- Somerset County VoTec
SCVTHS HOLDS SECOND ANNUAL ALUMNI HOMECOMING EVENT
A group of SCVTHS alumni who enjoyed the festivities at the second annual Alumni Homecoming Event.
On January 4th, SCVTHS held its second annual Alumni Homecoming event. Over forty alumni, including graduates from as far back as 1967, attended the event. Thanks to generous donations from the school’s career and technical programs and their partners, many of the alumni left the event with door prizes; one even received a firewood shed created by the SCVTHS Carpentry Program.
SCVTHS Administrator Mario Peluso, who chaired the organization efforts for the event said, “This year’s Homecoming event was our way, through athletics, to encourage a stronger school community and enhance the culture and climate of SCVTHS. Most alumni that we spoke with had vivid memories of SCVTHS and their teachers, even asking for instructors by name and describing their former shops. There was a lot of pride among our guests from past decades. Family legacy also seemed to be a theme, with some alumni having children and grandchildren who have become current SCVTHS students."
"The best part of the event was that many current faculty and staff came out and supported our student athletes in action. There were both academic and CTE teachers in attendance, as well as support staff and administration. Additionally, there were many local businesses and community members who helped us to put on the event. We were able to send many alumni and other attendees home with wonderful prizes," Mr. Peluso stated.
“The Homecoming Committee plans to continue to meet to discuss ways to improve future events. With a larger crowd expected each year, we hope to offer more activities and opportunities for connections past and present," he added.
As an added bonus, both the Jaguar girls’ and boys’ basketball teams were victorious. The Lady Jags beat Warren Tech 40-27 in front of their biggest crowd of the season and the boys Somerset Jags team won handily, 64-48.
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