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Alumni dues are $25 per quarter or $100 annually.  You can pay your Alumni Dues here.  Click on the Donate button below and pay by debit or credit.  You can also pay by check or money order payable to NHS Class of 1971 and mailed to Robert Dobyns, 3413 Stonesboro Road, Fort Washington, Maryland 20744.





•   Helen Lewis  6/2
•   Glenda Hall (Sheppard)  6/8
•   Robert Dobyns  6/16
•   Steve Mitchell  6/17
•   Dwight Caster  6/21
•   Lena Downing (Handy)  6/23
•   George Davis  6/25



(A 501c3)  


November 21, 2022



September 16, 2023

Class of 1971 Annual Event

Specific information will be provided later.


SUBJECT: Season Greetings!

Dear Classmates:

I hope this short greeting finds each of you and your families doing well. On behalf of NHS Class of 1971 Alumni Association, I pray that you, your families and loved ones have a blessed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year. 

I am sure all of you agree this has been a challenging two plus years for many and devasting for others who had friends and family who did not make it through the pandemic. I ask that we keep each other in our prayers because tomorrow is always unknown.

The pandemic has also had a negative impact on our ability to meet in person to socialize as we have in the past. We understand that COVID-19 and its variants will be with us for the foreseeable future; however, we are hopeful that conditions will continue to improve to where we can once again meet and bond as we move along through our senior years.

The Association leadership will meet in the coming months to consider what activities we might be able to do in 2023 while staying as safe as possible. We have to keep living but safety cannot be an after thought and be assured that it will be front and center as we move forward in considering what is feasible.

Please stay safe.

Charles M. Holden
NHS Class of 1971 Alumni Association, Inc.



Northumberland High School (NHS) Class of 1971 Alumni Association Backpack Project


From left to right: Mr. Patrick Simmons, NHS Middle School Principal; Mrs. Carolyn Parker, Alumni Class Project Lead; Mr. Charles Holden, Alumni Class President; Dr. Travis Burns, NHS Principal; Ms. Martha Williams, Elementary School Principal; and Mr. Marshal Parker, Alumni Class Assistant Project Lead

On August 30, 2021, the Northumberland High School (NHS) Class of 1971 Alumni Association, Inc. had the esteem privilege of presenting 160 backpacks to Northumberland high, middle, and elementary schools.  We were fortunate to have principals from all three schools available for the backpack presentation.

Normally, the Association conducts one community service project each year with the primary focus on the Northumberland County school system; however, because of the adverse impact of the pandemic, the class decided to take on two projects because we could see the need was even greater.

The first project was the presentation of a $1000 scholarship on June 3rd and the second was a donation of 160 backpacks. Our class understands the need of underserved students are continually increasing, and we have placed a priority on enhancing our Community Service Program efforts to address those needs.

The school principals were very appreciative of the backpacks.  They indicated this backpack donation will go a long way in giving the students what they need so they can focus on what is important, their schoolwork.

We want to thank Mr. Joe Self and our corporate partner, Allison Ace Hardware of Lottsburg, VA for partnering with us on this important effort. We also want to thank all who donated in support of our Give Local 757 fundraiser.  Without your support none of this would have been possible.  


From left to right: Mr. Marshal Parker, Alumni Class Assistant Project Lead; Mr. Patrick Simmons, NHS Middle School Principal; Ms Nancy W. Fisher, Allison Ace Hardware Owner; Mr. Charles Holden, Alumni Class President; Dr. Travis Burns, NHS Principal; Mrs. Carolyn Parker, Alumni Class Project Lead

 A special thanks to Ms Carolyn Parker and her Team for leading a successful backpack project.

Our Association was formed to bring our classmates together in a spirit of unity and camaraderie, but we do not forget the importance of giving back.  We look forward to continuing to make a difference in the Northumberland County community, especially the school system of which we are a product. 


NHS Class of 1971 Awards Scholarship to Graduating NHS Senior


Pictured above with the recipient Ms, Emma Smith are members of the Scholarship Committee, Mr. Charles Holden, Alumni Pres., Mrs. Flossie Dobyns, Chairperson and Mr. Marshall Parker.


On June 3, 2021, the Northumberland High School (NHS) Class of 1971 Alumni Association, Inc. had the esteem privilege of awarding a 2021 NHS graduating senior a college scholarship.

  The NHS Class of 1971 Alumni Association, Inc. is a non-profit, 501c3, tax exempt organization established to promote the spirit of alumni unity and camaraderie and to provide community service in the Northumberland County area.                                                                                                        

Each year the Association conducts one community service project with the primary focus on NHS.  The project for 2021 is a $1000 scholarship presented to a student who demonstrated exceptional performance in academics, leadership, and community service and indicated a desire to pursue higher education at a four-year college/university.  The winner of the 2021 scholarship is Ms. Emma Smith.  Emma has a 4.424 GPA and ranks #6 of 108 graduating seniors.  Emma plans to attend The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia and major in Science and Medicine. 

Emma has clearly distinguished herself as a deserving scholarship recipient in several areas.  She is focused, responsible, ambitious, and capable of leveraging obstacles to build strength to meet future challenges.  She is hopeful and committed to making the future better through service and believes education paves the road to success.  Emma is truly an exception student as reflected by the many awards and recognitions she has received during her high school years.

The scholarship to Ms. Smith was made possible through the donations received from our generous donors.  This year the Association’s partnered with The Give Local 757 Initiative to raise money for the Association's scholarship program.  The Give Local 757 was created by the Virginia Peninsula Community Foundation to conduct fundraisers to raise money to spark and grow local philanthropy.   We reached and exceeded our monetary goal thanks to the many generous donations we received, and we thank everyone who participated to make this a success.

The NHS Class of 1971 congratulates the NHS graduating class of 2021 for achieving another milestone as they begin a new chapter in their lives.  







We would like to get in touch with you.   Please complete your profile.  If anyone knows how to get in touch with someone else, either contact them yourself and tell them about it or pass the information along to someone who will.  Before we got high tech, word of mouth worked and it still does.  We just need to use it.

I am looking for the whereabouts of teachers from Fall '66 to Spring '71.  The committee has decided to include teachers from both schools and all grades.  If anybody knows anything about any of these teachers, please help me out. 

UNKNOWN AT PRESENT: (If anyone knows anything about the status of the following teachers, please provide us with the information)
Larry Fields - Shop, Vocational Agriculture - 1968 - 1969
Charles Scott - Science, Vocational Agriculture - 1968
Gregory Craig - English - 1969
Barbara Bowers - English - 1969
George Whalen - English - 1969
William Shield - Science - 1969
James Townsend - Agriculture - 1969 - 1971
Doris Booker - English - 1970
Jerry Durham - English - 1970
George Griffin - Agriculture - 1970
John M. Creger - Vocal & Instrumental Music - 1971
Barry Stevens - Art - 1971

Thank you, Kathy Simmons Shirilla