During this challenging time, the Weequahic High School Alumni Association is proud to announce that 28 students from the Class of 2020 will each receive a $1,500 scholarship which can be used for tuition or for a computer. The value of the scholarships comes to $42,000. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, our Scholarship […]
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NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS NOTICE ALL SCHOOLS & CENTRAL OFFICE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC. While schools are closed, Learning at Home Plans are in full effect. All before school, after school, evening, weekend activities, and extended classroom experiences are cancelled. Essential staff required to report will be notified accordingly. Please check the […]
On October 17, 2019, eighteen alumni and two faculty members were inducted into the Weequahic High School Alumni Association Hall of Distinction on the occasion of the organization’s 22nd anniversary. They join previous inductees Max Herzberg, Ronald Stone, Lester Fein, Dr. Robert Lowenstein, Hilda Lutzke, Dr. Victor Parsonett, Philip Roth, Alvin Attles, Seymour “Swede” Masin, […]
1955: Weequahic High School graduate. Participated in basketball, football and track. 1960: North Carolina A&T graduate. His basketball team number 22 retired. 1960-1971: NBA basketball player, Philadelphia and San Francisco Warriors. His number 16 retired. 1975: NBA Championship coach, San Francisco Warriors. 2006: Honored at WHS Alumni Association Fundraising Dinner that raised $125,000 for student […]
In June 2019, at the Weequahic High School Senior Awards Ceremony, the WHS Alumni Association honored 18 deserving students from the Class of 2019 with scholarships in the total amount of $28,500 to attend college or a trade school. In addition, the $13,500 was given to previous scholarship recipients currently attending college.
Attorney, family man, humanitarian, loyal to Weequahic High School, Temple Sha’arey Shalom – and the New York Mets Hal Braff learned early in life that being Jewish meant more than just religious observance. “Going to service was not sufficient,” he said. “Make the world a better place, that is your responsibility.” That statement became the […]
Legendary N.J. football coach has died. His legacy? ‘That man saved my life.’ By Barry Carter, Star-Ledger There’s a picture somewhere of Burney Adams wearing a white suit when he dived head first into a pile of mud at Untermann Field in Newark. His dear friend, Donald Bradley, a former Newark South Ward councilman, hoped […]
Through a grant received by The Newark Public Library with assistance provided by the Newark Public Schools Historical Preservation Committee, Weequahic High School’s yearbooks, from 1950 to 1990, are now digitized. Only a few yearbooks during that period of time are missing. Weequahic and East Side High School were the first high schools selected for […]
The very popular, WHS NOTE, which Jacob Toporek and the Class of 1963 Association have been emailing on Saturdays for many years, is now on our website under the menu item, PUBLICATIONS. In addition, the WHS Alumni Association is emailing the WHS NOTE every Friday using its CONSTANT CONTACT emailing service.
Roger León was born in the city of Newark, grew up in the city of Newark, remains a proud product of the Newark Board of Education, dedicated 25 years of service to the children in the Newark Public Schools, and still lives in Newark. Mr. León attended Hawkins Street School from Kindergarten to 8th grade […]
Philip Roth’s Newark roots inspired a lifetime of extraordinary storytelling By Brad Parks with Ted Sherman | For NJ Advance Media Philip Roth spent just 17 years in Newark, growing up in a succession of rental homes in its Weequahic section, where he came of age along the shopkeepers, bookies and schoolboys who filled its […]
Distinguished attorney, student of the Talmud, synagogue officer, and trustee of the Weequahic High School Alumni Association David Schechner, 89, of South Orange, N.J., passed away peacefully on April 12, 2018. Services were held Sunday, April 15, at Oheb Shalom Congregation, 170 Scotland Rd, in South Orange, with interment at the Oheb Shalom Cemetery, 1321 […]
To view The full edition of the Alumni Calumet Winter 2018, click on the above picture of the newsletter cover and it will open in a separate window. Some of the featured articles in this edition are: * Andre Hollis, Weequahic’s New Principal. * Local Control Returns to Newark. * WHS Alumni Reassured. * 2017 […]
To Purchase Your BRICK, Click On The Following Link: http://www.polarengraving.com/WeequahicAlumni. As a special memento and gift to our beloved high school, we have an opportunity to leave a wonderful legacy of our time and memories spent at Weequahic. Through a fundraising initiative of the Weequahic High School Alumni Association that will raise funds for scholarship […]