THE OAK PARK SCHOOL BEGINNING
The Oak Park School began in the month of September in the year of 1928 with 325 students. By 1970 there was a total of 2, 243 students to have graduated from Oak Park Vocational High School. The year of 2014 will mark the celebration of the 38th anniversary for the Alumni Association and 20 years for the Biennial celebrations. We are among the high schools known to celebrate the longest years of alumni homecoming celebrations.
THE NATIONAL OAK PARK HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, INC. CELEBRATES BIENNIALLY!!!!!!
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:
Every two years alumni members, families, and friends of Oak Park High School reunite with classmates, schoolmates, friends, former teachers, staff, and family members to celebrate and pay tribute to the glory of our unique institution. We honor those alumni who have made significant contributions to education, their communities, their country, sports, and various professions throughout the United States and the world. The continuing purpose of the National Oak Park High School Alumni Association (NOPHSAA) is to promote pride, love, fellowship, and goodwill among Oak Park Alumni members, family and friends.
NOPHSAA is a 501- (c) 3 (a non-profit) organization that annually and willingly donates college and university scholarships to junior and senior high school students and financial assistance to offspring and relatives of members of the National Oak Park High School Alumni Association.
NOPHSAA is composed of several chapters located throughout the United States which include the following: the Laurel and Golden Gulf Coast Chapters in Mississippi, one chapter each in Northern California, Erie Pennsylvania, Atlanta Georgia, Washington, D.C., and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Immediate plans are under way for reactivating former chapters in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois/Indiana, Jackson, Mississippi, New Orleans, Louisiana, San Antonio, Texas, and Southern California.
Thousands of Oak Parkites, family, members, and love ones head home to enjoy class parties, community activities, family reunions, religious and memorial services, scholarship drives, alumni class meetings, class roll call, luncheons and banquets, dances and gatherings, and good old gospel singing. There are house parties, street dances, fish fries, and lawn bar-b-ques everywhere. You can always find Oak Park Alumni preachers delivering the Word to former members, classmates, schoolmates, relatives and friends in many of the local churches.
Each reunion is an experience that you have to see to believe. However, WE WARN YOU!!! Once you have participated in the "Oak Park Experience", you will NEVER want to miss another HOMECOMING!
Hurry Home, Oak Parkites!!!