Class of 1960 Reunion Committee and Hans Maentz '89
The annual meeting of The Hill School Alumni Association was held on Saturday, June 5. Hans Maentz '89, president of the Alumni Association, spoke about Alumni Association programs and events and awarded special Reunion prizes.
In 1965, the Class of 1958 established an award in memory of their Class President, James Detrixhe, who was killed in Vietnam in the line of duty. The Class of 1958 Cup is awarded to the class with the greatest number of registered class members in attendance at Reunion. Through the efforts of Kat Hauch '05 and John Dahdah '05 and others in the class, the award was given to the Class of 2005 who had 43 class members registered for their 5th Reunion.
Class Secretary Lloyd Saltus and the Reunion Committee from the Class of 1960 - Ted McNally, Brooke Dudley, Dave Thomas, and Everett Sherill - were the recipients of the following awards:
The Class of 1924 Bowl is awarded each year to the Reunion Class with the highest percentage of registered class members attending Reunion Weekend. This year, the award was given to the Class of 1960 with more than 35% percent of the class on campus for their 50th Reunion.
In 1997 the Pewter Plate Award
was established to recognize classes that substantially increase their fundraising efforts in a Reunion year. It is awarded to the class with the greatest increase in giving, from a pre-Reunion year to a Reunion year. This year, the Pewter Plate was awarded to the Class of 1960 who, through their generosity, made Reunion gifts and pledges of more than $1.6 million, an increase of more than 3,000 % from last year.
The Major Gifts Award is presented to the class with the highest monies raised through both annual and capital gifts since their last Reunion. This award was presented to the Class of 1960 who raised a total of $1,975,515.90.
The Big Dipper Award was established in honor or William A. Humphrey’s, Jr., Hill School Class of 1924, who passed away in 1995. “Hump” as he was known, was editor of his class newsletter, “Tydings,” which was distributed to his class on a regular basis from 1960 to 1994. The Big Dipper is awarded to the volunteers who most distinguished themselves through hard work, spirit, and determination. This year, it was awarded to the Class of 1960 Reunion Committee - whose efforts went above and beyond our expectations.
Hans also acknowledge two alumni who went above and beyond to make it back for Reunion: Herb Hobler '40, who was the oldest alumnus in attendance, and Kneeland Taylor '65 who traveled the farthest – from Anchorage, Alaska.