A Letter from the President

Here is the quarterly letter from the Alumni Association President, Bob McCarthy '51


By the time you receive this newsletter, the 2021-22 school year will be out and your association will be taking the months of June and July off to be restarted with our Wednesday, August 17th General Meeting to be held in the RHS Library at 6:00 pm. All members are invited; not just invited, but encouraged to attend.

At our May Association meeting, we had our annual election of officers. Returning as 2nd Vice President will be Fred Festersen for a two year term. Elected for a one year term each were Signe Miller Hodge as Recording Secretary and Theresa Gemignani as Treasurer. Continuing on for one more year in office will be the following: Bob McCarthy as President, Paul Manfredi as First Vice President, Ruth Ann Moore Tiner as Corresponding Secretary, and Frances Molina Stizzo as Archivist. I would be remiss if I did not express my sincere and deep appreciation to outgoing officers Beverly Proschold Barber, Phoebe Astill, and Carrie Clark Cook for their dedication and efforts in supporting the Association during their terms in office. They were a great group to work with.

One of the highlights that I have been having as your President is attending the Senior Awards Ceremony at the end of each school year. This is when graduating seniors are recognized for their outstanding efforts in academics, fine arts, athletics, and citizenship. It is also the time when senior applicants are informed about winning scholarships that they have applied for during their senior year. This year, $146,000 in scholarships were awarded to the graduating class of 2022. This was a record amount of $$$ ever awarded in a single year. Among the contributors was your RHSAA. The Association selected five students to receive our scholarships. They were Benjamin Faelz, Stephan Zavala, Jonathan Vialpando, Hannah Henderson, and Riley Gustus. Three of our candidates have indicated that they will be going on to a four year program at a college or university and two will be attending a community college. Good luck and good health to these students as they move forward with their education.

Your association has been working short of participating members this past year, and as I said in my first paragraph, we would like to see many more of you at our meetings. Our Board wishes you a very happy and healthy summer. And remember, “Once a Tiger, always a Tiger.”

Bob McCarthy

Class of 1951