The Albemarle High School Alumni Association
Mr. Benjamin Hurt And The
The Albemarle High School Alumni Hall of Fame
May 13, 2011 at 6:00 PM The Albemarle High School Auditorium Contacts: Charles Crenshaw (’58) email@example.com 434-973-7326 Stan Maupin (’67) firstname.lastname@example.org 804-986-1403
The Albemarle High School Alumni Association Description
The Albemarle High School Alumni Association is a non‐profit, volunteer‐ driven organization that supports the school, its current students and its 20,000 graduates. Mission The AHS Alumni Association’s mission is to support the current and future alumni and faculty of Albemarle High School by: Helping alumni and former faculty connect with each other and with the school Providing scholarships for deserving seniors at AHS Supporting the school in its efforts to educate the youth of Albemarle County Membership Membership is open to all alumni, faculty and friends of the school. There is an annual fee of $10 for full membership in the Association. AHS Alumni The AHS Alumni database is composed of the following: Database All Alumni and Teachers from 1954 to 2011 o Names and other data on 20,400 students born between approximately 1936 and 1993 o Names and other data on 1,140 teachers who have taught at Albemarle o Addresses of 15,700 alumni o 3,400 emails o 7,900 telephone numbers Website “members” o Nearly 1,400 registered members of website o All include recent contact information Paid Association members o Approximately 300 members paying between $10 and $100 for membership Website The Association maintains a website at www.albemarlealumni.com. The site is maintained by volunteers and there is no charge for use of the site.
The Albemarle High School Alumni Association Website www.albemarlealumni.com
The AHS Alumni Association Website was launched in October of 2010 and has grown steadily since its launch. Some key statistics about the site include: Since launch o Over 21,000 visits o Over 8,800 different visitors o 180,000 page views In past month o Over 4,200 visits o Over 2,400 different visitors o 30,000 page views (Click below to visit the pages)
Highlights of AHS Students and Alumni
Profiles of Each Student
Reunion Plans For Classes
Memories of AHS and Charlottesville
May 13, 2011 – Albemarle High School Auditorium
“A Night To Remember” is an event recognizing the leadership of Benjamin F. Hurt, the principal of Albemarle High School from 1954 to 1984. The first class of the Albemarle Alumni Hall of Fame will also be announced at the event.
Location & Time Albemarle High School Auditorium 2775 Hydraulic Road Charlottesville, VA 22901 Presentation ‐ 6:00 ‐ 7:30pm ‐ Auditorium Greet Mr. Hurt ‐ 7:30 until ‐ Cafeteria
Presentation Greet Mr. Hurt and Hall of Fame Music by AHS musical group Receiving Line Introductions Brief Remarks Thank You to Sponsors and Workers Receiving Line Recognition of AHS Alumni Hall of Fame Slide Show – Benjamin Hurt’s Legacy Introduction of Mr. Hurt Remarks By Mr. Hurt Presentation of Book of Memories to Mr. Hurt 500‐700 people Alumni targeted by marketing efforts are: Alumni of Albemarle High School 36 to 75 years old Virginia residents or adult children of parents in Charlottesville area Based on current registrations, a breakdown of the attendance will follow these lines: Geographic o 60% within 25 miles of Charlottesville o 80% from state of Virginia o Remaining 20% from 23 states Age – Upwards of 77% of attendees are of age where they are dealing with senior living and increasing health care issues: Age 21‐35 2% 36‐45 21% 46‐55 31% 56‐65 29% >65 19% 100% Socio‐economic o 70+% attended college
Estimated Attendance Expected Attendees
“10,000 Memories” Students and Faculty Remember Mr. Hurt
Benjamin Hurt – AHS Principal 1954‐1984 More than 10,400 Albemarle High School students “walked the stage” and received their diploma from Principal Ben Hurt during his 30 years at the school. He remembers the names, graduating years, siblings, career paths and lots more about every one of his former students.
