Hobart High School Alumni Association, Inc.
The Official Website of the HHS Alumni Association
All of us in the Hobart High School Alumni Association wish you a very happy Thanksgiving holiday!
KEN SCHOON DISCUSSES FATHER MARQUETTE
AND SHIFTING SANDS AT THE HOBART
HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL DINNER
IUPUI Professor and Author Kenneth School was the guest speaker at the Hobart Historical Society's Annual Dinner on Friday, November 11 at the Ambassador Banquet Hall. He discussed the travels of Father Jacques (Pere) Marquette, a French Jesuit who came with Louis Jolliet in 1673 to explore the Great Lakes region and preach to the native Americans.
He also discussed his book, "Shifting Sands: The Restoration of the Calumet Area", and how many people are not aware of the vast improvement to the ecology of the area over the last 40 years. The book is available from Amazon, and the companion DVD, "Shifting Sands: On the Path to Sustainability" (the cover is shown at the left), is available from Lakeshore Public Television, at 219-756-5656.
The Hobart Historical Society Museum is open on Saturdays from 10 am to 12 noon, or by appointment (call the Museum phone at 219-942-0970).
BRICKIEFEST HOMECOMING PICNIC HELD
IN BEAUTIFUL WEATHER AT BRICKIE BOWL
(The picture above was taken by Samantha Malkowski of the NWIndianaLife.com website. Click here to see this and many more pictures on their website, along with a very nice writeup about BrickieFest 2016. Look for the link that says "Click here for more pictures".)
This year's Homecoming Picnic was back at Brickie Bowl for the first time since the original BrickieFest in 2011. The Hobart High School Alumni Association provided free hot dogs, brats, chips and bottled water, while other people shared salads and desserts. Over 100 people attended BrickieFest 2016, which lasted from 12 noon to 3 pm on Saturday, October 8.
The picnic followed Friday night's Homecoming football game, where the Brickies defeated Hammond Morton 35-12.
The Class of 1966 had the most people at the picnic, as many classmates were in town for their 50th anniversary class reunion.
A few pictures are posted below, and there are more in our October 2016 newsletter. Just click "HHSAA Newsletters" at the left.
(Above: Nancy Boling Forrest, Class of 1969, Coach Paul Throne, and Bob Swisher, Class of 1967, at BrickieFest 2016 at Brickie Bowl.)
(Above: Three views of Brickie Bowl, taken by Class of 1958 alum Larry Koziol, and artificially stitched together into a panoramic view.)
NEW: CLASS OF 1967 50th REUNION
The HHS Class of 1967 has set the date and venue for their 50th Class Reunion. ** The date of the "Main Event" is Saturday, September 23, 2017 **The venue is: Innsbrook Country Club 6701 Taft Street Merrillville, IN More details regarding the full weekend celebration are forthcoming~ '67 Classmates: Please join the "official and closed" website hobartindianabrickies67.com Questions? Contact the '67 Reunion Crew at: email@example.com.
DO YOU HAVE CLASS REUNION NEWS TO SHARE?
HHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AWARDS
SCHOLARSHIPS, ELECTS BOARD MEMBERS,
AND LEARNS THE FUTURE OF BRICKIE BOWL
AT 2016 ANNUAL MEETING
Paul Addison presented scholarships to seniors David Kostbade and
Annabella Melvin at the HHS Annual Meeting on May 13.
About 70 Hobart High School alumni attended the 2016 Annual Meeting of the HHS Alumni Association, at the Great Hall of Hobart High School.
LISTEN TO WHAT WAS PLAYING WHEN
YOU WERE AT HOBART HIGH SCHOOL!
Do you remember the songs that were on the radio when you were in high school? Click on the "What Was Playing" link at the left, and you'll find YouTube links to five songs for every year going back to 1900! You may have heard them on the radio, at your class dances or prom, on the jukebox at Abbott's or Pete's, in your own room at home, or on YouTube or MTV!
Thanks to Jennifer Eastwood Davis, Class of 1962, for compiling this extraordinary list! Because they are links to YouTube, Vimeo and the like, they often go out of date. We are doing our best to keep the list up to date with working links. If you find a link that doesn't work, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, tell us what year and what song link isn't working, and we will try to fix it right away.
Music can bring back lots of memories. What was playing when you were in high school?
YEARBOOKS AVAILABLE ONLINE FROM THE
LAKE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
SURVEY RESULTS FOR REDESIGNING THE
HHSAA WEBSITE TO INCLUDE SMARTPHONES
Thanks to all of you who responded to our survey about redesigning this website so that it will look good on smartphones and other mobile devices, and still look good on traditional desktops and laptops. The results show strong support for such a redesign. However, as webmaster, I have been reading comments from other sites who use Class Creator (who provides the programming services for this site), and there are still a few bugs to be worked out. Not all features of the site work correctly yet on all phones.
