Class of 54 Library Projects
$1954 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 has been made
by Dr. Mark Mobius to create a "reading nook" in
the Library ... photos will be available when the project
is finished later this year. Read
more here on both donations
Who 2018 Award Announced
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 and the luncheon will follow in a later article.
Mobius Entrepreneurial Grants
Two $10,000 MEGs to
be awarded In June 2018
Sponsored by our classmate, Dr. Mark Mobius, two $10,000 Mobius
Entrepreneurial Grants will be awarded in 2018 to Mepham High
School seniors who have an interest in engaging in/establishing
an entrepreneurial venture following their senior year at Mepham.
Applications are now being accepted by our committee, and information
on the awardees will be available on this web site in June.
These two new grants are in addition to the two $10,000 Mobius
Arts Scholarships that will also be awarded this June. See article below
for those that were awarded last year.
Who 2017 Award
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
Mark Mobius Arts Scholarships
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
Helen Bradley and Immanuel Mellis.
We can thank Bob "Vince"
Ferrigno for footing the cost of our web site this year (2017),
as well as a few years in the past. :-)
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
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 ...