Mayville Alumni Association - Est 1887 ~Celebrating 136 years in 2023~
Mayville Alumni Association - Est 1887 ~Celebrating 136 years in 2023~
2023 Alumni Reunion Social
Photo Credit: July Ollila - '79
Front Row: Left to right - Barbara Haas, Donna Manwell, Phil Kaatz, Karen Brigham, Barbara Kilmer, Julie Tompkins, Brenda Beckman. Back Row: Joe Fowler, (Mark Bodeis-inset), Brian Stout. **Last names of the ladies are maiden names.
Thank you to everyone that attended the Reunion Social on Saturday, June 17, 2023.
There were approximately 55 Alumni and guests in attendance. There were 9 class members from the Class of 1973 - the 50-year-graduates, and one alumnus from the Class of 1998 - the 25-year-graduates.
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Thank-you for helping - when I put the challenge out there, I never dreamed it would generate the donations it did!
You are the best!!!
~Patti Vollweiler’81~ Alumni President
MHS Alumni Association
C/O Jill Pape
5709 Plain Road
Silverwood, Michigan 48760
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A few members from the Class of 1981 met in Frankenmuth for dinner and a visit with Juan Lorenzo and his wife. Juan was an exchange student from Vigo, Spain with the Class of '81. Front Row: Patti Vollweiler, Juan Lorenzo. Back Row: Michelle Scott Steele, Jeff Steele, David Gregory, Robert Higgins and Juan’s wife Montserret. Juan lived with Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Haindl of Mayville while he was attending Mayville High School.
Mayville’s Emmons is blazing trails at Rochester
By Scott Bolsby | Sports Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
ROCHESTER HILLS — Mayville’s Wyatt Emmons originally thought he found his home at Cleary University. Those plans changed after transferring midway through his freshman year to Rochester University. “Rochester wasn’t my original plan,” he said. “I wanted to get out of Cleary, so I just transferred over as soon as I could, and since I’ve been at RU, I’ve had a lot of success. It’s been a good life changer for me, and they have been a great team to work with.” Emmons, a 2021 Mayville High School graduate, quickly made his mark at Rochester, despite being forced to run his freshman year of track and field and sophomore season of cross-country unattached to any school. “I started training for the steeplechase run my freshman year,” he said. “I technically broke the (Rochester University) record last year for the steeple, but since I wasn’t affiliated with the school at the time, I technically didn’t get it.” Emmons continued to run unattached during his sophomore season of crosscountry, where he competed in one race during the 2022 cross-country season. “My last cross-country race at Cleary I ran a 27:21 (in an 8-kilometer race),” he said. “I went in the Jayhawk Invitational in Muskegon, which is a harder course; it was super muddy and there were a lot of h i l l s , and it was my f i r s t and last race of the season. I had to drive myself there, because I was unattached, so that was the worst point. “I was nervous, but I went in and came out with a time I was not expecting.” Emmons ended up finishing 33rd overall out of 140 total runners with a time of 26 minutes, 52.20 seconds. He then prepared himself for the indoor track and field season this past winter, where he officially could call himself a Rochester University Warrior. “I get to the indoor season, and ironically enough my first meet is at (Saginaw Valley State University) where I competed a lot in high school, so it was really comforting being somewhere I knew that well,” he said. “Coach (Marques Johnson) tells me I’m doing the (3-kilometer run) and the mile, so I go out and run it and I get done with the race, and I look to my mom, and I’m so happy to be back and be in a team jersey.” Two weeks later RU and Emmons returned to SVSU for another indoor meet where he registered his first of five school records in his first season with the Warriors. “I go out there and I just wonder what I could pull off in the 3K,” he said. “I ended up with a time of 9:11. I crossed the line and realized I surpassed my teammates’ times and got the record. I couldn’t believe it. I saw mom and she was leaning over the rail, so I go over and grab her hands, and I’m just crying. I couldn’t believe it.” The 3-kilometer race checks in just under two miles.
