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OHS alumnus cited by Alaskan governor

He must be doing something right. Former Oakwood resident and OHS ’72 alumnus Alan Braley was recently cited by Alaskan governor Sarah Palin for his leadership in the construction of the new Fairbanks International Airport in Fairbanks, Alaska.

In a letter from the desk of Gov. Palin dated May 29, 2008, it reads: “Your dedication and commitment to the department over the past 17 years is something of which to be proud,” wrote Gov. Palin. “Having established and developed airport engineering and environmental sections, and guiding the facility through major construction improvements, you should know that you have been instrumental in bringing Fairbanks International Airport to a bright future for all of Alaska and its rural communities…You have…delivered a complex project in scope, on time, and under budget.”

Braley has since moved on from his career at the airport and is now currently employed at Aleyesko, the consortium of oil companies that own the Alaskan pipeline. Braley was OHS senior class president in 1972.

Parent Night calendar at OHS

Junior and Senior parents are invited to attend a guidance information night on Sept. 22 in the OHS auditorium.  Junior parents are asked to come at 7 p.m. The senior parents meeting begins at 8:15 p.m. Mrs. Owens and Mrs. Jacques will discuss issues relevant to your student to include the college search, the application process, and introduce a new, exciting website available to our students and parents.

Freshman and sophomore parents are invited to an informational meeting on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the OHS auditorium.  Mr. Curlett, Mrs. Owens and Mrs. Jacques will present some very useful thoughts regarding your high school student and introduce a very exciting website available to our students and parents.

Nov. 10  brings a representative from the Financial Aid Office at the University of Dayton to the OHS auditorium.  Anyone wishing to learn more about financing
college is invited to attend. The Financial Aid presentation will begin at 7 p.m.

Interact Club seeks student members

Interact is a new community and international service club for high school students sponsored by the Oakwood Rotary International.  

The Interact Club has already begun to participate in community service. Dr. Mary Jo Scalzo, the school district superintendent and active Rotarian, offered her opinion of the club’s involvement: “Sixteen Rotarians and five Interact Club students from Oakwood High School invested three hours of sweat equity in sprucing up the Lange School grounds on Saturday, Aug. 9. Our five OHS students were indefatigable in their efforts! Thank you Carol Harper, Meredith Snead, Lindsay Seery, Bryan Stewart, and Phil Wille!!”

If you are interested in joining Interact, look for signs posted around the school and attend our first meeting. If you have questions, feel free to ask any member or Mr. Mitch Miller, Rotary faculty adviser for more information. 

PTO hosting picnic dinners

On Monday, Sept. 15 and Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., the PTO will host a picnic dinner before parents begin following their student’s school schedule at the junior and senior high open houses.  

The dinner consists of a Pine Club burger, chips and a beverage. Tables will be set up at the Junior High entrance on Schantz Avenue.  The cost is $6.

“We thought giving parents and teachers the opportunity to socialize before parents visit the classrooms would be fun, ” explained PTO President Sara Feldmiller. Parents can send in their dinner orders along with their PTO membership form or pay at the door.








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August 26, 2008
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