The Lake Clifton Alumni Association Inc. Comprised of Graduates From 1974 to Today Of The Following Schools Lake Clifton, Lake Clifton/Eastern, Doris Johnson & Heritage High Alumni January 2012 Laker Alumni News



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The Lake Clifton Alumni Association Inc.

Comprised of Graduates From 1974 to Today Of The Following Schools

Lake Clifton, Lake Clifton/Eastern, Doris Johnson & Heritage High Alumni
January 2012 Laker Alumni News
January 14, 2012

Greetings all alumni and welcome to 2012. The LCAA hopes that all alumni and their families enjoyed the holidays and had a blessed Christmas. As we start this new year we have new hopes to continue the work we have started and build upon the efforts and dreams of our alumni who want to save our history, our school building facility, our current staffs and students and continue building an alumni database that can be alerted on reunions and other important alumni events as well as spread the word that there is an organization in place that wants to make a difference. We would like to start off by sending out birthday greetings to the following alumni with birthdays in the month of January. They are as follow:


Valeria (Stewart) Allen                         1975               January 13

Angelo Bailey                                      1981                 January 18

Carl Carlton                                        1974                January 31

Janet Chew                                        1978                January 19

Beatrice Colbert-Flemming                  1978                January 1

Latanya Cox                                      1980                January 6

Marlo Bryant-Cunningham 1991 January 7

Mary Curbeam 1975 January 21

Frazontra Dawson                              1990                January 18

Elizabeth Ferguson 1993 January 15

Edward Fitzgerald                               1978               January 14

Robin (Alston) France 1975 January 23

Denice Garnett                                   1974               January 27

Carlos Harris                                      1990               January 7

Sharon (Mitchell) Harris                       1976                January 26

Inez Hayes                                        1983               January 17

Sherrie Howell                                    1979               January 12

Maurice Jenkins 1983 January 9

Glenda (Bynum) Johnson                     1975              January 10

Adrienne Knight                                 1975               January 27

Don Koonce                                       1975              January 5

Deborah (Gillis) Landrum 1976 January 8

Noressa Alexander-Mayfield                1981              January 31

Cleo Mobley 1980 January 9

Jerry Moore 1986 January 10

Yvonne (Wilson) Nock                        1978               January 14

Sandra Pack                                     1980               January 10

Anita (Alston) Pollard                          1975               January 14

Sharon Porter                                     1984              January 11

Sylvester Prioleau 1987 January 8

Canita Rouse 1989 January 10

April Dyett-Stepney                            1978               January 18

James Savage                                   1974               January 13

Louis Shufford 1986 January 31

Vernon Stepney 1987 January 24

Andre Sympton Sr. 1985 January 15

Andre Thomas                                   1986              January 21

Darlene Tucker 1984 January 10

Sharon Vann                                      1977              January 3

LaShawn Washington                         1991              January 6

Violet (Gamble) White                         1976             January 2

Melvin Wilkes                                     1975             January 2

Roxanne Williams                              1980             January 23

Ochiki Young 1988 January 1

Chris Youngston-Gray Executive Director Unchained Talent January 6
We also had two alumni left off of last month’s newsletter. They are: Joseph Eggleston (1979) celebrated his birthday on December 4.

Tim White (1975) celebrated his birthday on December 31.


LCAA End Of Year Celebration

Alumnus came out and enjoyed dinner on Saturday December 31, 2011 at Cactus Willies. It was a chance for alumni to enjoy friendship and fellowship over dinner. For those who could not make it. It’s an annual event at the end of each year so look forward to December 2012.


School News At The Lake Campus

Heritage High School

Nothing to report.


Reach Partnership School

Nothing to report.


Unchained Talent – Theatrical Program

While working hard to improve their school attendance and stay focused on their grades, the students at the Lake Clifton Campus schools enjoy the opportunities afforded them by having this great program available to them. I am ecstatic to inform you that the electrical work at the Lake Clifton Campus to support the new theater lighting equipment donated to Unchained Talent has begun.  The contractors expect to finish work by early next week. When their work is complete, Unchained Talent's theater lighting people will install the smart bars, the theater lighting cables and the new lighting instruments which will wire back to a modern computer-run theater lighting system.  This is a major upgrade to the flexibility, quality and amount of lighting available in the auditorium.  This will also offer critical 21st century computer technology skills to our technical theater students. This project has been two and a half years in the making and I'm so grateful to our partners at Baltimore City Public Schools who have kept this project alive and made choices which will ultimately serve our young artists for years to come. This will definitely bring our auditoriums system up to date. We have been using 40 year old technology. Thanks Unchained Talent!!!!



Educational/Employment Opportunities

With the state of today’s economy the association lists both employment and education opportunities in hopes that they may assist alumnus. If your employer is hiring or if you

have valid job fair or employment opportunity please submit that information, it may assist an alumni brother or sister.
Job Fair – 10th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Job Fair

This job fair will occur on Monday January 16, 2012 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm at the St. Frances Academy which is located at 501 E. Chase Street. For additional information or questions contact Ralph Moore at 410-539-5794 x30 or at vcps@yahoo.com


Greenhouse Residences at Stadium Place Is Hiring

See the attached flyer. Applications are being taken on Thursday January 18, 2012 and Saturday January 21, 2012.


