Hadley-Luzerne Alumni Newsletter
Volume 7 - 2003

2003 Alumni Banquet

The 2003 Banquet will be at Roaring Brook Ranch Resort, Lake George. The Class of 1953 will be celebrating their 50-year anniversary. Other classes to be recognized are those who graduated in years ending in "8" and "3". The date is Saturday, June 14,2003. Reservations must be RECEIVED by June 2, 2003.

The banquet is for all alumni - not just those celebrating anniversary years. Special emphasis is placed on anniversary years, but all classes are invited and encouraged to attend. Tables are designated for anniversary year classes - look for your table!

Over the past several years we have had Over the past several years we have had alumni show up at the banquet thinking they have made reservations with us, when in reality, they had made reservations for their own class reunion. We certainly don't want to turn anyone away, but please be sure you're at the right reunion!!!!!

Hors d'oeuvres will be served at 6:00 p.m. with dinner at 7:00 p.m. . Music/dancing will follow dinner with Lee Pecue as DJ. Please be sure to fill out the reservation form contained in this newsletter. Reservation deadline is June 2, 2003. If anyone is interested in overnight accommodations at Roaring Brook Ranch Resort , call them at (518) 668-5767, or (800) 882-7665

50-50 Raffle Winner
The winner of the 50-50 raffle held at last year's banquet was Warren Hall ('47). He won $126.00. The Association portion of the proceeds went to the "Hallowed Hall."

A country basket filled with assorted goodies was made and donated by Sally Gensel Deuel ('68) and served as a door prize. The winner was Nancy McKinney Lanfear ('67).

Hadley-Luzerne Central School Alumni Web Page
Check us out at www.HLCSAlumni.org David Cranston ('75) has spent a great deal of time perfecting and improving the site. Thank you David!

Try to name the five wealthiest people in the world
Name the last five winners of the Miss America competition. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize. Now, name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time. List the teachers who aided your journey through school. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special. The people you will never forget are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. The people who make a difference in your life are the ones who care. And they will live forever.
Original source unknown, adapted from "The Most Important People in Your Life," Family Circle, 11/00

Necrology of Hadley-Luzerne Central School Graduates/Faculty
Leon Ormsby
John Sanders
Wayne Perkins
Nancy Gensel Thompson ('64)
Vera Brewer Johnson ('44)
Carol Newbern Rumpf ('59)
Norman Perkins ('42)
Sandy Bovee Groton
James DeMarsh
Elaine Croissant Ellis ('64)
Robert Burnham ('49)
Elizabeth Smith
Librarian ('54-'73)
Paul Meadows
French and Social Studies ('49-'52)
George Smith
Social Studies ('70-'85)

Update on Brooks' Barb-B-Q
The new Main School Cafeteria is divided into two distinct sections that are not "alumni" friendly, so unless you would like to "take your chances" with the weather (and a tent), the Brooks' Barb-B-Q idea has been discarded!

Quilt Raffle
Monica Young Decoteau ('70 ) has made a quilt to be used as a raffle. She expresses her thanks to the Association for the opportunity and honor it is to help with an Alumni fund raiser, with special thanks to her dear friend Sally Gensel Deuel for asking her. The pattern is a variation of the Log Cabin and is called the Barn Raising. It is a double bedspread or queen coverlet size. The red center signifies the heart or hearth of the home while the blues and white represent the school colors. The flag print border remembers the Pledge of Allegiance said each day and at school events, with the eagle representing both our mascot and our national symbol. A picture of the quilt can be viewed on our web site and the quilt will be on display at the banquet. A handmade quilt rack, made by Dean Doriguzzi, is also included. Proceeds will go toward the Hallowed Hall and into a Scholarship Fund to be given to a graduating HL student(s) for furthering their education. Donations are $1 for 1 ticket of $5 for 6 tickets. A drawing will be held on Sunday, October 12,2003, during the Fall Festival. If you should be the winner and do not live locally, we will gladly send it!

HL Scholarship Association
The object of the HL Scholarship Association is to financially assist deserving graduates. Scholarships are awarded, primarily based upon need, to both graduating Seniors and past graduates.   Current trustees/officers are Rev. Tom Parsons, Craig Reukauf, Gary Shumway, Nancyann Rayder, and Doris Lohfink. At the present time there are eleven permanent "named" scholarships. These are scholarships that were initially funded in the minimum amount of $10,000. A brief history on each of these scholarships follows.

Walter Maxfield Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student who has shown an interest in helping out with his/her church, community, and school. Mr. Maxfield was a retired US Post Office employee who moved to the town of Day in 1966. He was an active member of the Rockwell Falls Presbyterian Church, the American Legion, and the HL Lions' Club. He was elected to the HL Board of Education in 1971 and served until his death in 1984. He was a trustee of the HL Public Library and volunteered in the District's remedial reading program.

Tina Fonzo Memorial Scholarship
Tina was a Junior at HL when she died in 1986 as the result of an auto accident. She was a member of the National Honor Society and very active in sports (field hockey, basketball, and tennis). At the time of her death she was serving as Junior Class Vice President. During the summer she served as a tennis instructor of the HL Youth Commission. Her greatest love was creative writing where she demonstrated extraordinary abilities. This scholarship is awarded to a female student who has shown an interest in sports and/or sport related fields.

