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Ken Tashian Scholarship

Donate to the "Ken Tashian Memorial Scholarship" here.
Paramus High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fundraiser

Dear PHS Alum:

Ken Tashian Memorial Scholarship 2022As many of you know, Ken Tashian, Class of 1964, was a tireless supporter of Paramus High School. He did this through his one-man creation, administration, and continual upkeep of two websites: PHSClassof1964.com and ParamusSpartans.net. The Paramus Spartans website enables all of us to retain a lasting connection to PHS and to each other. Currently, more than 22,000 PHS alumni are listed! Both websites were funded solely by Ken from their inception until his untimely death—just a few months shy of his 75th birthday—in May 2021.

PHS Alumni Association is now a reality
One of Ken’s dreams was to create a Paramus High School Alumni Association. We are pleased to report that, thanks to the efforts of several Class of ‘74 alumni, the Paramus High School Alumni Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was established in August 2021 in honor of Ken’s long-time goal. You can read more about its mission and goals.

Part of the alumni association’s mission is to provide undergraduate scholarships. To that end, we announce the creation of the Ken Tashian Memorial Scholarship.

The Ken Tashian Memorial Scholarship
The Ken Tashian Memorial Scholarship—the first for the PHS Alumni Association—is to be awarded to a deserving high school senior who embodies Ken’s legacy and Spartan spirit. This student is someone who has shown superior leadership and support of PHS through:

  • participation in school activities such as sports, clubs, drama and musical productions
  • class fundraisers and student government
  • community support and participation in charitable events
  • and other criteria in development

Additionally, the student with academic achievement and financial needs are considered as well as recommendations from Principal Ray Kiem, faculty and the guidance department.

Show your Spartan spirit and pay it forward!

PHSAA Scholarhship Fundraiser QR codeWe are asking our fellow PHS alumni to launch this scholarship to help worthy students bring their Spartan spirit to college. Your donation to the Paramus High School Alumni Association, a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, is tax-deductible. Use this QR code or link to donate through our Donate link with a credit/debit card.

You can contribute by mailing a check made payable to Paramus High School Alumni Association:
PHS Alumni Association
18 Navajo Trail
West Milford, NJ 07480-3610

We are excited about the future of the PHS Alumni Association and especially about the creation of its first scholarship, in honor of someone who deserves lasting recognition for his contributions to the school and generations of PHS grads. We thank you in advance for your tax-deductible donation so we can kick off this scholarship and fund additional initiatives for years to come.

Thanks so much for your Spartan Spirit.

Sincerely,
–Stan Cohen, Chair and President
David Ofshinsky, Vice President
–Laurie Morlini Valdetara, Secretary
–William F. Kehoe, Esq., Incorporator
–Caryn Starr-Gates, Communications
Treasurer, Position Open

(All Trustees are Class of 1974)

The Paramus High School Alumni Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, EIN: 87-2285560.