Fifty-four New Vienna High School alumni and guests held their 137th alumni banquet Saturday evening, May 26 at the New Vienna Elementary School.
After the Star-Spangled Banner was played, Paul Pinkerton led those present in saying the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.
A delicious meal was served by Shoelaces Catering after Donald McKamey gave the invocation.
Honored classes this year were 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, and 1963.
Those attending the banquet from these classes were: Bill Huffman class of 1948; Shirley (Carey) McKamey, Margaret (Ratchford) Dean, John McKamey, Hugh Young, and Dick Fisher class of 1953; Ruby (Young) Henderson, Wayne Davidson, and Martha (Williams) Knauff class of 1958; Sue (Shaw) Davis class of 1963. No one attended from the class of 1943.
John Salisbury from Simon Kenton’s class of 1964, Faye (McCune) Engle from East Clinton’s 1967 class, and Penny (Fauber) Blackburn from the 1969 class also attended.
The 2018 inductees into the New Vienna High School Hall of Fame were Eugene and Faye Engle. Their names have been added to a plaque that hangs in the lobby of People’s Bank in New Vienna.
John Bernard announced the recipient of the Mary & Russell Fenwick scholarship. This year’s scholarship was given to Mariah Dunn, the daughter of Trevor and Stephanie Dunn.
Miss Dunn plans on attending the Mount Vernon Nazarene University this fall. The Fenwick scholarship has been in existence for 21 years and has awarded scholarships to 24 students graduating from East Clinton High School.
The earliest graduate present was Jane (Selph) Fauber from the class of 1944. Mrs. Fauber was presented a lovely floral arrangement graciously donated by Susan (Deck) Rose in the memory of her grandmother Vivian (Rambo) Deck class of 1918.
Thank you to the planning committee of Paul and Virginia Pinkerton, Jay and Carol Carey, John and Karen Bernard, Peggy Johnson, and David and Ruby Henderson.