Emmons then entered his first conference meet for the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference at Indiana Tech-Doug Edgar Indoor Track in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He competed in both the 3K and 5K at the conference championship; a 5K is a race just over three miles in length. Emmons missed breaking his own record in the 3K but added another record in his short time at Rochester with a top time in the 5K. “Coach Johnson tells me ‘You got a 15:59,’ and I said, ‘Are you kidding?’ because that was a sub-16-minute indoor 5K for the first time in my career,” he said. “That was also the new school record.” Emmons, 19, was able to enjoy a quick breather following the indoor season but knew he had work to do to get prepared for his first season running outdoor track and field for the Warriors. “I honestly love the outdoor season so much,” he said. “I went into the outdoor season with an open mind, just saying ‘Let’s see what I can do.” It didn’t take long for him to break his first outdoor track-and-field record. “The first meet was at Oakland University, I raced the 3K steeplechase,” he said. “I wasn’t the best at it the first time. I’m a flat racer, and I’m not used to jumping over things. The steeplechase is like the gladiator race of races. You have to have a lot of endurance and strength.” The steeplechase 3K is the same distance as a normal 3K but features barriers and water jumps to slow the runner down. Emmons cut his freshman year time in the steeplechase from 10:20 to 9:49, which is a new RU program record. He then aimed for the school’s 5K indoor and outdoor records. “The second meet at Oakland University comes up and I’m running the 5K. The race doesn’t start until, like, 9:30 at night,” Emmons said. “It was weird having the race so late. I’m not going to lie – it was probably one of the most nerve-wracking 5Ks of my life. I was fading and falling asleep running. “My teammate Brad (Baxter) was right behind me and actually kind of woke me up by stepping on my shoe. I went on to finish with a 15:45 and set the new program record for the 5K.” The final race of Emmons’ sophomore season was at the WHAC league championship on May 4 and 5 at Siena Heights in Adrian, Michigan. He missed out on breaking his own record in the steeplechase run by seven seconds. “I did the steeplechase and then the 3,200-meter relay with my teammates Alec Shaw, Cameron Land and Charles Aldrich,” he said. “We ended up fourth and we got a time of 7:56 and getting the record for the 4x800 in outdoor.” Despite breaking five program records and adding his name to the history of the Rochester track and field program, Emmons has his sights set on higher achievements for his junior season. “My coach told me how close my times were to competing in the nationals,” he said. “My goal for next year is to go to nationals in both indoor (track) and outdoor.”
The Class of 1998 celebrated their 25th Class Reunion Saturday, July 22, 2023 at the Golden Years Club - 277 West Snover Rd, Mayville. There were 12 class members in attendance. Back row: Amy Jo Wright, Steve Turner, Terry Smith, Marc Bodies, Tony Hoffman, Jenelle McKeage Front row: Julie Cook, Randi Penland, Shannon Hudie, Rachel Lieber, Nikki Emerson, Janice Williams (Gals names are listed as maiden names)
Photo credit: Terry Smith
Mayville's Class of 1983 gathered to celebrate their 40th reunion on Saturday, July 22nd at the home of Kim (Perry) Copeland. There were 21 classmates in attendance.
Front Row: Donna (Gregory) Gray, Toni (Irvine) Craig, Linda Taylor, Rebecca (Workman) McNiel.
Second Row: Rhonda (Richardson) Wright, Jill (Tewksbury) Wiechec, Kim (Perry) Copeland, Holly (Davis) Brown, Barb (McConnell) Bennett, Brad Moss.
Back Row: Mike Pilly, Jill (Steele) Pape, David Pape, Tim Elling, Rene' (Honoway) Hampel, Bryan Hampel, Vickie (Taylor) Acha, Gordy Brown, Marty Tompkins, Wayne "Rick" Grant. Not pictured: Sandy (Lamphere) Thompson
The Class of 1973 celebrated their 50th Class Reunion Saturday, August 5, 2023 at the O'Brien Farm - 2445 O'Brien Rd, Mayville. There were a 19 class members who showed up.
Left to right: Back row - Dan O'Brien, Richard Hiiter, Bill Hunt, Gary Anderson, Bill Frenzel, Gary Stonerock, Fred Beach, Phil Kaatz. Front row - Bruce McInally, Donna Manwell, Roxann Johnson, Barb Kilmer, Karen Brigham, Doreen Steele, Virgil Rexin. Front - Brian Stout and Valerie Geib. Not pictured - Marty Plain and Brenda Beckman. (Gals are listed by maiden names)
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The Class of 1988 will kick off their 35th Class Reunion on Friday night October 6th, 2023 at Hollywood & Vine in Silverwood. On Saturday, October 7th, they will gather at the Willow Springs Golf & Country Club, 7335 Oak Road, Vassar, from 1-5 PM. Former Teachers and staff are invited. RSVP is needed by September 15th. Contact Kerri Smith Dunton at: kerri.dunton @ yahoo.com
If you have information or questions - please contact Dorothy Bodeis at the email listed above.
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