GCHS alumni decides to meet more often
The officers and board of directors of the Grand Coulee High School Alumni Association have decided it’s necessary to meet more often and on a regular basis. Dates selected are the third Wednesday of the months of February, May, and October to coincide with the main objective of the organization, the awarding of scholarships each spring to graduates of the local high school. The scheduled time will be 1 p.m., with meetings to be held at the United Methodist Church, 405 Center Street in Grand Coulee. Reminders for regular meeting dates will be announced in The Star, as well as any special meetings. Anyone who attended any of the Grand Coulee schools, whether or not they graduated here, is welcome and encouraged to attend the meetings.
Proposed at the spring meeting was suggesting that sculptures representing the mascots of of the two local high schools in existence preceding consolidation in 1971 and the current high school mascot be created for the new K-12 school complex. Construction of the new school includes a certain amount of money set aside for artwork, and a committee from the Alumni Association met with Superintendent Carlson recently to discuss the sculptures project. Things are in the initial planning stage right now, but it was exciting to see the architect’s drawings and learn what the possibilities might be.
Money for the awarding of scholarships comes from annual dues of $10 or lifetime memberships of $500. Gifts made in memory of students, parents, or staff who have passed away also add to the amount available for future scholarship awards. All donations are tax deductible. A newsletter is published twice a year with information about class reunions and other topics of interest to alumni. Membership by paying the annual dues puts you on the receiving end of the newsletter. If you are interested, write to GCHS Alumni Association, P O Box 222, Grand Coulee, WA 99133.