2024 RAA Scholarship Award: Jayda White

Jayda White is the daughter of Jamel and Jennifer Dunlap White and will attend the University of Kentucky in their highly selective Human Health Sciences program. She currently plans to continue her education in Dental School. Jayda, the 2024 Riverside Homecoming Queen, excels academically with a 4.1 GPA and membership in the National Honor Society. Her athletic abilities are notable. A four-year varsity soccer player, she was captain three years and won numerous local and area awards including First Team All Greater Cleveland Conference Award and voted best girls soccer…

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2024 RAA Scholarship Award: Jason Mackey

Two things struck the committee that evaluated Jason for the scholarship. First is we had to go back to 9th grade to see the only “B” on his transcript, and the rest of his grades earned an Honors Diploma at graduation. Second is the extensive involvement in the Riverside community not only by Jason but his entire family. The son of Billy and Janesse Mackey, both of whom graduated from Riverside, (his mother is an elementary teacher in the district), Jason has committed himself to excelling in the classroom, excelling…

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The 2024 Third Annual Don Pomfrey Golf Outing

The 2024 Third Annual Don Pomfrey Golf Outing by the Riverside Alumni Association got underway at 11am on Saturday, June 8 at the Painesville Country Club. 39 golfers on eight teams competed for the lowest score over 18 holes, as well as a men’s and women’s longest drive contest. The event had 14 sponsors, and golfers and sponsors combined to make it the most successful golf outing by the Association.   Volunteers Gretchen Reed, Marijane Watson and Becky Bartholomew. Volunteers Christian Weiss and Denise Brewster. Volunteers Bill Guyer and Dave…

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2024 RAA Scholarship Award: Benjamin Weiss

Benjamin Weiss is an unusual Alumni Scholarship winner. While most winners are off to their chosen university in the fall, Ben will be in Infantry Basic/AIT training in Georgia with the Army National Guard. In January he will then attend Ohio State University and continue his military commitment by being in Army ROTC. He is planning on majoring in engineering. Ben is the son of Christian Weiss and Kelly Brooks Smith who share custody of their three sons. Graduating in the top 10% of this class with a 4.2 GPA,…

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5-Ton Boulder At Its New Home Triggers Memories

Guest Author: Christopher Joles, RHS Class of 1980 One of my fondest childhood memories began when my family moved into our home by the Concord/Leroy Township property line. My sister, brother and I were able to “ride an elephant in our front yard” in childhood fantasies based on a huge boulder of prehistoric origin. I named the 5-ton “beast” Maya, which I heard on my favorite TV adventure show, “Maya the Elephant.” I was 5 when we moved to the Williams Road home; my sister Gayle was 3 and brother…

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Beaver Bulletin Board Summer 2024

In Memory: Listed by last name, year of graduation from Riverside, and date of death. The obituary link is provided if available. Barb, Margaret: RHS faculty, 2020 Obituary Bowman, Donald Gene: 1977, 2024 Obituary Chorman, Dale: 1972, 2024 News story Cross Loesch, Katherine L.: 1978, 2024 Obituary Delong, Doug: RHS faculty, 2019 Obituary Despenes Hudson, Debra J.: 1981, 2024 Obituary Eckard Snyder, Bonnie Kay: 1970, 2024 Obituary Engert, Andrew Robert: 2015, 2024 Obituary Gebeau, Rick: 1970, 2024 Gilber, Jacky Wayne: 1975, 2023 Obituary Grant, Terry: 1974, 2020 Obituary Grzesiow,  Betty…

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Beaver Bulletin Board Spring 2024

Beaver Bulletin Board Spring 2024 In Memory: Listed by last name, year of graduation from Riverside, and date of death. The obituary link is provided if available.   Campbell Walters, Juanita: 1964, 2006 Obituary Colavecchio, Gerald: 1964, 2021 Obituary Cool, Terry Leon: 1964, 2022 Obituary Cox, Dennis W: 1964, 1997. Dickie-Ribblett, Sharon: 1964, 2021 Obituary Drag Kerinski, Loretta: 1964, 2016 Obituary Dye, Delbert L.: 1964, 2003 Egert Peters, Donna “Cheri”: 1964, 2023 Fauver, Jim: 1964, 2006 Obituary Filppi, Richard: 1964, 2007 Gavel, Justin: 1964, 2012 Obituary Gebeau, David: 1964, 2005…

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Definitions that Noah Webster Would Have Rejected

MEDICARE ADVANTAGE ADS ON TV – New venue for decrepit NFL stars to maintain the spotlight. WASHINGTON, D.C – Center of United States government, much beloved by Chicagoans because it knocked them out of first place as “America’s Most Dysfunctional Metropolis.” ZEALOUS TOURIST – Person who walks all the way around Mt. Rushmore to check whether the presidents’ butts are as large as their busts. QUESTION ASKED BY A ZEALOUS LAS VEGAS RESIDENT TOURING ALASKA WITH PARK RANGERS –“What time do you guys turn on the Northern Lights?” POT –…

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Butt-first: Not an Expedient Way to Enter the World

Now that I have made clear my gratitude about how my life has unfolded in my other article this month, I feel justified in expressing a complaint about a disability that has plagued me all my years. I have always had difficulty with spatial relationships, and anything related to understanding directions, whether traveling on foot or by vehicle. It wasn’t until a few months ago that an epiphany occurred to me that seemed to explain my failures in correct navigation. I started life at its very beginning attempting to go…

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A Big Thank You for Big Rock

Guest article by Theresa Kallay McHugh, RHS Class of ’71 and Thomas Kallay, RHS Class of ’65, with input from Karen Kallay, RHS Class of ’70 1998 This is a story about a local businessman…a real humanitarian…and a local family. I hope I have piqued your interest because what follows is a human- interest story that I think you will enjoy. My name is Theresa McHugh, and I have worked in the credit department at R.W. Sidley, Inc., for 18 years. When I was growing up among six older brothers…

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