2016 ALUMNI BANQUET
The BGHS Alumni Association is pleased to invite you to our 32nd annual banquet. The banquet will be held on Saturday October 8, 2016, at 6:30 pm in the James A. Wilson Gymnasium. The cost is $6.00 for annual dues per alumni and $16.00 for the meal per person. This year we will be honoring graduates of the classes of 1956, 1966, 1976, 1986, 1991, 1996, and 2006. A link to the registration form and 2016 newsletter can be found by clicking on the link below.
2000 BGHS GRADUATE AND TWO TIME EMMY WINNER MICHAEL GRAHAM TO BE 2016 KEYNOTE SPEAKER
We are pleased to announce Michael Graham as our guest speaker this year. After high school graduation in 2000, Michael continued his education at Lindenwood University in suburban St. Louis where he received his BA. While a student at Lindenwood, Graham interned at Stepstone Productions; KMOV Television, a CBS affiliate in St. Louis; and with the professional sports team, St. Louis Rams. He has also worked as a sports photographer at WGEM Television, the Quincy, Illinois NBC affiliate station.
After leaving the Midwest in 2008, Graham landed in Atlanta as a producer for NBA TV. Since then, Graham has worked for TNT, Cartoon Network, MLB Network in New York City, and WGLC in Atlanta. Graham currently works as a sports producer for CNN. Michael won his two Emmys during his stint with the MLB Network.
Michael is the son of Rhonda Lunceford of Bowling Green and the late James Graham. He is the nephew of Pam Cole, who he has said played a vital role in his childhood.
TAYLOR BLACKWELL – BGHS CLASS OF 2019 TO PROVIDE ENTERTAINMENT
We are also pleased to announce this year’s entertainment will be provided by the talented Taylor Blackwell, daughter of Amy and Troy Blackwell and member of the BGHS Class of 2019. BGHS has a proud tradition of excellent musical education, and we’re confident that Taylor’s performance will be a highlight of our evening together.
This year we will be honoring graduates of the classes of 1956, 1966, 1976, 1986, 1991, 1996, and 2006. We will also be welcoming the Class of 2000 as they support their classmate and our keynote speaker, Michael Graham.
The Class of 1951:
The Class of 1966:
The Student Council of the Class of 1996 (no composite picture of entire class is available):
Our keynote speaker Michael Graham’s classmates of the Class of 2000:
2016 SCHOLARSHIP REPORT
The BGHS Alumni Association chose 13 Bowling Green High School seniors to receive $1,000 scholarships in 2016. Recipients were honored during high school graduation ceremonies. Scholarship recipients included: Henry Robert Burns in honor of William and Virginia Slater; Bailey Carter in honor of Tapley McCune; Josh Early in honor of Mary Ruth Reading; Madison Ingram in honor of Donald Ingram; Kacey Kadlec in honor of McCune-Davis Families; Gracey Lewis in honor of the Merry-Go-Round Club; Andrew Martinson in honor of Lillian Blackwell; Lauren Merz in honor of Joy Freeman; Madelyn Shotton in honor of the Class of 1965; Dalton Sisson in honor of William and Virginia Slater; Reese St. Clair in honor of the Class of 1965; Teagan Teasley in honor of Joy Freeman; and Dylan White in honor of the Class of 1955
Correspondence to the BGHS Alumni Association may be sent by mail to: P.O. Box 132, Bowling Green, Missouri 63334.
Please join our group on Facebook by searching for “Bowling Green High School Alumni Association (Bowling Green, MO)”. Once on the page, click to join the group and you will be able to post comments on the wall and see other member’s comments on your wall. This is a great way to reconnect with friends and classmates, and stay up to date on the Alumni Association’s activities.
For additional information, please contact our current BGHS Alumni Officers or Board Members:
President – Roger Colbert ‘76
1st Vice President – Terri Thompson Morrison ‘81
2nd Vice President – Susie Edwards Edmond ‘69
Secretary – Bess Gamm ‘53
Treasurer – Lisa Vogel Scherder ‘62
Corresponding Secretary – Catherine Adams Rosen ‘81
Historian – Doris Lindsay ‘53
Board Members: Talley Shaon Saucier ‘63
Shane Betts ‘94
Jeffrey Shaw ‘02
Advisory Members: Julie Dietle Colbert ’76
Charlene Davis McCune ’57
Julie Hood Leverenz ‘80
Becky Anders Orf ‘96
Doris Peabody Miller ’55
Ryan Bibb ‘98
HISTORY OF THE BGHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
In 1984, a group of BGHS graduates, many from the classes of 1930-1935, met to discuss the possibility of forming an Alumni Association. The group was led especially by Dorothy Bibb Krein and Virginia Craig Wendel of the class of 1932. This founding group held the first banquet in 1985 for the purpose of planning a scholarship program that would help graduating seniors each year. The first scholarship of $250.00 was given to Jay Niemeyer. The organization was incorporated on April 7, 1986. The first officers were:
President – Charles Schuckenbrock
Vice President – Bill McIlroy
Treasurer – Frieda Hall
Board Members – Dan Galloway and Fenton Hurd
We owe great appreciation to this group of BGHS graduates for their hard work and vision to form this organization that lives today to celebrate the education and memories of four important years in the lives of everyone who graduated from Bowling Green High School.