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Grundy High School Class of 1962

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Kasey Cantrell joined us for lunch on Saturday.

She makes us proud !!




Class of 1962 Scholarship Project and Updates

Scroll to the End to See List of "Our Scholarship Children"


Scholarship Process:    Our Class of 1962 made the decision, after our successful 40th class reunion in 2002, to present a scholarship to a deserving Grundy High School Senior.  We had accumulated some money from sales of personalized CDs and from personal donations and memorials.  Classmates worked together to set up the Rules and Guidelines.


In 2003 three students submitted an essay on "Perceived Differences in a Graduating Student from 1962 and One in 2003".  The Scholarship Committee selected a committee of judges from three different states. From the process, the winner was chosen.  Essay, class participation and transcript played a role in choosing a winner.


At Grundy High School Graduation on June 12, 2003, Buddy Reedy, '62 Beta Club President, on behalf of the 1962 Class presented a $500 check (made payable also to college of choice)  to Kelly Renee Childress.  The selection was not revealed till presented.


Class of 1962 continued to accumulate money from special projects of Class Cookbook and Friendship Quilt Raffle plus memorial and memory donations.  A $500 scholarship was presented for the next three years to a Grundy High School Senior.  Classmate Banna Lou Bailey Bevins was the GHS Guidance Counselor and worked with the GHS Scholarship Committee to make the judgment as to a deserving GHS college bound senior.  


Class of 1962 has FOUR SCHOLARSHIP CHILDREN to be proud of.  Our first, Kelly, graduated from Radford University in May 2007 and she will testify that our encouragement played a role in some of the tough decisions she had to make regarding her education. 


Classmate Banna Bailey Bevins has retired and our contact is not at Grundy High School.


The Scholarship Committee made the decision to be proud of what we have done and to continue to encourage our “children” and to discontinue the annual presentation.  The students have attended our annual picnics and we have been able to present them with an annual gas card with monies from our Class Funds. How happy we should be as a class to have participated in this project.  Some of the other classes have admired our efforts and maybe GHS Alumni will continue with something similar.  





Kelly Renee Childress    

Admissions Counselor

Appalachian School of Law

P. O. Box 2825

Grundy, VA  24614

276-935-4349 Ext 1245

Birthdate: July 19, 1985


Kelly graduated June 7, 2003 from Grundy High School   and from Southwest Virginia Community College on May 12, 2005. She received a General Education certificate as well as ASSOCIATE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. 


Kelly entered Radford University August 2005.   

She was accepted to the honors fraternity Phi Sigma Pi.  Kelly served an internship at the Law School in Grundy the summer of 2006.  Kelly will graduated from Radford in May 2007 with a major in Marketing and Management.

Kelly works at the Law School in Grundy.  We are so proud of Kelly!


Jessica Nashe Ross

Route 1, Box 321B

Grundy 24614

Birthdate:   April 27, 1986


Jessica graduated GHS June 7, 2004.

Jessica attends SVCC and plans to transfer

to Old Dominion University for a major in

Education.  Jessica works at a bank in Grundy

Heath Justice



Birthdate:  August 4, 1987 


Heath graduated GHS 2005.  Heath attended

SVCC his 1st year and was not sure of his future plans. Heath & his parents came to one of our  annual picnics. 


We have lost touch with Heath.  PLEASE LET US KNOW if anyone has a contact for Heath.

Kasey Cantrell

Box 477

Grundy, VA  24614

Home Phone  276-935-7172


Campus Box 6003

Student Center

One College Avenue

Wise, VA  24293


Mobile Phone  276-244-0039

Dorm: (273) 376-4446


Kasey graduated GHS 2006.  Kasey is a resident student at UVA-Wise.  Kasey was Senator for the Student Government Association for her Freshman and Sophomore years.  She made the Dean’s List for her first semester of college.  She worked for a professor her 1st year.  She helped cook dinner at the Baptist Collegiate Ministries Meetings.  She was commencement usher for the graduating class of 2007

 REPORT FROM KASEY JULY 2008         My 2007/2008 year at UVA-Wise went well. I'm glad to have one more over. This upcoming semester in the Fall, I will be a Resident Advisor over a building. I am pretty excited! This Summer I have a job working as a secretary at the Honda Shop in Grundy. I've been fortunate enough to work there for the past 2 Summers and again this year. It is going good as well. I can't complain. I will head back to school on August 7th. I hope all is well with you and all the classmates.



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