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Kennett History

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Who is A. Crosby Kennett?

Few teachers or students are aware of the importance of this individual for whom our institution of higher learning was named. Are you?


A. Crosby Kennett was born in Madison on July 27, 1859, just prior to the outbreak of the Civil War. He was the son of William Kennett of Madison and Sarah E. Russell of Conway. He attended schools in Madison and New Hampton.

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Soaring Eagle Leaders

Between 1923 and 2023 a period of 100 years of Kennett High School’s existence, there have been thirteen different principals, eleven men, and two women.


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History Of Kennett Football

One of the first orders of business for the sports program at Kennett in the fall of 1923 was to organize a football team and to begin the interscholastic competition. Kennett’s first football team was coached by Mr. Ellis W. McKeen and his assistant was Mr. Eddie Rumazza who came from Rochester each afternoon to help.

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History of Girls Basketball

The first girl's basketball team for Kennett was made up of six players at a time consisting of three forwards, a center, and two guards. The players were restricted to two zones and players could not move from one zone to another.

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History of Baseball

Kennett's first baseball team had a very successful season. They won five out of their seven games with winnings against Bridgton Academy, Fryeburg Academy, and Brunswick High, and lost to Bridgton High and Rochester High.

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Roaming the Halls of Kennett 

On September 15, 1923, a dedication took place with 800 residents from Conway and surrounding towns. This ceremony was to present the keys to Kennett High School to William Carter, town treasurer. Mr. Carter in return presented the keys to Arthur Furber representing the school board and asked for the cooperation of the townspeople in managing this wonderful gift from A. Crosby Kennett.

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Who is Sam Fuller?

Samuel T. Fuller was a graduate of Kennett High School in the Class of 1931. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. John H. Fuller of North Conway, NH. Sam entered the Army as a private on June 29, 1941. In November of 1943, he went overseas with a motorized infantry division, as a first lieutenant. He received his Ed.M at the University of Vermont in 1941.

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History of Boys Basketball

The first Kennett boy's basketball team had seven players that played on a regular basis. These players were Bob Garland, John Chandler, Fred Kenison, Raymond Twombly, Charles Davidson, William Mahoney, and Chester Goulding. They compiled a record of thirteen wins and four losses in their first season of competition.

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Music in our Schools

Mr. Louis Fuchs, Mr. Otto Ninow, and Mrs. Jean Fickett all left a lasting impression on our musical selves.  Take a look and read about who these musicians were and how they made a difference.

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History of Skiing

The Kennett Ski Team of 1949 enjoyed a successful season. In the first competition of the year, the state meet held at Mt. Sunapee.  The Ski Team then went on to triumph over Holderness and achieved a tie with Laconia.

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