Phil Campbell Alumni Association changes meeting date
The Phil Campbell High School Alumni Association held its annual meeting Sunday in the school cafeteria. It was the first in-person meeting since 2019.
The 2020 meeting was cancelled because of concerns about the coronavirus.
The association usually holds its annual meeting on first Sunday of August. Because of declining participation in recent years and especially after COVID, members decided to change the annual meeting date to coincide with the school’s Homecoming week. This change will go into effect in the fall of 2022.
“We need to get our membership and participation up,” said association president Lynn Landers. “By moving to homecoming week, we can include more young alumni and more recent graduating classes. We would like for classes to have floats in the parade and more.”
The association also presented two $500 scholarships to recent graduates Emily Wise and Jonah Fishers. They also recognized the 2020 scholarship recipients, Lexi Crittenden and Samuel Carreto.
The association reported $218.18 in the scholarship fund and $893.18 in the association fund.
“Another reason to get more people involved is to be able to raise more money to help us keep giving two scholarships to graduates each year,” added Landers.