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Class of '62 Reunion Events & Activities
 
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And the winners are...
Class of '62 Scholarship Program
This is one of those situations where words alone can’t do it justice, but I’ll try, anyway.  You had to be there to look into the eyes of the students (accompanied by their parents and siblings) to see the pride they had for being recognized as one of Bremen’s “best & brightest”.  Mary Lou and I can’t begin tell you how appreciative the students, each of whom had a financial need, were for their scholarships.


These young people are the future of our Country.  The Class of ’62 should be proud to support them. Our scholarship program also helps keep Bremen as one of the top schools in District 228. 


The event started at 7:00 PM in the gym and ended at about 9:00 PM.  The main floor of the gym was packed with honor students and their families. Of 320 graduating seniors, 134 were recognized for their achievements -- that's 42%!


In front, and on the dais, were District 228 Representatives, Bremen Administrators and Faculty, and the Scholarship Presenters.  Click on the link below to see the full Senior Honors Night event program.


     Link to Senior Honors Night Program


In total, there were 29 Scholarship Programs granting one or more awards. The scholarship awards segment was followed by Department Awards, Student Awards, and Individual Achievements and Recognitions


The purpose of Senior Honors Night is to recognize and reward students who excelled in academics, leadership, school pride, and community service. This year, Mary Lou and I had the honor and privilege to award three scholarships on behalf of the Class of ’62 to the following students:


$500 

 Jacqueline Orozco 

 Morraine Valley

 Community College

 Law Enforcement

$500 

 Emily Rao

 Saint Xavier University 

 Evergreen Park IL 

 Computer Science

 $1,000 

 Musaab Froukh

 University of Illinois

 Chicago (UIC) 

 Pre-Med

 

By the way, Musaab was this year’s Class Valedictorian. It was an honor to have him apply to our scholarship program!  Musaab was born in the U.S. and is of Jordanian descent. He’s also one of eleven Bremen students named as a 2018-2019 Illinois State Scholar. 


Dr. Kibelkis mentioned that 18 students applied for our 3 scholarship, which he said was the most applications received for any scholarship program.  We were pleased!


Prior to the application ‘season’, Mary Lou, Denny, and I had prepared a Scholarship Program Guide to communicate the following selection criteria:


  1. Students who had a strong desire to further their education and displayed academic excellence.
     
  2. Students who showed a pattern of involvement and engagement in school activities.
     
  3. Students who had a financial need.
      
  4. At least one student who planned to attend a junior/community college or trade school.
     

We are pleased to report that Bremen’s Scholarship Selection Committee met all of our goals.  We thank them!


What next?  Well, that’s up to you! 


We have a core group of dedicated classmates who can get us to about 50% of our $2,000 annual goal.  Annual donations have ranged from $25 to $500.  However, as we’ve said before, size doesn't matter. 


That said, all we need is a few more annual donors who are willing to commit $25 to $100 so we can keep our program going well into the foreseeable future.  Please consider this.


Why? I know of no better way to support Bremen and for that matter our Country, than to support students who have the ability, drive, and desire to better themselves, but not necessarily the financial means to do so.  Thanks!

Hope you're all doing well as we transition another winter season!

 

Our next event!
 

In May, we will be awarding three Class of '62 Scholarships totaling $2,000 to three deserving students.  However, we need your help!
 

  • To have attended Bremen’s Senior Honors Night is to fully appreciate how successful our scholarship program has been.
 
  • Since 2015, we have collected $5,850 in contributions and awarded $3,200 in scholarships: 
     

$1,200 in 2016

$2,000 in 2017
 

  • In 2018, we will, again, award $2,000, leaving a carry-forward balance of $650 for 2019.
     
  • Seventeen (17) out of 207 active classmates have generously contributed to the fund in 2016 and 2017.  Thank you!
 

Betty (Bruner) Slaughter

Mary Lou (Daly) Pisone

Denny Day

Tom Diehl

Tom Dresser

Marilyn (Gallo) Lorch

Karen (Herrington) Hesterman

Darrell & Sandie Jordan

Rich Kieffer

Karen (Rubins) Sebok

Ed Sherman

Margaret (Siville) Klava

Linda (Stokes) Boykin

Bill Tindall

Sue (Vaughan) Nelson

Frances (Vrabek) Tenbock

Diana Williams-Spigel

(Anonymous) 

 

  • The average contribution was $188, with contributions ranging from $25 to $500.
 
  • We currently have eight (8) “sustaining contributors" who want to see this program continue.
     

How much one contributes or whether or not one is a sustaining donor is not important. Everyone’s contribution counts and it can make a difference!  


Plus, we realize and respect that everyone has their own personal needs and priorities. 

