Dr. Michael Karch, the Education Foundation’s “2019 Distinguished Alumnus” inductee presented an impassioned speech to the graduating class, inspiring and motivating them to achieve great heights. He challenged the class to teach, mentor and volunteer, and to see the world, so that they can appreciate what they have. Dr. Karch emphasized that struggle builds character, and that the graduates, now part of “our team”, i.e. the real world, are in a relay race which requires them to become not average, but exceptional.
On June 4, the Kutztown Area School District graduated 111 students in their 103rd commencement ceremony. Miss Madison Keiser earned the title of Class of 2019 Valedictorian, and Mr. Alexander Graff was named 2019 Salutatorian. The Education Foundation awarded these scholars with the annual John & Laila Silan Valedictorian & Salutatorian Scholarships.
We still have bricks in all three sizes available to be purchased for the KASD Cougar Stadium Walkway. Consider buying a brick for a graduating senior, or an underclassman who will be playing a JV or senior sport in the stadium this Fall 2019 or Spring 2020.
BB&T recently donated $5,000 to the Kutztown Area School District Education Foundation through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program, which is run by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.
On September 7, the 1951 Boys Basketball Team was honored by the KAHS Athletic Hall of Fame. Mr. Carl Wuchter represented the team at the evening’s proceedings.
On September 7, two incredible athletes were inducted into the KAHS Athetic Hall of Fame, Stacey Fegely and Jamie Peters.
The KASD Education Foundation Board this week announced the 2018 Distinguished Alumni of the year, Ms. Julie Stark, Kutztown Area High School class of 1979 and Mr. Keith Haring, Kutztown Area High School class of 1976. Mr. Haring is being recognized posthumously.