Original Release: 3/17/2020
By: Norm Rogozin '63, President
The Brush Alumni Association is working to preserve the history of Brush High School. We appear to be the only organization devoted to this important mission. Our office houses a complete set of yearbooks. It has file drawers of photographs; some old copies of the Arc-Lite, the student newspaper; and other memorabilia. It even has copies of a publication from South Euclid High School, which was titled The Exhaust.
The Brush Alumni Legacy Gallery broadens the perspective and tells the history of the school system from the little red schoolhouse in 1865 to Brush High School in 1970. The gallery fills the walls of the second floor of the Administration Building. There are dozens of large reproductions of photographs on canvas. Display cases house early elementary textbooks, the band director's uniform, a sweater worn by a majorette when they were the cheerleaders for the Cleveland Browns. There are also dozens of documents, such as newspaper clippings from local papers that no longer exist, and candid photographs of students and teachers. Additional exhibits are being planned.
The email newsletter has made its debut. It attracted many new subscribers. The next issue of the email newsletter will be sent soon. It will consist of selected articles from this printed newsletter. Our goal is not only to gain more readers, but also to gain new alumni association members.
The Brush Alumni Association would like to express its gratitude to Nancy Brown for serving as editor of this newsletter for five years. She has devoted hundreds of hours to this publication. Nancy has a gift for finding stories about alumni and getting alumni to follow-through with articles. She made major changes in both the format and the content of the newsletter. Nancy moved the newsletter to full-color and centered more of the content on individual accomplishments and interests. She also served as newsletter photographer and took many of the photographs in each issue. Nancy has painstakingly worked on the layout of each issue with Brenda Myers of Impressions in Highland Heights. The newsletter has provided excellent coverage of important events involving the alumni association: the Wall of Achievement Induction Dinner and the presentation of scholarships to Brush seniors. Nancy Brown has kept Brush alumni informed and connected both to the high school and to each other.