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Scholarship Application Now Available

Check out the “Scholarship Application” tab on the site–it’s now possible for students to download an application for the scholarships available from the Chester High Alumni Association! Note that applications must be returned by June 1.


2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2010. That’s about 3 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 17 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 37 posts. There were 8 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 5mb.

The busiest day of the year was October 21st with 53 views. The most popular post that day was News from the Historical Society….

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for chester high reunion, charlotte demoss pease, nancy lee demoss, street, and 1950’s high school majorettes.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


News from the Historical Society… November 2009
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Small But Heartfelt May 2009


About this site… (Read First!) July 2008


Maple Street Bridge Open July 2010


How to Comment August 2008

Categories: About the site

There’s Life Between Reunions!

September 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Well, the Chester High Facebook Page is set up… and while we’re not getting deluged with Blue Devils, a few folks are stopping by! Check it out, post something… maybe we can get some meeting and greeting happening.

Meanwhile, Annette is digging into the “black book” of names and addresses of alumni. This is a huge job…  we’ve talked about a couple of “labor-saving” devices. The best one is trying to identify a class representative for each year; someone who would accept responsibility for helping find and organize a mailing list for that class.

We’re going to start with the classes who will be featured at next year’s reunion, the 50th (1961), 25th (1986) and as time allows we’ll do the other five-year anniversary classes. If you belong to one of those classes, we’ll be happy to help you organize and give you whatever information we have! 

Similarly, if you know anybody who attended Chester Schools or graduated from Gateway as a resident of Chester, encourage them to contact the association and provide their mailing address. We want to build our mailing list and not miss anybody!

“Job” Available?

The pay isn’t great unless you count fun and satisfaction! As we attempt to move the Association into this century… without, of course, losing all the nostalgia and good stuff… we do need to take advantage of technology. One alumni at the reunion this year said she’d “reconnected” by finding information about the reunion online — here!

Now I’m not a big fan of Facebook… but a lot of people are and it definitely seems to be getting people reconnected. So I’m thinking it might be time to consider a Chester High Facebook Page. I’m willing to set it up (I think I can figure out how to do that) but would sure like some help administering and moderating it. At this point, I’m not even sure what might be involved… but if you are interested, shoot me an email!

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Welcome to your blog!

July 21, 2008 3 comments

Or at least the start of it! You’ll quickly discover this qualifies as a “labor of love” and a “work in progress.” Take a quick read of the page “About this site” and then start posting and commenting!

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