Spring and Summer are traditional and favorite times when alumni gather to renew old school acquaintances and friendships. Everyone either anticipates or dreads to see how their peers have weathered the 10, 20, 30, or even 50+ years since they last saw each other. Grey and balding heads, excess pounds of pure sweetness, slower paces, and dimmed vision has caught up with everyone but ME! How can that be? Where are all those KIDS who shared my classrooms, locker room, basketball court, or softball field. I discovered they are easily found among the alumni of Climax Springs High School and I am so thankful for the opportunity to keep those relationships alive!
In 1998, the Climax Springs Alumni Association decided to take on a project to give back to our graduating students. The idea of a scholarship program to aid those attending a 2 or 4 year college or vocational training was adopted. Since that time, we have awarded 68 scholarships ranging from $250 to $1,500 each, totaling more than $61,000. This year 8 Climax Springs Seniors will be awarded Alumni scholarships.
Alumni Association members and friends of Climax Springs Schools have contributed to the continuation of this project. Contributions include memorials to loved ones who have passed as well as minimal to sizeable amounts from folks who just want to be a part of this effort. ALL are greatly appreciated!
ANYONE who would like to be a part of this effort may send your tax-deductible gift, payable to Climax Springs Alumni Scholarship Fund to Daniel Mauss, Treasurer / 9051 N 7 HWY / Climax Springs, MO 65324 or bring it to the Alumni Banquet being held Saturday, May 25, 5:00 p.m. at the Climax Springs High School gym. All Climax Springs alumni, present and past students, faculty, staff, and administrators are urged to attend.