September 2, 2016
NOTE: See Above -- the Alumni
Office phone number has been changed.
Please be sure to check the
page as several new items
of information have been published.
HOMECOMING IS OCT. 15; CRIMSONS VS. P.R.P.
First year coach Scott Carmony will face an
always tough Pleasure Ridge Park at Manual Stadium.
Kickoff is 7:30PM and all alumni are invited back for the
event. Lifetime members of the alumni asssociation
will gain free admission by showing their membership cards
at the pass gate on Burnett Ave. at the north end of the
Dear Manual/YPAS Alumni:
My name is Dr. David Phy, and I am writing to
you on behalf of the Michael Felker Memorial
Scholarship Committee. Michael Felker was a
truly gifted musician who graduated from the
Youth Performing Arts School in 1995 and
attended both the University of Louisville
School of Music and Bellermine University. His
soulful trumpet could be heard all over
Louisville, in recordings, night clubs,
festivals and tours. On August 31, 2014, his
life was tragically cut short at the age of 37
when he was shot and killed during a domestic
We are in our 3
year of organizing an annual scholarship benefit
concert to raise funds to be awarded to a
Graduating Senior at the Louisville Youth
Performing Arts School (YPAS) who best
exemplifies the determination, humility, and
musicianship by which Michael lived his life.
This years event is shaping nicely and will
include performances by local musicians that
worked closely with Michael during his life. We
are currently looking for items to be donated
for this year s Michael Felker Memorial
Scholarship concert to be used for either silent
auctions or for the door raffle, the event will
be held on September 10
at the Monkey Wrench located at 1025 Barret,
Ave. If you have any questions or if there is
anything you would like to donate or contribute
please contact me via at email at
or on my cell
Thank you for supporting the Michael Felker
Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Dr. David Phy-DMA
University of New Orleans Adjunct Professor
of Trombone and Notation
Delgado Community College Adjunct
Professor of Music Appreciation
DMA in Jazz Studies Trombone, University
of Illinois 2010
Hall of Fame inducted 10 at the U of L
University Club on April 24.
The honorees are: Nancy Johnson Barker
'64, the founder of "Kentucky Music Weekend" and "Kentucky
Music Week;" Michael Culver '65, a critically acclaimed
artist and photographer known for his dynamic colorist
paintings; Gerald W. Fischer '63, historian and author of
two books dealing with Meade County history and with
guerilla warfare during the Civil War; E. F. "Ace Hudkins, a
beloved foreign language teacher and coach at Manual for 45
years; Veloris A. "Sonny" Marshall '65, a twenty-year
veteran of the U.S. Air Force who founded Marshall
Communications specializing in multimedia networking; Dr.
James R. Mosby Jr., '65, an expert in emergency medicine who
also provided pro bono medical help to the Philippines;
Arthur Raderer '35, Army veteran and Board Chairman for
Future Federal Savings and Loan; Ashley Rowatt Karpinos,
'99, an NCAA recognized All-American swimmer at Kenyon
College, currently a teaching physician at Vanderbilt
University; Regina Troupe, '83, an accomplished singer who
is also a Grammy nominated writer for Peabo Bryson; Charles
Sneed Williams, 1899, a noted artist having painted a number
of commissioned portraits of promkinent men.
YPAS Launches NAME YOUR SEAT Campaign
an engraved nameplate will be placed on an
audience seat to commemorate your donation. You can
honor a YPAS/Manual student or alumni; pay tribute to a
special teacher, staff member or administrator; memorialize
a friend; or leave a message of encouragement.
The YPAS building will be undergoing a significant
renovation during the summer of 2016. Meanwhile
faculty, alumni, students, parents and administrators
prepare for the 40th anniversary of the school in 2017-18.
The Name Your Seat Campaign is a great opportunity to get
involved and leave a lasting legacy in the Main Stage
Theater. Funds raised will be used to establish an
ongoing fund to maintain and purchase equipment and
technology. For more information please visit The
Producers website at producers.ypas.org, or for a pdf copy
of the nameplate request form click
PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE becomes
"CRIMSON MISSION," a new adjunct to the PTSA to provide a
more powerful and flexible tool to help the school meet
goals for supporting important projects.
The Crimson Mission, Inc. is an
independent, non-profit organization that has been
established to raise contributions to provide financial
assistance to duPont Manual High School and the Youth
Performing Arts School (YPAS) in Louisville, KY.
Incorporated in 2015, the Crimson Mission, Inc. s sole
purpose is to raise funds and provide a third source of
income beyond state and federal funding.
