Senn Front

Our Mission

  • Reunite the Sennites of multiple class years and make new Senn Friends Forever.
  • Bring old school spirit back to the students of today and keep it alive for the students of tomorrow.
  • Raise awareness that Senn High School is the best.
  • Maintain pride and preservation of Senn.
  • Ensure that Senn High School remains a vibrant landmark for the past, present and the future students.
  • Mentor and instill pride of today's students.

Our Story

In the beginning our founder Ron Kesselring had organized class reunions and with the help and suggestions from retired teachers Pam Young and Elston Elston it was strongly suggested for him to start an alumni association. Working together with Pam Young and former Principal Richard Norman, Ron had started the first of many alumni events to come and with so many Senn friends, the name of the alumni association clearly became Senn Friends Forever. After all, at each Senn Alumni Event we strongly encourage alums of multi class years to meet new friends, both younger and older and soon they will and  shall remain Senn Friends Forever

 

Not only is the Spirit of Dr. Nicholas Senn still alive, but "The Spirit of the Bulldog" lives on through each alumnus, and we are... "Senn Friends Forever".

Meet your Senn Friends Forever Alumni Committee

Our highly dedicated staff ensures the best out of each reunion & event that we host and that's our promise!

Whether if it's the Senn Senntennial, Reunions, Alumni Picnics, Sock Hop Dances, etc. we'll do whatever we can for you to enjoy yourselves and to get as many Senn Alumni & Faculty to attend any one event.

Alumni Coordinator Ron

Ron Kesselring

Class of 1982

Founder, Alumni Coordinator & Event Planner

Owner of the Original Mr. DJ 

Retired Local 134 I.B.E.W. Electrician

Editor & Director of "Broken Chair Productions"

former CEO of Political Nation

Proud father of 5 and a Proud grandfather of 4

"What I loved about Senn was the vast diversity of cultures. I loved that we were in the Guinness Book of records for having more nationalities under our roof than the United Nations did at that time. I strongly believe that experience alone helped make me into the loving man I am today for all. I loved the numerous friendships that I have built up and my closest friends from high school we are all still great friends today". 

"Senn is not just a school, we are all a family and that's why we are and shall remain Senn Friends Forever"

Neva Squires Rodriguez 2016

Neva Squires Rodriguez

Class of 1996

Secretary, Assistant Planner & Committee Member 

 

911 1st Responder Vernon Hills 

911 Tele-communicator, Author, Tutor for Reading Power

Previous columnist for Reflejos Bilingual Newspaper 
 
My favorite memory of Senn is when we were invited to participate in the World Cup Opening Ceremonies in June of 1994.  There is nothing I've experienced that has been more thrilling.  I can still remember walking out onto Soldier Field and hearing the cheers of the packed stadium around us, as we helped represent countries from all over the world.  Special guests included the President of the United States at that time Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Diana Ross, Jon Secada and many more.  This memory definitely taught me that there are opportunities for great things everywhere, life is what you make of it.
 
The best thing about our picnics is getting to meet and speak with alumni from all classes.   It is not just a chance to catch up with old classmates and eat great food, but also an opportunity to network and learn a bit of history about our school and the area.
Damaris Garcia 2016

Damaris Garcia

Class of 1981

Assistant Alumni Coordinator & Event Planner

Branch Office Administrator at Edward Jones 

Proud mother of 3 and Proud grandmother of 2

 

"Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your  life, you barely  remember what life was like without them".  "What I liked about Senn are the friends & the meaningful relationships that were formed there". 

Willie Harris

Willie Harris

Class of 1989

Assistant Planner, Security & Committee member

 

Owner of Owner of Twice Communications LLC. - Low voltage Contracting Company. 

Proud Father of 3 kids & a Proud Grandfather 3 grandchildren.

 

"The one thing I love about Senn is how throughout the decades the strong majority of the people still have some type of special bond and connected together even with our teachers. 
 