 

So we asked ourselves: 


How can we keep this program going?  Here's our idea...

 

The "Forty Challenge"

 

  • With our eight (8) sustaining donors we can easily hit 50% of our annual goal of $2,000. 
     
  • Therefore, we would like to ask 40  additional classmates to reach into their “hearts & purses” to contribute $25 each year to the scholarship fund.  

 

If we can reach“The Forty Challenge” goal, we can sustain this program for many years to come.  

     

    If you can find it in your heart to contribute $25 (or more) each year, now is the time to act!  

     

    • Checks should be made out to “Richard Kieffer" and mailed to753 Quail Run Inverness, IL 60067-4776” with the memo line of the check reading “Class of ’62 Scholarship Fund”.
      
    • Checks will be endorsed by Rich as “FOR DEPOSIT ONLY” and will be deposited in the Class of ’62 Scholarship Fund savings account.  A record of the deposit will be sent to Denny Day.
       
    • You will receive written confirmation of your payment.


    For full details about the program and how we keep your donations safe, please click-on "Class of '62 Scholarship Program" on the left. 


    Thank you!

    Hope you're all doing well as we transition another winter season!

     

    Our next event!
     

    In May, we will be awarding three Class of '62 Scholarships totaling $2,000 to three deserving students.  However, we need your help!
     

    • To have attended Bremen’s Senior Honors Night is to fully appreciate how successful our scholarship program has been.
     
    • Since 2015, we have collected $5,850 in contributions and awarded $3,200 in scholarships: 
       

    $1,200 in 2016

    $2,000 in 2017
     

    • In 2018, we will, again, award $2,000, leaving a carry-forward balance of $650 for 2019.
       
    • Seventeen (17) out of 207 active classmates have generously contributed to the fund in 2016 and 2017.  Thank you!
     

    Betty (Bruner) Slaughter

    Mary Lou (Daly) Pisone

    Denny Day

    Tom Diehl

    Tom Dresser

    Marilyn (Gallo) Lorch

    Karen (Herrington) Hesterman

    Darrell & Sandie Jordan

    Rich Kieffer

    Karen (Rubins) Sebok

    Ed Sherman

    Margaret (Siville) Klava

    Linda (Stokes) Boykin

    Bill Tindall

    Sue (Vaughan) Nelson

    Frances (Vrabek) Tenbock

    Diana Williams-Spigel

    (Anonymous) 

     

    • The average contribution was $188, with contributions ranging from $25 to $500.
     
    • We currently have eight (8) “sustaining contributors" who want to see this program continue.
       

    How much one contributes or whether or not one is a sustaining donor is not important. Everyone’s contribution counts and it can make a difference!  


    Plus, we realize and respect that everyone has their own personal needs and priorities. 

     

    So we asked ourselves: 


    How can we keep this program going?  Here's our idea...

     

    The "Forty Challenge"

     

    • With our eight (8) sustaining donors we can easily hit 50% of our annual goal of $2,000. 
       
    • Therefore, we would like to ask 40  additional classmates to reach into their “hearts & purses” to contribute $25 each year to the scholarship fund.  

     

    If we can reach“The Forty Challenge” goal, we can sustain this program for many years to come.  

       

      If you can find it in your heart to contribute $25 (or more) each year, now is the time to act!  

       

      • Checks should be made out to “Richard Kieffer" and mailed to753 Quail Run Inverness, IL 60067-4776” with the memo line of the check reading “Class of ’62 Scholarship Fund”.
        
      • Checks will be endorsed by Rich as “FOR DEPOSIT ONLY” and will be deposited in the Class of ’62 Scholarship Fund savings account.  A record of the deposit will be sent to Denny Day.
         
      • You will receive written confirmation of your payment.


      For full details about the program and how we keep your donations safe, please click-on "Class of '62 Scholarship Program" on the left. 


      Thank you!

      Hope you're all doing well as we transition another winter season!

       

      Our next event!
       

      In May, we will be awarding three Class of '62 Scholarships totaling $2,000 to three deserving students.  However, we need your help!
       

      • To have attended Bremen’s Senior Honors Night is to fully appreciate how successful our scholarship program has been.
       
      • Since 2015, we have collected $5,850 in contributions and awarded $3,200 in scholarships: 
         

      $1,200 in 2016

      $2,000 in 2017
       

      • In 2018, we will, again, award $2,000, leaving a carry-forward balance of $650 for 2019.
         
      • Seventeen (17) out of 207 active classmates have generously contributed to the fund in 2016 and 2017.  Thank you!
       