High School Journalism Opportunity at Princeton

This is an all-expenses-paid summer program for high school student journalists from low-income backgrounds that will take place for 10 days in August on the campus of Princeton University. The program is entering its 11th year; since 2002, more than 200 students from high schools across the country have been selected to participate in the program. They were taught by journalists from The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Miami Herald, The New Republic and The New Yorker; they covered Yankees, Mets, Jets and Liberty games and held a press conference with New Jersey's secretary of state; they met with Princeton University's president and dean of admissions; they received counseling on their college applications from our staff, which


consists of Princeton University alumni and undergraduates; and they
published their own newspaper. We hope that you will consider nominating
some of your students to participate in this exciting program for aspiring
young journalists.  To learn more about the Princeton Summer Journalism
Program and to read previous editions of our publication, The Princeton
Summer Journal, and to read testimonies from our students, please visit our
website: www.princeton.edu/sjp

To be eligible for the program, students must meet the following


qualifications:
- They must currently be juniors in high school.
- They must live in the continental United States.
- They must have at least an unweighted 3.5 grade point average (out of
4.0).
- They must have an interest in journalism.
- The combined income of their custodial parent(s)/guardian(s) plus
child support payments, if any, must not exceed $45,000.
Note: This program is for students from low-income backgrounds. If the
combined income of the custodial parent(s)/guardian(s) plus child support
payments, if any, exceeds $45,000 and a student still wishes to apply, he
or she may attach a letter explaining why his or her family qualifies as
financially under-resourced.

If you have a high school student or know one that may benefit from this opportunity, encourage them to apply to this all-expenses-paid program at Princeton University. If you are an administrator, we ask that you help us spread the word by publishing an announcement to teachers or other administrators who might know students who would be interested in applying. See below for more information.

Please feel free to nominate as many students as you have who are
interested. We will happily accept several students from the same school,
so there is no need to worry about your own students competing for slots in
the program. We have not determined the exact dates, but the program will
run for 10 days from a Friday to a Monday at the end of the July through
the first week in August.

The application process will take place in two parts. For the first part,


students should fill out the application, which can be found and submitted
online here: https://fs4.formsite.com/pusjp/form1/secure_index.html.  We
must receive the application by 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, February 15,
2012. No extensions will be given for any reason. Please do not mail a hard
copy of the application to Princeton University.

In the second round of the application process, finalists will be


interviewed by the program directors—either in person or over the phone—and
they will be asked to provide printed copies of the following items via
U.S. mail: an official transcript; the first page of the 2009 (or 2010, if
available) income-tax return form (the 1040 or 1040EZ form) of their
custodial parent(s)/guardian(s), or a signed statement by their
parent(s)/guardian(s) saying that their income is below the level at which
they would be required to file income tax returns; a recommendation letter
from a teacher; and clips from their high school newspaper or other
publication (optional). A final word: We know that the process of applying to any selective program can be stressful, not to mention a lot of work—for students as well as their teachers. But, over the years, the students we have had come through our program have told us that, ultimately, the work they put into
their application was worth it.

If you have questions, the best way to reach us is via email at


sjp@princeton.edu <sjp@princeton.edu>.  All application materials—as well
as additional information about the program—are available at
www.princeton.edu/sjp.****
Alumni Prayer List We ask that you keep the following alumni in your prayers:

Laverne Allen                              1977


Bernadette (Fowlkes) Bridges    1974 Donna Caldwell-Edwards  1974                                              Joyce Edwards                      1974

Sherryl Ford 1979


Cynthia (Johnston) Fortune       1975 

Miriam (Hardy) Franklin 1975                                                       


Jackie (Watson) Jeffries          1975 Gabriella Neal                     1974
Clarence (Peanut) Payne     1974

Carmelita Tavers 1978 Theresa Taylor                    1975 Greta Veale 1974 Melvin Wilkes 1975


The family of Lorette (Jenkins) Davis (1975) thanks all alumni who prayed, visited, called and sent flowers for Lorette during her hospitalization and celebration of life services.
Special Prayer For Our Military Alumni We have now added to our monthly prayer list alumni that are serving in our military. If you know of any alumnus or the child of an alumnus, let us know. Joseph Burley                                  2002               Serving in Afghanistan
Next Month’s Birthday List

If we do not have your birthday in the database and you would like it listed in our monthly announcements, please submit it to Richard McCoy @ RMC557@aol.com The same applies if you have someone that you would like placed on our prayer list.




                                     Upcoming Meetings
The LCAA will meet this month for its regular monthly meeting next Saturday January 21, 2012 from 3:30 to 4:30pm at the Reach Academy School on the Lake Clifton Campus. Refreshments will be served. Meetings are open to all alumni, teachers and administrators of our campus schools (Lake Clifton, Lake Clifton/Eastern, Doris Johnson, Heritage High and the Reach Academy. Spouses and children are also welcomed. As the LCAA continues to grow, we need your help. We have many committees that are in need of help. We need your talent and resources to continue to make a difference in the fight to save our school and help its students of today. As the association grows it also continues to try assisting individual class years as they plan and organize reunions. There is ample parking at this location.

 

                        Address Reminder


Our Membership Committee reminds alumnus that when you change either your e-mail address or mailing address to update us. That way we can keep the information flowing to you. Each month we lose contact information when we are not updated. Please send that information to Richard McCoy at RMC557@aol.com.

 

 In 2012 look for a new website and expanded face book page from the alumni association. We are making the changes needed to keep up with today’s technology changes. The LCAA is committed in supporting today's staff and students of The Lake Clifton Complex (Heritage High and The Reach Academy), and building a database that can assist with class reunions and keeping the history alive of that magnificent facility at 2801 St. Lo Drive.



 

Richard McCoy - President


The Lake Clifton Alumni Association Inc.


The Lake Clifton Alumni Association - “Committed To Making A Difference
The LCAA - A 501C3 Non-Profit Organization
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