Daingerfield Alumni Association
The Daingerfield Alumni Association was formed in 2007 to support the Daingerfield-Lone Star Education Foundation. If you would like to join the Alumni Association, send your payment of $10 per year and the form included in this newsletter to Martha Bonds, 4114 Lakeshore Drive, Lone Star, TX 75668.
The Association hosts the All School Reunion each year during Daingerfield Days. We will meet at the Morris County Courthouse Annex, October 8, 2016, 1:00 – 4:00. It is a great time to meet with classmates. Everybody is encouraged to join the Association during this event. Hope to see you at the next All School Reunion. A membership form is attached.
The Association has sponsored six Distinguished Alumni Dinners. The recipients in 2016 were Gilbert Betts, DHS 1958; Theda Ellison Cook, DHS 1962; Dr.Ted French, DHS 1965, and posthumously, Richard Woods, DHS 1955. A plaque with the names of all the alumni that have been honored has been placed at Daingerfield High School. A nomination form is attached for next year's recipients.
The Association presents a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior at Daingerfield High School whose parent graduated from Daingerfield Schools. Recent recipients include Anjelica Reyes, 2016; Bailey Young, 2015; Ashley Wallace, 2014; Josh Terry, 2013; Cody McEntire, 2012; Brandi Hegler, 2011; and Dillon Staples, 2010.
Daingerfield-Lone Star Education Foundation
The Foundation announced its annual awards, totaling $6,700, for classroom teachers at the 2016 end-of-school awards program. The grant money will be used to purchase educational materials that would not be available through the school budget.
The Daingerfield-Lone Star Education Foundation, together with the Daingerfield-Lone Star Alumni Association, raise money for the grant program through the annual Spelling Bee, the Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner and other fund-raising events. The total amount of grants awarded since the Education Foundation was established 9 years ago is nearing $70,000. Donations to the Foundation may be made at Texas Heritage Bank, 107 Webb St, Daingerfield, TX 75638.