Open Letter to the Troy High School Class of 1968
Holiday greetings to all!
In 2003, we began our THS awards program under the leadership of Jim Spain. Jim conceived and implemented the program as a way to acknowledge the start we got from Troy High School. What better way to says thanks than to give another a helping hand?
We have two awards that were first presented in 2004. The first is our Memorial Award that honors our classmates who have passed. The student must exhibit school spirit and good citizenship. The second is our Achievement Award for a student who has overcome personal hardship. Students in each category submit an essay for judging.
With these awards, the Class of 68 has made an impact; your contributions have made an impact!! So far in 13 years, 25 THS graduates have received a total of $20,300 from the Class of 1968! Individual awards began at $400 and we now present two $1,000 awards each year.
Our current account has just over $11,000, enough for nearly six more years. That’s terrific, but I hope we can do more. How about we target contributing at least another $12,000 total for 2016, 2017 and 2018 (our 50th anniversary)? Combined with what we have, that would guarantee another 12 years of the award for a total of 25 years!
So in the spirit of the holiday season, please consider making a contribution to the Class of 1968 awards fund. Personally, I plan to contribute this year in honor of Jim Spain and Judy (Spain) Zimmie who have done so much for the Class of 1968. Won’t you please join me?
I checked again with THS that donations are tax deductible. The following response is from Sarah Conyers, Troy District Treasurer, “I would advise donors to consult their accountants but yes I believe these donations meet charitable criteria as they are scholarship accounts approved by the board of education.”
Checks should be made out to: “Troy City School District” with “Class of 1968” on the memo line.
Send checks to David Biggs, 26F Congress St #305, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 and I will pass them along.
Please have a happy and safe holiday season!