Lakeside Alumni Association was formed in June 2000 by a small group of Lakeside graduates. For the love of their school and the educational foundation provided them, they decided to create an association that would give back to the school and its graduates. Their purpose was threefold: to develop a museum to archive and display the history of this school, to encourage fellowship among alumni by hosting events including a tailgate party at football homecoming each year and most importantly to provide scholarships for furthering the education of graduating seniors.
Lakeside Alumni Association started with only a handful of volunteers and has grown to over 300 members. In 2007, we developed our first website to further enhance membership and fellowship opportunities. Today, we are proud to have a new website that also doubles as a membership management tool. This allows us to remain current and relevant. Thank you to our website sponsors for your continued support.
Through our member participation, the Association has begun displaying memorabilia in the restored Historic Gymnasium Building. There are numerous donated items yet to be restored and preserved. We are hopeful to secure a permanent room for display of the many books, sports items, photographs and similar items for all to enjoy. The Association has hosted an Annual Homecoming Tailgate party since October 2003. This has been a great opportunity for all alumni and friends to gather and reminisce. We also encourage class reunions to join us at the tailgate for food, fun, and fellowship before the Friday night football game. Beginning in 2011, the Raffle for Scholarships was born. Each home football game, the LAA sells raffle tickets for fantastic prizes donated by our generous supporters. In October, 2012 the First Annual LAA Scholarship Golf Tournament and Silent Auction was held. On April 27, 2013 we ntroduced the first Annual Alumni Day Scholarship Fish/Chicken Fry and Awards program. On April 26, 2014 we will once again host the annual Alumni/Scholarship Day.
Since 2001, the Lakeside Alumni Association has awarded more than $80,000 in scholarships. In 2013 alone we awarded more than $19,000. This is possible through the generous support of our members, friends and donors. To assist in funding our scholarships, a Gold Brick Walk of History has been created and is located at the Historic Gymnasium Building. Please consider purchasing a brick engraved with your name, activity and year of graduation. Or purchase one in honor or in memory of a loved one. It’s a wonderful way to leave your mark at your old Alma Mater, Lakeside School.
What are you waiting for? Join today! We encourage you to be a part of our Lakeside Alumni Family and be a part of this winning team. We have made it easy for you to join the Alumni Association. Just click on JOIN NOW above. Purchase a brick in our graduate walk of fame, keep up with current events and best of all, find old friends and classmates. If you are a Lakeside graduate or family member of a graduate or if you have ever been an employee of Lakeside, WE WANT YOU!!! Joining the Lakeside Alumni Association is an extreme honor and you will be proud to be a part of the accomplishments of the Association. It is a privilege to be a part of all the history and cherished memories made right here at our Alma mater, Lakeside School. There were a lot of good times then and we want you to join us for all the FUN we are having now.