English High School, America’s first public high school celebrates its 200th birthday

By Stan Hurwitz

Well over 300 alumni, supporters, faculty and students joined in the festivities marking the 200th anniversary of America’s first public high school, The English High School of Boston. Alumni in attendance represented a dozen states and spanned eight decades.

     One speaker, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, reminisced about how EHS helped to shape his father’s work ethic, acclimation to America, and love of learning. Harry Kraft graduated in 1927. Kraft received the Alumni’s inaugural Legends & Legacies Award.

     Legendary World War II Tuskegee Airman Enoch ‘Woody’ Woodhouse II (age 95, Class of ’44) was honored with a Lifetime Service Alumni Award.  Gov. Charlie Baker recently promoted him to Brigadier General.

     For information about The English High School, visit https://englishhighalumni.org/ or contact Mike Thomas, President/CEO, 781-956-4774/ [email protected] .

     To donate to the EHSA campaign for scholarships and special programming, go to https://englishhighalumni.org/

               For a limited time, gifts are worth double as they are being matched by a generous alum.

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