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2021 Homecoming

 

                                            

From the President

 

               The Tonkawa Alumni Association is celebrating its 68th year!  We are still going strong thanks to the efforts of our officers, board members and all of you that support our various projects.  The THS weight room project is completed.  The Alumni Association partnered with the Tonkawa Public Schools and current booster organizations to meet the goal of $25,000.  Athletes were finally able to use the new equipment towards the end of June 2020 due to COVID-19.  This new equipment will be a great asset for our student athletes for years to come.  Thanks to all of you for making this project a success!

                The THS Alumni scholarships were given in honor of Bruce Robinson in 2020.  The Alumni Board believed this was a fitting tribute to Bruce's lifelong commitment to the THS Alumni Association.  Bruce led the effort to invest Alumni Association earnings to build our investment account to a goal of $200,000.00 to ensure future funding for the THS Alumni scholarships.  Bruce passed knowing the balance was $196,000.00 and steadily approaching his goal.  We have surpassed Bruce’s goal of $200,000.00!  We will be honoring Bruce Robinson at the Luncheon. 

                Your Alumni support is what keeps our organization vital and thriving.  All your donations including Memorial donations and Lifetime Memberships are very much appreciated.  Please keep them coming!  (Lifetime member's names are engraved on a plaque that hangs in the Commons Area of THS).  Remember, our purpose is to keep our traditions alive, continue to make our THS the best it can be for future generations, and encourage students to always be proud to be a BUCCANEER!                                                           - David Fruits, President

 

2021 Distinguished Alumnus

THS Alumni will posthumously honor Bruce Robinson at the Distinguished Alumni luncheon Saturday October 9th.  Bruce was a 1958 graduate of THS.  He graduated from OSU in 1963 with a BA in education.  After teaching at Star Spencer High School, Bruce returned to Tonkawa farm the “home place” and run a water well drilling business.  He also became active in various civic affairs for which he received numerous awards and honors. 

 

Scholarships Awarded

 

The THS Alumni Association awarded two $1,000.00 per semester THS Alumni scholarships this year.  Recipients were Skylee Perkins, daughter of Kris and Lindsey Perkins, and Colton Anson, son of Cindy Anson. Skylee is majoring in Funeral Science and Colton is majoring in Social Studies. Being able to give a second year scholarship has been an objective that was achieved this year.  Five hundred dollars per semester were awarded to 2019 recipients who applied andwere in good standing at their colleges. 

                                                                                                                    Lucky Duck Derby

THS Alumni Association partnered with the Tonkawa Masonic Lodge again this year for another successful fundraising event, the Lucky Duck Derby, chaired by Reta Swords. Over 2,000 ducks floated down the canal on July 4th. We met our goal again this year. Our scholarships total $6,000.00 per year

All Star Showcase/Military 

Mike Schatz and Donnie Noles have a new website for THS All Star Athletes and Military who served in a foreign war.  Contact mschatz3@yahoo.com or donnoles@aol.com for more information and access the site at www.tonkwaallstars.military.com

 

2021 THS Homecoming Schedule of Events

 

Alumni Coffee

THS Event Center

Friday, Oct. 8th

9:00 AM

All Class Alumni Meeting

THS Event Center

Friday, Oct. 8th

10:30 AM

Assembly

THS Event Center

Friday, Oct. 8th

1:30 PM

Parade (Lineup at the THS Parking Lot)

Grand Avenue

Friday, Oct. 8th

2:30 PM

The Hub (No Scheduled Activities)

Tonkawa Casino

Friday, Oct. 8th

After Parade

Football Game

Buccaneer Field

Friday, Oct. 8th

7:00 PM

All Class Social

THS Event Center Foyer

Saturday, Oct. 9th

10:30 AM

Distinguished Alumni Luncheon Buffet

THS Event Center

Saturday, Oct. 9th

11:30 AM

 

                                   To purchase tickets for the luncheon, mail check or money order to Tonkawa Alumni Association P.O. Box 12, Tonkawa, Oklahoma 74653 along with name, address, phone, email and number of tickets you wish to purchase.  They are $25 per person and can be picked up Friday at the coffee or Saturday at the mixer/luncheon. For more information contact David Fruits @ 580-628-7540   THS Alumni Association is a 501 (c)(3) Organization