what our future might hold.

You will not want to miss this event!

And check out this list of great Silent Auction donors! Find more details about them HERE.

Amazing Carpet Care
Elaine Meeks Beeching
Purr-fectly Unique Jewelry
Animal Welfare League
Homespun House
Rhoades Farms
Bluebird & Co
Juko-Kai Karate & Martial Arts
Rozella Ford Golf Course
Camden Cattle
Kelsea Designs
Salvatori’s Italian Eatery
Carol English Robbins
Ledgeview Brewing Co
Second Fiddle
Class of 1966
LexLil Rental
Warsaw Chiropractic & Wellness
Class of 1968
One Ten Craft Meatery

Look What We’ve Done!

Want to see how cool you looked in your halcyon days at Pierceton High School? You can see all of the old PHS yearbooks here, including the 1948 edition entitled Our Trails and the 1952 edition entitled Memory Lane. All subsequent editions of our yearbooks were labeled with one form or another of Echoes. We are unaware of a yearbook’s having been published in 1949, 1950, 0r 1951. If you find such a document, please let us know at info@piercetonalumni.com. You can also find copies of the Pierceton Elementary School yearbooks from 1989 through 2007. Maybe you’ll see one or two of your children in those documents. Have fun leafing through days gone by!

You can see the earliest records of our Association in the 1899 – 1927 Secretary’s Report, which presents the details of the planning and performance of alumni banquets from 1900 through 1927. Those 100 year-old records give a warm glimpse into the thinking of our forebears a century ago and reveal a single-minded focus on the details of each year’s reunion celebration. No doubt you will find some interesting family names scattered throughout the 28 years of history recorded in this document.
In addition, we have the original copies of alumni banquet planning and performance records from 1941 through 2013. As soon as we can make arrangements to have them digitized and uploaded to the internet, we will make them available to you.

Since October 2020 we have displayed Pierceton School memorabilia and historical artifacts in a permanent display case at the Larwill Campus of the Whitko Career Academy.  Alumni associations from Larwill, Sidney, and South Whitley are also using the space to pack historical treasures from the past into the former trophy cases near the gymnasium. PSAA is hoping to find an area more accessible to Pierceton residents to present our displays; we’ll keep you informed!

Our Mission

The mission of the Pierceton School Alumni Association is to preserve the heritage and legacy of the Pierceton Schools. We are organized as a not-for profit corporation in Indiana, raising funds with the help of  the Kosciusko County Community Foundation, an Indiana 501(c)(3) corporation.

In 2016 we built and dedicated the Pierceton School Memorial Tribute in front of the new Pierceton Elementary School. A few years later, we set up a display of Pierceton School memorabilia at the Whitko Career Academy to commemorate the accomplishments and the stories of our alumni. In 2022, working in coordination with the Whitko School Corporation, we incorporated exciting enhancements to the Memorial Tribute to allow easier access and permit more space for engraved pavers.

The next meeting of the Pierceton School Alumni Association officers will be held Saturday, June 22, 2024, at 6:00pm at the Pierceton Elementary School. All PSAA members are invited to attend all PSAA Officer’s meetings.

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PSAA Display at Whitko Career Academy

PSAA has set up a display at the Whitko Career Academy on the former junior high campus in Larwill. AND YOU CAN VISIT!!

We have the Secretary’s Journal of Pierceton Alumni Association meetings from 1899 – 1927!

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Honoring Our Legacy

PSAA is committed to honoring the legacy and history of the Pierceton School, comprised of two magnificent buildings, where young people studied and made life-long friends from 1870 through 2015. For nearly 150 years, multiple generations of families attended classes in these buildings and brought honor to the school and the community. Our goal is to ensure that students attending the new Pierceton Elementary School will embrace and enhance the relationship the old schools had with the community.

Pierceton High School 1966

Embracing Our Heritage

Our primary project at our 2014 restructuring was the Pierceton School Memorial Tribute, now located at the entrance to the Pierceton Elementary School. Follow-on projects included restoring and displaying Senior Class photos (1913 – 1971), digitizing all of the school yearbooks (1948 – 1971), and restoring old sports trophies and other artifacts from the school. We maintain a revolving display of Pierceton School memorabilia that can be viewed at the Larwill Campus of the Whitko Career Academy.

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