ARCOLA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Arcola High School opened its doors in September 1917. Construction History, compiled by Sue Stout.
The Arcola Alumni Association will honor Arcola High School’s oldest living graduates in the coming months. To recommend an Arcola High School alumnus for recognition, complete the form.
Alma Grace Swick Harshbarger, a 1931 AHS alumna, is the March 2015 honoree.
Thomas B. Blagg, a 1938 AHS alumnus, is the April 2015 honoree.
LaVonne Smith, a 1935 AHS alumna, is the July 2015 honoree.
Ruth & Bob Holaday, 1942 and 1943 AHS alumni respectively, are the February 2016 honorees.
Rodie Van Gundy King, 1943 AHS alumna is the March 2016 honoree.
Bob Van Cleave, 1941 AHS alumnus is the December 2016 honoree.
Lowell Garrett, 1944 AHS Alumnus is the March 2017 honoree.
Frances Sisk Thompson, 1944 AHS Alumnus is the February 2018 honoree.
Joe Hopkins, 1941 AHS Alumnus is the June 2018 honoree.
Recent Class Reunions
Help is needed in identifying students in the 1909 freshman class.
Several AHS Football teams will be recognized at the 2018 season opening home game at 2:00 PM on August 25, 2018. Teams to be recognized are:
1976 - first playoff team (9-1)
Coaches, players, managers and cheerleaders from those teams are invited. Anyone attending the game should assemble in the North End Zone by early in the second quarter.
Mark your calendars!! The AHS Class of 1955 will hold their annual gathering beginning at 5:00 PM on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Shae’s Pub & Grub (126 N. Oak St.) in Arcola, IL.
Questions? - Contact either Alice Rippey at (217) 268-3795 or by email or Phyllis Kemnetz at (217) 352-8856.
The sixth annual Distinguished Alumni banquet will be held Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the Kaskaskia Country Club. The honored Arcola High School alumni and their year of graduation are:
Lt. Col. Edmund P. Smart, deceased (1952)
All family and friends of the honored guests, as well as AHS alumni and others, are invited to attend the banquet. You need not be an Arcola High School graduate to attend this special event. Further information about the honored alumni, the banquet and reservations for the event will be available in the Arcola Record-Herald and here at a later date.
The Class of 1968 will hold its 50-year reunion on July 28, 2018 from 4:30 - 10:00 PM at It’ll Do Bar/Restaurant; 620 Schrock Drive; Arcola, IL 61910.
Our M.C. for the evening will be Charles “Skip” Lee. Steve Williams has agreed to take a class picture during the evening that will be posted on the Arcola Alumni Site.
The cost for the evening will be $30.00 per person. Please send your checks (payable to: Arcola Class of 1968 Reunion) by June 1, 2018 to:
Last Revision August 13, 2018