Alumni donate funds to UHS Scholarship Fund


Pictured are, from left in first row, Becky Michaels Shultz, Class of 1952, Janet McKnight Yost, 1951, Kay Markley Schenkel, 1977, treasurer of the Alumni Association, Ruth Ann Cousins Branch, 1956, treasurer of the 50s Decade Reunion Committee, Sarah Jones Green-Watkins, 1959, from left in second row, Janet Shambaugh Anderson, 1952, Miriam Lowry Wertenberger, 1953, Rosa Lingrell Giampetro, 1956, from left in third row, Pat Laird Sprague, 1958, Linda Asterino Berube, 1957, Carolyn Dorsey Spellman, 1957, and back row, Ralph Chapman, 1957.

Pictured are, from left in first row, Becky Michaels Shultz, Class of 1952, Janet McKnight Yost, 1951, Kay Markley Schenkel, 1977, treasurer of the Alumni Association, Ruth Ann Cousins Branch, 1956, treasurer of the 50s Decade Reunion Committee, Sarah Jones Green-Watkins, 1959, from left in second row, Janet Shambaugh Anderson, 1952, Miriam Lowry Wertenberger, 1953, Rosa Lingrell Giampetro, 1956, from left in third row, Pat Laird Sprague, 1958, Linda Asterino Berube, 1957, Carolyn Dorsey Spellman, 1957, and back row, Ralph Chapman, 1957.


Photo courtesy of Frank Giampetro

In the summer of 1985, the Urbana High School and St. Mary School classes of 1950 through 1959 started having combined reunions every five years. This year the reunion committee voted to discontinue the event. The committee decided to donate remaining funds accumulated during the past 35 years to the Urbana High School Scholarship Fund.

On Sept. 15, Ruth Ann Branch, treasurer of the Decade Reunion Committee, presented Kay Schenkel, treasurer of the Alumni Association, with a check for $2,649.92 on the front steps of the old Castle building. Several members of both groups were there to commemorate this occasion.

Pictured are, from left in first row, Becky Michaels Shultz, Class of 1952, Janet McKnight Yost, 1951, Kay Markley Schenkel, 1977, treasurer of the Alumni Association, Ruth Ann Cousins Branch, 1956, treasurer of the 50s Decade Reunion Committee, Sarah Jones Green-Watkins, 1959, from left in second row, Janet Shambaugh Anderson, 1952, Miriam Lowry Wertenberger, 1953, Rosa Lingrell Giampetro, 1956, from left in third row, Pat Laird Sprague, 1958, Linda Asterino Berube, 1957, Carolyn Dorsey Spellman, 1957, and back row, Ralph Chapman, 1957.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2019/09/web1_Fifties-Fund-Transfer.jpgPictured are, from left in first row, Becky Michaels Shultz, Class of 1952, Janet McKnight Yost, 1951, Kay Markley Schenkel, 1977, treasurer of the Alumni Association, Ruth Ann Cousins Branch, 1956, treasurer of the 50s Decade Reunion Committee, Sarah Jones Green-Watkins, 1959, from left in second row, Janet Shambaugh Anderson, 1952, Miriam Lowry Wertenberger, 1953, Rosa Lingrell Giampetro, 1956, from left in third row, Pat Laird Sprague, 1958, Linda Asterino Berube, 1957, Carolyn Dorsey Spellman, 1957, and back row, Ralph Chapman, 1957. Photo courtesy of Frank Giampetro