The Elkins High School Alumni Association recently hosted its annual General Meeting and election of officers for the 2012-2013 fiscal year.
Officers for the coming year are Deloris Wilfong, president; Richard Hyson, vice president; Frances Crickard, treasurer; and Jennifer Moats, secretary and membership chairman. Pauline Newlon and Norma Fitzwater also were re-elected to three-year terms on the board of directors. Other board members include Wanda Arbogast, Eva Stalnaker, Clark Martin and Harold Langevin.
The Alumni Association was incorporated in the mid 1990s. Its purpose is to promote and support the academic, arts and sports departments of the school and its students.
The 2012-2013 officers for the Elkins High School Alumni Association are, from left, seated, President Deloris Wilfong, Secretary and Membership Chairman Jennifer Moats and board of directors member Eva Stalnaker; standing are board of directors members Pauline Newlon and Clark Martin, Treasurer Frances Crickard, Vice President Richard Hyson and board member Wanda Arbogast. Not pictured are board members Norma Fitzwater and Harold Langevin.
Some of the recent projects have been giving three partial scholarships at the Old Brick Playhouse, helping to fund student trips and helping to decorate for the senior party. The organization also gives a four-year, $500-a-year scholarship to a deserving senior each year. This year's winner is Allison Howell.
An open house on the Friday evening during the Mountain State Forest Festival is hosted each year and is a great time for alumni to renew friendships with old classmates and make new friends.
Currently, plans are under way for an alumni picnic to take place July 28 in the cafeteria at Elkins High School. Advance tickets can be purchased by calling Wilfong at 304-636-4172 or from any board member.
People interested in joining or renewing their membership can call Moats at 304-636-1817 or writ to: EHSAA, P.O. Box 782, Elkins, WV 26241. Memberships also will be available at the picnic July 28.