BAHS Alumni Association
“1885 Club”


“The 1885 Club”

In 1998, the members of the Bangor Area High School Alumni Association began to search for a way to honor graduates who have distinguished themselves through public service, scholarship, and recognition in their chosen fields of work.  Discussions naturally led to creating a Hall of Fame for such individuals.  Concerned about possible confusion with the Athletic Hall of Fame, however, the committee began to seek ways to create a different type of recognition with its own unique distinction.  From this collaboration, "The 1885 Club" was born.  Named in honor of the first year in which a class of students graduated from Bangor High School, this exclusive club honors distinguished alumni and holds these individuals as outstanding examples for others to follow.  Through the creation of “The 1885 Club" the Alumni Association underscores and upholds the fact that graduates from Bangor Area High School have been making tremendous contributions to mankind for more than 125 years.  More information about this award can be found here.  To nominate someone for this award please click here for a printable form.

Distinguished Educators

"The 1885 Club" reserves a special category for educators and administrators who have served the Bangor Area School District over its long history.  To nominate someone for this award, please click here for a printable form.


The “1885 Club” 2017

Pictures from Annual Hall of Fame Banquet






Melissa Martinez, Charlotte Andrews (accepting for Dr. Raymond Andrews), and Robert Christie.

Missing from the picture:  Robert Overfield and Palmer Orlandi, Jr.

See more photos here.