High School Reunion Website
Sweet Keren High
3rd Keren High School was the best reunion we ever had but wait for the next one. The 4th reunion is going to be even bigger and better.
Mr. Hugh's Reflection of KHS 3rd Reunion (7/13/12)
In my entire life I have never been affirmed and appreciated as much as you good Keren people were to Marty and me. I have been just overwhelmed with a joyful feeling of goodwill between you native born Eritreans and me, an adopted Eritrean. Read More
3rd Reunion, Chairman's Speech
Honored Guests, Dear brothers and sisters, precious sons and daughters, I am extremely happy to stand her in front of you and go back 40 years to remember my years at Keren High School. Hello DEKI KEREN TSA’EDA. You are from a place of love, friendship, tolerance, and peaceful coexistence. You are the envy of the world. Before I go deeper in my speech, allow me to present to you the preparatory committee for the historic 3rd Keren High School. Read More...
It was the BEST
Just came back from the most exciting event. We have a wonderful time and enjoyed every bit of it. I will comment more later on, but I am glad to have met old friends from different corners of the world. I also got the opportunity to put a face on the names of some my favorite KLR contributes. Let me share this picture that I took with two great met of Keren; Ustaz Mahmud Kanoni and Mr Hugh. I also had the extra luxury of meeting up with my childhood friend Ahmed Kanoni.
3rd Reunion Program
June 22, 2012
Our reunion's preparatory committee has finished all it needed to do to host the best reunion ever. The event is starting on Friday morning, July 6, 2012. Our first focus is going to be on youth and parent relationships, and challenges of youth in the Diaspora. We, the fathers, have a lot to learn from our youths as well as the youths have a lot to learn from us. As first generation immigrants, we went through many hurdles to fit in foreign land, new language, and new culture to make ends meet, and raise our children. Our kids struggled to find their identity, and were torn by two cultures; their parents' culture, and their adapted country’s culture. All this will be spiced with Keren style jokes to entertain everyone. Read More ...
We are Forging a Venue of Friendship
The Keren High reunion preparatory committee has fine tuning a memorable gathering. This dedicated group of Keren high alumni has put their hearts and souls, to forge a venue of friendship. As result of that, a true bond among former Keren High students, teachers, and friends has been built. People descended fromall over the world.The last two reunions were great and I feel confident this one will be superb. When people with specific bonds show up and appreciate each other’scompany that is theultimate reward. The optimism and good will of all participants will carry the day. See you all there. By WoldeselassieTesfai Omer
Who are our honored guests?
All Kerenites are invited to attend our July 6 to 8 third reunion. Our program is filled with a lot of entertainment. To name some, it will include conference about youth education, parents and youth relationships, youth opportunities, challenges, and experiences. Other events planned are our medical and economical issues and ways to tackle them. All these activities are spiced with different entertainment like jokes, poems, and trivia questions. The program is mostly geared towards laughter and having fun. Come meet your childhood friends and enjoy!!!
By Joanne Richards (Former Keren High School Peace Corps)
I joined the Peace Corps in 1966 at the ripe old age of 21, just after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Our three-month training program, which took place in Cambridge, MA, introduced us to the language and customs of our host country, Ethiopia (now Eritrea), and reacquainted us with the history and political science of the U.S. As we prepared for life in a very foreign land, we became a close-knit group. I was posted to Keren (the northernmost of all the towns where volunteers served), but my friends were distributed all over Ethiopia. READ MORE
Welcome to the
High School Reunion website www.Sweetkeren.net
is fostering a spirit of networking where former Keren students could
reflect on their childhood. We
would like to receive your emails and comments.
If you have old pictures, please send them to us, and we will post them. If
you have memories of Keren High School that you want to write about,
please do so. We all know that we missed one-another, and by sharing
memories, we will be able to stay close and energized.
The Excitement is Intensifying!
The Anticipation is Growing!
And make their reservation ahead of time.
Keren High school 2010 reunion attracted more than 500
alumni, their families, and friends on July 02, to July 04, 2010. This is
the 2nd successful re-union after the last one hosted in
Ustaz Mahmud was my favorite principal.
Articles from 'Outlook
Student Newsletter' Published in Late 1960th and Early 1970th.
