ALUMNI NEWS
Last updated 8/5/2001
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NOTE: The alumni site hosting duties have recently been assumed by Virginia McCreary Taylor, Class of 1963. Her talented predecessor Steve Haag is attempting to bow out gracefully (while providing any needed technical expertise) and assume a well-deserved retirement.


Elizabeth Batton (1991) was a grand winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Counsel Competition for the year 2000 and the first recipient of the Alton E. Peters Award, in addition to being a winner of the 2001 Licia Albanese - Puccini Competition. She is currently a semi-finalist for the Placido Domingo Operila Competition.

ShaRae Mansfield (98) was drafted by the WNBA World Champion Houston Comets.

Sara Gettelfinger (95) had a role in 'Seussical, ' an on-Broadway production of several Dr. Seuss Classics.

Nicole Scherzinger (96) has been featured on the WB network's television show
about the making of an all-female pop band called "Popstars".

Whitney Boyles (class of '96) was Miss Kentucky and finished as 4th runner-up in the Miss America Contest in 2000.

Alan Harris (93) wins $250,000 playing "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire".

Monica Grant ('96)won a Marshall Scholarship.  (equivalent to the Rhodes scholarship, except you can go to universities other than Oxford if you want).

Thanks to Liz Jones for sending this info to us to be posted. If anyone wants to send other info I will create a new page "AlumniNews".

Travis Prentice 95' signs with the Cleveland Browns.

Earl Ruby dies. Earl graduated from Manual in 1923. He served as sports editor from 1938
until 1968. His daily column, Ruby’s Report, was read by subscribers for over three                   decades. In 1945 he won the National Headliner Award for the nation’s best sports columns. Ruby was the co-founder of the Derby Festival and is responsible for starting the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame, into which he was inducted in 1975. Ruby covered some of the biggest sports events in the country including several World Series and every Derby.