As you know, a duPont Manual education is a unique
education. Whether you, your children or friends attended
Manual, you understand the duPont difference. From boxers,
United States Senators and Mayors to astronauts, Olympic
gold medalists and Broadway performers - you name it, duPont
Manual has produced it. Consistently ranked a top public
high school in Kentucky and one of Newsweek s America s Top
Schools, duPont Manual High School has been exceeding
expectations and producing top talent for over 120 years.
The students at duPont Manual are not only gifted
academically, they are gifted in other specialized areas as
well math, science and technology, performing arts,
journalism and communication, visual arts and much more!
Manual can proudly say that they are one of the most diverse
student bodies in the City of Louisville, and in turn,
creates worldly-minded students that are leading and working
across the globe.
Founded in 2015, the Crimson Mission is a private,
non-profit organization whose mission is to engage the vast
duPont Manual Family by accepting contributions from alumni,
community partners, parents, families and friends of duPont
Manual High School to fund individual student needs and
large-scale projects to enhance the duPont Manual education.
Just imagine what the amazing students and staff at Manual
could achieve with additional tools and resources! We ask
every member of the duPont Manual Family to join us in our
You ve experienced the duPont difference, and now we
need your help to build the Crimson Mission Inc. Your
tax-deductible donation today will support the Mission and
our goal of honoring the past, empowering the present and
ensuring the future of duPont Manual High School!
For more information and to donate, please visit the site
DID YOU KNOW ...? The school's website has a
great interface for designing and ordering Manual-themed
items, from hats, sweats, hoodies and more. Check it
A FEW WORDS ABOUT CLASS REUNION SITES:
We are seeing an increasing volume of solicitations for
class-reunion sites. A new one seems to surface every month.
Most of these are commercial at some level and either
solicit your personal information for marketing purposes or
ask for a membership fee before permitting access to any
significant amount of content from other users. They also
consist solely of content that you provide, in some cases
only after you have paid them to let you provide it. The
duPont Manual Alumni Association does not subscribe to or
endorse any of these enterprises. This site,
www.manualalumni.org, is the only official site recognized
and supported by the school. We will continue to provide you
with this free resource to connect with your classmates,
organize and publicize your reunions, celebrate your
accomplishments and publish your news. Just remember to keep
us informed and we will keep you all in touch ... for free!
Some of these websites sell Manual-themed
shirts, caps etc. Be aware that any purchase made
through these for-profit sites DOES NOT profit the Manual
PTSA. Please remember to purchase any Manual items
directly from the school or PTSA.
We do recognize that Facebook can provide a convenient
resource for individual groups and classes to post and
publicize reunions and events, and we do not discourage its
use, but we do not have the resources to maintain Facebook
postings in addition to this site. We will continue to
publish any Facebook links supplied to us as part of our
service to facilitate reunions and meetings.
STAND UP AND CHEER could be reprinted.
We've had many requests for copies of
Stand Up and Cheer, the Official History of du Pont Manual
by Mike McDaniel. The original
press run in 2005 was 2,500 copies, all of which were sold
in less than a year. To make it feasible, even at a
break-even point, 750 copies would have to be pre-ordered at
$39.95 per copy plus $5 shipping and handling.
Proceeds would benefit the alumni association. If you
would be interested in purchasing a copy for yourself or a
relative, please call the Alumni Office at 502-485-8023 and
leave your information on the answering machine.
Alumni Dues are now due, still only
$10/year. Help us defray the costs of running the
alumni office and providing its many services.
To join, please send a check payable to the Alumni
Association (address above) and provide your contact
information and graduating year.
that memorial bricks are still
available for purchase, to commemorate a loved one
or celebrate a special event. Form available
scholarship has been set up at Murray State University
in honor of Manual Alumna
this way Shelby s memory can live on for years to come, and
that memory can be shared with other youth who can learn
from her beautiful example. Qualifying awardees must be from
a Jefferson County High School, maintain a 3.2 GPA, and
attend the School of Business. More information
Attention all Manual KYA and KUNA alumni!
KY YMCA Youth Association would like to reconnect with you!
We have so many new alumni initiatives (networking,
volunteer & service opportunities, international trips
seeing old Y friends, and LOTS more!) that we know
will be of interest to you. Please contact Emily Feeney, the
Community Outreach Director,
or visit us online,
Support the Marching Band
... learn more
DuPont Manual Boys Soccer
easy way to do this is by
purchasing reloadable Kroger
Gift Cards for $5.00. You will
receive $5.00 in groceries or
gas at Kroger and each time you
reload your card, Manual Boys
Soccer will receive 4% back from
Kroger. Please contact Kathy
The DuPont Manual Boys Soccer
Booster Club is in the process
of building a Soccer Locker
under the bleachers at Manual
Stadium. This will be used by
the teams to house balls and
equipment. Any donations alumni
would like to make toward this
project would be very much
appreciated. Please contact