After a 1969 class reunion, several classmates began discussions about the need for an SVE Alumni Association. Within a matter of a few emails, Jackie (Smith) Pataki, Vickie (VanRiper) Kartychak, and Dan Bryan formed what would become a steering committee to accomplish this task. A “working group” was established to further build upon ideas to form an alumni association.
The first meeting of the working group was held on May 18, 2013 where the steps needed to successfully launch the SVE Alumni Association were outlined. As with most alumni organizations, a primary goal identified was to provide annual scholarship awards for SVE graduating seniors. A secondary goal was to have a yearly social event where alumni could assemble with their former classmates, renew old friendships and catch up on the years gone by.
The SVE Alumni Association logo was designed in 2014 by senior Trevor Canda-Sutfin when enrolled in the Digital Media Arts program at BOCES. After graduation, Trevor attended the Art Institute of Virginia Beach and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic and Web Design.