duPont Manual Magnet High SchoolAlumni Association
West Lee Street Louisville, Ky. 40208 (502) 313-4848
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WHAT DO WE DO?
We also enjoy publishing notable achievements and accomplishments of our graduates. If you know of any news items that we haven't listed, please make us aware of them.
Nomination form for the HALL OF FAME available here.
WHAT DON'T WE DO?
We also do not
necessarily have current graduation or other schedule information.
WE ALSO HELP SUPPORT SEVERAL SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS
The Alumni Academic Endowment
is administered by the Community Foundation of Louisville. The principal of this
fund stands at $125,000, most of which was contributed by John Doll '25-1/2. In
seven years the fund has produced over $50,000 to support the Manual academic teams.
From January 2000 to July 2001 the Association's contribution was $2,650.
The Mitre Club Award is the oldest award presented at Senior Night each year to a senior who exhibits the qualities of good character, scholarship and leadership, and has been presented for over 100 years. The recipient is presented with a $500 check and an inscribed silver plate. Two years ago, the funds for this award were depleted. Since then the Mitre men have come through, and the fund now has $2,600, $2,360 of which was contributed from January 2000 to July 2001. We would like to see this fund more secure and be able to increase the award to $1,000 each year.
The Athletic Fund was established six years ago to help the athletics department fund the 19 (now 20) different sports at Manual. The Association buys ads in programs and, working with the athletics director, has helped with special projects. Since its inception members of the Association have given over $20,000 to support Crimson athletics. In the past 18 months, however, donations to this fund have been less than $1,000. This is unfortunate ... please help us support our teams!
The Bob Griffith Marching Band Fund has, in the last five years, awarded over $10,000 to provide uniforms, music and travel expenses for the award-winning Crimson Sound. Named for the Hall of Fame Band Director Bob Griffith, who put "Marching Manual" on the map, contributions from January 2000 to July 2001 were $2,300.
The Arntson-Baer Stadium Fund is the newest. Established in 2000 to help refurbish Manual Stadium, it had received $1,300 as of July 2001. Since the last issue of the newsletter, an agreement of sorts has been reached to renovate Manual Stadium in stages over the next five years. The Jefferson County Public Schools, the Alumni Asociation, Manual High School and City and County governments will all cooperate in restoring our historic stadium to the showplace that it once was. Phase I of this project was begun this past summer: The grandstands on the visitors' side were sandblasted and repainted. Next the home stands will be painted and work will begin on upgrading the stadium lighting. We must raise $17,000 as our part of Phase I. We need your help!
The George Mueller Leadership Award is privately funded and is presented to leaders of each year's Senior Class. This year $500 awards were presented to Emily Hanauer, Kelley Connolly, Andraea LaVant, Benjamin Powell, Christopher Childs and Taylor Guthrie.
The Wall of Honor.
In 1993 Jim Hudson, '60 and Lou Vassie, '54 had a vision of a place within Manual
that would commemorate the generosity of alumni and friends who wished to donate to the
Alumni Association and its many programs. One section of Alumni Hall (First Floor,
Center Hall) is now adorned with plaques that represent hundreds of donors of tens of
thousands of dollars. Families, friends and classes have also used the Wall of Honor
as a way to remember classmates and loved ones or to make a statement of their support for
"dear old Manual." Thousands of people every year take time to view the
attractive plaques and comment on the generosity they represent.
Please call or email us if
you would like more information on any of these funds.
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