The television show LOST has been viewed by millions over the past few seasons but so far there have been no reports that there are any Sacred Heart graduates on the island. But we do have several alumni that we have “lost”. In recent newsletters we have produced lists of alumni classified as “LKA”, an acronym for Last Known Address. There has been good response to help identify some of those we have been missing. The LKA list is generated when mail is returned. The bulk rate we use dictates that the Post Office may return it (at a current cost of between 70 and 95 cents per piece!!!) if the address is not precise. By precise we mean that Streets, Ways, Drives etc. must be identified along with apartment numbers if required. Some of the return mail is easy to follow up on as it may be for the sibling of a neighbor or the child of someone who works down the street. But it is a time consuming effort when the list approaches 300 as it does now.
Of course recent graduates tend to move a lot as they settle into their careers and older alumni move to search out the sun, at least for the winters. Some on the list may have been missing for years and some may be deceased. But either way we’d like to get the records straight. Instead of creating portions of the list in the NEWS we have included a category on the sha.net website listing all current records the post office has deemed unacceptable.
We’d appreciate any input the list may generate from you. Please click on the link below to open a list with all the names of lost alumni as of March 21, 2013. You may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
Lost Alumni (Adobe PDF File)