"I would love to see the committee interact a little more; because if we interact together more, it'll give us brighter ideas on how to do bigger and better events".

 

 

Aaron Reid

Aaron Reid

Class of 1998 & Faculty

Picnic/Special event Chief, Assistant Planner & Committee Member

Senn H.S. Alumni & Faculty Staff 2000-2013. Head For-Soph. Football. Varsity Asst. Coach. Varsity Athletic Head Coach. Boys/Girls Track & Cross Country. Wrestling. 
 
Coaching Achievements:
Various City champions in Wrestling varsity level
Blue North Wrestling Conference Champs
2x Girls Track IHSA 2A State Qualifiers
3x Boys 2A cross-country State qualify top finishers
Several city championships top award finishers in boys/girls track & field.
 
Owner and Operators of Aarons F.O.F. BBQ and Catering - Aaron's F.O.F BBQ & Catering 
BBQ Competition Team 2015-17 Forest Park Rib Fest Champion
Brenda Harris

Brenda Harris

Faculty

Treasurer & Retired Faculty Advisor

 

Retired Senn P.E. Athletic Director

Teacher and Dean of Students

Boys & Girls Gymnastics Coach

Senn Sennsations Director & Coach

Retired teacher Pam Young

Pamela Debra Young

Faculty

Assistant Treasurer & Retired Faculty Advisor

 

Retired P.E. teacher, Department Chair, Athletic Director,  NHS sponsor, Volleyball coach. 

CurrentlyElementary Athletic Coordinator Chicago Public Schools
"What I always liked about Senn is its diversity".
"I would like to see my old students come out to the alumni events join us at the alumni picnic".
Miguel Trujillo

Miguel Trujillo

Class of 1973

Committee Advisor

 

Retired Principal - Chicago Public Schools
Kilmer Elementry 
 
Retired Teacher - Chicago Public Schools
 
 
Alexandra Franco Class of 2007

Alexandra Franco

Class of 2007

Class of 2007 Ambassador

Works at the Circuit Court of Cook County.
Alexandra Franco, a 2016 graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, has been selected as a 2018 Equal Justice Works Fellow. Starting in September, Franco will be the director of the new Housing Opportunity Project for Equity (HOPE), hosted by Cabrini Green Legal Aid in Chicago, where she will represent families in danger of losing their housing vouchers.

Alumni Staff 2016-2017

Willie Harris - 89, Damaris Garcia - 81, Brenda Harris - T, Miguel Trujillo - 73Neva Rodriguez - 96, Ron Kesselring - 82, Rosemary Hudson - 85

2014 Staff

Niki Hammer - 99, Damaris Garcia - 81, Carl Toy - 83, Brenda Harris - retired faculty, Mike Otake - 83

Ron Kesselring and (not pictured - Miguel Trujillo)

Brenda Harris checks in the alumni and faculty at the 2014 Picnic.

2013 Senntennial Committee

Mert Silbar, Jan Stoner - 76, Carl Toy - 83, Pamela Bean - T, Damaris Garcia - 81, Beth Ryan - 79, Ron Kesselring - 82, Richard Prince, Niki Hammer - 99, Kathy Khoshaba - T, Helen Murtaugh - T

2012 Staff 
Carl Toy -83', Bobbi Reed -81', Mike Otake -83', Ron Kesselring - 82', Brenda Harris - Retired Teacher, Damaris Garcia - 81'

2011 Alumni "Back in the Day Sock Hop Staff"

Mike Otake -83', Damaris Garcia -81',  Ron Kesselring -82',  Bobbi Reed - 81', Martha Lukonits -76', Debbie Freeman -75', RosaMarie Coley -83' 


Additional Sock Hop Committee - 2011
Mike Ross - 81', Damaris Garcia -81', Mike Otake -83', Bobbi Reed -81', Debbie Freeman -75', Martha Lukonits -76' (in mirror)