Candidates will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- Professional Accomplishments/Work Experience
- Volunteerism/Community Service (Town/County/State)
- Government/Military Experience
- Other Accomplishments/acknowledgements for consideration.
Candidates nominated must have graduated from SPHS at least 15 years prior to nomination. Applications must be received by April 12, 2013, 3:00PM (EST). Click here to fill out the form online
Graham, Phillip (Oct 2, 1919 – June 17, 2012)
Phillip (Coach) Graham, 92, of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Bridgewater, NJ, died on June 17, 2012. Born in Wales, GB, he arrived in the U.S. at the age of 10. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the Pacific. Received both a Masters and Bachelor of Science from Seton Hall University (NJ). Head football coach at South Plainfield High School (NJ) and Wardlaw-Hartridge (Edison, NJ). Athletic Director at Wardlaw-Hartridge. Leaves children Charlotte (Don Malko), Gary, grandchildren Kristin Durick (Jeff), Kevin Malko (LeeAnn), and great grand children Kyle Malko and Graham Durick.
A scholarship is being established in lieu of flowers. Donations to the Phil Graham Scholarship are being collected by Margie Reedy of the South Plainfield Education Foundation. For further details, you may contact Margie at: 908-385-1765 , or e-mail at Margiereedy@comcast.net
Any checks for this scholarship should be made out and sent to:
The South Plainfield Education Foundation
P.O. Box 733
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
Please write in the memo portion “Phillip Graham” so we know where the money is to be sent.
The South Plainfield Education Foundation has recently created an Alumni Association for South Plainfield High School.
There are many reasons why the creation of an Alumni Association is a wonderful idea. First – the yearly Hall of Fame at the High School has been an event that has been held since 1995. The Hall of Fame has been paid for every year by the High School. However, due to funding restrictions, the High School is no longer able to pay for the event. There is a luncheon for the inductees and each inductee receives a plaque and there is a plaque that is placed on the High School walls as you enter the building. By creating an Alumni Association, the Hall of Fame can continue for the future by the Alumni Association holding a few fundraisers during the year. Second – the Alumni Association will be a great resource for each class as they reach out to their classmates to hold their reunions. And lastly – by reaching out to former students, the Education Foundation will have a larger database to include in all of our fundraisers.
As one of its first major projects, the Education Foundation has assisted the Alumni Association in publishing an Alumni Directory. The Directory starts with the first graduating class and includes all subsequent years through the Class of 2009.
For further information on the Alumni Association or how to get your copy of the Alumni Directory – please contact Marjorie Reedy at 908-385-1765, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org