$30,000 awarded at Mepham Awards
Sponsored by our classmate, Dr. Mark Mobius, two $10,000 Mobius
Arts Scholarships and a $10,000 Mobius Entrepreneurial Grant
were awarded to three seniors at the annual Mepham High School
Awards ceremony, which was held on May 31, 2018. The winners
Who 2018 Award
A committee of the W.C. Mepham High School Alumni
Association has selected classmate Jerry Manne as one
of the 2018 Who's Who inductees.He
joins seven other 1954 classmates who have been recipients of
this award, which honors those who have made significant accomplishments
in their fields of work and outstanding contributions to the
welfare of mankind.
Jerry is being honored both for his outstanding career in investments
and commodities trading, primarily as a full member for the past
50 years of the prestigious Chicago Board of Trade, and his Chicago
area and world-wide advocacy for, and significant contributions
to, animal conservation of endangered species. A trustee of the
renowned Chicago Zoological Society since 1979, Jerry and his
wife Sandy have been recognized and received awards for their
public service on behalf of animal conservation causes.
He was honored at the Alumni Association annual Who's Who Awards
luncheon on April 29 at the Nook restaurant in Wantagh. More details about
Jerry can be read here. A list of all previous 1954 Who's
Who recipients can be read here.
Class of 54 Library Projects
$1954 + $3300 donated to Mepham Library
Dr. Lance Blackshaw presented
the latest Class of 1954 Library Memorial Fund donation
to Mepham Librarian Shari Stack on April 27.
Reading Nook: An additional contribution of $3300 has
been made by Dr. Mark Mobius which has created a "reading
nook" in the Library ...
>>>>Read more here
about both donations and see photos and drone video footage of
the new nook. Plus a YouTube video of the library itself.
We can thank Bob "Vince"
and Linda Ferrigno for footing the cost of our web site this
year (2018), as well as a few years in the past. :-)
Mark Mobius has been inducted
into Mepham's Who's Who at a ceremony held on April 30, 2017
at the annual Alumni Association Spring Luncheon. He joins other
1954 classmates who have been recipients of this award, which
honors those who have made significant accomplishments in their
fields of work and outstanding contributions to the welfare of
Two $10,000 awards
presented at June 2017 ceremony
Dr. Mark Mobius has established two arts scholarships
for Mepham seniors. Click
full details and the award winners.
photos and news of luncheon with Mark and scholarship winners
Helena Bradley and Immanuel Mellis.
Recent Mepham Renovations
"There are lots of bond funded renovations and upgrades
being done at Mepham: a new broadcast studio for media education
and programs (which will serve the three district high schools),
air conditioning for the auditorium and band room, new science
labs, etc. Principal Harrington said the next task is to bring
air conditioning to all classrooms. A very impressive set of
For more Class News from our archives,
65th Reunion in planning
stages. Watch this space and your mail box.
A Sixtieth Reunion
was held at the Marriott in Uniondale on Columbus Day weekend.
(Oct. 10-12 2014)
Click here for 60th Reunion
program and committee.
re-visited at our reunion ...