Barrington High School Alumni Association
An update from the BHSAA: December 9, 2021
Holiday greetings from the Barrington High School Alumni Association! We had a busy fall as alumni converged on the Village of Barrington for the 2021 Homecoming Parade on Saturday, Oct. 2. The theme was "Around the World".

This year was double the fun, as the Class of 1970 AND the Class of 1971 celebrated their big 50th reunions to make up for the 2020 Homecoming Parade, which was canceled due to the pandemic. The Grand Marshalls included our Founding President, Don Thompson ('61) and Jim Potter ('65). Class of 1972, you're up next!

The BHSAA also sponsored the annual BHSAA Alumni and Friends Tailgate Party in the Chessie’s parking lot. The turn out was terrific! Alumni enjoyed good food, drinks and live music. The traditional Sunday brunch at Chessie's was a fitting end to the weekend. Save the date for Homecoming 2022 on October 1, 2022!
PHOTOS: class reunions at the parade
Class of 1956
Class of 1966
Class of 1970
Class of 1971
Class of 1976
Class of 1980
Members of the Class of 1979 celebrate Homecoming weekend at the annual alumni tailgate in the Chessie's parking lot.
Members of the BHS Class of 2011 celebrated their 10 year reunion at McGonigal's in Barrington (left) and Barcocina in Chicago (right).
Alumni musicians perform at Alumni Legends
The weekend kicked off with the annual Alumni Legends event "Sweet Home Barrington" on Thursday, Sept. 30. The event was moderated by Paul Cusimano ('88) and organized by Jay Istvan ('77). It featured live musical performances from BHS alumni David Mazzie ('80), Anne Trenning ('83), Inderjeet Sidhu ('86), and Eric Slingo ('13). Click here to view some of the performances.
Alumni News
Michelle Wu ('03) elected Mayor of Boston
Congratulations to Michelle Wu (BHS '03), who was sworn in as Mayor of Boston on Nov. 16. Wu is Boston's first woman and first Asian American mayor. At BHS she was one of two valedictorians for the Class of 2003. She was also named "Biggest Brainiac" in the senior superlative section of the yearbook. She went on to attend Harvard as an undergraduate and law student.
Wren Rivera ('17) makes broadway debut
From Barrington to Broadway! Congrats to Wren Rivera (BHS '17), who debuted this fall on Broadway as a cast member in Jagged Little Pill! Wren played lead roles in the 2016 BHS production of Aida and the 2017 BHS production of Anything Goes. Wren attended Ball State University after graduating from BHS. Prior to joining the Jagged Little Pill cast, Wren could be seen in New York City Center's Bring Me To Light concert. 
Alumnus shares rare 9/11 images and artifacts
In honor of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, rare artifacts and images taken by BHS alumnus and official FDNY
Ground Zero photographer Gary Suson were on display this past fall at BHS. The exhibit featured 100 images and artifacts along with BOSE audio stories narrating the history behind each display. It is a recreation of Suson's 9/11 Museum Workshop in New York, a two-time winner of Trip Advisor’s prestigious “Top 25 Museums in the USA” Award.
Ways to support Barrington 220
Horticulture initiative underway at BHS
The Barrington 220 Educational Foundation is thrilled to announce its next major project, "The Greenhouse: From Seed to Root." This initiative will expand the current horticultural sciences curriculum at BHS and renovate the greenhouse, which probably looks the same as when you attended BHS! The project will modernize the existing facility with equipment and technologies to support students as they learn the principles of horticulture and sustainable food production, allowing for local partnerships with community organizations.
Attention Barbara Rose Elementary alumni!
Did you attend Barbara Rose Elementary School? The Rose PTO cordially invites you to attend its annual spring fundraiser, Viva Las Vegas. The event will be held on March 5, 2022 at Bell Works Chicagoland. Get ready for a full evening of dinner & open bar, Vegas-style casino tables, music & dancing, and premiere auction & raffle drawings. Click here to purchase your tickets!

If you’d like to be a sponsor, email Auction items are also needed and will be accepted through January 15.
Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season!
Barrington High School Alumni Association