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Viking Association

Mission Statement:

To create, promote, and sustain a "Viking-connected" community of alumni and friends, this Association will foster a lasting and mutually beneficial relationship among alumni, friends, North Salem High School (NSHS), its students and staff, and the community to support the mission, goals, and traditions of NSHS. 

Viking Association

Board of Directors:


Steve Chambers '62, President

Homer Wood '59, Vice President

Larry Smith '54, Treasurer

David Rhoten, '52 Secretary

Herb Triplett '54, Asst. Treas.

Doug Bolton '58, Asst. Secr.

Dick Hornaday '53

Michael T. Smith (friend)

Ken Simila '58 

Kay Mattson '81

Vijitra Boonkoom '92 


Feel free to contact the following:


Steve Chambers:

Michael T. Smith:

Homer Wood:











The North Salem swim team has been nominated for the Clorox "Power a Brighter Future" grant! A win for North is a win for all high school programs in Salem. Winning is by popular vote, so vote and spread the word!

There are three ways to vote:

1. Click here to go to the nomination page and click the "Vote" button

2. Vote online via your cell phone (or iPad).

3. Vote by text/SMS. Text keyword "930pbf" to 95248.

You can vote once per day per mechanism. Bookmark the voting page! Set your phone alarm to remind you. Use Google calendar to send you daily reminders. Use any other way you can think of to vote every day.

Once you've voted, please help us spread the word! If you are a Facebook user, click here to share today's post and link to the voting page. If you tweet, click here to go to our Twitter page to follow us and retweet today's message. Or just forward this email to family and friends. Vote early. Vote often! Vote every day!


The swim boosters are launching a new program called "Adopt-a-Swimmer." This is an effort to fully fund pool rental for the high school swim teams through athletic fees. If every student paid the sports participation fee (required for all district sports), the biggest cost of swimming, pool rental, would be covered. Last year, 60 swimmers were not able to pay the fee. (15 of these swimmers were Vikings.)

Community members are invited to "adopt" a swimmer and pay their (tax-deductible) $150 athletic fee. Sixty swimmers from every school have volunteered to be adopted. These swimmers will send two letters to their adoptive "parents," introducing themselves and expressing their gratitude for the support of the program. More details are available at the swim booster website:

If you have questions,

Laurie Fry

Salem-Keizer Swim Boosters



And the North High bands have a unique fundraiser:


Click below for pdf info:


Color Festival of Trees 



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