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Technical Training Scholarships for Alumni

posted May 11, 2018, 12:30 PM by HSHS Alumni   [ updated May 11, 2018, 12:31 PM ]

Each year our Alumni Association awards two scholarship to graduating seniors who intend to pursue technical training. This year both scholarships went unclaimed and the Board has decided to open these scholarships to Alumni who are currently receiving technical training. 

The application form is available here and is due June 15th.  The winners will be announced at the 4th of July festivities in Hot Springs. Scholarship checks will be mailed to the college for their use in the Fall semester.

50th Class Reunion - Class of 1968

posted Apr 17, 2018, 10:58 AM by HSHS Alumni   [ updated Apr 17, 2018, 10:59 AM ]

All activities are at the SH Golf Course Clubhouse.     Registration will be Thursday, September 20, 2018.  Various tours and meals on Friday the 21st with the Homecoming game that evening.   Saturday various activities and opportunities to visit with classmates.  Hall of Fame Social, Dinner, and Awards at the American Legion at 5 pm and the Shells of Time  Band Reception at 8 pm and the dance/concert at 9 pm at the Mueller Civic Center.   A great weekend of activities to celebrate our 50th anniversary of graduation.  More specific times will be added closer to the reunion.

All Class Reunion - Volunteers Needed!

posted Apr 7, 2018, 10:40 AM by HSHS Alumni

We need decade and class planners for the 2020 All Class Reunion.  Check out the reunion plan here.  If you are interested in helping to organize please let us know.

All Class Reunion - Planning Meeting

posted Mar 10, 2018, 10:58 AM by HSHS Alumni

Help Us Plan a Party!...I mean Reunion! Come share your ideas.

We are having a planning meeting for the All Class Reunion. On Saturday, March 17th from noon-2:30 pm at the Morning Sunshine Cafe (across the river from Kidney Springs). Those interested in attending should RSVP to hshsalumnisd@gmail.com

Below are the items the committee will need to consider:

  • Agree to a basic plan for the reunion (final dates, schedule of meals, menus, decorations, name tags, class photos, mailings and other activities).
  • Establish the primary location for the reunion and obligate funds to reserve that location.
  • Contact local hotels, restaurants, etc. to secure attendee discounts (for inclusion in announcement letter).
  • Write the announcement letter to be sent via USPS and email to all HSHS alumni.
  • Write the coordinator contract and request for bids.
  • Establish the Committee’s budget to cover all costs of the reunion.

2018 Annual Board Meeting

posted Jan 10, 2018, 5:28 PM by HSHS Alumni   [ updated Jan 22, 2018, 8:44 PM ]

The 2018 Annual Board Meeting of the Hot Springs High School Alumni will meet at 7pm on Tuesday, January 23rd at the Fall River County Courthouse in the ground floor breakroom.  We are looking for new board members at this time if you are interested please contact alumniboard@hshsalumni.com  There has also been interest expressed for having an All Class Reunion in 2020, this will only happen if people are willing to volunteer to organize the event.  If you are interested in helping please come to the board meeting or contact alumniboard@hshsalumni.com.  The agenda for the meeting is attached.

Hot Springs Hall of Fame to Raise Money for New Seating at Woodward Field

posted Aug 14, 2017, 6:51 PM by HSHS Alumni

From the Hot Springs Bison Boosters:

Dear Hot Springs Alumni,

 The Hot Springs Hall of Fame had its first inductees last October 8th, 2016.  The event was a big success and there is a lot of excitement. Many alumni have generously donated funds to get the Hall of Fame on the fast track. There has been a project identified that is much needed for the attendees of a Hot Springs Football game or a Track & Field meet.

See Bison Booster's website for pictures of the current seating and the proposed seating. The current seating makes it difficult for the attendee to sit down and stand up. We believe more people from Hot Springs and Fall River County would attend a sporting event if they knew in advance that seating is not an issue.  Other events can take place with the bench seating such as graduation.

 The picture displayed on the Bison bleachers are currently cement. To add bench seating bleachers, it will cost $50,000.  Currently the Hall of Fame has $28,000.00  from alumni and businesses who donated.