Compiled by Yohannes Ferdinando Drar,
To all former students of Keren high school (Then called Atzie Dawit
Secondary), especially graduates of the 60s and 70s, the school had a
magazine run by the students. To preserve the memory of our former
students, I am trying to collect copies so that people can remember their
classmates and friends. Read
Suzane & Noah
In behalf of the KHS Preparatory Committee Allow me to say
Speech Delivered by the
Chairman of the Preparatory Committee
Thank you all for coming to this historic Second Keren High School Reunion. Thank you honorable guests! Let’s give them a round of applause. Thank you spouses and children for sharing this great day with us; we wouldn’t have done it without you and your support. Please help me in giving them a round of applause. Special thanks go to our youth who volunteered to be part of all the discussion of this reunion. Read More...
Memories of Keren
By: Raj Rajan and Indira
We were the first
teachers to come to Keren from
4th Reunion's Countdown!!!
The countdown for Keren High Schools reunion has started!!! It is less that 6 months away and we can’t wait for this great day of brotherhood and sisterhood to happen. Come as one, or come as a group, we are really looking forward for your company. Bring your kids, young and old; we will have programs to make them have a great time. Los Angeles is the home of Hollywood, Disneyland, and Sea World. There are many place to go, and many things to do in this beautiful metropolitan city. Don’t miss out! The more we come the better time we could have. So, let’s reserve our hotels and buy our air-tickets. We will give you more detailed information soon. Stay tuned.
Sports History in Keren: Football (Part I)By Dr. Salah Jimi
Like elsewhere in Eritrea and perhaps in the world, sport activities in Keren primarily conducted at two levels- the town's league and as part of the educational system. There were also strong football competitions at suburbs' (Hillet) level. In this first part, the focus is on the town's football league. The second part will shed light on various sport activities at Keren High School and other schools in the town, encompassing football, Basketball, Volleyball and different types of athletics. The purpose of documenting sport history in Keren is to give it its right place in the Eritrean history. The period of interest in this and the follow-up article is 1970 to 1990.
The people of keren are sport-loving in general but have had great affection for football in particular. The town was endowed with talented footballers like Yohannes Weldezion (Joker) and Ismael Mahmoud who were key players of Asmara/Hamassien team; Aragay G/Ezgabeher, another highly-skilled footballer from Keren played for Emba-soira, the rival team to Asmara team in the 1960s and 1970s. Moreover, Tesfalem G/Meskel, a highly-gifted footballer from Keren represented Ethiopia at the national level to play in the Africa Cup of Nations in Khartoum. A brief history of sport in Keren, narrated by one of the talented footballers of the early 1970s, Tesfagabir Mesgina, spanning over the period late 1960s to early 1970s can be accessed here: www.sweetkeren.net
Also, in early 1980s, one can recall young generation of talented footballers like Desta Embaye, Hashem Ibrahim, Toshome...., Awate Idris, Efrem Kidane, Abdulaziz Idris, Tejar G/Selassie, Idris ...., Kibreab Abraha, Mohmed-Idris Abe, etc. And in the late 1980s, numerous star footballers like Nasir Abdu, Gabsha....,Khalid Ali Idris Nour, Desse...., Hassan Omer Ali Karrar, Yemane Bashay, Yassin Jimi, Menassie Kidane, Abdulahi Musa Hajj, (Tesfalidet & Temesgen Abraha), Mohamed-Saeed, etc. entertained dwellers of Keren. The names of the 1970s and 1980s tell an interesting story- a rich cultural diversity existed back then that has sadly enough been absent in our recent history, including at the 'national' level. It is in this context this article is written- to shed light on the multi-cultural aspect of sport/football history in Keren, and how sport was a unifying factor of the diverse social groups in the town.
of the 3rd High School Reunion
My City My life (Keren)
By Awet Aregay
My beloved City Keren,
by Mr. Gallaghar (Peace
Corps) at 2nd
I got myself into this mess by
joining the the Peace Corps. I was 21, and had graduated from
Can You Remember Your Former
Peace Corps Teachers?
Here is a list of former Peace
Corps teachers who served in
Pictures by Mr. Terry O’Herron
These historic photos were taken by Terry O’Herron,
a Peace Corps, who taught in
By Hassen Fereg
A boat docked in a tiny Eritrean fishing village. A tourist complimented the local fishermen on the quality of their fish and enquired on how long it took to make the catch.
“Not very long.” they answered in unison.
“Why didn’t you stay out
longer and catch more?” asked the tourist?
ByDr. Fickak Habtes, Dr.PA,
Hard work pays off:
After two years of
preparation through conference calls and brain storming the board of
directors for Keren Secondary School Reunion (KSSR) efforts and planning
put to test. The hard work to cultivate the best ways and means to bring
back old memories, rejuvenate fading friendship and reconnect old
classmates’ reunion arrived. Read