Dan Scott Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for a male student who has shown an interest in English/Literature or a related field. Dan was a Junior at HL at the time of his death in 1986 due to injuries sustained from an auto accident. He was a member of the National Honor Society and Boy Scout Troop 28. He was a communicant of the Church of the Holy Infancy in Lake Luzerne and served as an usher. Dan loved hunting and was a member of the National Rifle Association.

Francis Kinnear Memorial Scholarship
"Fran" was a lifelong resident of Lake Luzerne. She founded the Pine Log Camp for Girls at Second Lake. She had a passion for local history and when she died she donated her home (across from the Lake Luzerne Town Hall) to the HL Historical Society. It is currently the local museum. The recipient of this scholarship is a student who has shown an interest in History or a related field.

Karen Rue Mason Memorial Scholarship
Karen was a Health teacher at HL at the time of her death in 1986. To be awarded this scholarship a student must be going into a Health related field, have a GPA of 80% or better, and be in the top 25% of their graduating class.

Elaine Brooks Dunn Memorial Scholarship
Elaine served as a School Nurse at HL from 1967-1975. This scholarship is for a student who is seeking to become a Registered Nurse.

Laurie Anne Monroe Memorial Scholarship
Laurie was a student at HL at the time of her death in an automobile accident that occurred on her way to school in 1988. Laurie worked part-time in the offices of an ob/gyn with the plan of going to nursing school following HS graduation. The recipient of this scholarship is a student going into the Nursing/Medical or related fields.

Miriam Harmon Memorial Scholarship
Miss Harmon was a lifelong summer resident of Lake Luzerne. She was a graduate of Skidmore College and taught Art in Fort Edward Union Free School from 1943 until her retirement in 1967. Her home was donated to the Historical Society and was used in recent years as an art museum. A fire which claimed Papa's Restaurant this past fall also inflicted major damage to this home. This scholarship is awarded to a student going into the field of Humanities.

William Armstrong Memorial Scholarship
Bill served in the US Navy in both Korea and Vietnam and retired in 1972 as a Lt. Commander. He was an expert in developing and maintaining computer programs, both for the military and civilian populations. He received his MS in Mathematics in 1974 and retired from Saratoga Springs Junior High School. Bill was an outspoken advocate for children. He spent countless hours attending Board meetings and working for the success of all students. He was also involved in various organizations within the Town of Day. This scholarship is awarded to a student from the Town of Day or outlying district area (Stony Creek), who wishes to further their education in any field.

Adirondack Regional Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship
Awarded to a student going into a health related field or who has shown interest in community service.

VFW Scholarship
The local chapter of the VFW awards a scholarship to the student who is interested in furthering their education, has a minimum GPA of 75% and comes from a low income family.

There are also two privately funded scholarships available to HL students. One is the Margaret Miller Foundation Scholarship awarded to a student going into Humanities, Occupational Services, or Science/Math. The second one is the Crary Scholarship, awarded to a Warren County student, based upon need.

Over the past eight years the Scholarship Association has given awards to 379 students, totaling $167,000.The Association accepts contributions, donations, bequests, etc. Anyone interested in endowing a scholarship or donating to the Scholarship Association can contact Treasurer Gary Shumway at 99 Tannery Hill Road, Porter Corners, NY 12859.

The Stonecutter - a tale from China
A stonecutter was chipping away at the face of a mountain. Clink. Clink. Clink. The sun was hot and the stonecutter was tired. "The life of a stonecutter is hard, and miserable," he said. "How I wish I was a great and powerful emperor!" No sooner said than done–the stonecutter found himself transformed into an emperor. He was dressed from head to toe in silks and brocades, riding in a carriage of pure gold. But wait. He was hot inside all those clothes! The sun was beating down on him. "So," said the stonecutter, "the life of an emperor is not much better than the life of a stonecutter. I wish, I wish, I wish to be more powerful...I wish to be the sun!" In a flash, his wish was granted. He was the great sun in the heavens, the most powerful of all! But wait. Something was covering him up. Something was more powerful even than the sun. It was a cloud! "I wish, I wish, I wish to be more powerful...I wish to be a cloud!" In an instant his wish was granted. He was a great billowing cloud in the sky, most powerful of all! But wait. Something was making him move. Something was pushing him across the sky. Something was even more powerful than the cloud. It was the wind. "I wish, I wish, I wish to be more powerful...I wish to be the wind! And he became the wind. Joyfully he raced across the sky, and swooped down to the earth to bend the trees and stir up the waves in the ocean! But wait. Wham! Something made him stop. He couldn't move. Something was even more powerful than the wind. It was a mountain. "I wish, I wish, I wish to be more powerful...I wish to be the mountain!" And he became the mountain–tall, old, and mighty. Nothing is more powerful than I, he thought. But wait. What was that noise? It was the hammer of a stonecutter, chipping away at the mountain. The stonecutter was even more powerful than the mountain. "I wish, I wish, I wish to be more powerful...I wish to be a stonecutter once again." (Multicultural Folktails: Stories to Tell Young Children; Oryx Press)

Annual Alumni Association Meeting
Annual Alumni Association Meeting will be held at the Banquet! It will be necessary to elect/re-elect a director for another 3-year term. Fran Ellis' term is expiring.

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