The ACCHS Annual Alumni Banquet will be held on
June 7th, 2014 in the ACCJ/SHS gymnasium at 6:30
PM. A fellowship hour will be held prior to the banquet from
5:30 to 6:30 PM in the commons. Tickets are on sale till May
30th at the ENB Farmers and Merchants branch and
Hegarty-Caplinger Insurance office in Atchison and Effingham.
Tickets are $7.50. Tickets may also be purchased by contacting
this email address:
The meal will be smoked pork
chop, baked potato, vegetable, roll and dessert. Please contact
the USD#377 office at 913-833-5050 to reserve a
room at the high school for class reunions.
A tour of the old high school
will be conducted at 3 PM.
Current officers are:
Coder 913-370-1207 firstname.lastname@example.org
Seth Montgomery 785-873-2200 email@example.com
Corey Neill 913-426-0769
Bill Hawk 913-833-2643 none
Mark your calendar and attend
if you can.
913-370-0523. Go Tigers
Class announcements and news are posted at the Alumni web site
www.thenewsleaf.com/acchsalumni.htm. If wish to have your class
information posted on the website just send the information to
There will be several other activities
going on in the area the day of the banquet. They are:
The Muscotah Rose Festival (See
their Facebook Page)
ACCHS 2013 Alumni
The annual ACCHS alumni banquet was held Saturday, June 1, 2013
in the ACCHS gym. President Martha Coder welcomed the alumni and
guests. Jacob Hansen, 2013 graduate, gave the invocation.
USD 377 food service staff prepared a wonderful dinner that
included chicken casserole, green beans, salad, and strawberry
shortcake. The ACCHS science club and some past and present
alumni Association officers served the meal. Music for the event
was provided by Mildred Hawk playing the piano. A collection was
taken up as a tip for the serving organization.
The "State of ACCHS” address was given by Superintendent Stephen
Wiseman followed by a few words from 2013 graduate, Jacob
President Martha Coder introduced the alumni officers. The
following classes were celebrating their reunions this year:
1947, 1948, 1950, 1953, 1954, and 1958. The class of 1963 was
celebrating their 50th reunion. Speaking from the class of 1963
was Bonnie "Clinton" Kramer, who gave a few remarks. The oldest
members present were Eileen Acheson from the class of 1941 and
Ed Blocker from the class of 1939.
The minutes of last year's alumni banquet were read by Secretary
Mitch Oswald. A motion was made to accept the minutes from last
year, and it passed. Treasurer Bill Hawk gave the treasury
report. A motion was made to accept the treasury report, and it
The nomination committee reported nominations of Seth Montgomery
for vice president and Cory Neill for secretary. Other officers
serving for the 2014 year are Martha Coder as president and Bill
Hawk as treasurer. A motion was made to accept the report of the
committee, and it passed.
A motion was made by Pres. Martha Coder, which was seconded and
passed, to give $500 to the Centennial scholarship foundation
and $500 for physical improvements at ACCHS.
A motion was made to adjourn the meeting, it was seconded and
Secretary, Mitch Oswald
ACCHS 2012 ALUMNI BANQUET
annual ACCHS Alumni Banquet was held Saturday, June 2nd,
2012 in the ACCHS gym. President Chris Caplinger welcomed the
225 alumni and guests. Seth Montgomery, a past graduate, gave
USD # 377 Food Service Staff prepared a delicious
dinner. The ACCHS Science Club, and some present and past Alumni
Association officers served the meal.
A list of scholarships present this last year by the
Foundation was read to the group.
A collection of $363 was collected as a tip for the
“The “State of ACCHS” address was given by principal
Deanna Scherer followed by a few words from a 2012 graduate,
Chris introduced the alumni officers. The following
classes were celebrating their reunions this year: 1942, 1947,
1950, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1957 and 1962. The 1962 Class had 44
members present. Gary Matthias,
president of the class gave a few remarks.
The oldest members present were
Eileen Acheson from the Class of 1941 and Ed Blocker of the
Class of 1939.
The Nomination Committee reported nominations of
Martha Coder for President and Bill Hawk for Treasurer. Other
officers serving for the 2013 year are Nathan Smith as
Vice-President and Mitch Oswald as Secretary. A motion was made
to accept the report of the committee and it passed.
A motion was made by Nancy Keith which was seconded
and passed to give $500 to the Centennial Scholarship Foundation
and $500 for physical improvements at ACCHS.
The meeting was adjourned after the singing of the
Alma Mater with accompaniment by Mildred Hawk.
Secretary, Mitch Oswald
ACCHS 2011 ALUMNI BANQUET
The annual ACCHS Alumni Banquet was held Saturday, June 4th, 2011 in the ACCHS gym. President Chris Caplinger welcomed the 200 alumni and guests. Mildred (Gigstad) Hawk accompanied the group when they sang the Star Spangled Banner and all recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Riley Hundley, 2011 graduate, gave the Invocation.
Secretary, Nancy J. Keith
USD # 377 Food Service Staff prepared a delicious dinner. The F.F.A. and some present and past Alumni Association officers served the meal. A collection of $420 was given to the F.F.A. activity fund.
“The State of ACCHS” written by Mark Pruett, principal, was presented by Cindy (Gigstad) Ladd, vice-president, USD #377 Board Education. Some of the items mentioned were the multiple athletic teams that participated in district and state contests. Athletics and extra curricular activities promote pride, sense of achievement, and well rounded students.
Riley Hundley gave the Student Address. He praised the alumni for their support. Alumni scholarships enable student success in life and show that alumni care.
Chris introduced the alumni officers. The following classes were celebrating their reunions this year: 1941, 1947, 1950, 1951, 1954, 1961, and 1966. The 1961 Class had 22 members present and the Class of 1951 had 25 present. Oldest members present were Emma (Torkelson) Galbraith from the Class of 1937 and Ed Blocker of the Class of 1939. The Ernzen family had seven members present, the Hawk family thirteen, and Shirley (Juencke) Wilkinson had attended for sixty straight years. Gary Hamon, president of Class of 1961, shared memories of ACCHS and how it shaped his life.
Nancy Keith read the minutes of 2010 Alumni Association meeting. Deb (Hawk) Parnell moved and Lucille (Chain) Coder seconded the minutes be approved as read.
Carol (Hundley) Eckert gave the treasurer’s report of $4, 671.01 as the current balance. Steve Witte moved and Deb Parnell seconded that the report be accepted.
Deb Parnell, president of the ACCHS Alumni Association Scholarship Foundation, reported on the Annual Meeting held earlier in the day. The Foundation has $72, 496.99 in principal, interest, and stock. The interest will be used for awarding scholarships this year. Expenses for 2010-2011 were $62. Deb encouraged applications from ACCHS students for scholarships and for alumni to contribute to the Scholarship Foundation. Nancy Keith moved and Carol Eckert seconded to give $500 to the Scholarship Foundation and $500 for physical improvements at ACCHS.
Deb Parnell moved and Lou Ann (Chain) Frost seconded that the first Saturday in June at 6:30 p.m. be automatically designated as the date for the ACCHS Alumni Banquet in future years.
The Nomination Committee reported nominations of Nathan Smith for Vice-President and Mitch Oswald for Secretary. Other officers for the 2012 year are Chris Caplinger as President and Carol Eckert as Treasurer. Lucille Coder moved and Dorothy (Ernzen) McDermed seconded that the officers be accepted.
Nancy Keith moved and Carol Eckert seconded that the meeting be adjourned. The group concluded the evening by singing the ACCHS Alma Mater.