Alumni group awards schol­ar­ships

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CENTREVILLE — The Queen Anne’s County High School Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion is pleased to an­nounce the de­serv­ing re­cip­i­ents of their $1,000 schol­ar­ship awards. At the Se­nior Awards cer­e­mony at QACHS, Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion Vice-Pres­i­dent Pam (Clark) Ed­wards pre­sented the awards to Cal­lie Jo Ben­ton (daugh­ter of Wil­liam Ben­ton III, Class of 1980) and Chase Klep­per (son of Vir­gil Klep­per, Jr. and Su­san (Dawkins) Klep­per, Class of 1989). In ad­di­tion to th­ese grad­u­at­ing se­niors, two schol­ar­ships were awarded to Rachel Poad (Class of 2015) and Ni­cholas Ri­ley (Class of 2014), pre­vi­ous grad­u­ates of QACHS and mem­bers of the Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion.

The an­nual schol­ar­ship ap­pli­ca­tion is open to cur­rent mem­bers of the QACHS Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion or a di­rect de­scen­dant or a legally adopted de­scen­dant of a mem­ber of the QACHS Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion. With the con­tin­ued sup­port of the Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion mem­bers, the schol­ar­ship award pro­gram will ex­pand and will be an an­nual high­light for the or­ga­ni­za­tion.

The QACHS Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion was for­mally char­tered in 2008. The Class of 1967 was the first class to grad­u­ate from QACHS. Since then more than 14,000 stu­dents have be­come alumni of the school. The or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee will ex­pand its membership to in­clude many of its lo­cal grad­u­ates as well as those who have moved be­yond Queen Anne’s County. Ev­ery grad­u­at­ing class mem­ber is of­fered a free one-year membership in the QACHS Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion.

The goals of the or­ga­ni­za­tion are to pro­mote and sup­port the ed­u­ca­tional and ca­reer de­vel­op­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties for grad­u­ates of QACHS and their di­rect de­scen­dants; to cel­e­brate the ed­u­ca­tion her­itage af­forded by the school, its teach­ers and ad­min­is­tra­tors; and to fur­ther sup­port the ed­u­ca­tional and de­vel­op­men­tal ca­pac­ity pro­vided by the school to its stu­dents and the com­mu­nity. The Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion hopes to pro­mote alumni par­tic­i­pa­tion in sup­port of the school and its ini­tia­tives.

The QACHS Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion spon­sors nu­mer­ous fundrais­ing ini­tia­tives through­out the year and is ac­cept­ing do­na­tions for schol­ar­ships or gifts to the school. The group will have an in­for­ma­tion and membership ta­ble at the Queen Anne’s County 4-H Fair. The main fund-rais­ing event is the Multi-Class re­union which was held July 8 this year at Red-Eye’s Dock Bar.

The Class of 2017 marks the 50th grad­u­at­ing class from Queen Anne’s County High School. To com­mem­o­rate this mile­stone, the QACHS Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion pre­sented each grad­u­at­ing se­nior a 50th year pin to wear on their grad­u­a­tion gown. The same pin has been pur­chased for the Class of 1967 to wear at their 50th re­union. Sev­eral mem­bers of the Class of 1967 were at the grad­u­a­tion re­hearsal for the pin pre­sen­ta­tion to the se­niors.

In­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the QACHS Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion may be found by vis­it­ing the of­fi­cial web­site at http://­­main/1572. An­nual dues are $10 per per­son or $15 for alumni mar­ried cou­ples. Alumni may also pay their membership due and do­na­tions on-line. To use this method of pay­ment, log on to the web­site: www.qacps. org/do­main/1572. Scroll down to and click onto the Ch­e­sa­peake Char­i­ties link. Click on the “Do­nate Now” but­ton and fill out the form that will open up.

Un­der the ‘Notes’ sec­tion, please in­di­cate the in­di­vid­ual name(s) and grad­u­a­tion year(s) of the alumni be­ing cov­ered un­der the pay­ment. Also, if you are in­clud­ing a do­na­tion (Trib­ute), please use the “Notes” sec­tion to in­di­cate the amount(s) and whether it is to be cred­ited to­ward schol­ar­ships or gifts to the school.

The QACHS Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion is now ac­cept­ing membership pay­ment for 2018.

Grad­u­ate Ken­dal Ring­gold and mem­bers of the Class of 1967 all have their 50th year pins.

Schol­ar­ship re­cip­i­ents Cal­lie Ben­ton and Chase Klep­per re­ceive awards from Pam Ed­wards, QACHS Alumni As­so­ci­a­tion vice-pres­i­dent.

Prin­ci­pal Amy Hu­dock rec­og­nized 10 mem­bers of the QACHS Class of 1967 dur­ing grad­u­a­tion cer­e­monies.

Ken­dal Ring­gold with her 50th year pin.

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