The Ticonderoga Alumni Association will help school groups this spring.
The Sentinel Support Fund will assist projects not funded through the school district budget, according to Steve Boyce.
“The Ticonderoga Alumni Association has created a matching fund to help support educational activities that might be cut during difficult financial times,” Boyce said. “Starting in the second semester of the 2013-14 school year, student and school groups may apply for a matching grant of up to $250 to help finance field trips, programs, speakers and other school-endorsed activities.
“To be eligible for the match, applicants must provide the Alumni Association Review Committee with a description of the project and its educational impact, project budget and a plan to raise the funds that the association will match,” he said. “Besides funding valuable projects, it is hoped applicants will learn important organization, planning and communication skills.”
The Ti Alumni Association has placed $1,000 in the Sentinel Support Fund for this spring.
“Money to finance the initiative will come from revenues from the Alumni Bowling Tournament and any surpluses in the alumni association administrative budget,” Boyce said. “Money will not be taken from alumni donations to the Scholarship Award Fund.”
The Ticonderoga Alumni Association offers scholarships to all Ti High graduates for post-secondary education. Ti students earn points throughout their high school careers based on attendance, academic performance, family involvement, citizenship, behavior, extracurricular activities and community service. Based on the points earned, scholarships are provided directly to students.
The annual Alumni Bowling Tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday, March 8 and 9, at Adirondack Lanes in Ticonderoga. Proceeds will go to the new Sentinel Support Fund.
There will be two sessions, starting at noon and 3 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. The tournament is a four-person format. The entry fee is $20 for adults and $12 for students.
Entrants may also participate in a strike pool, 50-50 raffle and purchase do-over shots, “Bowl-Agains.”
The tournament is open to everyone, including non-Ticonderoga alumni and students.
For more information call Donna Fleury at Adirondack Lanes at 585-6851.
Besides providing scholarships and support for educational activities, the Ticonderoga Alumni Association also presents Distinguished Alumni and Special Service awards annually.
The Distinguished Alumni awards recognize graduates of Ticonderoga High School who have succeeded in their personal and professional lives. A goal of the awards is to introduce positive role models to the Ticonderoga High School community.
The Distinguished Alumni awards recognize and honor community members who have been instrumental in their service to the community.