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From left to right:  The Annex (built in 1890, razed in 1980);
Kenosha High School, later renamed in honor of Mary D. Bradford (completed in 1927); and
Mary D. Bradford High School (opened for the 1980-1981 school year).


Welcome to the OFFICIAL Kenosha Bradford High School Alumni Association, Inc. (KBHSAA) website!  We encourate all alumni to join  KBHSAA, an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) organization.  You'll find the Membership & Donation Form here.  This is the Alumni Association's only endorsed, official website.  

KBHSAA is your source for authentic Spy yearbooks and Alumni T-shirts.  Proceeds from the sale of these items, along with membership dues and donations, support KBHSAA programs, such as our Scholarship Fund, the Distinguished Alumni Award program, our biannual Newsletter (secure content available online for KBHSAA members) and Class Reunion Committee financial support.  Each year, we support publication of Bradford High School's Spy yearbook with placement of a full-page ad.  All the funds we raise stay in the Bradford High School community you recall from your high school days.  

Don't be taken in by organizations claiming a connection with our alma mater, Bradford High School, and our local community in Kenosha, WI. 

Did you know you can generate donations for KBHSAA as you shop online?

We have listed KBHSAA with online retailer giant Amazon, which donates a percentage of each eligible sale to the charitable organization of your choice.  If you shop on Amazon, please bookmark the www.smile.amazon.com website as your starting point, log in using your Amazon ID & password and choose Kenosha Bradford Alumni Association, Inc. as the cause you wish to support. 

We have also listed KBHSAA on the website www.iGive.com in the hopes of generating income for the Alumni Association.  (Here's how it works:  iGive is a free service to causes and members.  There are no costs/obligations, no hidden fees.  iGive members can generate donations by shopping at any of 2000+ Stores.  As a member, when you shop via iGive special links, an "iGive Cookie" is assigned to your browser.  This tells the store, "Here is an iGive Member," using a meaningless member ID number.  The store reports back with this number and the amounts for the donation to your cause.  iGive never has any access to any payment information.  You don't need to enter any codes, notify the store or iGive... it is all automatic, as along as you start your online shopping excursion from the iGive store list.  Make it simple by installing an iGive button on your desktop.  How can you help?  Register at the iGive website and choose Kenosha Bradford High School Alumni Association, Inc. as the cause you wish to support.

Please tell your fellow classmates about these programs... it's a quick and easy process that can do much good for KBHSAA. Thanks in advance for your consideration and for supporting the Alumni Association.

Thank you,
KBHSAA Board of Directors


KBHSAA Home Page Archives

You may notice we have pared down the amount of information posted on our Home Page, which will now only contain posts from the current fiscal year (July-June).  If you wish to look back over past year's posts to the KBHSAA Home Page, we have archived them for your use:

June 2022 - July 2021
June 2021 - July 2020
June 2020 - July 2019


11/07/2022:  Last week, we received an email from Amy Skrypchak, asking if we would accept a donation of three Spy yearbooks owned by her late mother, Alma Lazza Lindl ’44.  Alma, who passed away in late September, was the first female member of Bradford’s Swing Band (click here to read her obituary).  Over the weekend, Joe Lindl (Alma’s son) hand delivered the Spys to us.  We greatly appreciate the Lindl family’s generous support of KBHSAA.

Not sure what to do with a Spy yearbook when a loved one passes?  Or are you, perhaps, downsizing your household?  We’d hate to see a Spy end up in a landfill.  Please consider donating it to KBHSAA. 


09/30/2022:  KBHSAA is pleased to announce (12) Scholarships will be offered for 2023 Bradford Seniors.  You'll find the list and the Scholarship Application hereIf your child or grandchild is a senior this year, we hope you'll urge them to apply!

KBHSAA sends its sincere thanks to our members for their generous support of the KBHSAA Scholarship Fund.  If you would like to make a contribution before year end, please download and print the Membership & Donation Form, then send it along with your check to the address on the form.  


09/21/2022:  Have you been thinking about nominating a friend or fellow classmate for a 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award?  The form is now available here on our website.  The deadline for submission of your nomination is January 31, 2023... there is plenty of time, but as my parents always said, "the older we get, the faster time flies by."  Don’t let this opportunity slip away!  

While we have your attention, we'd like to ask that you Save the Date for the annual DAA Banquet & Silent Auction, which has been set for Saturday, June 17, 2023 at the Kenosha Country Club.


09/03/2022:  We were privileged to be in attendance last week when the family of the late John Cibrario ’58 gathered at Bradford’s Wavro Field to celebrate the planting of a tree in his memory.  Rosemary Zarletti Cibrario ’60 spoke on behalf of the family:

“The family and friends of John Cibrario dedicate this beautiful maple tree to Bradford High School’s baseball field.  May it grow strong and tall, as did John for all his 33 years of coaching and leading his teams to countless championships.  May it represent his passion and his dedication for his students and ballplayers and his alma mater, Bradford High School. And may it flourish and withstand the elements, each and every year bringing shade and beauty to its surroundings.  All of us who’ve gathered here are proud to dedicate this maple tree on this 27th day of August 2022 in memory of Coach John Cibrario.” 

