CHS Alumni award schol­ar­ships

Record Observer - - Front Page - By DAN TABLER Con­tribut­ing Writer

CEN­TRE­VILLE — Seven col­lege schol­ar­ships were pre­sented to high school se­niors at the an­nual Cen­tre­ville High School Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion din­ner held at Queen Anne’s County High School on May 13.

This reunion event has been go­ing on for many years and has been en­hanced with two larger schol­ar­ship awards from the es­tate of the late Dr. El­iz­a­beth P. Hagen, a for­mer CHS grad­u­ate.

An­other high­light of the evening pro­gram was the nam­ing of Tom Fleming, Class of ‘51, as the CHS Hon­oree of 2017.

Fleming served two fouryear terms as pres­i­dent of the CHS Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion and is cur­rently chair­man of the Hagen Schol­ar­ship Fund. He got his Bach­e­lor of Art de­gree from the Univer­sity of Mary­land in 1956, and mar­ried Vir­ginia Lee Ewing, also from the Class of ‘51. They moved to Scars­dale, NY, and founded an in­ter­na­tional telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions con­sult­ing firm, and raised a fam­ily of five daugh­ters and three sons. They re­turned to the Eastern Shore and both have be­come ac­tive in com­mu­nity groups.

The pro­gram was also high­lighted by the recog­ni­tion of 10-year and fiveyear reunion classes. Rev. Charles E. Cov­ing­ton Sr. talked of the 10-year reunion class of 1947, and Richard G. Skinner spoke for the class of 1957. Recog­ni­tion of the five-year reunion classes of 1932, 1942, 1952 and 1962 was given by CHS Alumni pres­i­dent Eu­gene Higgs, Class of ‘66, which was the fi­nal class in the for­mer high school.

Ap­plause greeted each of the schol­ar­ship win­ners called to the head ta­ble. The $5,900 El­iz­a­beth P. Hagen CHS Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion Memo­rial schol­ar­ship went to Josephine An­gela Wan­ner, a mem­ber of the Class of 2017 at Gun­ston School. The $4,000 El­iz­a­beth P. Hagen “Light To­mor­row With To­day” Schol­ar­ship went to Ster­line Wind­ham, a mem­ber of the Class of 2017 at the Charleston School of the Arts.

The $1,000 schol­ar­ships pro­vided by the CHS Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion mem­bers were pre­sented to Kathryn A. Carter, Class of 2017, North Caro­line High School; Sa­man­tha E. David­son, Class of 2017, Eas­ton High School; Kelsey J. Graef, Chase R. Klep­per and Trent W. Riggs, all mem­bers of the Class of 2017, Queen Anne’s County High School.

Bar­bara Ben­ton Sharp, Class of ‘61, read off the list of those CHS Alumni mem­bers who had died in the past year, in­clud­ing two for­mer teach­ers, Cather­ine C. Cherry and Eleanor E. Ry­man.

A lengthy his­tory of the CHS, which was open from 1901 to 1966, was pre­pared by Patsy Dadds Mock, Class of ‘61, who is sec­re­tary of the as­so­ci­a­tion.

Other of­fi­cers of the CHS Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion are Bill Sharp, Class of ‘61, vice pres­i­dent; and Jane Pow­ell Cop­page, Class of ‘60, trea­surer.


Schol­ar­ship win­ners at the Cen­tre­ville High School Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion din­ner are, from left, front row, Sa­man­tha E. David­son, Josephine An­gela Wan­ner and Ster­ling Wind­ham; back row, Chase R. Klep­per and Trent W. Riggs. Win­ners not present: Kathryn A. Carter and Kelsey J. Graef.


Tom Fleming, Class of ‘51, the Cen­tre­ville High School Hon­oree of 2017.

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