The Amarillo High School 50th Alumni Association, Inc, a 501 c3 non‑profit organization, was formed in 1989 when a resolution for the formation of the Association was presented during the 50th reunion of the AHS Class of 1938. The organizational meeting was held on June 11, 1989 with more than 52 representatives of AHS classes from 1930 to 1945 attending the meeting.

The need was for an organization to carry on the contacts and have 
reunions for those classes having passed their 50th reunion since 
those classes usually lacked the numbers to have a reunion at 
reasonable prices for hotels and meals. The proposal set forth by the 
Class of 1938 was for an association open to everyone who had ever 
attended Amarillo High School, or had close ties to the school. 
Officers and voting rights were given only to members who had 
already celebrated their 50th anniversary of when they did, or would 
have graduated.

The purposes of the Association are the following:

  • To provide a venue for fellowship, interaction and 
correspondence among former students of AHS, of a class that 
had attained its 50th anniversary of graduation from Amarillo 
High School.
  • To foster the enrichment of education at Amarillo High School.
  • To provide scholarships to worthy AHS graduates who present a 
need for financial assistance to continue their education. In 2016 
and 2017 we provided 10 scholarships totaling $8500 each year.
  • To provide funding to help sustain, maintain, and perpetuate the 
Amarillo High School Art Collection that was started by the late R.B. Norman, Principal at AHS 1929-1961. The 
Collection is on exhibit at Amarillo High School. Our 
Association has assisted in the restoration of several paintings, 
obtaining more cabinets and better lighting for the cabinets.
  • To provide funding to maintain and perpetuate the Hall of Honor 
Monument at Amarillo High School, including adding qualified 
names to the monument. The Monument honors all AHS 
students who have served in the United States military and 
qualified names are those former Amarillo High students who 
lost their lives in a war or other armed conflict while 
participating in the military service for the United States of 
America.
  • To provide funding to maintain and perpetuate the Polk Street 
Schools Historical Marker that was erected by the Association at 
12th and Polk.

The Amarillo High School 50th Alumni Association held it’s first 
reunion in September 1991. Since the first reunion, gatherings have 
taken place every three years with large numbers coming from all 
over the United States and some foreign countries. In 2006 and 2009, 
almost 1000 former Sandies and spouses experienced the reunions. 
It should be noted that a highlight of the reunions has been the 
individual class meetings. Each class is given the opportunity to 
organize a dinner or luncheon for their class on Friday evening or 
Saturday noon, and we get together with all classes on Saturday 
evening for a dinner and dance.

The Association has General Meetings three times a year to provide 
members the opportunity to have input regarding governance, 
projects and to vote on proposals brought up by the Board of 
Directors. The Meetings are always at 2:30 pm on the third Thursday 
of February, June and October each year, at a place advertised to the 
membership at least 15 days prior to the meeting. All Members are 
encouraged to attend these meetings for fellowship and to give their 
input on the activities of the Association.

The Amarillo High School Alumni Association, Inc can be contacted in 
the following ways:

Mail-Amarillo High School 50th Alumni Association, Inc  
4000 SW 34th, Suite D  Amarillo, TX 79109

Email-ahs50thalumniassociation@gmail.com

Website- 50thahs.org (Update and communicate directly)

Current dues are $10.00 per calendar year, due on January 1st each 
year. A couple’s membership is $15.00 per year.

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