Welcome 2000 Graduates of Chatham High School

Welcome new CHS alumni. One hundred sixty five members of CHS Class of "00 have joined the ranks of the alumni. We welcome them and wish them well in their future endeavors. We hope that they will keep us posted on their future class activities and look forward to their participation in future Chatham High School Reunions!!

Lauren M. Barkley Wins Paul E. Harris, Jr. Award

The 2000 winner of the Paul E. Harris, Jr. award is Lauren M. Barkley. She was a member of the National Honor Society the last two years. In addition, she was also Bell Award Recipient for honors pre-calculus, Girls All-state nominee, Girl's Career Institute Delegate and a Bloustein Candidate.  Other activities during her years at Chatham High School included  Key Club, Soccer, Math League, Model Congress, Teens Against Tobacco Use, Orchestra, Spring Musical, RISE (church youth group), SCEEP (church program where she tutors kids from Newark in math and reading), Candy Striper at Overlook Hospital, Church School Superintendent, Pops Ensemble, Pep Club, Concert Choir, Science Explorers and she worked as receptionist at Charlie Brown's. Lauren will attend Miami University in Ohio where she plans to study nutrition or dietetics.

The award, named in honor of Paul Harris '53 whose love and loyalty to the people, town and high school of Chatham was inspiration for the Great Reunion, is given each year to a graduating senior who exemplifies school spirit and community pride. Originally established by the 1985 Great Reunion Steering Committee, the Award Fund is administered through the Chatham Rotary Club. Rotary Club members, Pete Steffens, '66 Chairman of both the 1985 and 1997 Great Reunions and Rich Bradley,'57 member of the Steering Committees for both reunions, oversee the investment of the Award's funds. The Award is currently $500. The recipient is selected based on recommendations of the high school guidance department.

Recipients for Previous Years:

1987 Lisa Anne Thompson
1988 Richard Scott Conley
1989 Pamela A. Colucci
1990 Edward C. Kein
1991 Amy W. Schedlbauer
1992 Elena L. Laguardia
1993 Rosaleen M. Cranley
1994 Susan E. Abbott
1995 Cavan M. Miller
1996 Christopher L. Daniels
1997 Elizabeth Ann Englebert
1998 Jeremy Peter Gehrke
1999 Claire E. Caputo
2000 Lauren M. Barkley

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