October Alumni Spotlight!

Our Alumni Spotlight zeros in on the always smiling face of Dr. Chris Petterson, a 1963 LWHS graduate. Chris attended PBJC and UF graduating with a BS in Engineering. Following graduation he worked at Cape Kennedy on the Apollo 10 launch vehicle. Still wanting a challenge he attended the University of Maryland Dental School, graduating magna cum laude. For 35 years Chris practiced cosmetic and general dentistry in Jupiter. Over the years, he and his wife, MaryJo, took numerous Ducati motorcycle trips in the USA and Europe. Retired now, Chris says he still enjoys helping others and LWCHS has a special place in his heart. Chris and MaryJo have been very generous to the band program and LW Dollars for Scholars. Another impressive LWCHS Trojan!


Attention C/O 1965!!

Dear Classmates,

When we canceled our class reunion on April 25th because of the coronavirus and rescheduled it for 

November 7th we thought 7 months was going to be plenty of time for the virus to be under control and that things would go back to normal whatever the new normal turned out to be.  As we all know, that has not proven to be the case and no one is sure at this point when that will be.

We always look forward to seeing everyone at our reunions, it’s always fun to get together and see old friends and reminisce, but we also want everyone to feel comfortable and safe enough to come so at this time we have made arrangements with Poinciana to postpone our reunion again.  Since there is no way of knowing when it will come to a point where we can come together as a group safely we are not going to put a date on when the reunion will be other than to say that it will be sometime after the first of the year.  Hopefully by then the new year will bring better things.

Everyone take care and we hope that we can all get together for a good time soon.

Peggy (Pressgrove) Penzenik                                           Cathy (Birdsall) Block




The Centennial of Lake Worth Community High School

To celebrate the Centennial of Lake Worth Community High School, we will launch “A 5-year Countdown to 2022,” the 100th year of the school’s existence, with a brick sale: “$100 in honor of 100 Years.”  Proceeds will support the mission of LWHS Alumni Foundation to provide grants and scholarships for the general benefit of the school and its students.

Click here for more information.



We are pleased to announce that we are now on Facebook. Please “like” us at Lake Worth High School Alumni Foundation https://m.facebook.com/lakeworthhighschoolalumni

In addition, we will also be sending out periodic email blasts to notify you of LWHS Alumni Foundation and Lake Worth Community High School upcoming events. If we do not have your email address or if it has changed, please let us know.


  Donate to Lake Worth Dollars for Scholars on Amazon without any cost to you

How can you donate to Lake Worth Dollars for Scholars on Amazon without any cost to you? Believe it or not, you can.
When you are making purchases on Amazon, instead of going to Amazon, type in Smile.amazon.com.
When you are asked to choose a charity, type in Lake Worth Dollars for Scholars. Amazon will find Scholarship America Inc – Atlantis. Lake Worth Dollars for Scholars is under the umbrella of Scholarship America Inc.
Now that you have selected Lake Worth Dollars for Scholars as your charity – and as long as you enter the site with Smile.amazon.comAmazon will make a percentage contribution based on the amount of your purchase.
So start shopping and help Lake Worth Dollars for Scholars at the same time! Please share this information with your friends. Thank you for your support!



Randy Hall Memorial Fund

The Alumni Board of Directors lost not only a wonderful Treasurer and Board Member, but a loyal and terrific friend with the sudden passing of Randy Hall. A 1960 graduate of Lake Worth High School, Randy was an integral part of our Alumni Foundation, serving as Treasurer, and was a well respected and invaluable member of our Board.

The Lake Worth High School Alumni Foundation is setting up a Memorial Fund in Randy’s memory. If desired, please send any amount, tax deductible, to the address listed below and note Randy Hall Memorial Fund on your check. We certainly appreciate any donation.

LWHS Alumni Foundation,
Randy Hall Memorial Fund
1701 Lake Worth Rd., Lake Worth, FL 33460