AWHS Oral History Project
Every Archbishop Wood High School Alumni has a story to share and the AWHS Alumni Office wants to hear yours! However, with over 18,000 alumni, it would take many years to meet with each of you individually. That's why we've decided to embark on a new project called the "Oral History Project" to collect the stories of alumni like you in your own words. These stories will be preserved in a book that celebrates the impact Archbishop Wood High School has had on your lives and who you are today. Every year we don't capture and preserve these stories feels like another opportunity lost, so we're excited to get started!
- Did a special faculty or staff member have a profound impact on your life?
- Can you trace your career path back to a defining moment at your alma mater?
- Have connections you made on during your time here turned into lifelong friendships?
- Were you a student at Wood during a historical moment?
- Are you part of an Archbishop Wood H.S. legacy family?
- Did you find your high school sweetheart at Archbishop Wood High School?
Do I Have to Buy Something?
No. This project is being done at NO COST to the Archbishop Wood Alumni/Development Office. The project is completely funded by the alumni who choose to purchase the AWHS Oral History book that will be produced at the end of the project. Various book packages will be offered. PCI will also offer you the option to purchase other Archbishop Wood branded merchandise. You are welcome to purchase these items, but you are not required to do so to participate in the project or order the Archbishop Wood Oral History book. Again, we'd never be able to embark on a project like this without the support of our amazing alumni and the partnership with PCI. We sincerely thank every person that participates and chooses to purchase the book.
Soon you will be receiving email and postcard communications from the PCI team with instructions on how to participate. We'd like to invite you to share one of your stories with us and take part in this first of its kind project to honor the experiences and voices of our alumni. The PCI team will collect stories throughout 2022. After that, they will enter a post-production phase editing the data. We look forward to hearing from each and every one of you regarding your memories of Archbishop Wood High School.
What to Look For...
Pictured here is an example of a postcard you will receive in the mail and an example of how your story would appear in the finished book! The postcard is an official postcard from the Archbishop Wood Alumni & Development Office, distributed by our partner PCI. Once you receive the postcard, please follow the instructions to update your information and set up an interview time to share your memories as an Archbishop Wood Alum.