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Vol 5 Issue 7                October 13, 2011

 

October NEWS

Greetings!

WE DID IT!!!!!!!

New JHS Football Field Entrance - Thank You for your help 

The Jeffersontown High School Alumni Association has once again proven that our Chargers are the BEST graduates of all!!!  Our football entrance is complete!!  The brick columns and gates are up, the new landscaping has been planted, and the memorial pathway has been installed!!  We now have a football stadium which proudly displays the names of our honorees: William T. Reynolds, J'town's first principal and Jim Hughes, the first football coach of our school.  

  

On Friday, Sept. 2, the JHS Alumni Association hosted a rededication ceremony for our new football field entrance.  The program began with the traditional bagpipe rendition of "Scotland the Brave" played by current music teacher, Tamara Stewart.  Speakers Principal Marty Pollio, Alumni President Charlie Tritle, Myra Fugate, and Paul Gambert welcomed the audience and acknowledged all of those who have worked so hard to make our a project a reality, including: Buddie Jaha, Paul Gambert, Mike Mason, Steve Connors, Jason Malone, Steve Thompson, Alan Stogsdill, Regan Thomas, and so many others, including those of you who purchased a brick.
William Reynolds Jr unveils plaque honoring his father
William Reynolds Jr. unveils W.T. Reynolds memorial plaque
Mrs Hughes Unveils Plaque
Mrs Hughes unveils Coach Hughes memorial plaque

 

Bill Reynolds and Susan Reynolds Thurman spoke on behalf of  Mr. Reynolds, and Beverly Zwicker shared memories of both Mr. Reynolds and Coach Hughes. The families unveiled the memorial plaques, and as the band played the school song, Mrs. Reynolds and Mrs. Hughes cut the ribbon, and led the audience onto the memorial walkway to view their bricks. 

 

JHS Football Field Ribbon Cutting
Mrs. Reynolds & Mrs. Hughes cut the ribbon
to dedicate the new entrance & memorial walkway
Mrs Hughes 1st walk on memorial walkway
Mrs. Hughes take the 1st walk on the newly dedicated memorial walkway

 

Mrs. Reynolds 1st walk on the memorial walkway
Mrs. Reynolds 1st walk on the memorial newly dedicated walkway

 

It is not too late to be included! Phase II is now open.

 

     

You, too, can leave your name on the Walk of Fame by

purchasing a brick on our web site www.jtownalumni.org 

 

or at this link to our webstore

http://www.jtownalumni.org/cart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=25

 

or by contacting Myra Fugate at Myra.Fugate@Jefferson.kyschools.us

 

 Those who have purchased a brick in Phase II:

 

Liz Baber, former teacher

Hardy Family-Abigal, '03; Patrick, '04; Keian, '12

In Memory of Joseph C.Burch; Greg Burch, '75; Joe Pat Burch, '76

In Memory of Karmen Bush, former teacher

Dottie and Phil Gatewood, '75

Kenneth Paul Schmitt, '44

Kevin Jaggers, '87; Mark & Rebecca Jaggers, '83

Sondra Albert, Albert Oil

Pamela Fishback Nelson, in memory of CPL Robert Dale Kavich

Steve Bocko, former football coach

James A. Sexton, former principal

 

1st Walk of the Bricks of the memorial walkway
JHS Alumni enjoy their 1st taste walking on the newly dedicated JHS memorial walkway

 

Click Here to view a video of the entire dedication ceremony.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZL0kRpnH7U 

(thanks to Regan Thomas of 2-Thomases Video Co.) 

 

Click Here to view the pictures above in full size;

plus there are many additional pictures dedication ceremony.  We are still uploading, describing & sorting these pictures.  Keep checking back for updates.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/68451570@N02/sets/72157627742432227/

 (thanks to Mark McKinney, Jay Bailey & Traci Roederer Tyler) 

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THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!

