Alumni & Community

Alumni & Community

Alumni & Community

Newton Schools provides information for Alumni and Community as a service and as such relies primarily on information from 3rd party sources. We strive to make the information on this website as timely and accurate as possible, the District makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this site, and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this site. 

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Annual Alumni Banquet

We are pleased to announce that the 143rd Newton Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2024 in the Junior High Gym at 6 PM.  We hope many of you will be able to attend!
We will be honoring the following classes:
1949 (75 years), 1954 (70 years),
1964 (60 years), 1974 (50 years),
1984 (40 years), and 1999 (25 years).

Laura Country Diner Will be Catering the Banquet
Menu will include:
  • Chopped sirloin with mushroom gravy
  • Stuffed chicken breast with gravy
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Green bean casserole
  • Tossed salad
  • Rolls and butter
  • Apple dumplings
  • Lemonade, iced tea, and water

Social Hour Before the Alumni Banquet
Beginning at 5 PM this year, we will have a social hour in the hallway outside the junior high gym, where all the class pictures are hung. People will have a time to meet and talk before sitting down for dinner. Come and meet your friends and socialize.

Newton’s 142nd Alumni Banquet Recap

The Newton Alumni Banquet was held May 13, 2023 at 6 PM in the Newton Junior High Gymnasium with Duff Denial ’73 as Master of Ceremony.

The Honored Classes were: 1948, 1963, 1973, 1983 and the newest Class of 2023. The Class of 2025 helped to serve and help the cater, Laura Country Diner who served a delicious meal.

Entertainment for the evening was provided by Chloe Shellenberger ’24 and Linda Landis ’73 and Bonnie Jackson Jenkins ‘65 accompanied both soloists.

Danielle Davis announced the newest members of the Newton Wall of Fame. They are Paige Johnson, long time bus driver, Brian Miller ’77, announcer for many sporting events and Jackie Ostrov, long time teacher.

Pat Mc Bride announced the inductees into the Newton Athletic Hall of Fame.

Doris Trost ’43 celebrated her 80 th year and was presented a gift from the Alumni committee.

Many generous scholarship donations from the alumni allowed us to give eight scholarships, awarded to members of the class of 2023. They were: Nicole Devlin, Jenna Robbins, Arianna Vannus, Alex Hartman, Taylor Polson, Ella Rapp, Blake Reish, and
Grace Rowland.

Coming the furthest for the Banquet was Wendy Jenkins ’98, from Burien, Washington. The 50/50 winner was Sally Adams.

The 2024 Alumni Banquet will be held May 11, 2024 at 6 PM.
To get your spring newsletter and invite, make sure the committee has your correct
address. You can find information on our Facebook page.
Hope to see you there.

Alumni Association

Smoke Signals - Alumni Newsletters:

Every graduate of Newton High School is a member of the Newton High School Alumni Association. The major activity that the Alumni Association puts on is the Annual Newton High School Alumni Banquet which is held in mid May yearly.
The Banquet begins promptly at 6:00 pm in the Newton Jr. High Gym with a catered meal.  An Alumni update and program immediately follows the dinner.  There is also be a 50/50 drawing.  Each year we honor classes who graduated 75 Years ago, 60 years ago, 50 years ago, 40 years ago and 25 Years ago and the current senior class. 
Beginning in 2023 we will NOT be sending out postcards!  You will need to use the registration form that is included in the current Smoke Signals Newsletter found above.  
The Alumni Committee still keeps a database of all Alumni and their current address and graduation information.  Please send any address corrections or death notifications to either:
  • Ruthann (Coate) Beck, 937-489-0185 [email protected]
  • Judy (Davis) Benson, 937-216-5858 [email protected]
  • or mail to: Newton Alumni Association, PO Box 531, Pleasant Hill, OH 45359.  Please include your graduation year and maiden name, if applicable.
Alumni Committee Meetings to prepare for the annual Alumni Banquet will be:  TBD
All meetings will be at TBD in the Media Center of Newton Schools.  Enter via the High School entrance and the Media Center will be on the right as you enter the foyer area. 

Newton Athletics Hall of Fame

Newton Athletics' Hall of Fame

The Newton Athletic Department, in collaboration with Newton Local Schools and the Newton Athletics Hall of Fame Committee, is proud to announce that we will honor our former athletes with a Newton Athletics Hall of Fame. If you wish to nominate an athlete, coach, staff member, and/or team the nomination ballots are available in the Newton HS Office, on the Newton Local Schools’ website,  Athletic Hall of Fame Nomination Form and on the Newton Athletics’ website, Newton Athletics. The link on the athletic site is under the "More" dropdown link in the top menu bar.  Please mail completed nomination forms to Athletic Director, Newton High School, 201 N. Long St. Pleasant Hill, OH – 45359 or email to [email protected]There will be a maximum of four candidates inducted each year. Selections will be finalized and announced at the Newton Alumni Banquet in May. The induction ceremony will take place during the winter sports season.

Newton School Hall of Fame

Applications for the Newton Hall of Fame Award will be accepted through March 1 of the current year.  Who do you think has made a positive impact on Newton Local School?  You may fill out an application to submit your nomination using the Hall of Fame Nomination Form. For a list of past recipients click Newton School Hall of Fame Receipients
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