Goshen High School Alumni

Association Newsletter


Wonderful News! The Goshen High School Alumni Association has received permission to create a GHS Hall of Fame section in the high school lobby. Plaques with laser engraved photos and recipient information will be installed beginning this year. We hope to reveal the first 10 Hall of Fame plaques at the banquet this year. We are still collecting biographies and photos of our Hall of Famers as a lasting tribute to the wonderful people who have made us so proud of the Goshen Schools. You can look at the Hall of Fame link on our web page for a list of all current members and a form to nominate anyone you feel deserves to be in our Hall of Fame.

We also successfully launched our Facebook page this year. We have almost 2000 members on our Goshen High School Alumni Association Facebook page. If you havenít become a member, please join as soon as possible to stay informed of reunions, current school and alumni events, and to share photos and memories with others from your class and friends.

The GHS Alumni Association is pleased to announce that Mike Holcomb, John Paul Jones and Gary Rutter will be inducted into the Goshen High School Hall of Fame this year. Mike Holcomb, Class of 1979, a former Olympic wrestler. John Paul Jones, Class of 1933, a long time community supporter and Gary Rutter, a former high school teacher and coach. We hope that you will join us on May 11th as we honor these outstanding inductees.


Mike Holcomb John Paul Jones Gary Rutter



    2012 Donors

April 2012 - April 2013

We want to thank all of the generous contributors to the GHS Alumni Association. Thank you again for your donations and support.

Please let us know if we accidently omitted anyone from this list.

Deb and Don Andrews                                           Janet Martin

Patsy and Louis Binkley                                         Sally and Pat Maynard

Mary Bodley                                                           Candy Meadors

Jim Brown in memory of Linda Cornwell Brown          Donna Michel in memory of Paul King

Dottie and Lytle Brown                                          Tim Moore

Mary Jones Butts                                                    Dorothy Mosbacker

Gary Copen                                                             Janet and William Oligee

Mary Cox in memory of Linda Cornwell Brown            Louis Pappas

Joyce Sumpter Croley                                             Jeanette Philhower in memory of Zach Cruze

Marge Edwards                                                       Diane Pierson and Family in memory of

Ruth and Darrell Edwards                                                       Freddy Pierson

Frank and Judy Fender                                            Robert and Catherine Pray

Karyn and Charles Forman                                      Marian and Robert Reid

David Fox Mona Rohne                                            Richalee Rice

Delores and Lewis Frith                                          Jennifer Rose-Sutphen

David Garrett                                                           Jan and Carl Schoellman

Sheila Gredig                                                           Carl and Rosemary Schrichten

Gloria and Erhard Gruber                                        Steve and Jackie Schwinn

Edna and Paul Hines                                                 Mark and Diane Slagle

Susan Hines                                                              Art Snider

Bev and Mike Holden                                               Jane and Joe Spaulding

Sue Holt                                                                    Linda and James Stewart

Katherine Rise Housman                                          Michael Swift

Robert Irwin                                                             Charlene and Larry Thomas

Janice and Bruce Kannenberg                                  Pamela Trester

Robert and Betty Jean Saling Keiser                       Dale and Petrus Vahemert

George Kinnaird                                                        Erwin Walker Jr.

Joy and Billy Lambert                                               Jo Anne Ward

Mary Jo and Wayne Langguth                                   Helen and Robert Winterberger

Lawrence Leever                                                       Jeanette and Jerry Wyatt

Francis Lockwood                                                      Loveland Aerie of Eagles Post 3006

The majority of our donations are under $100.00 and we greatly appreciate all of our contributions. Occasionally, we receive larger donations and we would like to acknowledge their generosity. Starting next year, the alumni association would like to give 2 free banquet tickets to any alumni member donating at a silver ($100-$249), gold ($250-$499) or platinum ($500 +) levels.


We want to thank all of the generous contributors to the GHS Alumni Association. Thank you again for your donations and support.

Please let us know if we accidently omitted anyone from this list.

  2013 GHS Alumni News


The Goshen High School Alumni Association will be having its 115th annual alumni banquet on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at Goshen High School. The evening will begin with a Friendship Hour at 4:00 pm in the Goshen High School lobby. A video presentation of the classes will be showing in the community room off the high school lobby. Appetizers and beverages will be provided by the alumni committee during the Friendship Hour. The Friendship Hour is free for anyone wishing to attend. Dinner will follow the Friendship Hour and begins at 6:30 pm. The dinner cost is $15.00 per person.

This year, we will honor the classes of 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, and 2013. We need one member of each honored class to introduce their class members. If you are a member of one of the honored classes, please volunteer to introduce your class members. If you would like to be the representative for your class, please contact Candy Meadors @513-310-2626.

During the banquet, we will be inducting our newest Hall of Fame members, Mike Holcomb, John Paul Jones and Gary Rutter, as well as presenting our scholarships to this yearís winners. Last year, eight recipients received scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each. The deserving graduates were Erica Miracle, Emily Greenway, Kelly Parriman, Jessica Bennett, Caitlin Duncan, Tomie Head, A. J. Jones and Caitlin Head. Our scholarships vary from year to year, depending upon the donations we receive from our alumni and money donated by Katherine Marrís Estate.

If you would like to become an active member, just show up at a meeting. There are no fees, dues or forms. Just show up and jump into any project that interests you or just join a committee and voice your opinion. We meet the second Sunday, January, February, March, April, October and November at 2:00pm at the Goshen Township Hall.

Please look at your envelope and check the addressed information. If you do not have a graduation year listed on the second line, please contact Joyce Croley at 937-783-4329 or by email at historian@goshenalumni.com. If the name or address is misspelled, addressed to a deceased family member or an adult child no longer living at your house, or any other problem, please let us know. If you now have an email address, we would also like you to send us that information too. Not too far in the future, we will have to send out our newsletter by email and will need your email address. We are currently compiling a list of our email addresses and will soon be sending out a test message to determine the validity of our collected addresses. If you have changed your address in the last ten years or we still donít have your address, please send it to historian@goshenalumni.com.

Alumni Tee Shirts


Weíve been asked many times during the past few years if we have alumni shirts available for purchase. After many requests on our new facebook page, Mary Butts contacted a local graphic artist. We now have an official tee shirt available. The shirts are red, white or gray with our crest screen printed on the left side. The shirts are 25.00 plus shipping. To buy a shirt, go to http://graffitiscreenprinting.com/GSP_Apparel/Goshen_Alumni.html or follow the link on our facebook or webpage. If you donít have internet access, you can contact Justin Lengyel at Graffiti Screen Printing, 1301 Cross Creek Dr, Loveland, Ohio 45140 or 513-885-5788.


Dinner Reservations

Tickets $15.00 per person

You may obtain dinner tickets by enclosing your requests with a check for the dinner(s). Please include your graduation year on your check. If you would like to have your dinner tickets mailed to you, please enclose a SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE. You may contact Candy Fisher Meadors ONLY for dinner tickets @513-310-2626 in the evening or weekend hours. THE DEADLINE FOR REQUESTS FOR DINNER TICKETS IS MAY 1st, 2013. All checks for dinner tickets should be made out to the GOSHEN HIGH SCHOOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION.

We are looking forward to seeing you on May 11, 2013 at the banquet or friendship hour.

Mark Slagle


Goshen High School Alumni Association