 

YOU MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO SUPPORT

OUR GRADUATES AND CURRENT STUDENTS

 

THE FOLLOWING HAVE JOINED THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SINCE OUR LAST NEWSLETTER:

 

LIFETIME MEMBERS

 

1978 ROB COOGLE

 

2011 YEARLY DUES

 

            DALE BALLARD

1972 DEBRA BURTON-IBARRA

1976 SHERRI COLE WEIST

1970 SONDRA KAISER ALBERT

1980 MARTIN KINNEY

1980 RUTH MILLER ROQUE

1977 VICKIE PENNINGTON KEMP

1979 MARK PICHEA

1987 HOLLY SINGLETON ASHLEY

1971 ROBERT STOUT

1982 BILL TERKEURST

1976 BRUCE ZIBART

 

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

 
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DID YOU KNOW?

 

SUSIE MADDOX, '77, is now a lawyer for the United Nations in New York

 

JEFF KENNEDY, '78, has moved back to Louisville after years of living in Florida.

 

CHAD TRUJILLO, '98, is now the Communications Manager for Masonic Homes of KY

 

TASIA SPENCER, '03, was chosen as one of the new faces of hair-care giant Pantene and appeared in many magazine advertisements.

 

TIM GRAMIG, '80, was named KCREA 2010 Retail Broker of the Year.

 

SHERRY REMINGTON MOAK, '77, is a Courier Journal Forum Fellow for 2010-2011. She has published several articles and letters to the Courier Journal.

 

JANE ROSE, former English teacher and drama coach at J'town, worked in the village of Magdalena, which is 30 minutes outside of Guatemala City.

 

RA'TONYA WILLIS-FRIEDMAN, former teacher and cheerleading sponsor at J'town, was chosen as the feature story in Scene section of the Courier Journal.

 

TRENT ALTMAN, '98, has had his artwork featured at the St. James Court Art Show, the Mellwood Arts Center, where he has a studio, and the Autism One Conference in Chicago.

 

STEPHANIE FOSTER, '80, Manager of Docent Administration for the Speed Museum,

had a showing of her personal artwork in May.

 

BRAD MAGERS, '99, a former Charger band member, made a debut on Jay Leno's Tonight Show with his band, Mariachi El Bronx, on August 3, 2011.

 

KRIS WOLF, '85, and DAN DRIESBACK were married on July 14, 2011---another Charger romance

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2012 ALUMNI HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS

 

The JHS Alumni Hall of Fame was established in order to recognize, promote, and celebrate the success and achievement of JHS graduates and faculty. So many of our graduates have become outstanding members of society through professional achievements or contributions to the community. Those post-high school accomplishments distinguish you and / or your classmates as excellent candidates for the Jeffersontown High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame.

 

The deadline for nominations is January 1, 2012, for the induction ceremony which will be held in April.

 

Nomination forms are available on the alumni website at www.jtownalumni.org, at this link

http://jtownalumni.org/docs/Events/HOF2011NOMINATIONFORM2.pdf 

 

or by contacting Alumni Vice President, Susan Reynolds Thurman

 

Submit completed nomination forms to:

 

Susan Reynolds Thurman

1134 Blackthorn Road

Louisville, KY 40299

502-386-2555

Susan.Thurman@Jefferson.kyschools.us

 

We encourage you to consider nominating yourself for the Hall of Fame, as we may have no other way to know about your achievements. Don't be shy about sharing your success and accomplishments!

 

Eligibility requirements and guidelines include:

  • Nominees must be age 35 or older
  • Nominees must be graduates or faculty members of Jeffersontown High School
  • "Near graduates," including those who entered military service early or those who were bussed for desegregation purposes, are considered eligible as nominees
  • Nominees must complete an information profile and provide letters of recommendation ( provided by the committee at time of nomination)
  • Nominees must attest that they have never been convicted of a felony
  • Posthumous nominations will be accepted on behalf of those alumni and faculty members who are deceased
  • Self-nominations are both accepted and encouraged 

Take the time to showcase your own accomplishments or acknowledge one of your classmates by submitting a nomination today!

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Join Us !  Make a Difference ! 
Come out, join us at the JHS Alumni Association meeting, which is held on the second Wednesday of each month, at Johnny V's Resturant on Gaslight Square in Jeffersontown.  We are making a difference for the Jeffersontown High School students, faculty, alumni & supporters.  We look forward to seeing you Wednesday night to join the fun !! 
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