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Scholarship Information


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 $1,379,000 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 



Mr. George T. Davidson served as Kennett's esteemed leader for a decade, from 1947 to 1957. His legacy looms large in the memories of generations of KHS graduates. A Bowdoin College alum, affectionately known as "Dave," he wore many hats within the school community: teacher, guidance counselor, and principal.

Beyond his administrative roles, Davidson was deeply involved in shaping Kennett's athletic culture. For numerous years, he coached baseball, leaving such an indelible mark that the baseball field behind A. Crosby Kennett Middle School bears his name. Additionally, Davidson pursued his spiritual calling, becoming an 

ordained minister of the Congressional Church under Rev. Williams. His wife, Francis Raye, initially served as an English Teacher at KHS. The couple, blessed with two children, Rick and Raylene, were integral members of the valley community.

Their camp in Freedom, Camp Wakuta, served not only as a personal retreat but also as a cherished practice venue for many Kennett teams. Davidson's impact extended beyond his lifetime, immortalized in one of the most esteemed scholarships bearing his name, alongside the revered Kennett Cup.

Ellis W. McKeen

Mr. Ellis W. McKeen holds the distinction of being Kennett's longest-serving headmaster, dedicating twenty-four years to the school's welfare. Initially hired as a math and science instructor, Mr. McKeen's pivotal role expanded when Mr. Weeks fell ill, leading him to assume the position of School Headmaster from 1924 to 1947.

Hailing from Fryeburg, Maine, Mr. McKeen's educational journey began at Fryeburg Academy before continuing at the University of Maine. He imparted knowledge in Mathematics and Physics while also taking on coaching duties, including leading the Girl's basketball team for four years and helming the football team for two. Renowned for his administrative acumen, "Mac" endeared himself to generations of students, faculty, and community members alike.

A stern but fair leader, Mr. McKeen inspired countless individuals to pursue higher education, leaving an indelible mark of loyalty to both school and community. However, declining health led to his resignation in the summer of 1947. Despite his departure, his influence persisted as he continued teaching at Bartlett High School and contributed to the Conway School board.

In recognition of his enduring impact, Kennett's Football field at A. Crosby Kennett Middle School stands as the Ellis W. McKeen Memorial Field, a testament to the reverence with which he is held.

Virgina Small




Virginia (Fall) Small, a member of Kennett High School's Class of 1940, left an indelible mark on the school community.

Affectionately known as "Ginny," she was a cherished figure among students, admired for her dedication to instilling valuable business skills. Whether teaching typing, shorthand, or bookkeeping, Ginny's influence paved the way for many students to secure business jobs in later years.

Not content with merely teaching, Ginny was a champion of excellence. In the mid-1960s, she spearheaded the revival of the Kennett Honor Society, emphasizing the importance of academic achievement and character. Additionally, she played a pivotal role in rejuvenating the Kennett Alumni Association in 1974, fostering a sense of community among former students. 

In honor of her contributions, a room housing KHS memorabilia bears Ginny's name at the former high school, now Kennett Middle School. Remarkably, this room occupies the very classroom where she once taught, serving as a testament to her enduring legacy.

Beyond her professional and personal endeavors, Ginny devoted herself to guiding students through the Tri-Hi-Y organization, emphasizing the values of school spirit, community involvement, and friendship. Through her tireless dedication and unwavering commitment, Ginny Small left an indelible imprint on the Kennett community that continues to inspire generations

Karl Seidenstueker



Crush came to Kennett High School in the fall of 1938, assuming roles as a social studies and history teacher and assistant coach in football, basketball, and baseball. He eventually took the helm as head coach for football and basketball, marking the beginning of his extensive tenure coaching Kennett's teams.

During his twenty-one seasons as the head basketball coach, Seidenstuecker's leadership saw the Eagles triumph in 304 games against 178 losses, clinching five state championships between 1942 and 1961.

Coach Seidenstuecker's influence extended beyond New Hampshire, earning him recognition in both the NH Coaches Hall of Fame and the Kennett Eagles Sports Hall of Fame. Revered for his teams' skill, sportsmanship, discipline, and competitive spirit, Seidenstuecker's legacy resonated deeply with his players and the community.

Beyond his coaching achievements, "Crush" enriched the educational landscape as head of Kennett's Department of History, captivating generations of students with his dynamic teaching style. His involvement with the Junior Council of World Affairs further inspired students' interest in foreign policy, often through engaging in re-enactments of historical events.

Acknowledged as a legend and master teacher, Seidenstuecker's legacy was immortalized in December 1980 when the Kennett Alumni Association, with Conway School Board approval, named the school's newest gym at the now Kennett Middle School in his honor.

Jean Fickett




Mrs. Jean Fickett arrived at Kennett High School in 1960, initially reserved and reticent, but destined to become a towering figure in the realm of music education. Her influence extended not only to the high school but also encompassed the three elementary schools within the district. Many fondly recall her iconic entrance, zooming into the schoolyard in her VW, occasionally running late for her next class.

Students have vivid memories of Mrs. Fickett's earnest attempts to navigate vinyl records, often prompting them to cover their ears in anticipation of the correct song's elusive start. Under her tutelage, the Songsters Select Chorus garnered numerous state awards, while many of her students earned coveted positions in the All-State Chorus.

The General Chorus, boasting an impressive ensemble of 100 voices comprising both boys and girls, stood as a testament to her ability to inspire and lead.

Over the span of thirty-seven years, Mrs. Fickett's dedication to music education extended beyond the classroom. Operating a music shop from her home, she provided instruments to students who otherwise couldn't afford them, quietly ensuring that every aspiring musician had the opportunity to pursue their passion.

Mrs. Fickett's musical repertoire knew no bounds, encompassing classical, folk, Christian, patriotic, and even compositions of her own creation. As one of the founders of the Louis Fuch Memorial Concert, she played an integral role in celebrating and preserving the musical heritage of the community. Recently, her name was rightfully added to the program as a mark of honor, recognizing her enduring legacy.

In a heartfelt tribute to her extraordinary contributions, the decision to rename the "Middle School Chorus" as the "Jean Fickett Chorus" was met with unanimous approval. This symbolic gesture ensures that her name and influence will continue to resonate through generations of music enthusiasts, forever immortalizing her remarkable impact on the Kennett community.

Richard Hansen




Richard “Richie” Hansen moved to Conway, NH in June 1947 attending Conway Elementary and Kennett High. He was a member of the Year Book Committee, Dramatic Club, Mixed Chorus, and the Thespians. He graduated in 1957.  After graduating from college he spent 18 years with the Bartlett School District as a School Bus driver before retiring. Richie loved his job as a bus driver and the children and families loved him.  He proudly served on the Kennett Alumni Association Board for 50 years, with the last 20 years as President. He was devoted to the Alumni Association and served as a Grand Marshall at the A. Crosby Kennett School's 100th Anniversary. He also loved giving out scholarships every year at the school. Richie had an endless reserve of stories from his childhood in Conway, and his experiences at Kennett High School. He was a beacon of laughter and warmth, always ready with a hearty chuckle and a comforting embrace.

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