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Graduating seniors can learn from tradition of recognizing local alumni achievements

Monday, May 2, 2005

Since 1980, an alumna from one of the four high schools that presently constitute Clay City High School has been honored for his achievements during the spring commencement ceremony.

"We have been very fortunate that these four high schools have produced many very highly qualified candidates for the Distinguished Alumni Award," Clay City Faculty Member Representative Jim Romas said of the award. "I think it is good for the graduating seniors to see past graduates honored for their accomplishments. Maybe this will help provide an incentive for them to strive to succeed and someday receive the award themselves."

Prior graduates of Ashboro, Bowling Green, Clay City or Cory high schools from at least 15 years prior are eligible for nomination to receive the award.

Nominees may have received awards or other recognition for their service and leadership in government, civic, professional, religion and/or other activities or work. Publishing articles, conducting seminars or lectures, or providing leadership while giving of his/her time to the country, state or community are also qualifiers for the award.

"The committee is very willing to consider any factors that we may not have anticipated that indicate the person's qualifications," Romas said. "We encourage the community to nominate anyone that might be deserving."

Nomination forms can be obtained from any of the DAA Committee members, or Clay City High School, and are due on or before the deadline of May 6.

If you want to nominate an alum...

Nomination forms may be picked up from any of the Distinguished Alumni Award (DAA) Committee members or the office at Clay City High School. Forms can also be mailed to those interested by contacting the school at 812-939-2154.

The deadline for submission of forms is Friday, May 6.

The DAA Committee members include:

- Bowling Green Representative Carolyn Thomas

- Ashboro Representative Doris Green

- Cory Representative Chloe Rhodes

-Clay City Representative Tom Gerber

- Clay City Faculty Member Representative Jim Romas

- Clay City High School Student Council President Kyle Booe

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