Committees - Distinguished Alumni Award Committee News

The Committee hosted the 2nd Bensalem High School Distinguished Alumni Award Induction on September 29, 2018.  To learn more about the 2017 and 2018 Inductees, click here: List of Inductees

The 3rd Induction will be April 18, 2020.  More information will be available in mid-January on attending the event.

The Distinguished Alumni Award Committee will announce after April 18 when they will be 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.  The deadline for the next round of nominations will be made public later in 2020.  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

Cathy Bayani

Leonore Hope
Pat Hughes
Chuck Keiser
Jess Ody
MaryEllen Phillips