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Founded in 1997
23 years providing "opportunity" to Weequahic students

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Click on the BRICK in the picture below.
It will take you to "http://www.polarengraving.com/WeequahicAlumni"
ALUMNI
LEGACY WALK
FUNDRAISING
PROJECT
INSCRIBE YOUR NAME
IN WEEQUAHIC HISTORY
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PHIL YOURISH, 1964
Founding Executive Director
WHS Alumni Association
2001-2014
MYRA LAWSON, 1970
Executive Director
WHS Alumni Association
HAL BRAFF, 1952 and SHELDON BROSS, 1955
WHS Alumni Association Co-Founders
Herzberg, Fox, Tractenberg
MAX HERZBERG, First Principal
18-years / 1933-1951
WHS Hall of Fame
MURIEL FOX, 1945
Co-founder National
Organization of Women
PAUL TRACTENBERG, 1956
Attorney, Professor
NJ Education Advocate
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RONALD STONE, Principal
"Heart of Stone" movie
WHS Hall of Fame. 2002-2007
PHILIP ROTH, 1951
Pulitzer Prize for Literature
Author of 31 books.
WHS Hall of Fame
SEYMOUR "SWEDE" MASIN, 1938
Outstanding WHS & Newark Athlete
WHS Hall of Fame
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VIDEO: Weequahic Alumni Giving Back"

Video produced
by filmmaker
Beth Kruvant

2008 Alumni Board
of Trustees
Click on image to view video
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SADIE ROUS
WHS Social Studies Teacher
33 years from 1935-1968
ALVIN ATTLES, 1955
NBA Player, Championship Coach.
Basketball Executive. WHS Hall of Fame
HANNAH LITZKY
WHS English Teacher
39 years from 1934-1973
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LESTER FEIN
WHS Legendary Basketball Coach
3 State Titles /
1967 USA Coach of the Year
1955 to 1967 / WHS Hall of Fame
LORAINE WHITE, 1964
WHS Teacher, Counselor,
Coach for 41 years
MARQUIS "BO" PORTER, 1990
Professional baseball player. Former Manager
of the Houston Astros baseball team
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Alumni Dollars Supporting High School Activities - Washington, DC, Scholarship Recipients, Paris, France - and so much more

WELCOME HOME tO WEEQUAHIC HIGH SCHOOL in its 87th year!

YOU ARE AT THE WEBSITE OF THE WEEQUAHIC HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. NOW 23 YEARS OLD, IT HAS BECOME ONE OF THE LARGEST, MOST ACTIVE, AND SUCCESSFUL HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI GROUPS IN THE CITY OF NEWARK, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, AND ACROSS AMERICA.

JOIN US IN PROVIDING OPPORTUNITY TO THE CURRENT STUDENTS AT WEEQUAHIC HIGH SCHOOL. BECOME A MEMBER! BUY A BRICK! DONATE TO A SCHOLARSHIP FUND! …and VISIT OFTEN!

HALL OF DISTINCTION
32 HONOREES!

COACH BURNEY ADAMS; ALVIN ATTLES, 1955; ANTOINETTE BASKERVILLE-RICHARDSON, 1970; HAL BRAFF, 1952; STEVEN. DINETZ, 1965; SID DORFMAN, 1937; HISANI DUBOSE, 1971; COACH LES FEIN; WARREN GROVER, 1955; PRINCIPAL MAX HERZBERG; ELI HOFFMAN, 1956; JAMES OLIVER HORTON, 1961; CARRIE JACKSON, 1968; ALTURRICK KENNEY, 1995; SANDRA KING, 1965; BENILDE LITTLE, 1976; ELEANOR LUTZKE LEWIS, 1959; ROBERT LOWENSTEIN, Faculty; HILDA LUTZKE, Faculty; STANLEY MARKOWITZ, 1955; SEYMOUR “SWEDE” MASIN, 1938; WILFREDO NIEVES, 1966; SHEILA OLIVER, 1970; VICTOR PARSONNET, 1941; PHILIP ROTH, 1950; SADIE ROUS, Faculty; DAVID SCHECHNER, 1946; PRINCIPAL RONALD G. STONE; JACOB TOPOREK, 1963; PAUL TRACTENBERG, 1956; FREDERICK TYSON, 1972; NATHAN WEISS, 1940.

Alumni, High School,
and Newark News!


  • $42,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO THE CLASS OF 2020
    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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  • READ THE ALUMNI CALUMET – SPRING 2020 NEWSLETTER
    Click The Link Below To Read The ALUMNI CALUMET 44-Spring 2020 Alumni Calumet Compressed Postal Edition
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  • CORONAVIRUS CLOSES NEWARK SCHOOLS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
    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 […]
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  • 20 NOTABLE GRADS INDUCTED INTO ALUMNI HALL OF DISTINCTION
    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, […]
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  • ALVIN ATTLES INDUCTED INTO BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME
    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 […]
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  • $28,500 AWARDED FOR CLASS OF 2019 SCHOLARSHIPS
    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.
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  • HAL BRAFF, ALUMNI ASSOCIATION CO-FOUNDER, PASSES AWAY
    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 […]
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  • BURNEY ADAMS, LEGENDARY WHS FOOTBALL COACH, PASSES AWAY
    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 […]
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  • WEEQUAHIC YEARBOOKS – FROM 1950 TO 1990 – ARE NOW DIGITIZED
    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 […]
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  • WHS NOTE IS NOW ON OUR WEBSITE
    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.
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