Distinguished Alumni Award Committee News


    The Committee is excited to be working on the  2nd Bensalem High School Distinguished Alumni Award Induction - set for September 29, 2018.  There will be guided tours of the newly renovated high school, followed by a luncheon in the BHS Cafeteria and the Awards Ceremony following.  Tickets to attend the luncheon will be available soon!  To see the list of 2018 Inductees, click here: List of Inductees



    The Distinguished Alumni Award Committee is now accepting nominations for the next class of honorees. If you know a BHS alum who has distinguished his/herself in one of the following fields, please consider submitting a nomination:


    • Business and Professional  
    • Science and Medicine 
    • Humanities and the Arts 
    • Humanitarian and Military or Governmental Service

    Nominations must be submitted to the district office by December 1. The selection committee will meet to review all nominations. The award committee will select each year's nominees and check references of all nominees. Letters of nomination and resume forms will be sent to each of the nominees. The selection committee: makes the final decision, may "bank" nominees for future consideration, will choose inductees by a majority vote, and reserves the right to rescind an award at any future time.

    Nominations should be mailed to:

    Attention: Distinguished Alumni Award
    Bensalem Township School District
    3000 Donallen Drive Bensalem, PA 19020-1829


    Or emailed to:

    To qualify, nominees must have attended BHS for at least 2 years and have graduated at least 10 years ago.

    Distinguished Alumni Award committee is on Crowdrise!

    The distinguished alumni award committee has an on-line crowdfunding page, so people interested in helping can easily donate to the efforts. For more information, visit the Crowdrise fundraising page.

    About the Committee

    Chaired by Rosemary Boccella, this committee is working to honor BHS alumni who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to their field of work or study, or service to their communities and to society as a whole. This Distinguished Alumni Award provides outstanding role models for the students and community of Bensalem Township.

    Rosemary Boccella, Chairperson
    Mark Banchi
    Susan Cantwell
    Michael Craig
    William Ferrara
    Leonore Hope
    Pat Hughes
    Chuck Keiser
    Jess Ody
    Maryellen Phillips
    Anna Marie Sneeringer