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Montgomery Alumni hear plans from foundation

By Staff | Jun 24, 2015

CAROL SHETLER/The Luminary Students receiving awards during the Alumni Banquet at Montgomery include (front left to right): Emily Winder, Ellen Hill, (rear) Austin Rupert, Matthew Miller, Andrew and Aaron Wise.

MONTGOMERY – Two hundred and seventy seven alumni and guests attended the 110th banquet hosted by the Montgomery Alumni Association on June 13, 2015 at the Clinton Township Fire Hall.

The group learned of the establishment of a Graduate Hall of Fame established by the newly formed Red Raider Foundation. Nomination forms are now available through the Alumni Association’s secretary Roberta Specht. Criteria for nominations includes making an outstanding contribution to society, having excelled in their careers, and providing exceptional support to the Montgomery Area School District and/or community.

The Alumni Association’s scholarships of $2,500 each went to Matthew Miller, Austin Rupert and Emily Winder.

Matthew, son of Teresa and David Miller will attend the Altoona campus of Penn State University for Civil Engineering.

Austin Rupert son of Michelle Rupert will be enrolled in finance at Shippensburg University; he will also be in the ROTC program of the National Guard.

CAROL SHETLER/The Luminary Montgomery Area High School Alumni Association secretary Poberta Pentz Specht, (left) recognizes those traveling the greatest distance to attend the 100th annual alumni banquet. From the 50 year class was (center) Linda Rennington Rhodes of Dublin, California, and the overall greatest distance was Robert McKee of Texas.

Emily Winder, daughter of Rebecca and Todd Winder plans a career in Bio medicine in the area of prosthetics for lost limbs at Georgia University.

The Edna Fox Memorial Scholarship of $750 each went to the Wise brothers, Aaron and Andrew, who both will attend Penn College for Construction.

The Margaret Stolz scholarship of $600 was awarded to Ellen Hill.

The 50 year alumni class had 37 members in attendance and coming the greatest distance was Linda Rennington Rhoades of Dublin, California. Also participating from the class of 1965 was Kenneth McClintock, who gave the evening’s invocation. The class added to the Golden Anniversary Scholarship Fund with a check presented by Whitlow Wertz in the amount of $2,500.

Traveling the farthest overall and from the class of 1975 was Robert McKee of Texas.

The eldest attending was Geneva Hoover of Loveland, Ohio, from the class of 1938.

Alumni historian Leona DeWalt reported there are 6,000 living alumni members and read the names she’s received over the past year of 47 deceased.