SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Wayne High School Alumni Association & Scholarship Fund Brief History

This  Association first emerged informally in the late 1890’s and flourished on and off through the years until the start of World War II. The Class of 1930 met to plan their anniversary party for their 50th year  graduation from Wayne High. As the next year did this, then the next,  several alumni decided it would be a great idea to have an All Class Reunion each year, to honor each class on their 50th anniversary. This was the beginning of the Association, as we know it today. Formed in 1984, the first President was Forrest Keown, followed by Charles  Madigan, Tom Sullivan, Floyd LeSuer, James Doletzky, Lloyd Solarz, Joanne Wallace Johnson, Kenneth Reimann, Frank McMurray, Tillie Miller Van Sickle, Terri Laraway Grzecki , Richard Smith, and Carole Srock Swain-Simons. The Association awarded its first Scholarship of $500 per year for four years to Nancy Kwilas in 1986. In 1997 the Scholarship Award was increased to $1,000 per year. In 2001 two $1,000 Scholarship Awards were granted, increasing to $1,500 in 2008. To date we have awarded over $175,000 in scholarships and helped 51 students pursue a college education!  

1986        Nancy Kwilas
1987        Raul Selgado
1988        Ronald Woods
1989        Michelle King
1990        Jennifer Lim
1991         Kevin Kashawlic
1992        Melissa Taylor
1993        Nicole Garrison
1994        Lisa Rooney
1995        Charles Dumont
1996        Lisa Thompson
1997        Charles Bailey
1998        Sunlin Sanjnani
1999        Sarah Gibelyou

2000       Jamie Novak 

2001         Ina Gjeci & Joshua Schofield
2002        Erica Rich & Joshua Raub
2003        Amanda Dewyer & Deidra Gosline
2004        Roxanne Dewyer & Jeffrey Laubernds
2005        Ryan Herbst & Anthony Karasinski
2006        Mengyu Shi & Kayla O'Mara
2007        Adam Gorring & Andy Rodriguez
2008        Jillian Novak-Alexander & Nastassia Goines
2009        Dan Pianowski & Jordan Weatherwax
2010         Megan Connolly & Zakkary Hardyniec

2011        Jessica Kate LaBean & Chelsea Morneau  

2012        Cassidy Burns & Jennifer McCaffery
2013        Ashley Carey & Jason Spurlock
​2014        Kaiserin Macairan & Adam Davis
​2015        Rachel Cherian & Michael Gibson
​2016        Miranda Crummey & Haley Scott
​2017        Dennis Williams & Ryan Carney
2018        Alyza Hogston & Ken Dada
​2019        Edward Ivanac & Taylor Dunn