Seneca Past and Present 
June Newsletter
Issue #2019-06
June, 2019
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We hope your summer is a good one so far! Don't forget that the work never stops for Seneca Past and Present - even over the summer. If you want to join us to see how you can impact students' lives in a positive way, join us for our next meeting, July 7 at 6:00pm, in the band room.
Senior Awards for Class of 2019

At the end of every school year, the Senior class participates in an awards night where the Seniors are celebrated and scholarships are awarded. Seneca Past and Present is involved in this event every year. For the last three years we've joined with the PTSA and Joe Durbin ('70) to make sure as many scholarship applicants as possible receive funds. This year's scholarship recipients are:

Eirene Rodriguez - Seneca Past and Present Scholarship
Jessica Garcia - Seneca Past and Present Scholarship
Deonna Perry - Seneca Past and Present Honorable Mention Award
Brendon Cameron - Seneca Past and Present Scholarship
Marcus Davis - Seneca Past and Present Runner-Up Award

The 3rd Annual LT Joseph Laymon Durbin Scholarship was awarded to: 

Tabarek Kadhim
Jessica Garcia

In addition to the normal scholarship offerings, the Class of 2019 was treated to an extra boost, courtesy of the Class of 1969 on the occasion of their 50th reunion. The Class of 1969 wanted to award in a big way - and award they did!  Fourteen Class of 2019 scholars received a scholarship of $1969 - EACH! The winners of those scholarships were: 

Tabarek Kadhim
Jeremiah Washington
Rokiya Tucker
Janae Givens
Ryan Smith
Cydney Pepper
Hung Yu
Jordan Justice
Eirene Corea Rodriquez
James Castillo Sanchez
Sophie Wentworth
Sally Nsaif
Deonna Perry
Haley Dawson
Hall of Fame News

Based on all the buzz, people are waiting with baited breath to find out who is being inducted into the 2019 Hall of Fame Class. Never fear! The Hall of Fame Committee is hard at work reviewing all the nominations received and will probably be able to announce this year's class next month. But mark your calendars now for Saturday, November 2. That is the date for this year's banquet. It will be held at the University of Louisville Alumni Club. More details soon!
Seneca Past and Present New Logo

The Seneca Past and Present Board of Directors approved a new logo in May.  This logo will be rolled out on all of our various forms, website, newsletter, Facebook, Twitter etc.   We think it represents the past and present of Seneca High School pretty well.  Seneca Forever!
Graduation 2019

Class of 2019 President Folly Holla Aboussa provided the following pictures from Seneca's graduation ceremony.  Congratulations to the newest members of Seneca Past and Present!
Is It Your Reunion Year?

If you know of additional reunions being planned.  Please let us know - we can help!  Contact us!
  • Class of 1962 - 75th birthday reunion to be held on July 21st at Joe's Older Than Dirt Restaurant.
  • Class of 1964 - Pat Seitz is contact for 55th reunion at Wildwood Country Club on October 12, 2019.
  • Class of 1967 - Susan Jordan is contact - Make plans to join everyone for our 70th birthday celebration on July 13th from 7 pm to 11 pm at Saints Sky Bar in St. Matthews....Appetizers, birthday cake, cash bar and a DJ playing our kind of music...$20 per person.  Checks can be sent to Leesa Wallace Hill at 10916 Old Harrods Wood Circle, Louisville, Ky. 40223-2458
  • Class of 1969- 50th reunion to be held on weekend of September 20th - 22nd. There will be a picnic at Pleasant Run farm on Friday. Saturday morning the group will tour Seneca. Saturday night there will be a sit-down dinner at the Marriott on Hurstbourne Parkway with a DJ. On Sunday there will be a Jazz Combo at the Big Four Bridge.  You can go to the reunion website for more information -  
  • Class of 1970 50th reunion. The committee planning the 50th reunion for the class of 1970 has firmed up the dates and venues. The reunion will be held the weekend of October 9th and 10th, 2020. A Friday evening event will be held at Captain's Quarters and a more formal event will be held at Wildwood Country Club on Saturday evening. Mark your calendars today and make your plans to attend.  Contact Lawrence Reynolds or Gregory Bethards for more info. 
  • Class of 1980 (w/ 1979 and 1981) - Plans are in development.  Mark Duman and Maggie McGrath are contacts.   Check it out here!
  • Class of 2009 - 10 year reunion will be June 22nd at the Muhammad Ali Center.  Mendell Grinter is the contact.
  • Class of 2010 - Matthew Gathof is the contact - no details yet.
Bingo and Kroger

If you like to play bingo, come out and support Seneca Past and Present at our sessions. We currently run sessions on Thursday and Saturday nights, 7:00, at Sunshine Bingo Center 5712 Outer Loop.
Do you want to painlessly donate to Seneca Past and Present? Use your Kroger Plus card to donate a percentage of your purchases to Seneca Past and Present by selecting us as your charity of choice when you sign up. It is free to you and benefits the scholars at Seneca!
More Tidbits

  • Another good story from Sam Denny '69 can be found here.
  • At our June meeting, we held elections for Directors and Officers. The results are below. All terms are for one year.

Frank Binford (class of 1962) - President & Chairman

Robert Holmes (class of 1989) - Vice President
Joshua Cecil (class of 2010) - Treasurer
Sandi Neat (class of 1979) - Secretary
Jason Harper (class of 1988) - Director
Sonny Moore (class of 1963) - Director
Grover Sales (class of 1969) - Director
Dan Wise (class of 2005) - Director
Seneca Forever,

Board of Directors

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