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Jasonville-Shakamak Homecoming is a great weekend!Posted Thursday, September 17, 2009, at 9:51 AM
For as long as I can remember, I've always looked forward to the annual Jasonville High School-Shakamak High School Alumni Association's homecoming festivities. This year is no different as I am eagerly looking forward to the last weekend of the month to catch up with some old friends from high school, watch some great softball games, and visit with fellow alumni at the annual alumni banquet.
Homecoming weekend, which is slated for Sept. 25-27, has always been a big deal at Shakamak. Homecoming at Shakamak isn't like homecoming anywhere else. It's hard for people from other schools to grasp a homecoming celebration without a football game or even a basketball game. I think you just have to be from Jasonville to truly understand why homecoming is a big deal.
For the past three years, I've had the honor of working with some truly wonderful people in planning the annual homecoming festivities. Everyone gives so much of themselves and their free time to plan the best homecoming possible. I'd like to recognize those who sit on the alumni association's board and thank them for all their hard work and dedication to the JHS-SHS Homecoming: President Nancy (Morse) Enstrom; Vice-president Mike Stevenson; JHS Secretary Marilyn Clark; SHS Secretary and Treasurer Katie Hubbell; Parade Coordinator Darla (Critchfield) Miller; and board members Shane Reese and Kiley (Morse) McCrary.
Besides planning the annual homecoming festivities, the JHS-SHS Alumni Association -- thanks to donations from graduates -- also awards scholarships each year to graduating seniors from Shakamak High School. In May, $1,000 scholarships were awarded to Brandi Ashcraft, Jamie Reagin, Ashley Rehmel, Ethan Smith, and Jillian Smith.
Also -- again, thanks to donations -- the JHS-SHS Alumni Association has a student services fund which is used to help students within the school district. Last Christmas, the Alumni Association provided clothing for four junior/senior high school students.
I'm proud to have a small part in the planning of the homecoming festivities, but I'm even more proud to know that an organization I'm involved with is helping students further their education and is helping those in need.
Donations are accepted and greatly appreciated as the above mentioned programs would not be possible without generous donations from Jasonville High School and Shakamak High School graduates. Donations can be sent to JHS-SHS Alumni Association, P.O. Box 6, Jasonville, Ind., 47438.
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