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 Attention MDHS Alumni - We Need Your Help

From its early beginnings in the school year 1857- 1858, Markham District High School has had a long and illustrious history.  From Arts to Sports to Music to the Environment, MDHS has glorified its students and their accomplishments through the decades.  
Our students have most notably achieved consistent academic success through hard work, a commitment to learning, and their ability to apply the knowledge gleaned from their teachers and their classes to their future goals.
Our students are recognized throughout the post-secondary world as those who come prepared to persevere and set themselves out as unique in their chosen fields of study. 
We, their teachers at MDHS, have long recognized their efforts and have made MDHS Graduations an opportunity to celebrate their successes.  One of the most important ways we do this is to continue to uphold the MDHS Graduation Awards Traditions.
  We have 5 top awards which we treasure:
 §  The A. J. H. Eckhardt Trophy/The Clark Scholarship 
§  The G. W. Wilson Cup/The Latcham Scholarship
§  The Alumni Award 
§  The OSSTF Trophy & Scholarship 
§  The Duxbury Scholarship
The Alumni Award was funded by money donated from the 2004 and 2009 Reunion Committee --- but those funds had a set duration and have expired.  We continue to support the Award because it is so representative of our Alumni who attended those reunions.
The A. J. H. Eckhardt Trophy/The Clark Scholarship and the G. W. Wilson Cup/
Latcham Scholarship were established by pioneer families in early Markham and are very dear to us. 
As a result of current economic conditions --- read “low interest rates” --- the principal amount that remains in these funds does not generate enough money to adequately support these awards to the extent we would like.  Consequently, over the years, the dollar amount that we have been able to assign to these awards has dwindled significantly.  
The meager amount that we are able to give to our top students has become a source of disappointment for the MDHS Graduation Committee.  Despite our best efforts to fundraise with such things as 50/50 draws at Staff meetings, we continue to struggle every year to pull together monies to support these trophy awards.
It is, and always has been, a source of great pride to have your name engraved on these awards and we will not give up on them.  

We are appealing to all our MDHS Alumni to help us raise the money to refurbish these awards back to the standard that the Eckhardt, Wilson and Latcham families intended.    

Please consider a $25 donation to help us build an Alumni Fund so we can continue to recognize our dedicated students in their quest to fulfill their dreams.    
Payment is made online and only takes a minute to do. You may also generously donate any amount you like. Show your school spirit and help restore the Alumni Award the students deserve. We are grateful for your contribution!
Our payment Engine (School Cash Online) is used by the school primarily for Parents of Students to make payments (trips, school clothing, etc).  The Alumni Fund is accepting donations using the school's payment engine.  There are a few extra steps required in the process for you to make a donation.  We thank you for your patience with the processYour donation is a gift.

 Work-a-round Steps:

  1. Use direct link​
  2. Your donation is a gift. Pick gift amount and confirm fund Destination.  Please pick "Markham District HS".
  3. In message note field, type "Alumni Fund".
  4. Add to Cart.​
  5. Continue on and sign in or Register.  You must be registered to complete the transaction using Credit/Debit card and donate your gift.
  6. Registering is a 3 step process.  Once you have confirmed your registration through e-mail confirmation, login and proceed to your cart and checkout.

We are compiling an Alumni Database for future events such as reunions or significant school events that you may wish to attend.  Alumni Committee will correspond with you based on the information you provide.  Your contact info from the donation process will be added to the Alumni Database. 

If you prefer to make a donation by cheque, please send to MDHS c/o Alumni Fund 89 Church Street, Markham, Ontario L3P 2M3.
Remember to include your full mailing address and e-mail so that we may confirm your donation and send you a thank you note.
If there is an Alumni you think might be able to help, please share this page or send the link to the donation button.
 Note: Tax receipts will be issued.


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