 We are asking for your help to spread the word to alumni you know on social media asking for a financial contribution towards the bench seating.  Implementation for the new seating is going to be scheduled for the spring of 2018.’

 There are two payment methods available for your donation:

1.     A check can be made out to the Hot Springs Hall of Fame c/o the Hot Springs Boosters and mailed to:

Hot Springs Hall of Fame c/o Boosters Club

PO Box 996

Hot Springs, SD  57747

2.     Or, you can go online at   http://bisonboosterclub.com/donate-online/  you will see different amounts you can select. Or there is another tab for a larger donation. You will receive two return emails.  One which is a receipt of your donation for your taxes and the other to be a Bison Booster Club Member.

 Please help support the local athletic Football games and Track & Field meets at Hot Springs High School.

 The next Hall of Fame Banquet is Saturday September 30th 2017 at the Mueller Center in Hot Springs.

 uestions, please contact:  Carlos Cornay, Hot Springs alumni Class ’77.  Carlos can be reached at 605-660-6442 or at carloscornay@gmail.com.  Quinten Hofer Hot Springs alumni Class ’78. Quinten can be reached at 319-395-9542 or at q.hofer@prioonesource.net.

 Thank You for your consideration.

 “Alumni are one of the school’s greatest assets.”

New Face of Hot Springs' Hall of Fame

posted Aug 6, 2017, 1:19 PM by HSHS Alumni

Those that know me also know that I’m a much better coach than I ever was as an athlete, but those times on the court and on the field help me develop into the person I am today.

If your formal education ended at Hot Springs High School or at another level, most people always feel a special connection to where they spent their formative years of high school. I was fortunate enough to go on to college but I can say without a doubt that my closest friends are Hot Springs Bison.

I encourage you to look at the many ways that The Hot Springs Bison Athletics Hall of Fame is impacting the current and future generations of Hot Springs student athletes and how you might be able to help.

Luke Meadows
HSHS Class of 1994

Luke is coaching Division I football at Eastern Michigan University. Luke is Assistant Coach/Offensive Line.  Luke has been coaching for 18 years, including 16 years of coaching the offensive line and seven years as a coordinator.

To date, Luke has coached one Academic All-American, five All-Americans, 24 All Conference, 17 Academic All-Conference, and two All Newcomer Awards at the offensive line position. In addition, he has coached 14 players that have been drafted or signed as free agents in the National Football League.

Fifties Reunion!

posted Apr 22, 2017, 10:24 PM by HSHS Alumni

HSHS Classes of 1950 through 1959 will be holding a "Fifties Reunion" on September 15, 16, and 17, 2017. Information and registration forms will be mailed in the spring and registration ends September 1. For more information call Bernice Landers at 605/745-5745.

Firecracker Finish Line Scholarship

posted Apr 21, 2017, 10:15 AM by HSHS Alumni

Firecracker Race Organizers announce Two $1000 Scholarships to be awarded to Current College Seniors.


Race organizers, Jerry Brammer and Karen Meston stated that “This scholarship is intended to help current college students make it across the finish line to graduation”. If you or someone you know obtained their high school diploma or GED from Hot Springs High School and is on track to graduate in 2018, this scholarship may be for them.


The Firecracker Finish Line Scholarship will be awarded for the first time this year and will be administered by the Hot Springs Alumni Association. Applications are due to the Hot Springs School Administration office at 1609 University Ave. by close of business, May 31, 2017. Applications can be obtained here. The scholarship will be awarded at the Firecracker Races on the 4th of July.


This scholarship is being funded from proceeds from the Firecracker Races held on July 4th.  This year will be the 32nd for this event.


We are looking for your help in spreading the word to students who may be eligible for this $1000 scholarship. If you know of a student who may be eligible, please let them know and/or let us know at hotspringsfirecracker@yahoo.com.

Class of 1967 - 50th Year Reunion

posted Mar 3, 2017, 2:22 PM by HSHS Alumni   [ updated Mar 20, 2017, 8:54 AM ]

The dates here have changed. The reunion will actually be September 27th - 29th (which is homecoming weekend).

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