So, we will wait a little while, as Class Creator fixes the few remaining problems, and then we will go ahead with the redesign. For those of you using desktops and laptops, there will be a minimum of changes to the way it looks for you.
Here are the summary results to our survey questions:
1) Do you have a smartphone that you use to access the Internet?
Yes (83.3%), No (16.7%)
2) If "Yes" to #1, have you ever tried to access the HHSAA website on a smartphone?
Yes (30.0%), No (57.5%), N/A (12.5%)
3) If "Yes" to #1, would you be likely to use a smartphone to access the HHSAA website if it were redesigned to look good on a smartphone?
Yes (65.0%), No (17.5%), N/A (17.5%)
4) Would you mind a few changes to the HHSAA website to make it look for everybody, if it meant that it would look good on a smartphone as well as a desktop, laptop or tablet?
Yes, I would mind (9.5%), No, I wouldn't mind (90.5%)
YES, WE HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE!
If you use Facebook, please visit our Facebook page. Just login to Facebook, and search for Hobart High School Alumni Association, or paste this into your browser address bar: https://www.facebook.com/hohighalumni/
Facebook is frankly much better suited for classmates talking to each other than this website is. There is a Message Center on this website, but it requires notifying the other person by email, and they have to come back and login here to get the message. Facebook is just quicker.
Plus, you'll get news about special events on the Facebook page, as well as here.
FOLLOW US ON TWITTER!
If you have a Twitter account, we invite you to follow us @hobartalumni. We will not bombard you with announcements, but we will keep you up to date on upcoming class reunions and other events.
ONCE AGAIN: DON'T CONFUSE
WWW.ALUMNICLASS.COM WITH THIS SITE!
Several people have joined the website at www.alumniclass.com, and some have even paid $10 for it! That website is for selling merchandise (not that there's anything wrong with that), but that is not the Hobart High School Alumni Association site. This one is!
Our site costs nothing to register. In fact, you can see everything except classmate profile information (email addresses and regular addresses) without signing in at all.
You won't get news of HHS alumni activities on the other site. They have no affiliation with Hobart High School or the HHS Alumni Association. Be sure to stay tuned at www.hobartalumni.org!
HOBART TO RECEIVE $50,000 FOR BRICKIE BOWL RENOVATION
The CIty of Hobart has been chosen to receive a $50,000 grant to renovate Brickie Bowl, site of hundreds of Hobart High School football games, and site of the first BrickieFest in 2011.
Read the complete story on the NW Indiana Times website.
WHAT ALUMNI EVENTS WOULD YOU LIKE?
LET US KNOW ON THE HHSAA BLOG!
Did you know we have a blog? We would like to know what kind of alumni events you would attend. Dances? Picnics? Let us know. The web address is http://hhsaa.blogspot.com/. Thanks!
WELCOME TO THE HHSAA WEBSITE!
The HHS Alumni Association is raising funds for scholarships! We awarded one scholarship at our first HHSAA Annual Meeting in April 2012, two more scholarships at our second Annual Meeting in April 2013, three in 2014, and another two in 2015! We plan to make more in the future, not just for HHS students but also for alumni going back to school. Donations for scholarships are tax-deductible and can be mailed to: HHS Alumni Association, PO Box 68, Hobart, IN 46342-0068. Write "Scholarship Fund" in the memo line. Thanks!
Do You Share An Email Address? If you share an email address with another HHS alum, you can use the same email address as your login, as long as you have a separate password! Remember, your Primary Email Address is your username to login.
Do You Have a Profile on the AlumniClass.com Website? That's Not Our Site!
Many of you have a profile on a website called AlumniClass.com (www.alumniclass.com). If you look at the bottom of their page, you will see this disclaimer: "This Site is independent of and has no association with any school, school district, or web site."
Linking from the HHS site: Recently, the Hobart High School website (www.hobart.k12.in.us) changed its Alumni link from the AlumniClass.com website to this one. If you created a profile on that website, it is still there, but please be reminded that AlumniClass.com is not the real Hobart High School Alumni Association. Our apologies for any confusion.
Are You Getting Annoying Emails?
If you are receiving email notifications from this site about people who have registered or changed their name, you may be subscribed to their profiles without meaning to. Just click on Notify Me at the left, then under Profile Subscriptions, check Unsubscribe From All Profiles In All Years. That should take care of it.