The past year for the Alumni Association has been busy as well as rewarding. Last fall, we did a Postcard Campaign in which we ask each of you to consider donating $5 so that we could increase not only the number but also the amount of each scholarship we give to graduating seniors. We were pleasantly surprised to receive an average of $76.54 from 85 members. In March, we had a pancake breakfast from which roughly $2650 was raised for scholarships. Thanks to the generosity of our members, we were able to present six scholarships at the Awards Ceremony. During the past 26 years, the EAA has been involved with 72 scholarships totaling $41,000 with 38 of these coming directly from the EAA. In addition, 22 were provided by individuals, 4 by families in memory of a loved one and 8 from the Edgewood Reunion Committee.
For graduation we provided an open house for the speakers and their families. During the summer, we assisted with the Legacy of Lights fundraising efforts so that the new lights at the football field could be installed.
This fall we inducted four new members into the Hall of Fame. Included this year were Wes Lowzinsky, Martha Gillespie, Bill Dunne and Joni Kabana. A total of 57 individuals have been inducted into Hall of Fame – 6 posthumously. All of these individuals have left their mark on our world.
We are very proud of the work done. Our only disappointment is that so few join the Alumni Association. With more members some of which could be active volunteers, we could plan even more events. As such, we have made a concerted effort to visit class reunions to explain the activities and purpose of the Alumni Association.
The newsletter sent to members this year represents the 26th such publication and as always Bev Ekensten and Dorothy Cunningham have done a superb job. If you have information regarding an Edgewood graduate or staff member appropriate for the next newsletter, please email Bev at email@example.com.
Art Buser, '62 - President