CHARGER PRIDE SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
JUDITH HOLT

 
THE MEMORIAL HS FOUNDATION WEBSITE IS AT CHARGERPRIDE.ORG

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THERE, FRIENDS AND ALUMNAE OF MEMORIAL HS CAN MAKE DONATIONS OR PLEDGES TO HELP FUND COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MEMORIAL STUDENTS.  THE FOUNDATION IS A NON-PROFIT PUBLIC CHARITY RECOGNIZED BY THE IRS AS A 501(C) 3.

AS THE WEBSITE SAYS, “IF A LOT OF CARING PEOPLE GIVE A LITTLE, IT ADDS UP TO A LOT.”  THE CLASS OF 1973 INITIATED THE CHARGER PRIDE SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION.  IN 2015 $10,250 IN SCHOLARSHIPS WERE AWARDED.  IN 2016, WITH 3 ADDITIONAL CLASSES CONTRIBUTING, $18,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS WERE  AWARDED.  TO DATE, THE FOUNDATION HAS AWARDED $44,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO 41 MEMORIAL STUDENTS.

THE FOUNDATION’S GOAL INCLUDES HELPING STUDENTS FOR FOUR YEARS, NOT JUST THE FIRST YEAR OF COLLEGE.  HAVING A BASE OF SUPPORT OVER A PERIOD OF TIME IS VERY IMPORTANT TO A FOUNDATION LIKE THIS ONE.  IF A CONTRIBUTOR CAN MAKE A FIVE-YEAR PLEDGE, ONE TRULY BECOMES A CHAMPION FOR THESE STUDENTS. 

YOU CAN DONATE ONLINE OR BY MAIL TO CHARGER PRIDE SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION AT PO BOX 1345, JENKS, OK 74037.  FOR QUESTIONS OR FOR GETTING INVOLVED IN THE FOUNDATION, THE EMAIL ADDRESS IS -

CHARGERPRIDEFOUNDATION@GMAIL.COM

BROCHURES AND A FOUNDATION REP WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE BISTRO FRIDAY NIGHT, APRIL 20.  ADDITIONAL PAMPHLETS WILL BE ON OUR TABLES AT SOUTHERN HILLS SATURDAY NIGHT, APRIL 22. LET’S JOIN THE CLASSES OF 64, 65, 67 AND 73 IN ESTABLISHING OUR SUPPORT TO THE FOUNDATION AND ITS SCHOLARSHIPS TO WORTHY MEMORIAL HS GRADUATES.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEE ALL OF YOU FOR THIS REUNION.  I HOPE WE CAN CONTINUE BOTH MEANINGFUL, ENJOYABLE AND  MORE FREQUENT CONTACT WITH EACH OTHER IN THE FUTURE. 


 
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Firmly founded, Alma mater, ever true we'll be.
Here within your halls of learning pledge we loyalty.
We'll sing your praises, speed them onward, to the world proclaim
That we'll always shield and cherish Memorial High School's name.

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Memorial, Memorial, to you we will be true,
We'll fight, we'll fight, with all our might
For our red, white, and blue.
With pride and joy within our hearts
Our flag will always fly...
Memorial, Memorial, until the day we die.

Our victories we proudly show
To those who may deny.
Memorial, Memorial, our honors we hold high,
In memory of those who died
To keep their ideals strong...
Memorial, Memorial, forever we'll live on.

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The American's Creed

I believe in the United States of America as a Government of the People, by the People, for the People; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; A democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many Sovereign States; a perfect Union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of Freedom, Equality, Justice, and Humanity for which American Patriots sacrificed their Lives and Fortunes. I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to Love it; to Support its Constitution; to obey its laws; to Respect its Flag; and to defend it against all enemies.

The Creed was written in 1918 by William Tyler Page of Friendship Heights, Maryland in the course of a nationwide contest on the subject. Page was a descendent of President Tyler, and Representative John Page, who served in the Congress from 1789-97.

William Tyler Page began his government career as a Congressional page in December of 1881. In 1919, he was elected Clerk of the House of Representatives, and held that position until December of 1931. a new post, Emeritus Minority Clerk, was then created for him which he occupied until his death on October 20, 1942.