Community

Military Alumni

Earlier this year Mr. Matlosz and the AP US Government & Politics class completed a foundation with a website for the West Milford High School Military Alumni Project.  This project honors the service of West Milford Military alumni and is being placed on our district website this weekend as we remember the service of so many on our behalf, particularly those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Project background:

The class began the project during the winter months of the school year with the intention to compile the military alumni list from the HS graduation years: 2000-2012; Students interviewed, e-mailed, and wrote articles for the local and school newspapers to gather and garner support for the project. We were amazed that individuals dating back to the 1970s responded and thus, the class went beyond the 2000-2012 range. As more and more former students submitted their information, the class decided to research photographs from our collection of older yearbooks and use the graduation photos alongside the former students' military photo (if the former student wanted their photo on the site, of course). Mr. Matlosz has reflected, “As an educator, I found myself wrapped around something so precious to this community - their children's service to West Milford Twp and ultimately the country as a whole and we were all inspired to complete this project.” 

Many thanks to the AP US Government & Politics class for undertaking this important project and  community service.  If additional individuals wish to submit their information for inclusion on this website, please email gmatlosz@aol.com .