Who runs this website?
I do. Patti Pennington from the Class of 1984. My father, Jack Pennington was a teacher at Smethport High in the 50's and 60's then was vice principal and principal in the 70's and 80's. I also have taught a bit at Smethport and coached basketball as well.
How do I submit a profile?
I have toyed with the idea of putting a form on the website that people can fill out as a way to submit a profile, but as of right now, the way to do it is to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will create your profile and give you the chance to preview it before any links to it are placed on the site. Once it looks the way you want it, I will put a link to your profile on your class list and in the list of Most Recent Submissions.
What should I put in my profile?
When someone asks me that question, I always tell them to answer the question, "What have you been up to since graduation?". You can be very detailed or general. You can mention spouses, children, careers, hobbies, or whatever else comes to mind. Some people only want to list their email address so that people can contact them. It is entirely up to you. Browse the Most Recent Submissions to get some ideas of how you would like your profile to be set up.
What if I don't want my email address listed?
If you don't want your email address on the website, but really would like the chance to get in touch with other alumni, I would be willing to screen requests for your email address. You can even post a profile without an email address if you like or just let others know that they can contact me about your email address. It's up to you!
What should I do about technical difficulties accessing the site and/or sending email?
If you experience any difficulties accessing the website or have had any emails bounce back to you, please contact me at my personal address email@example.com. I appreciate knowing of any problems so that I can contact my host company and request technical support.
Can I make a financial contribution?
Of course! Donations would be welcome and would help to defray the costs of hosting the website and registering the domain. You also have the option of being a Sponsor. As a sponsor, I can create a link to your website (personal or business) and would even be wiling to create a page on THIS website to help promote your business and to show my appreciation. You can send your payment through PayPal using the firstname.lastname@example.org email address. Alternatively, you can contact me at email@example.com about sending a payment through the mail.
How can I help?
This website is in what I hope will eventually be seen as its infancy. I have LOTS of ideas on how to expand the site and am still learning some of the things I will need to put it together.
If you are an SHS graduate who has some computer knowledge that you would like to share, let me know!
In putting together this website, I use old yearbooks quite a bit. I have a nice collection thanks to my father having been a teacher way back in the old days and also thanks to the former Nunundah advisor, Theresa Niles and the current one, Ronda Wian.
I am missing some yearbooks, though. If you know where I can get yearbooks from the following years, I would appreciate any help you can give me. If I could even just borrow the yearbooks, that would be great, too. I can scan them and then send them back to you. Anyway, here is the list:
Yearbooks I HaveStarred books are on loan (could use one to keep)
Yearbooks I Need
One more idea ... if you have any mementos from your high school years like newspaper clippings, class wills, graduation programs, mementos from your prom, or ANYTHING like that, I would love to include them in the website.
What can I expect to see in the future?
The site can be used as a way to post any information on upcoming class reunions. I also have ideas on putting information on the current student body, faculty, and administration as well as photos of the school showing how it has changed through the years, especially with the most Recent SHS Renovations. I may post information from yearbooks through the years, including some VERY old ones from WAY back when ... when my father was a beginning teacher. Special sections on how sports teams from SHS have fared and more Notable Alumni are also some topics that can be discovered as a way of expanding the site.
Please let others know about the site! I would like to make it as comprehensive as possible.
Any comments? Suggestions? Questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!