Rosemary offered special thanks to Mr. Geiger, Bradford Principal, who was “on board from day one when we came out look at where we might plant this tree” and supported this undertaking through many phone calls.  She also thanked KBHSAA Pres. Randy Vaccaro for his assistance and Swartz Nursery for their expert assistance with selecting the tree and the great care taken in planting it on site.


08/08/2022:  Today we received an email from Kelli Griffin, Dance Program Director/Dance Team Coach at Bradford High School, with word the Dance Team is holding a fund raiser.  They've set a goal of raising $5,800; as of this writing, they have raised $1,690, with just 17 days left to reach their goal.  Please use this link if you'd like to make a donation:  Bradford Dance Team Fund Raiser.  We're looking forward to seeing the Dance Team perform at upcoming sporting events.

We're helping spread the word about their fund raiser and hope you might do so, too, by sharing it with your friends via Email, Facebook and Twitter, using the link above.  

Thanks in advance for supporting the Bradford Dance Team!   


July 25, 2022: 
We're sending our best wishes to Marie Goff '40 on the occasion of her 100th Birthday.  The Kenosha News article about Marie in this morning's edition made for fascinating reading.  Over the last 12 years or so that we've been invited guests at the 1940 Class Reunions, we had never before learned Marie served in the US Coast Guard Reserve starting at age 22.  We applaud her gumption and her service to our country!


July 11, 2022:  Have you been thinking about participating in the Bradford High School 2022 Golf Outing, scheduled for Monday, August 1?  We noticed an update on the Bradford website this morning that indicates spaces remaining for this event are limited, so don't wait... if you haven't already signed up, please contact Sue Wade at Bradford (262-359-6003) ASAP. 

The golf outing is featured on our BHS and Community Events web page.  We're waiting until a bit closer to the start of the school year to add the many Band, Orchestra and Choir events to the list.  We will also post community events and other events which involve KBHSAA member(s).  If you have an event you'd like to post, please reach out via the Contact Us web page.  


July 7, 2022:  Earlier this year, we worked with three interested parties who wished to purchase benches to be installed at Mary D. Bradford Stadium.  Those benches are due to be delivered in September.  The benches line the walkway on the west side of the stadium and are the perfect place to meet members of your group or to have something to eat before a sporting event at the stadium.  There is still plenty of space if you would like to order a bench in memory of a loved one or if your Class would like to be represented.  The benches are available in black (pictured below) or red.  If interested, please email Bradford Principal Brian Geiger (bgeiger@kusd.edu), for more information.

 


July 6, 2022:  In early May, KBHSAA delivered its camera-ready ad for the 2022 edition of the Spy yearbook to the publisher.  If you are interested, you may view it here.  We recently talked to Yearbook Advisor Kelli Griffin (who also serves as Bradford's Dance Instructor) and learned there will be a new Yearbook Advisor at the helm again next year.  We look forward to welcoming the new staff member in the fall.  We couldn't help but think about how much things have changed at Bradford since our generation was in high school (as we've jokingly said to our kids, "back when the dinosaurs roamed the earth").  


 

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PROFILE UPDATES


•   Doris Neumeyer [Dues Exp. 06/30/2025] (Alwine) (1957)  11/25
•   Robert C. Gurney (1955)  11/14
•   Kevin Barat (Sherwin) (1962)  11/3
•   Thomas Vocino (1959)  10/20
•   Seyman Stern (1946)  10/18
•   Kris Winzer (Miller) (1973)  10/17
•   Linda Webb (Herriage [Dues Exp. 06/30/2025]) (1968)  10/9
•   Delores Hallers (Klacan) (1956)  10/7
•   Candace F. Finch [Dues Exp. 06/30/2025] (Fessenden) (1962)  9/26
•   Donald C. Fessenden [Dues Exp. 06/30/2025] (1962)  9/26
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WHERE WE LIVE


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3 live in Alabama
44 live in Arizona
1 lives in Arkansas
72 live in California
15 live in Colorado
4 live in Connecticut
2 live in Delaware
1 lives in District Of Columbia
60 live in Florida
8 live in Georgia
1 lives in Hawaii
2 live in Idaho
46 live in Illinois
17 live in Indiana
5 live in Iowa
2 live in Kansas
4 live in Kentucky
2 live in Maine
3 live in Maryland
1 lives in Massachusetts
21 live in Michigan
11 live in Minnesota
3 live in Mississippi
6 live in Missouri
1 lives in Montana
1 lives in Nebraska
7 live in Nevada
5 live in New Jersey
7 live in New Mexico
6 live in New York
10 live in North Carolina
9 live in Ohio
3 live in Oklahoma
7 live in Oregon
7 live in Pennsylvania
11 live in South Carolina
1 lives in South Dakota
5 live in Tennessee
20 live in Texas
2 live in Utah
9 live in Virginia
3 live in Washington
1 lives in West Virginia
475 live in Wisconsin
1 lives in Alberta
1 lives in British Columbia
1 lives in Denmark
1 lives in Ireland
1 location unknown
974 are deceased

MISSING ALUMNI


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