This fund was established in the 1980’s. Because of laws that changed the use of class treasuries upon graduation, the following classes have made donations: ‘67, ’71,’72, ‘73, ‘75, ‘76 ‘77, ‘80, ‘81, ‘84, ‘85, ‘86, ‘87, ‘88, ‘90, ‘91, ‘94, ‘95, ‘98, ‘99, ‘00, ‘01, ‘02, ‘03, ‘04, ‘05,’06.’07,’08,’09, ‘10. ’11, ’12.
Other contributions have been from the Alumni Committee of 1983 that donated remaining funds from the school-wide reunion. Also a donation was received from the Class of 1943 from their 50th reunion celebration. Since the reestablishment of the Old Orchard Beach Alumni Association in 2000, monies are being received from donations from members and from fundraisers conducted by the Association.
Monies have been donated in loving memory of the following alumni: Helen Marshall-’24; Edith Harrison- ‘25, F. Norman Davis- ‘27, Nellie Fitzgibbons Murphy- ‘31, Louise Angelosante- ‘38, Alice Downs Collard- ’41, Margarita "Rita" L. Angelosante- ‘42, Harold Andrews- ‘43, Ivy Downs Corliss, 43- Penelope Margarone Rooney- ’43, Shirley Klinauicz Richard, ’46, Robert Wallace- ’47, Patricia McSweeney Hickey-’48, Annette Lewis Bryant, '49, Robert Mullen- ‘50, Norman Descoteaux- ‘53, Ann Pennell Provencal - ‘51, Elaine Lewis Dupuis- ‘53, Faye Dickson Harding- ‘55, Robert St.Ours-’56, Donald Ketola- ‘57, Marion Prosser Thayer- ‘57, Helen Fournier Corbeil-’58, George Dow, ’58, Evan Crosby- ‘59, Richard Sweet- ‘63, George Larivierre - ‘66, Charles Day- ‘73, Brian Babeau - ‘75, Patricia Morrow- ‘75, Bill "Billy" J. Oakes, Class of 1984. Arthur Bennett-Staff.
The Class of 1952, at their 50th reunion, donated money in loving memory of: Margaret Barnes Merrill, Helen Dean Cyr, Clinton Presby, Geraldine Schoonjans, George Shirley, Grace Thibeault Reinut, David Morrison, Harry Critchley, and Barbara Toulouse Begin.
The Old Orchard Beach Alumni Association Scholarships are awarded to deserving seniors whose parent(s) attended school in Old Orchard Beach or are presently, or have been a staff member in the Old Orchard Beach School System. The recipient(s) must maintain a GPA of 2.0 for the first semester of college to be awarded the scholarship.
E. EMERSON CUMMINGS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
E. Emerson Cummings was a talented, respected teacher at Old Orchard Beach High School from 1956 to 1981. He taught analytical geometry, introduction to nuclear physics and advanced calculus. Mr. Cummings initiated the Old Orchard Beach Adult Evening School with a course in The Slide Rule and the Circular Slide Rule. In 1968, he was involved in compiling the names of Old Orchard Beach graduates back to 1883 and published the information in a booklet for all alumni.
As an Old Orchard Beach town counselor, Mr. Cummings served the community from 1967 to 1984. He was also co-chairman of the Old Orchard Beach High School Building Committee. His name was affixed to the street where the high school was erected.
For all of Mr. Cummings services to the community in the many capacities he served and volunteered for, a scholarship was established by friends, former students, and fellow citizens to honor him. This scholarship will be given in connection with the Alumni Scholarship. The recipient(s) must maintain a GPA of 2.0 for the first semester of college to be awarded the scholarship.
GEORGE LARIVIERE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
George Lariviere was a man who lived in Old Orchard Beach for most of his life, and it was a town and community that he really loved. He dedicated over twenty years working for the Old Orchard Beach Public Works Department, where he also maintained the town’s trees as the town arborist. He was a well-respected member of the community and an ever-present friendly face. Outside of work, George was a very avid outdoors man and nature lover, and he devoted nearly his entire life to studying birds. George was a very firm believer in the importance of an education, especially a college education. Having worked so hard his entire life to put himself and his daughter through college, we help carry on George’s memory by carrying out his desire to help others achieve a college education. This scholarship will be given in connection with the OOB Alumni Scholarships. The recipient(s) must maintain a GPA of 2.0 for the first semester of college to be awarded the scholarship.
ROBERT H. PHILLIPS, SR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Bob Phillips grew up in Old Orchard Beach, and began playing the saxophone at the age of 14, and continued to play actively in local bands until his death in 2002. He played with the big bands on the pier, and traveled the world playing in the US Navy Band. Music was his life, he enjoyed performing, and he enjoyed teaching music to his children and grandchildren.
This scholarship is given to a senior graduating in good standing from Old Orchard Beach High School, and will be furthering his/her education in the field of music or fine art. This scholarship will be given in connection with the OOB Alumni Scholarships. The recipient(s) must maintain a GPA of 2.0 for the first semester of college to be awarded the scholarship.