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Welcome to the South Park Alumni Association

Classmates, the South Park High School Alumni Association has a rich history of supporting students, fellow classmates and graduates and the community since 1919. For the past 8 months, a small group of volunteers has been working to revitalize the Association and regain the momentum of our past.


To do this, we have launched this new webpage and are building other social media platforms to facilitate communication with our classmates. Our intent is to post information on Alumni events, reunions, businesses, and other classmate-related activities.

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South Park High School Alumni Association
150 SouthSide Ave
Buffalo, NY 14220


Your Alma Mater is Calling You!

If you haven't been back to South Park in awhile, you're missing a lot!  The pride and tradition that has characterized South Park since 1915 has been reinvigorated under an energetic administration and faculty. 


The South Park High School Alumni Association is assisting in this resurgence by celebrating the memories established in our hallowed halls and giving back to the school.  Explore the links  to find out how you can once again be a part of South Park!

Contact Other Alumni

The South Park High School Alumni Association is available to help you reconnect with your classmates or find that long lost friend.  Contact us via our email for details:


POW/MIA Recognition Day

POW/MIA Recognition Day is commemorated on the third Friday of every September, a date that's not associated with any particular war.

We of South Park remember our 37 classmates who remain Missing in Action (MIA) from WWII, two POW's from the Korean War, and from Vietnam.
Upcoming Reunions
Class of 1974 - 50th Year Reunion

Reunion Weekend UPDATE:


Our 50th Reunion will be held at Tewksbury Lodge, 249 Ohio St. from 6-10pm on Saturday October 5, 2024.  The cost is $40 per person.


There will be a tour of SPHS on Friday, October 4, 2024 at 4pm.  Following the tour an informal happy hour will be held at the Irish Center, 245 Abbott Rd.


Additional weekend events are in the planning stages and will be posted when set, along with details for reunion payment.  


It’s going to be great to see everyone again!

If you graduated in 1974 and are not part of the class Facebook page, please find us at SPHS Class of 1974 and join us.  Contact any of the committee members with question: 

Patricia Brady Aquino
Colleen Brady Patterson
Mary Seitz Maryanski
Kathy Long Pope
Adrienne Ruff Punturiero
Sharon & Kevin Coughlin,
Mary Caughel-Crawford
Juliana Jones.
The Alumni Association is pleased to announce that our classmate, Rose E. Bampton, Class of 1924 was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame on October 4, 2023.  Discovered while practicing with her classmates for the 1923 Christmas Program at South Park, she went on to become a world famous opera singer for many years and a voice teacher for many years after she stopped singing.  She passed in 2007.  She is among several SPHS alumni inducted into the BMHOF.
"Ginger's Help"

Some of the assistance we offer is called “Ginger’s Help” as a tribute to Ginger Parker, Class of 1942, who led the effort to keep track of our classmates beginning with the Class of 1915.  

As a starting point, the process consists of an on-line spreadsheet for a (your) specific class-year with names, addresses and other information annotated since graduation to assist your committee in planning, locating and updating classmates.  


Interested Committees should contact us at for additional details.

Attention: Reunion Committees   were here to help you plan  

We also work with all reunion committees to help them get their individual class reunions off the ground.  We can print any flyers or advertisement for class reunions.  If their mailing qualifies, reunion planners can also utilize our non-profit bulk permit to save a substantial amount of postage.  If you are interested in getting your reunion off the ground or joining an established reunion committee contact us at and we will get you started.

In The News
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We will provide updates of Alumni events and information via our social media accounts.  Please click on the corresponding social media link (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) above.

      "Knocks" 1915-1958

Have you heard of “Knocks”?  For 41 years, from 1915 - 1958, pages were assigned to the DIAL art staff who drew cartoon/caricatures of senior classmates as they saw or knew them.  All in jest, each year is posted on this webpage under the “We of South Park” tab.  Remarkable in creativity.  For additional info:

                 1915 - 1958
     Folklore of South Park HS


The Alumni Association is pleased to announce that in 2022 we have located the next of kin for fallen warrior classmates, and presented their New York State Conspicuous Service Cross to 44 of our fallen classmates.

This increases our presentation total to 103 families of the 130 we were able to obtain the medals for.

Plans are in progress to display the remaining medals at South Park to honor their service and sacrifice as well as inspire the future.

We have participated in a nationwide effort to honor World War II fallen, "Stories Behind The Stars" initiative.


Part of Together We Served and Fold 3, South Park's  WWII classmates stories are available via smartphone at their place of rest.  More to follow on this.


Read more about them in the Fallen Warrior section.


Jody Fortson, Class of 2013, earned his third Super Bowl Championship ring in February 2024 as a Tight End for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Class of 1978 held its 45th Year Reunion and Friends Get Together at Can you Digg It? @ 317 Hopkins St. Buffalo on Friday, June 2, 2023 @ 6PM
Live Music from Back to the Bars.  Everyone had a great time.


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The South Park High School Alumni Association, Inc. is a recognized non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and all donations of cash, materials, supplies or services in support of its mission are tax deductible.
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