RIHS '56

Scholarship Fund Contributions

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RIHS Class of 56

                       Scholarship Recipients


2006    Faith Hardacre            Bethel College

2005    Debra Noe                  University of Chicago

2004    Carrie Carpenter        Princeton

2003    Terrell Williams          University of Illinois at Chicago
2008    Coethe Adams            Illinois State
2009    Kelsey Berryhill         Southern Illinois


The Class of '56 was the first to initiate a scholarship fund for graduates of Rock Island High School.  One other class has followed suit, but our class has led the way.





$1 to $55

Counselor’s Club

Melody Schuldt Walker

Nanette Wangelin Myers

Irma Wittlake Gripp

Marilyn Wood Masengarb

Harley Scherer

Tom Stechalin

Charles Rickey

Carol Dierks Hubbs

Elizabeth Durham Johnson

Carol Nicholls Wilcox

Deanna Barnes Dellitt

Rex Fitz

Marlin & Nancy Cheney Scharer


$56 to $155

Principal’s Club

Bonnie Grove Rodriquez

Dwight Coffin

Bob & Donna Jinks Schmidt

Bonnie Findlay Engelman

Bob Burns

Jerry Lundeen

Phil Salstrom

Les Johnson

Audrey Stropes

Richard H. Smith

Carolyn Hennessey Ehlers

Donna Perkins James

Pat Messenger Pilar

Helen Bryan Johnson

Jim Graham

Robert Wise

Judy Claussen Rosa-Gastaldo

Janice Rapley Clabuesch


$156 to $559

Superintendent’s Club

Jim Graham

Lee & Sandy Zentic

Roy Martin

Larry McDowell

Paul Soyke

Ora Hutchinson Carrol

Don Thompson

Pat Ford

Karen Kane McCabe

Bill Courter

Mary Christensen Frank


$560 to $1955

Crimson Club

Hugh Kuehl

Janet Feirn Frieden

Sharon Mc Govern Martin

Darrell Crosby






$1956 to $5599

Gold Club

Joel Leonardson



$5600 and above

Crimson and Gold Suite



Major bequest in a will