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Hale Ray Alumni Association Fundraiser: March 6th Friday Games at the High School Starting @5:00 p.m.. Teams Playing will be from the newly East Haddam Basketball Club. Proceeds benefit the HRAA Scholarship Fund.

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Nathan Hale-Ray Alumni Newsletter

Where School Spirit Lives On

Spring 2014

Take a Stroll Down Hale Ray Memory Lane!

Take a stroll down Hale Ray Memory Lane with a chance to have your very own pictures. Hailey Andrus is giving you a chance to take your picture and submit it to be part of a school collage that will help leave your mark

Welcome Home! We just completed our first year!

Carol Sipples Parker ‘62



Welcome to our first newsletter and once again, thank you for being a member of the Alumni Association.  We’ve only been in existence for a little over a year but we think we’ve already made an impact.  One of our goals is to keep alumni informed and provide a central location for sharing information. Remember to check the online sights www.halerayalumni.com and Past Students of Nathan Hale-Ray on Facebook for updates.


Our membership continues to grow. It covers multi generations. We have included an application form so you could share it with someone else.  Please spread the word. The more members we have the more we can accomplish.  Finances are appreciated but we are also looking for participating active members. We meet monthly at the High School. We’d love to have you attend and share ideas.


Past fund raisers have included a spaghetti dinner, a basketball jamboree (including a team from Unified Sports) and we’ve started the yearly “reunion picnic” to be held the 3rd Saturday in August. This will be our 3rd year. It’s good to come home!


Alumni Games - Soccer, Volleyball, & Basketball

 November 28th, 2014

This years Hale Ray Alumni Soccer game will be scheduled for 5:00 p.m. (Under the Lights) on Friday November 28th, 2014  at Tom Nevers Field at Hale Ray High School.


This years Hale Ray Alumni Volleyball game will also be scheduled on November 28th, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in the Hale Ray Middle School Gym.


The Alumni game will be open to all Male and Female Alumni Soccer & Volleyball Players.


Contact coaches Miner and Legg for furthur information or contact AD Marty Ryczek at martin.ryczek@easthaddamschools.org
December 29th, 2014
This years Hale Ray Alumni Basketball game will be scheduled for December 29th, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. The game will be scheduled to be played in the Nathan Hale Ray High School Gymnasium.
Contact the Hale Ray AD Marty Ryczek at martin.ryczek@easthaddamschools.org for furthur information.


Hale-Ray Electrathon Engineering Program-State Champs Again!


Dick Parker ’60 and  Bruce Freeman, Tech Education


Throughout the year, Hale-Ray High School students work as a team using design and fabrication skills to produce electric vehicles to be used in competition at Lime Rock Park. Each fall and spring they compete in the Connecticut Electrathon Engineering Challenge. The competition is sponsored by Central Connecticut State University and Lime Rock Raceway to promote engineering and alternative transportation energy sources. Students across New England design and build efficient, aerodynamic vehicles following strict safety criteria to

compete against each other. The objective is to drive a vehicle the farthest distance in one hour using a limited amount of energy (72 pounds of batteries).

 Following a year of intense design and fabrication, the students of the Engineering and Product Design classes make modifications to existing cars in addition to building new vehicles. Since 2001, Hale-Ray students have manufactured more than eleven vehicles and placed first more than 26 times. As the current year moves toward spring, students are working hard to complete two new vehicles, a carbon fiber composite car and the first ever leaning metal frame vehicle. From the CAD designs to race ready completion using CNC machinery to mill sprockets, components, and body shell molds usually takes 1 ½ - 2 years.


Community support for the program and annual funding from the Ray Board truly enables these students to be successful. As a result of this program, hundreds of students have gone into careers in manufacturing, design, engineering and automotive trades. The chance to work as a team member, communicate ideas, and apply individual skills to create such an exciting product is invaluable. Provide students the resources and opportunity and it is amazing what they will achieve.


Hale-Ray Athletics Review – Home of the Little Noises


Marty Ryczek ‘70

Fall Sports 2014


Boys Soccer – Finished 5-11 with Jake Linares 1st team all league as a Goalkeeper


Girls Soccer – Finished with a 1-13-2 record.


Girls Volleyball – Completed a 17-6 season, Placed 3rd in Shoreline Conference. Defeated Griswold, Oxford, and lost

eventual state Champion HK. Jordan Ziobron, SR, All-Shoreline and All-State.  The coach is Sue Miner, HR class of ’88.


Cross-Country - Dave Kraszewski returns for his second stint as coach. Girls were led by junior, Everest Peacock, who was All-Shoreline and All-State for the second year in a row. Boys were led by sophmore Tom Barlow who was All-State as well.


Alumni Association Awards First Scholarship – Recipient to Major in Mechanical Engineering


Roy Parker ‘80


The Nathan Hale-Ray Alumni Association was pleased to be able to award their first $500 scholarship to Alexandra (Ali) Schwenzfeir, class of 2013.  While a student at Hale-Ray, Ali was a very busy student, as she was a three sport athlete (soccer, basketball, softball), a member of the National Honor Society, Tri M Honor Society, and Future Farmers of America.  She also found time to volunteer at high Hopes Therapeutic Horse Back Riding, elementary school classrooms and East Haddam Little League.  Currently, Ali is completing her freshman year at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York.


The Alumni Association is very excited to announce that we will be able to expand our scholarship offerings.  Starting with the graduating class of 2014, the Nathan Hale-Ray Alumni Association will now distribute $500 scholarships to two graduating seniors.  We wish Ali and all graduates the best of luck!



Want an alumni hat or shirt? Email halerayalumni@gmail.com

Martin Ryczek,
May 30, 2014, 10:09 AM