CLASS REUNIONS HELD SUMMER OF 2024

PHOTOS OF 1964, 1974, 1984, 1994,1999, 2004 AND 2019.

FRIENDS OF THE WAYNE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS FOUNDATION

Wayne Community Schools Foundation recognized three of our legacy leaders at the Class of 2024 graduation. The Foundation was created in May of 1988. There have been many people who have provided leadership, contributions and vision to develop the Wayne Community Schools Foundation. Jean Blomenkamp, Laura Gamble and Dennis Kern have been leaders and contributors for many years. Jean served as President or board member from 1995 to 2016 and Laura severed as President or board member from 1997 to 2018. Dennis Kern is a 1958 graduate of Wayne High and has been and continues to be a significant donor to the Foundation. They have made a difference in the lives of many students.

RONALD DALTON FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP

Ron Dalton, (Wayne High School Band Teacher from 1968 to 1986) has established a scholarship to recognize a graduating senior who has participated in the Fine Arts during their years at Wayne High School. The scholarship will be an annual award of $1000. Students who have participated in Dramatic Arts (i.e. Drama, One-Act Plays, Speech, Art), Instrumental Music (i.e. Concert/Marching Band, Pep band, Jazz Band, District Music Contest solo, small groups All State Band,) and Vocal Music (i.e. Mixed Choir, Girls Glee, Boys Choir, Jazz Choir, All-State District Music Contest, Musical) are eligible. This is the first scholarship to recognize students participation in the Fine Arts through the Wayne Community Schools Foundation.

Nursing Scholarship Established

The Wayne Community Schools Foundation received a $20,000 gift from an anonymous donor to fund scholarships at Wayne High School for graduates that pursue the Nursing Profession. Pictured are Foundation Director, Rusty Parker and Foundation Board President, Mike Varley. The gift was given to honor the Nurses from the WHS graduating class of 1974.

CLASS OF 1963 SCHOLARSHIP DONATION

Members of the Class of 1963 in picture are: Barbara Heier, Wilma Moore, Cynthia Jorgensen, Virgina Backstrom, and Sandra Bartling. Donation will be used to award two $750.00 scholarships to a 2024 WHS graduate that plans to attend a technical/trade school in the fall of 2024.

19th KEVIN J MURRAY MEMORIAL FISHING TOURNAMENT CHECK PRESENTATION

Linda and Dennis Murray representing the Sherry Murray Family presenting a check from the 19th Kevin J Murray Memorial Fishing Tournament held last August 26th at Lewis and Clark Lake to Foundation Director Rusty Parker. The Kevin J Murray Memorial Fishing Tournament has donated $195,000 over the past 19 years to the Wayne Community Schools Foundation.