2010 Alumni of the Year

wallaceThe Foundation Board voted recently to establish an Alumni of the Year Award to recognize Alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their community and to the school, and have provided outstanding support for our students through the School Foundation.

Selected for the initial Award were Larry and Mildred Wallace (class of ’44 and ‘50) who opened Wallace & Owens Store in Alton in 1949. For 59 years they operated the store in Alton as well as stores in Thayer and six other locations in Missouri and Arkansas until 2008 when the stores were sold to Harp’s. Mildred established the first endowed scholarship with our Foundation in Memory of Larry which will provide a scholarship annually to an AHS Student. Thank you to the Wallace Family for providing the first of what we hope will be many endowed scholarships.

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