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85th Anniversary Celebration

Amherst Central High School has the unique privilege of having one of the most active and enthusiastic alumni of any public high school in the Western New York area. Every five years, alumni come from all over the United States and other countries to celebrate their fondness for  Amherst and reconnect with classmates and friends. Our 85th Anniversary and All-Class Reunion has something for everyone.





14th Annual Alumni Golf Classic
Glen Oaks Golf Course
711 Smith Road, E. Amherst, NY 14051

Registration: 10 am
Lunch: 11 am
Golf Range: 11 am-12 noon
Shotgun Start: 12 noon (sharp)
4-6 pm: Cocktails, dinner, awards, raffles & live auction

Fee: $135
Dinner Only: $35
(Early bird price of $125 for golf if received by 05/31/2015)


Tours of the High School
11 am - 2 pm (no charge)

One of the most popular and well-attended events of all-class reunion — current ACHS students and others will be available for questions and directions. We hope to have a good turnout of current and retired teachers as well.  Meet us at the flagpole.

Choral Reading in Theodore Masterson Auditorium
12 noon - 3 pm
No charge for public | Participants must register 
($35 fee—Includes Catered Snack—Music is Borrowed)

Hundreds of alumni will gather to sight read through about 50 sacred and secular pieces, including music from past operettas performed at Amherst.  There has been one constant on the Alumni directors team since our inception. Walter Reitz has graced us with his skills at every event and at 93, he is raring to go for our 2015 event.  To join the group or for more information, contact John Roberts ‘64 at jdr11roberts@gmail.com or (248) 910-8756. Or register at achs50threunion.com. 

Friday is open for individual classes and friends to meet up. Brunners or Loughrans anyone?


Groundbreaking for Veterans Ridge
9:00 am in front of high school

The official groundbreaking ceremony for a permanent veterans memorial on the grounds of the high school. 

Downtown Buffalo Tour
10 am - 2 pm ($40 fee—Includes Lunch)



This is something you will not want to miss! Space is limited so please sign up asap. (Cap is 73 people.)

Greg Lodinsky, Preservation Buffalo Niagara board member and master docent, will be guiding us on a bus tour of downtown Buffalo.  If you have not been back to Buffalo in the last few years you will be amazed at all the changes. Some of the highlights and stops tentatively scheduled are Harbor Place, Canalside, Larkinville, Riverbend, Medical Campus, Silo City, the Lighthouse among others - time permitting.  We will be getting off the bus at some of these stops.  There will also be a box lunch included at one of the above mentioned places (weather permitting).  

The bus will leave and return from the front U. Please arrive 15 minutes before the 10 am departure time so we can check everyone in and board the bus.

85th Anniversary and All-Class Reunion Cocktail Party
Daemen College Wick Center
4380 Main Street, Amherst, NY 14226
7 pm - 10 pm—$35 per person/cash bar

Join us for a casual cocktail party at Daemen College’s Wick Center as we celebrate 85 years of Amherst Central High School. Plenty of free parking available.

(7-8 pm, Hot & Cold Appetizer Stations—8-9 pm, Food Stations...Salad, Pasta, Beef on Weck—9-10 pm, Gourmet Coffee Station and Desserts)

85th Anniversary Celebration Sponsors - Thank You!

Honor Society Sponsors

Varsity Sponsors

Thomas Brown '66

Tom Hazelet '81

Stephen Nicholson

Benjamin Oppenheimer '96

Elain Ramesh (Alessi) '80

Junior Varsity Sponsors

Virginia Coon '60

Sue Fretz '73

Joe Podgorski - Ret. Principal

Robert Schiller '77


Alumni Sponsors: Terri Brennan Campbell '73, 

Stephen Epstein '56, Patricia Hoffman '65

Katherine Goetzmann '52, Gail Park '70, and Marilyn Rohl '70

Patron Sponsors: Jim Antes, Don Croll' '65, Edward Henderson '68, Stephen Igelhart '59

and Margert Linkowski '66