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 2100+ 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.
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 review past year's posts to the KBHSAA Home Page, we have archived them for your use:
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 (email@example.com), 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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