CHS Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion holds din­ner, awards schol­ar­ships

Record Observer - - Front Page - By DAN TABLER

CENTREVILLE — Some 19 schol­ar­ship awards were handed out at the an­nual din­ner of the Centreville High School Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion held May 7 in the cafe­te­ria of Queen Anne’s County High School.

One of the largest crowds in years at­tended the event, wel­comed by Alumni Vice Pres­i­dent Bill Sharp, Class of ‘61, with the in­vo­ca­tion given by the Rev. Howard J. Em­bert, Class of ‘61.

As­so­ci­a­tion Pres­i­dent Eu­gene N. Higgs, Class of ‘61, in­tro­duced guests and called on Su­per­in­ten­dent of Schools Dr. Carol Wil­liamson for re­marks. Wil­liamson said how pleased she was to be on hand and said, “Do you re­al­ize I have been here all nine years serv­ing as your su­per­in­ten­dent?” She noted also that it won­der­ful the as­so­ci­a­tion can keep “those school mem­o­ries alive.”

Each year, 10-year class re­unions are rec­og­nized and class rep­re­sen­ta­tives from 1946, 1956 and 1966 spoke. The Class of ‘66 was the final group to grad­u­ate from CHS be­fore the new high school was built. Re­call­ing the Class of ‘46 was June Baker Col­lier, while Dell Sa­muel Foxx spoke for the Class of ‘56, and Carl Grayson Roe spoke for his Class of ‘66.

A high­light of the pro­gram was the pre­sen­ta­tion of the CHS Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion Hon­oree of the Year, which was awarded to Jean Dukes Hay­maker, Class of ‘51, a long­time mem­ber of the as­so­ci­a­tion and its schol­ar­ship com­mit­tee chair­per­son for many years.

Be­sides be­ing a grad­u­ate of CHS, she also grad­u­ated from Goldey-Bea­com Col­lege and for 33 years was an ad­min­is­tra­tive as­sis­tant for the Queen Anne’s County Ex­ten­sion Of­fice. Ac­tive in vol­un­teer­ing, she is a mem­ber of the Ju­nior Women’s Club, sec­re­tary-trea­surer of the Queen Anne’s County Fair for 25 years, and trea­surer of the Queen Anne’s County Soil Con­ser­va­tion Fund.

Top­ping the schol­ar­ship awards part of the pro­gram were three made pos­si­ble by a gen­er­ous en­dow­ment given by the late Dr. El­iz­a­beth P. Ha­gen, Class of ‘32, some years ago. De­laney Leigh Ross, 2016 grad­u­ate of QACHS, re­ceived the $5,000 CHS Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion Me­mo­rial Schol­ar­ship; Erin W. Wal­bert, 2014 grad­u­ate of QACHS, now at­tend­ing Sal­is­bury Univer­sity, the $3,000 “Light To­mor­row With To­day” schol­ar­ship; and Grayson S. Mid­dle­ton, 2016 grad­u­ate of QACHS, ac­cepted at Univer­sity of Mary­land, a $1,00 El­iz­a­beth P. Ha­gen Class of 1932 schol­ar­ship.

More ap­plause came from the au­di­ence for the fol­low­ing schol­ar­ship win­ners:

• $5,000 award from Class of ‘66 to Kather­ine B. Bald­win, 2015 grad­u­ate of Up­per Ar­ling­ton High, who lives in Colum­bus, Ohio. She was not present.

• $1,000 award from Class of ‘61 to Am­ber M. Wil­liams, 2016 grad­u­ate of QACHS.

• $1,000 award from Class of ‘65 to Emily C. Mosley, 2015 grad­u­ate of Eas­ton High School.

The re­main­ing $1,000 schol­ar­ships came from the CHS Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion and went to: Samantha A. Camp­bell, Ly­dia E. Chanaud, Lawrence E. Chanaud, Madi­son L. Green, Peter A. Heck, Tyler C. Schmidt and Zachary H. Schmidt, all 2016 grad­u­ates of Queen Anne’s County High; and Molly R. Davis and Re­bekah A. Sinner, both 2016 grad­u­ates of Kent County High School; Mor­gan L. Kear­ney, cur­rently a stu­dent at West Vir­ginia Univer­sity; Kris­ten E. Moore, a 2016 grad­u­ate of Smyrna High School; and Phillip D. Whitby, a 2016 grad­u­ate of North Caro­line High School.

One of the re­quire­ments for award­ing the schol­ar­ships by CHS Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion is that the stu­dent has to be a de­scen­dant of a CHS grad­u­ate.

PHOTO BY DAN TABLER

Schol­ar­ship win­ners at the Centreville High School Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion an­nual din­ner were, from left, front row: Ly­dia E. Chanaud, Erin M. Wal­bert, Kris­ten E. Moore, Re­bekah A. Skin­ner, Madi­son L. Green, Am­ber M. Wil­liams, Emily C. Mosley; back row: Samantha A. Camp­bell, Mor­gan L. Kear­ney, Phillip D. Whitby, Molly R. Davis, De­laney Leigh Ross, Lillian S. Ruth, Grayson S. Mid­dle­ton, Tyler C. Schmidt and Zachary H. Schmidt.

PHOTO BY DAN TABLER

William Hodg­son, Class of ‘66, presents the Centreville High School Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion Hon­oree of the Year award to Jean Dukes Hay­maker, Class of ‘51.

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