An Open Letter And Invitation To All Bay Ridge High School Graduates
Dear Sister Graduate,
As you may know, Bay Ridge High School, a true landmark of Bay Ridge, closed in 1985. Although it is now called the “High School of Telecommunication Arts & Technology” (HSTAT), with which we maintain close ties, it will always be “Bay Ridge High” in our hearts.We invite you to join us in helping to continue to honor our Alma Mater as a major Hall of Education via our Alumnae Association.
The BRHS ALUMNAE ASSOCIATION was founded in 1995 by Eugenia Pawlick Zeitlin with the purpose of keeping the name of our beloved school alive and to foster academic achievement in the Bay Ridge community. We do this through fund-raising events and more importantly, through awarding cash scholarships to deserving graduates of the HSTAT, in the name of BRHS . The scholarships amount to several thousand dollars each year.
Our most successful and eagerly awaited fund-raiser is our 21st Annual All-Grades Luncheon/Reunion held in Brooklyn each year. This year it will be held at the Rex
Manor on Saturday September 24, 2016. Here, graduates of all grades can enjoy a delicious lunch and exchange cherished memories. But most of all they have the opportunity of seeing former
classmates. We have grades celebrationg 50, 60 and 65 year anniversaries!
Membership dues, as well as donations to the Kate TurnerMemorial Scholarship Fund, Elizabeth T. Fitzpatrick Memorial Scholarship Fund and/or the Bay Ridge High School Alumnae Scholarship funds provide us with the needed finances. Dues are $15 per year, a small price to pay and a wonderful opportunity to give back to BRHS a little something for all it has given us. Not only in terms of our exceptional education, but in terms of giving us a solid foundation in many other areas as we left BRHS to forge our future lives.
All members receive the RIDGE ECHO 2000, our Newsletter, twice a year, which contains many memories, photos and interesting articles about all our graduates. We may also be able to provide you with copies of most Year Books.
Please join us in our endeavors. We need YOUR support to continue our growth into the future. For more information, please find all our contacts and telephone numbers in the "contact" section of the main menu, and remember,
“A Song for the Bay Ridge High”.
The beautifully rendered marble statue of Joan of Arc, surrounded by stained glass panels, is a reminder of the building's history.
Current Facade of High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology (HSTAT)
SAVE THE DATE:
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2016
Annual All-Grades Luncheon/Reunion. Reunion Luncheon for more details!
Elizabeth T. Fitzpatrick was appointed Bay Ridge High School principal in 1938. Miss Fitzpatrick was instrumental in fostering a climate
of academic achievement. Miss Fitzpatrick retired in 1963 having worked the longest term as principal.