Oberdorfer Minor gets head stone
Girls High Graduate, Class of 1910, Recognized with Grave Stone

By Samaria Bailey Tribune Correspondent (excerpted) The Philadelphia Tribune, March 30, 2015 Pauline Oberdorfer Minor, a 1910 graduate of Girls High and Founder of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, was finally celebrated with a well-attended memorial Saturday March 28th at Eden Cemetery in Collingdale, just outside of Southwest Philadelphia. Her whereabouts had remained … Read More

Girls High Alumna Ellen Goosenberg Kent
Girls High Alumna Is 2015 Oscar Winner!

Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 is a 2013 documentary film about the Veterans’ Crisis Line, directed by Girls High Alumnae, Ellen Goosenberg Kent. It received the Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) at the 87th Academy Awards. The film focuses on the employees who staff the United States Department of Veterans … Read More

Annie B. Andrews, commander, Navy Recruiting Command
Alumna, Rear Admiral Annie B. Andrews, Speaks at Savannah State University

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Rear Adm. Annie B. Andrews, commander, Navy Recruiting Command, delivered the commencement address to approximately 400 graduates at Savannah State University May 9. During her speech, Andrews identified the Navy’s core values and how they apply to Sailors and civilians. “There are three simple but powerful characteristics that make … Read More

Alumnae Association of GHS Proud African American heritage
Ready, Set, Go!

With Punxsutawney Phil’s promise that Spring is around the corner, the year is well underway and so are we. February is Black History Month, which carries significant historical resonance for many members. I’m enormously proud of the legacy of African American graduates of Girls High, a heritage too rich to be contained … Read More

Thank you for shopping at GHS

Donations directed to a specific cause are considered restricted funds, and are used solely for the purpose(s) to which they are directed. The Alumnae Association supports our alumnae and our alma mater and as such, the Association incurs operating costs. In order to help defray these costs, the Association will reserve 8% … Read More

175th Anniversary Tee
Welcome to AAPHSG

GHS CONNECT JOIN THE NETWORK ANNUAL APPEAL What’s Your Why? A Message from Our President Azeb Kinder, President of the Alumnae Association of the Philadelphia High School for Girls, offers reflections on this year’s Annual Appeal. What’s your ‘why’? GIVE TO SUSTAIN OUR LEGACY Join the Alumnae Network at GHS Connect GHS … Read More

How the AAPHSG Story begins
About Us

Founding Trailblazers of the Alumnae Association Twenty-five courageous, farsighted women signed our Charter. The objectives of the organization as given in the constitution are “the cultivation of social relations among the graduates, the promotion of the best interests of the school, and the furthering in every way of all efforts looking to … Read More

Our History

Our Story Begins on January 19, 1889 The Alumnae Association of the Girls’ High and Normal School was organized on January 19, 1889 and was incorporated three years later on June 10, 1892. It derived its name from that of the school, which, that year, was located at 17th and Spring Garden … Read More

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