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Roane County Scholarship Foundation

Every year, the RCSF awards approximately 40 scholarships to high school seniors based on cumulative GPA, ACT / SAT scores, community activities demonstrating leadership and financial need. Full details about the program are available on the Roane County Schools website, linked here. For more information, contact:

Paul Hughes, Pres.
804 Summit Street,
Spencer, WV 25276

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2015 Reunion is Upon Us!

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Friday, May 22, 2015
Registration starts – 5:00 PM TIL 9:00 PM
Registration will be in the Playroom.Tables and Displays will be set up-SHS shirts / caps will be available to purchase.

If you have photos to share or a story you could write please bring and share.

Saturday May 23, 2015
7:00 am – 9:00 am pancake breakfast for all – Heritage Park Community Building sponsored by Boy Scout Troop #437 (all proceeds go to the Boy Scouts) $5.00 per person.

9:45 am: - SHS Auditorium - Welcome Home Assembly
Speakers:Mayor Terry A Williams. Reunion Chairman, class of ‘69
Steve Cooper, SHS Alumni President, class of ‘54

11:15 am – Portrayal of Sudna Carpenter Tanner (wife of Samuel) will take place in the Auditorium (if weather permits may be moved to the football field/cliff area at the blacktop entrance) by Becky Park a former Spencer resident.

12:00 noon – Lunch – list of restaurants on the back of your program and located on City map.

1:15 – 2:30 pm – Classes may meet in designated rooms of the school.Layout of
rooms and classes are available at the registration desk.

2:30 pm – SHS Auditorium - Portrayal of Col. Ruby Bradley (a SHS graduate of 1926 and the most decorated woman to serve our Country) by Becky Bolte Park.

2:00 – 4:00 pm – Open house at Robey Threatre.

5:00 – 7:00pm – Picnic at Heritage Park

There will be an open house /picnic and music at the Heritage Park Community Building from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.Please visit and enjoy.

7:30 – 10:00 pm – All Alumni are invited to visit any of the listed class reunions and locations during this time – other classes will be added.

Class of 1965 – Boggs Airport – Spring Creek Road
Class of 1969 – Terry & Carol Williams Farm house /Ripley Rd
Class of 1975 – Heritage Park 11-4pm
Class of 1977 – Chestnut Ridge Winery 2-5pm

There will be other class reunions that we will announce when we get the information.Also, things to see and visit such as Charles Fork Lake, Spencer Antique Mall, Civil War History and site on State Hospital Hill, Ben’s Run Walking trails (behind swimming pool) Chestnut Ridge Artist Colony and many others.We will provide a City map with Restaurants and the sites above identified.Keep in touch with us through e-mail at tawilliams2@suddenlinkmail.com and/orslcwcc@suddenlink.net

Terry A. Williams, Reunion Chairman and Steve Cooper, SHS Alumni President




January 2013

I've been contacted by Basheba Witte-Kodrowsky, daughter of William Bernard Witte (class of 1956). William was a football star, who went on to Marshall and died suddenly on July 4th, 1975 at only 37 years of age. Basheba promises to provide some pictures, programs and other assorted memorabilia. We will create an alumni spotlight page and weave her memories into this site. UPDATE: The page is complete. Please check out the Alumni Spotlight page for William's name.

William Bernard Witte and Friends
William and Friends (click to enlarge)
(left to right) (Coach Dick Simmons,Raymond Drake (kneeling),Jim Cline,Jim Marshall, Bob Sharp,Holly Moss, William Bernard Witte)

Bill Camp helped with some of the names. Steve Cooper filled in the missing names.


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2011 Marks the 100th Anniversary of Spencer High School!

Here is H. Laban White, the gentleman who pioneered the creation of the school:

Laban White

(Click the image or here for his biography)

The school came about from the efforts of H. Laban White, a letter writing campaign, and a bond proposal.  The letters were printed in the newspaper of the time and are recorded here. It is an interesting read.

Here's an excerpt, as published in April 28, 1911.

The Board of Education of Spencer Independent District have been considering for some time the proposition to establish in town a High School, with a full accredited course as prescribed by the State Superintendent of Schools and to built and properly equip a building for such purposes. Why should Spencer not have such a school? Other and smaller towns have. Clendenin is building a $30,000.00 high school building and Clay county has just voted bonds for such purpose. No fewer than 50 young people of Spencer are now away from home attending school taking the high school branches, at a cost to each of no less in any case than $300.00 per year and from that on up to $500.00 and $600.00. Why not keep this money at home and the young folks under home influences?




Cliff Sign

Welcome to Spencer High School Alumni Association of Spencer, West Virginia.

Where is Spencer, WV?

For those of you with Global Positioning Systems, we are proudly located at:
geo:lat=38.80461324141702 geo:lon=-81.352499127388

The rest of us can just click this Google map link.

The association remains active throughout the year, with the same officers continuing for one year. Support is needed from all graduates near and far. We are still collecting all memorabilia including: rupicolas, graduation programs, pictures and videos.

You can help!

Use the Get Involved link to contribute. We need you to update your information, tell us about other alumni and to tell us when a SHS alumni has passed.


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