On May 23, 2019, members of the Norwin community and past graduates came together in celebration of the accomplishments of seven Distinguished Norwin Alumni, one Distinguished Friend of Norwin, and our graduating NAFA Scholarship recipient.
Those honored included George Koury, Jr. (1977), Heather Newell (1988), John Tirpak (1986), Rebecca Gediminskas (1974), Robin Sleigh Dillon (1973), Ted Kopas (1991), and Tim Kotch (1974).
The NSDCF would like to congratulate this year’s lucky NAFA Luck & Loot raffle winner, Jude Abraham. Jude was excited to take home $500 along with $100 in instant lottery tickets while helping support NAFA’s mission.
Proceeds from the raffle will be used to help fund the Norwin Alumni & Friends Association’s annual scholarships for graduating Norwin students.
This is the first in a series of articles about the history of Norwin and its school system, written by Dr. Ronald B. Surmacz with original research by C.C. Pearsall.
Rachel Milke, a member the Norwin High School Class of 2019, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the David J. Nelson Memorial Scholarship. Pictured during the scholarship presentation ceremony are Rachel, her parents, and Jeff and Lori Nelson.
The NSDCF offers its congratulations to Rachel, and its best wishes as she continues on through college and beyond.
The Norwin Alumni & Friends Association, in coordination with the Norwin School District Community Foundation, is proud to announce the 2019 class of Distinguished Alumni.
Throughout their lives, these honorees have demonstrated how the quality education they received, along with the support of a nurturing community, can serve as a springboard to great achievements:
You are cordially invited to join the Norwin School District Community Foundation on Thursday, May 23, 2019 for a celebration of Norwin’s past, present, and future as we honor the achievements of some of our most distinguished alumni and graduating students, sponsored by Duncan Financial Group.
Reservations are required for this event at $37.
The selection process for the Third Annual Knight of Distinguished Alumni Recognition Dinner is well under way. Norwin has a long tradition of producing outstanding alumni, but some go even further in life. This event is a celebration of Norwin’s past, present, and future as we honor the achievements of some of our most distinguished alumni and a graduating student on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the Stratigos Banquet Center.
The Norwin Alumni & Friends Association (NAFA) will award a $500.00 scholarship to a graduating Norwin High School student who has been accepted to a college or trade school, and has at least one parent who is a Norwin graduate. The successful scholarship applicant will be one who shows active school and community service during their high school years.
Norwin School District Community Foundation (NSDCF) was formed as a 501©3 charitable non-profit in 2007. Initially, the primary function of NSDCF was to facilitate scholarships. In subsequent years, the Foundation began to provide Educator Innovation Grants to encourage the enrichment and enhancement of learning opportunities for K-12 student in Norwin Schools.
Why, all of a sudden, is there this need to create an alumni association for Norwin? Perhaps, the real question should be, why has it taken so long?
High school alumni groups have been around for many years. Although there may be relatively few in western Pennsylvania, the eastern part of the state has had many high school alumni groups for years.