Let us commit ourselves to making Perry’s future even greater than its glorious past. We can do this by assisting our youth to achieve quality education with our community’s support and guidance.
Inspiration & Inception
Harold H. Brothers, a 1952 Perry High School graduate, had a personal concern that the cost of college education was becoming too expensive for middle and lower income families and their children who graduate from Perry High School.
In 1987 Harold shared his concern at a class reunion along with an idea to give something back to the Perry community. His idea was to start an Alumni Association to find and promote ways to establish a scholarship fund for PHS graduates who were interested in continuing their education after high school. He intended for this fund to eventually become a perpetual one from which earnings on it and donations would be used to award annual scholarships. The scholarships awarded were to be based primarily on students’ financial needs and their desire to further their education.
The idea became rooted in the hearts and minds of his classmates. The Perry High School Association, Inc was voted into existence on October 10, 1987. The following alumni signed the original Certificate of Incorporation of the Perry High School Alumni Association, Inc. as incorporators.
- Frances Boone
- Tom Brandt
- Carolyn Chopp
- Bert Corr
- Ed Dolezal
- Rex Edgar
- Richard Hicks
- Henry Knight
- Marvin Jirous
- Delores Mitchell
- Bill Pricer
- Jack D. Roads
- Bernie Skalenda
- Russell Van Bebber
Harold, who passed away in 2009, left a legacy. “Members of the Perry High School Alumni Association – especially those who have donated time and money to assure the Association’s success – have helped to maintain and to make better the great community and place to live that is Perry, Oklahoma.”
Meet your 2017 Board of Directors
Front row L to R: Floyd Kirk – ’73, Paula Richardson Cinnamon – ’66, Ann Waren Hentges – ’73, Connie Beier Mendenhall – ’75
2nd row L to R: Peggy Thompson Haxton – ’66, Dee Boyd Ricker – ’66, Kay Lee Dotts McAnally – ’66, Linda Waltermire Powers – ’67, Patricia Soulek Novy – ’65, Ann Dunagan – ’69
Back row L to R: Tom Davis – ’61, Craig Kemnitz – ’72, Robert Mildfelt – ’61.
Not pictured: Connie LeForce Betchan – ’68, Kathy Henry – ’68, Diana Brand Pagel – ’71, Kathy St.Clair Shelton – ’67, Dennis Voss – ’67, Rena Clark Wheatley – ’81,
President: Peggy Haxton; Vice President: Connie Betchan; Corresponding Secretary: Connie Mendenhall; Recording Secretary: Kathy Shelton; Treasurer: Rena Wheatley.