Hello Seneca Alumni! If you are a member of the classes of 1962 or 1967 please go check out the Reunions page for more information about both!
For those who aren’t 62 or 67, you can always check out the Reunions page when your year is coming up on a reunion. We try to keep them updated as best we can! If you know that your class is about to have a reunion, LET US KNOW! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know!!!!
In the spring of 1970, Joe Durbin didn’t know what his life would hold. After attending Seneca High School for almost four years, the siren song of the Navy called him to duty. But after the Navy and a career as a farrier and equine dentist he opened the Henry County Help Center, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established to help residents in need of food, toiletries, personal hygiene products, educational and moral support. The organization is made up of individuals, businesses and churches that volunteer to make the program possible.
Recently, the Redhawk Rangers visited the Henry County Help Center to reorganize their food pantry. If you want to read more about the 2015 Dare to Care Food Bank Agency of the Year, check out their website! Check out photos from our visit.
As scheduled the initial Hall of Fame meeting was held in the office of Sam Denny. Present were Sam Denny, Adrian Layne, Sonny Moore, Grover Sales, and Karen Smith. These individuals are to serve as a steering committee and a selection committee for the Hall of Fame.
New guidelines and nomination form are located on the Hall of Fame page of this website!
“Reflections” is a National PTA arts in education program. Its purpose is to provide all children and youth with an opportunity to experience the self-fulfillment of creative expression through the arts. The primary goal of Reflections is for all students to have the opportunity to participate. Although it is a program with recognition and awards at the local, district, state and national levels, participation is emphasized over winning. Students may submit entries in the areas of music, photography, visual arts, literature, and dance. Each year there is a different theme for the program. The theme for 2016-2017 is “What is Your Story?”
Recently, the 15th District PTA honored 6 Seneca students who were contest winners for the 2016-2017 school year.
Caleb Maddox in the Visual Arts category
Julie Easley in the Photography category
Mirlenis Estacholi Smith in the Photography category
Julia Easley in the Literature category
Jacob Radford in the Literature category
Jamesha Simms in the Literature category
Two students have been selected to proceed to the state level. Congratulations!
Recently C Ronald “Ronnie” Khan, Seneca c/o 1961 was honored in Jerusalem, Israel by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. He received the prestigious Wolf Prize in Medicine. After graduating from Seneca in ’61, Mr. Khan went to the University of Louisville, completing his undergraduate degree in 1964, his M.D. in 1968, and a Graduate Arts and Sciences degree in 1983.
Mr. Khan and other Wolf Prize Recipients
Information gathered from UofL Alumni Magazine, Fall 2016 issue.
The Urban Agriculture program and FFA at Seneca have made great strides in recent years. With the upcoming development of new facilities to expand this program it is always nice to get some good press. Farm Credit recently highlighted Seneca High Schools Urban Ag program. Read about it here. Some Seneca FFA members are also mentioned in an article from takepart.com.
Seneca’s own Wes Unseld was highlighted recently in an article on PressBox.com. Check it out here.
The Redhawk Rangers, Seneca’s community service group, are partners with Lead2Feed. Lead2Feed is a Student Leadership Program co-founded by David Novak, former Chairman and CEO of Yum!Brands, to give students the opportunity to lead, create and implement team projects designed to meet a need in their community. Seneca’s Redhawk Rangers made history this year when they won $10,000 in technology and $25,000 for the charity of their choice. Seneca used the $10,000 for laptops and the $25,000 was given to Hand-in-Hand Ministries. See the news story from WDRB here.
Julius Friedman, Seneca c/o 1961 is highlighted in an article in Louisville Magazine on Louisville.com. Please read below, the link will open in another window.
Welcome back, Alumni! There are three new items in the Seneca Stories section of the site. Two by Sam Denny, c/o 69, and one about former principal Tom McCarthy, who recently passed away at the age of 82. Please stop by and enjoy them and reminisce with us.
The story about Principal Tom McCarthy can be reached by clicking his name in this line.