The KHSAA main focus is to provide scholarships to graduating seniors and alumni. The first scholarship of $75 was given out in 1974. To date, your donations have allowed us to award over $1,349,000 to KHS seniors and alumni. Any contribution is most welcomed to continue these efforts! Please mail donations to KHS Alumni Association PO Box 2583 Conway, NH 03818
How to apply for an Alumni Scholarship
If you would like to apply for a Kennett High School Alumni Scholarship, please complete the form by clicking on the link below. All applications are due no later than April 30th for the current year. Scholarships will be awarded in June and a letter will be mailed to you if you are awarded the scholarship. Please note no scholarship will be awarded if you have a GPA less than a 2.5.
Scholarships in Memory of...
George T Davidson
Ask anyone who graduated from KHS in recent decades who epitomized the school, and they would undoubtedly say, George T. Davison.
A graduate of Bowdoin College, “Dave” was not only a teacher but a guidance counselor and principal. He was for many years a baseball coach and the field to the rear of the school is named for him.
Dave also becomes an ordained minister of the Congressional Church under Rev. Williams. His wife, Francis Raye, initially served as an English Teacher at KHS. They married and had two children known well in the valley - Rick and Raylene.
Their camp in Freedom, Camp Wakuta, served as a practice venue for many Kennett Teams.
One of the most honored scholarships is named for George T. Davidson and maybe the most revered of all along with the Kennett Club.
Mr. Ellis McKeen (Mac) was actually Kennett High’s second principal following Ernest Weeks who was forced to resign due to illness. He served Kennett High School from 1924-1948, finishing his last years at Bartlett High where he taught math.
“Mac” was much loved by decades of students. He motivated many and convinced scores to obtain a higher education. A strict disciplinarian, he instilled a sense of loyalty to the school and community. We salute, our very first institution in the persona of “Mac” McKeen.
Virginia (Fall) Small was a graduate of Kennett High, Class of 1940. "Ginny" was a much-beloved personality and many, many students found business jobs later due to the skills that she instilled, whether it be in typing, shorthand or bookkeeping.
Also demanding excellence, she reinvigorated the Kennett Honor Society in the mid-1960s and was responsible for the rejuvenation of the Kennett Alumni Association. A room holding KHS memorabilia is named for her at the former high school, now Kennett Middle School — and it is located in the very classroom where she taught. Ginny also was a longtime adviser to Tri-Hi-Y with emphasis on school, community and friendship.
No teacher was more associated with coaching and sports at Kennett High School than Karl Seidenstuecker. He coached both football and basketball and led Class M Kennett to several state championships, but he was also a superb American history teacher.
Karl “Crush” Seidenstueker came to Kennett back in 1939, he advised the Junior Council of World Affairs, where many became interested in foreign policy. Frequently, he would stand on his desk and re-enact battle scenes. He held all his students spellbound.
There was no firmer male disciplinarian at Kennett. He would not hesitate to run across the tabletops to get to a misbehaving student or hold them by the heels out the window!
Regardless, Karl Seidenstuecker was and is a legend. The gymnasium at the current Kennet Middle School is appropriately named for him.
Jean (Henning) Fickett came to Kennett High School in 1960, Originally very timid and shy, she grew into a gigantic force in music. She was responsible not only for high school activities but also the three elementary schools. Many remember her flying into the schoolyard in her VW, late for her next class. The Songsters Select Chorus won several state awards, and many made All-State Chorus due to her instruction. The General Chorus boasted 100 voices at one time, and boys did not face any stigmas in participating — they were a huge group.
Mrs. Fickett drove all personally to many local and state competitions. She introduced everyone to all types of music: classical, folk, Christian and patriotic, and even composed some songs herself.