By Sue Hendriksma
The Schoolcraft Alumni Association’s first “Meet and Greet” for alumni at Bud’s Bar after the Homecoming football game on September 16 was a success, the group agreed. Over 40 alumni of Schoolcraft schools attended, many with guests. They seemed to have a great time seeing old friends. Many in the crowd were graduates from the 80s and 90s, but there were a few folks from the 60s and 70s and others from 2000+. Former Principal Richard Moon was there as were retired teachers Bob Crissman and Mike Stiles. They seemed to enjoy catching up with former students as much as alums enjoyed catching up with them.
As a result of this event, nearly $800 was raised toward scholarships that will be awarded to Schoolcraft graduates in spring 2017. The president of the group, Judy Oliphant, pointed out that the Alumni Association is now an official organization of Schoolcraft Schools. She encouraged alumni to stay in contact with the Association through its link on the Schoolcraft Schools website, its Facebook group, or by email at email@example.com. Major objectives of the Alumni Association are to continue to provide ways for alumni to stay in contact with each other and the schools and to support current graduates with scholarships for further study.