Fund Purpose Provides educational scholarships for graduating seniors of North Harrison High School who are accepted into and attending an accredited vocational training program or a two- or four-year public or private institution of higher learning.
Fund Story After discussing it for years, the North Central High School Class of 1961 decided at their 50th class reunion in 2011 to establish an endowed scholarship fund. Classmates wanted to leave something for their home community that they loved. A one-time scholarship will be awarded each year to a graduating North Harrison High School senior who is accepted into and will attend a certified vocational training program or an accredited two or four year institution of higher learning.
Just as North Central Community Schools were created from the consolidation of several smaller high schools, North Central later merged with Morgan Township Schools to become North Harrison Community Schools. Although some classmates moved away, most stayed in the community where they were raised. Many stayed active with the school while their children and grandchildren attended.
Members of the North Central High School Class of 1961 included:
Sue Adams Fessel, Dennis Babcock, Frances Baker Woodward, Larry Barnes, Larry Barnickle, Bonnie Barrow, Mildred Bays Despain, Barbara Beauchamp Timberlake, Ben Brewster, Richard Briscoe, Dewey Burks, Woodrow Burns, Mary Jane Burris, Barbara Byrne Harrison, Shirley Byrne, Mary Copelin Dendish, Howell Curtis, Leona Damon Burris, George Davis, Lanny Davis, Saundra Davis Wallace, Stella Davis Johnston, Sharron Edwards Pease, Evelyn Elliott Manus, Janet Ems Dunaway, Lois Fessel Stickler, Max Fessel, Sr., Janice Flock Plummer, Leslie Gentry, Madelyn Gettelfinger Hulsman, Stephen Gettelfinger, Barbara Hammontree Rosenbarger, Richard Harmon, Tony Hawkins, David Heilig, Michael Higdon, Wanda Hobbs Welch, Ray Housel, Will Kirk, Avery Lewis, Charles Lincoln, Johnny Morris, Randy Mosier, Thomas Nolot, Lynn Rosenbarger, Charlotte Sampson Davis, Darrell Satterfield, Blondine Slayton Snyder, Herschel Smith, Judith Sparks, Ed Stevens, Karen Stevens, Phyllis Stevens Arnett, Jane Swarens Mitchell, Bonnie Terry Byrne, Linda Thomas Jacobi, Linda Totten Schotter, Nancy VanFleet Stickler, Patricia Yeager Davis, Nancy Zink Richardson
The Class of 1961 is happy to provide future graduates with scholarship assistance and hope that they in turn will find ways to better their home community.