His commitment to the students who attended Albemarle during his years as principal did not end when he retired in 1984. Now in his 90’s, Mr. Hurt still attends almost every reunion of the 30 classes that graduated during his term. Many former students are surprised when he attends the funeral of one of their parents or classmates or just stops to ask about them in the grocery store.
Many of Mr. Hurt’s “10,000 memories” have wondered how they can show their appreciation for the special role he has played in so many lives. We could think of no better way than to tell him how we remember him.
On May 13th, we will have that chance. During “A Night To Remember” dedicated to honoring Mr. Hurt and others who have served the Albemarle Community, a book containing hundreds of memories and expressions of appreciation from former students, faculty and friends will be presented to Mr. Hurt.
The response to our request for memories for the book has been overwhelming in both number and quality. Before it is completed, the book will include entries from more than 300 individuals who have been affected by Mr. Hurt.
Please go to our website to add yours.
A Sample of The Memories Included in “10,000 Memories”
I remember being sent to Mr. Hurt's office because I was talking in Algebra 2. As I sat there with trembling lips, ready to cry, he kindly explained to me that while Algebra was easy for me, it might not be for the friend I was talking to! (An early "it's not all about you" lesson!)
When you look up the word "principal", it reads "Mr. Ben Hurt". Though quiet spoken he always communicated a seriousness of intent. Fair, just, and patient, he is simply a wonderful leader and, most of all, human being. Thank you for the lessons you imparted to all of us. Bless you, sir!
I remember one time attempting to remind Mr. Hurt of an incident in AHS that landed me in his office. He very graciously and lovingly said, "Melvin, I don't remember the bad things about people, just the good things". This is Mr. Hurt.
God bless this very special man and his family.
May 13, 2011 – Albemarle High School Auditorium
Because The AHS Alumni Association believes that membership in the Association should be affordable for everyone, annual dues are kept to a minimum (currently $10 per year). As a result, there are limited resources available to support an event like “A Night To Remember”. To support the event and the marketing efforts connected with it, the Association is seeking support from individuals and companies as sponsors of the event. A description of the various sponsorship levels is below.
1 or 2 Sponsors Total = $2,500
Maximum of 5 $500 Each
Event Speaking opportunity at presentation Recognition during “Meet & Greet” Advertising and Public Relations Recognition on minimum of 2 half‐page ads in Daily Progress Mention in all press releases Email – Social Media Recognition on at least 3 emails to list (3,500) Recognition on Facebook page and group Website Recognition on home page until event is over Recognition on event page until event Recognition on event page permanently after event Print materials ‐ Recognition on all print materials including program Memory Book ‐ Recognition in book presented to Mr. Hurt
Meet & Greet
Single Sponsorship $1,000 Individuals or Group
Event ‐ Recognition at presentation and Meet & Greet Advertising ‐ Recognition on minimum of 2 ads in Daily Progress Public relations ‐ Mention in any press releases Email – Recognition on at least 2 emails to list (3,500) Website ‐ Recognition on event page before and after event Print materials ‐ Recognition on all print materials including program Memory Book ‐ Recognition in book presented to Mr. Hurt Same As Patriot Sponsors described above Introduction and special thank you at Meet & Greet Same as Individual Support
Same levels as Individual Below
Individual Support Red & Blue Sponsors $250 Patriots $100 Boosters $50 Fans $25
All levels will receive the following Website ‐ Recognition on event page before and after event Print materials ‐ Recognition in program Memory Book ‐ Recognition in book presented to Mr. Hurt
*All levels of sponsorship include 1 year membership in the Alumni Association
Stan Maupin (’67) email@example.com 804-986-1403 Charles Crenshaw (’58) firstname.lastname@example.org 434-973-7326
Please Join Hundreds of Other Albemarle High School Alumni For
May 13, 2011 Albemarle High School Auditorium 6>00 to 9:00 PM There is no charge for the event, but we need you to RSVP so we will how many to expect and so that your friends will know you are coming.
Register today at “A Night To Remember” Whether or not you can attend, please add your memory or special note to Mr. Hurt directly from our website at Mr. Hurt Memories For More Information about the AHS Alumni Association, please visit www.albemarlealumni.com