      Betty (Bruner) Slaughter

      Mary Lou (Daly) Pisone

      Denny Day

      Tom Diehl

      Tom Dresser

      Marilyn (Gallo) Lorch

      Karen (Herrington) Hesterman

      Darrell & Sandie Jordan

      Rich Kieffer

      Karen (Rubins) Sebok

      Ed Sherman

      Margaret (Siville) Klava

      Linda (Stokes) Boykin

      Bill Tindall

      Sue (Vaughan) Nelson

      Frances (Vrabek) Tenbock

      Diana Williams-Spigel

      (Anonymous) 

       

      • The average contribution was $188, with contributions ranging from $25 to $500.
       
      • We currently have eight (8) “sustaining contributors" who want to see this program continue.
         

      How much one contributes or whether or not one is a sustaining donor is not important. Everyone’s contribution counts and it can make a difference!  


      Plus, we realize and respect that everyone has their own personal needs and priorities. 

       

      So we asked ourselves: 


      How can we keep this program going?  Here's our idea...

       

      The "Forty Challenge"

       

      • With our eight (8) sustaining donors we can easily hit 50% of our annual goal of $2,000. 
         
      • Therefore, we would like to ask 40  additional classmates to reach into their “hearts & purses” to contribute $25 each year to the scholarship fund.  

       

      If we can reach“The Forty Challenge” goal, we can sustain this program for many years to come.  

         

        If you can find it in your heart to contribute $25 (or more) each year, now is the time to act!  

         

        • Checks should be made out to “Richard Kieffer" and mailed to753 Quail Run Inverness, IL 60067-4776” with the memo line of the check reading “Class of ’62 Scholarship Fund”.
          
        • Checks will be endorsed by Rich as “FOR DEPOSIT ONLY” and will be deposited in the Class of ’62 Scholarship Fund savings account.  A record of the deposit will be sent to Denny Day.
           
        • You will receive written confirmation of your payment.


        For full details about the program and how we keep your donations safe, please click-on "Class of '62 Scholarship Program" on the left. 


        Thank you!

        Hope you're all doing well as we transition another winter season!

         

        Our next event!
         

        In May, we will be awarding three Class of '62 Scholarships totaling $2,000 to three deserving students.  However, we need your help!
         

        • To have attended Bremen’s Senior Honors Night is to fully appreciate how successful our scholarship program has been.
         
        • Since 2015, we have collected $5,850 in contributions and awarded $3,200 in scholarships: 
           

        $1,200 in 2016

        $2,000 in 2017
         

        • In 2018, we will, again, award $2,000, leaving a carry-forward balance of $650 for 2019.
           
        • Seventeen (17) out of 207 active classmates have generously contributed to the fund in 2016 and 2017.  Thank you!
         

        Betty (Bruner) Slaughter

        Mary Lou (Daly) Pisone

        Denny Day

        Tom Diehl

        Tom Dresser

        Marilyn (Gallo) Lorch

        Karen (Herrington) Hesterman

        Darrell & Sandie Jordan

        Rich Kieffer

        Karen (Rubins) Sebok

        Ed Sherman

        Margaret (Siville) Klava

        Linda (Stokes) Boykin

        Bill Tindall

        Sue (Vaughan) Nelson

        Frances (Vrabek) Tenbock

        Diana Williams-Spigel

        (Anonymous) 

         

        • The average contribution was $188, with contributions ranging from $25 to $500.
         
        • We currently have eight (8) “sustaining contributors" who want to see this program continue.
           

        How much one contributes or whether or not one is a sustaining donor is not important. Everyone’s contribution counts and it can make a difference!  


        Plus, we realize and respect that everyone has their own personal needs and priorities. 

         

        So we asked ourselves: 


        How can we keep this program going?  Here's our idea...

         

        The "Forty Challenge"

         

        • With our eight (8) sustaining donors we can easily hit 50% of our annual goal of $2,000. 
           
        • Therefore, we would like to ask 40  additional classmates to reach into their “hearts & purses” to contribute $25 each year to the scholarship fund.  

         

        If we can reach“The Forty Challenge” goal, we can sustain this program for many years to come.  

           

          If you can find it in your heart to contribute $25 (or more) each year, now is the time to act!  

           

          • Checks should be made out to “Richard Kieffer" and mailed to753 Quail Run Inverness, IL 60067-4776” with the memo line of the check reading “Class of ’62 Scholarship Fund”.
            
          • Checks will be endorsed by Rich as “FOR DEPOSIT ONLY” and will be deposited in the Class of ’62 Scholarship Fund savings account.  A record of the deposit will be sent to Denny Day.
             
          • You will receive written confirmation of your payment.


          For full details about the program and how we keep your donations safe, please click-on "Class of '62 Scholarship Program" on the left. 


          Thank you!

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