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County Seat Newspaper
of Clare County

117th Harrison Alumni Coffee Hour

Over 200 attend longest continuous alumni gathering in Michigan

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More than 130 Harrison alumni were on the annual roll call at the Harrison Alumni coffee hour Saturday.  With over 200 attending, it was the highest attended alumni event in recent years.  This year it also had the distinction of being held in the newly remodeled auditorium of the high school. 

Patty Schaaf Miller had the honor of the annual roll call.  The earliest graduated was Nettie Mary Brown Koch, class of 1944.  The class with the most attendees was the class of 1969 at 14, the class of 1964 had 12. 

The Alumni Association awards a scholarship each year in honor of Charles A. Amble. The recipients were the only attendees from the class of 2019.  Mitchell Hoskey and Kaylee Johns both were honored with the scholarship.  They both plan to attend MMC.  Hoskey graduated with a 3.97 GPA and Johns with a 3.9 GPA. 

This year’s Wall of Fame was admired in its new location just outside the auditorium.  Two new inductees were honored this year. Kim (Woolgar) McVicar DHA, MSA, MT (ASCP) was the first inductee in the category of Human Service.  She is a 1996 graduate and currently an Associate Professor in Clinical Laboratory Science, Respiratory Care, and Health Care System Administration at Ferris State University.  The second inductee was last year’s MC and long-time volunteer and organizer for the alumni association and greatly surprised by her nomination, Anna Sharp.  Sharp was nominated in the Business/Tech category for her ownership in S&S Collison and her dedication to the community. 

Don Morton provided the entertainment for the event with his guitar and sang a few songs. His stories reminiscing about school days were received with chuckles and his music was enjoyed by all. The evening wrapped with up with the 50/50 drawing which included the cash prize as well as two books, Words Not Bullets by Mike Becker and Spikehorn: The Life Story of John E. Meyer in memory of author Tom Sellers.

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