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Alumni Homecoming, 2012
On April 7, 240 Rio alums arrived on campus to spend the day with classmates and friends. The weather was picturesque with clear blue skies, and warm spring temperatures.
Alumni Lindaires join current Lindaires.
The classes whose year ended in two or seven were the honored classes and many friends from surrounding years came to share the day. The walkway to the church and surrounding lawn was filled with people smiling and hugging as they greeted each other. There were some who had not seen one another for decades and the joy of being together again was obvious.
The morning service in the church began at 10:30 with music presentations by Rio Lindo’s orchestra, hand bell choir, and Lindaires.
Scholarships were presented to 11 returning students. Stacy Kainer received the Walter Will Memorial Scholarship for $1,000, Alma Musvosvi, Natasha McWilliams-Nassar, Anthony Potter received each received the Roger Holm Memorial Scholarship for $1,500, and the newly formed Friends of Rio Foundation (formed by a group of alumni) presented seven $1,000 scholarships to Christian Bachelor, Roni Lemarre, Andrew Ruiz, Colton Shaw, Natalia Westerberg, Nathan Dowswell, and Matthew Salvini.
During the service Doug Schmidt, Rio Lindo’s principal, acknowledge two of his life’s mentors, both of whom were present. Stan Griswold, who taught at Rio from the fall of 1968 through the 1987, and Chuck Stevens who was the boy’s dean Doug mentored under when he first arrived at Rio. Chuck was also the morning’s special speaker.
One of the honor classes.
Lunch was in the gym and then the afternoon was spent with classmates recalling days at Rio and sharing life’s experiences since graduation. Several classes arranged to have their evening meal together, some on campus and others at off-site locations.
The traditional alumni verses Rio’s varsity basketball teams took place with the alumni women, led by Seraphie Allen (’11), humbling the girl’s varsity 20-47 and the reverse occurring on the guy’s side with the school’s varsity boy’s handing the alumni men a 23-64 loss.
All who came and shared the day had a wonderful time and I would encourage each of you to make it to your next class reunion.
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