TASD Distinguished Alumni Recognition Weekend begins Oct. 17

For the second straight year, the Tyrone Area School District will honor distinguished alumni from past years during the alumni recognition weekend set to begin on Friday, Oct. 17.
Three individuals have been nominated as honorees this year, including Robert C. Hickes, a senior manager in the public service practice of BearingPoint, one of the world’s largest consulting firms; R.W. Charles, who retired from Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, a U.S. national security research institution, in 1997; and David A. Morrow III, DVM, PhD, whose career included plenty of education and agricultural accomplishments.
Friday’s events kick off with the arrival of the honorees at the Tyrone High School in the Eagle Inn Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. TASD superintendent William Miller will offer introductions and the welcome, followed by presentations by Rebbeca Erb and John Vendetti.
At 9:30 a.m., each of the three honorees will visit classrooms to speak with the students and answer questions.
Vendetti and Erb will give the honorees a tour of the high school and middle school at 11 a.m., then lunch will follow at the Eagle Inn at 12:15 p.m.
An assembly, open to the public, will begin at 1:14 p.m. in the auditorium. Students grades 8 through 12 will also attend. Introductory remarks will be made by Dr. Miller and each alumnus will then have the opportunity to speak for approximately five to seven minutes.
At 2 p.m., the honorees will meet at the board room in the central offices of the Tyrone Elementary School. Then, Theo Spewock and Michelle Dutrow will offer the honorees a tour of the school.
Dinner is on the agenda next at 5 p.m. with a pig roast sponsored by the Alumni Association. The pig roast will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd.
At 6:45 p.m., the honorees will gather at Gray Memorial Field for The Golden Eagle’s gridiron contest with Indian Valley. There will be a recognition ceremony at halftime.
The final event of the weekend will occur at 6 p.m. Saturday with a recognition dinner at the Bull Pen restaurant. The social hour will begin at 6 p.m. with the meal being served at 6:30 p.m. Here, each honoree will be introduced individually and given the opportunity to speak for approximately five to eight minutes.