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LWHS Class of '53 Celebrates 60th Reunion
By Kathy Snyder Graves, Chairperson
What a lovely reunion and probably a grand ending to our high school reunions. We have been fortunate in the past to have held reunions celebrating our 15th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th, 55th, & lastly our 60th.
Our reunion kickoff was on Friday, Nov 8 with an informal gathering and buffet dinner hosted by Connie & David Egnor at their beautiful home in Cypress Lake in suburban LW. (Connie '76 is Kathy's daughter) Following a variety of appetizers, we were then treated to entrees of roast beef, salmon, and Bud's fried chicken along with vegetables and salads, followed by a selection of desserts.
On Saturday night, Nov 9 we held our formal banquet-style dinner at Atlantis Country Club featuring delicious entrees of prime rib of beef, broiled mahi mahi, or breast of chicken picatta, complete with Caesar salad, potato/veg and cake. Rev Howarth Lewis (Dede's husband) gave the invocation and Dennis Dorsey led the Pledge of Allegiance. Following the meal and some announcements by Kathy, classmates gave their own short testimonies.
Winnie had made beautiful patriotic center pieces which lucky winners were allowed to later take home. Winnie also had made the arrangements for Wilbur Thompson '68 to take our formal classmates' photo for purchase. Classmates upon checking in were given a copy of our booklets prepared by Kathy containing responses from classmates. Name tags with classmate's photo lifted from our year book were made by Gena Lee Ohman '85, Kathy's daughter, and had been distributed for Friday & Saturday-night events. Gary Graves '79, Kathy's son, took the informal photos attached of Friday & Saturday-night events.
On Sunday, Nov 10 Dennis & Doris Anderson ('54) Dorsey were our hosts at their beautiful home in Atlantis for a 10 a.m. array of breakfast items including many egg & meat casserole dishes, fruit, bagels w/cream cheese, orange juice, etc.
The following are classmates/guests who attended one or more of our reunion events:
Jamie and Sheila Robinson ('54) Addison, Jim '54 & Patti Bickel, Susie Blackledge James '52, Jo Ellen Britton Nichols & husband Nick, Larry Brockmiller, Dave (retired LWHS principal) & Kay Cantley, June Carlson Jakims ('55), Claire Cohen Orth w/ son Joe & Wendy Glick, Joan Curl McLinton & son Ray, Shirley Davison Luke & daughter Sherri Buss, Dennis & Doris Dorsey, Jo Ellis Chasse & husband Bob, Donna Harvey Musgrave, Claudia Hicks Bass, Thurman Lamb, Nancy McNamara Score, Dede Owens Lewis and husband Hap, Marilynn Painter Hatcher, Shirley Peake Hibbard and husband Skip ('52), Ernestine Pinkerton Ellswarth & niece Sandy, Neil Reyngoudt ('52) and wife Carol, Ted Rich and wife Kitty, Lorraine Sczmanski Cook, Kathy Snyder Graves and husband Gene, Marguerite Waggener Jones, Judy Williams Streets, Dottie Zeak Woods and husband Tom, Winnie Wise Nicoletti and son Tony.
(Richard Crowe and wife Charlie, Bunnie Podlash Anderson and sister Mimi '57, Carolyn Roach Snapp, Rae Ann Reynolds Robertson and friend Michelle, Donna Ozinga Brooks and husband Bobby ('54) were all expected but some bad weather for traveling and illnesses contributed to their not being able to attend at last minute)
To sum it up, we had a delightful three-day, three-event weekend of wonderful camaraderie and eating (yes, we did a lot of that). We appreciate all who attended, especially those who traveled from out of area to be with us.
Committee members are: Bunnie Podlash, Carolyn Roach, Claudia Hicks, Dede Owens, Donna Harvey, Doris Dorsey, Jo Ellis, Judy Williams, June Jakims, Peg Flora, Winnie Wise.
Please view photos by clicking below and always stay turned in to the school's website http://www.lwhsalumni.org/
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Class of '53 Number ONE in Attendance
by Kathy Snyder Graves
As you may know, the LWHS Alumni's president Phil Calcagno issued a challenge last May at the semi-annual breakfast/meeting--class with most attendees at the November meeting would be recognized and receive an individual gift.
We accepted that challenge and encouraged our reunion classmates to stay over if possible from our 60th reunion
weekend events to the 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 12 alumni breakfast/meeting. Although we had 18 committed classmates (plus their guests) only 12 actually ended up making it as things happened. With the approximately 200 in attendance, we still did it and each was recognized and presented with a LWHS hard-back history book written by Bill McGoun and printed in 2007. (still on sale for anyone wishing to purchase)
Photo below, seated left to right: Winnie Wise Nicoletti, Shirley Davison Luke, Peg Sobering Chapman, Claire Cohen Orth
Standing, left to right: Larry Brockmiller, Dennis Dorsey, James Addison, Lorraine Sczmanski Cook, Jo Ellis Chasse,
Dede Owens Lewis, Kathy Snyder Graves, Shirley Peake Hibbard
If you are not a current member of the LWHS Alumni Association and eligible to receive the very nice and informative, multi-pages, semi-annual (in color) Alumni News (Editor Doris Dorsey), please consider joining. Dues are $25 for a year or $200 for lifetime membership. Make checks payable to LWHS Alumni Foundation and mail to PO Box 1166 Lake Worth, Fl 33460. You will be supporting your alma mater and in turn the Dollars For Scholars Foundation. GO TROJANS!
Lake Worth Dollars for Scholars Foundation to award $75,000 in college scholarships
By Willie Howard - Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
The Lake Worth Dollars for Scholars Foundation will award a record $75,000 in college scholarship money May 8 to students at Lake Worth High School and other schools in Palm Beach County.
The scholarship program, administered by the Lake Worth High School Alumni Foundation, raises money through fundraisers and donations.
This year's scholarship money includes a $10,000 anonymous donation to the foundation and $25,000 donated by the high school using proceeds from the flea market held on weekends just west of the Lake Worth High School campus, said David Cantley, a former principal of the high school and a board member of the alumni foundation.
Sixty-nine students will receive scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 during a ceremony set for 7 p.m. May 8 in the Tommy Hansen Hall auditorium at Lake Worth High.
Most of the college scholarship recipients are Lake Worth High School seniors.
Five students who are pursuing careers in education will receive Barry Grunow Memorial scholarships, named for the late Lake Worth Middle School teacher.
The alumni foundation holds an annual golf tournament and special events such as spaghetti dinners and hogs roasts to raise money for the Dollars for Scholars scholarships. People have included Dollars for Scholars Foundation donations in their wills, Cantley said.
After this year's scholarships are awarded, the Lake Worth Dollars for Scholars Foundation will have awarded a total of $752,700 in college scholarship money, Cantley said.
For the complete list of scholarship recipients, please go to Dollars for Scholars web site - www.LWDFS.org.
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As your Alumni Foundation, we look forward to helping you in any way that we can. We can help you plan a reunion or get in touch with former classmates. We want to share your accomplishments and keep you informed about what others are doing. We want to keep you up to date with what is happening at LWCHS.
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