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This website shares news and information among classmates in the Dundalk High School Class of 1962 and provides DHS62 scholarship information to current DHS administrators and students.

Memoriam-- Dick Edell

Dick Edell, affectionately known as "Big Man," passed away in the early hours of May 2, 2018. He was 74. The Edell family kindly asks for charity donations in lieu of flowers.
Sign up for Dick's memorial service which will be held on June 8th at Merriweather Post Pavillion. The memorial service itself is from 3 to 5pm, with a tailgate reception from 5 to 8pm.

Read the excerpt from the University of Maryland's tribute to Dick.
Read the tribute to Dick in US Lacrosse Magazine.


Dick was inducted into the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) Hall of Fame on May 28, 2016. Dick amassed 171 wins during his 18 seasons as head coach of the Terrapins from 1984-2001, claiming three ACC titles and advancing to six NCAA Final Fours.
Read the University of Maryland article on the Hall of Fame induction
...and read the following articles, written by classmate Ron Grabarek, and reproduced here with the permission of the Dundalk Eagle:
Dundalk Native Richard Edell Inducted into Lacrosse Hall of Fame
Dundalk Grad Edell to be inducted into Lacrosse Coaches Hall of Fame this weekend

Class of 1962 55th Reunion Our fifty-fifth class reunion was held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Sparrows Point Country Club. Your 55th Reunion Committee included Joann Hammen (Dail), Carole Lawton (Haag), Phyllis Orr (Schiminger) Consultant, Frank Insinga.

Click here to see see photos of the reunion.

Read some of the entries in our nostalgia section, including the latest items on the Dundalk Post Office and Squires Restaurant, submitted by Roy Sparks.

Memoriam -- Mr. David Greenwood

We were very saddened to hear of the death of Mr. David Greenwood in September 2017. Mr Greenwood was the sponsor of the DHS Student Council during our senior year. He was also a beloved teacher and a presence at many important events throughout our time at Dundalk High School. Our deepest sympathies go to Mr. Greenwood's family.

Click here to see Mr. Greenwood's obituary from the Baltimore Sun.

2018 Scholarship Update

Read our recent fundraising letter.

Did you know that...
  • Our class started the DHS Class of '62 Scholarship in 2002.
  • Anyone may give tax-deductible donations to our scholarship fund.
  • The Class of '62 intends to award scholarships through May 2020.
  • So far, our class has awarded over $116,000 to deserving DHS Seniors.
  • Our 2018-2019 fund-raising campaign begins on October 1, 2016.

    Please note this new address for donations. Make your checks to the "Class of 62 Scholarship Fund" and send to:
      Ginny Gray (Treasurer)
      Class of 62 Scholarship Fund
      19530 Cliffsage Court
      Cypress TX 77433-7500
    if you would like to serve on our scholarship committee email John Schroeder.

    Class of 1962 50th Reunion

    50th Reunion Photos
    class photo The Dundalk High School Class of 1962 50th Class Reunion was held on Saturday September 29, 2012 at Columbus Gardens in Nottingham, Maryland. Refreshments included a buffet dinner, beverages, and a cash bar. Photos from the reunion are on the photos page. On the night before the Reunion, a class party was held at Squires Restaurant on Holabird Avenue in Dundalk and included pizza, salad and beverages, plus a cash bar. We all send our thanks to Frank Insinga and his committee for making these events so successful, and we look forward to future reunions and class events.

    Class of 1962 Scholarship

    Read About Our Scholarship

    Recent Scholarship Winners

      Winners for 2018

    • Anastasia Farley The winner of the Class of '62 scholarship is Anastasia Farley. Anastasia, who won other awards at the ceremony, was also Valedictorian of the DHS Class of 2018. Ms. Farley plans to attend Susquehanna College in Pennsylvania in the fall. Katie Paterka Roppelt, who won the first Class of 1962 scholarship 17 years ago, presented the award.

    • Kayla Newberger The recipient of the Class of 1962 Barbara Wernecke Durkin Scholarship award of $2000 for 2018 is Kayla Newberger. This is the fifth and final year of the "Barb" award, which was entirely funded by Barbara's husband Bill Durkin. Alice Jones Redmond presented the award.
      Winners for 2015-2017

    • The recipient of the Class of 1962 scholarship for 2017 was Amanda Dove. Amanda planned to study mathematics at UMBC. She made straight A's in high school. In her spare time she enjoys bowling and dancing. Her parents are DHS grads and so is her grandmother (class of 65). Summer Nevins, our 2015 winner presented the award.
    • The recipient of the Class of 1962 Barbara Wernecke Durkin Scholarship for 2017, funded by Bill Durkin, was Shamar Stinnett. Shamar is majoring in Theater and Media performance with a minor in secondary education Stevenson University. Our classmate Alice Jones Redmond presented the award.
    • The recipient of the Class of 1962 scholarship for 2016 was Katelyn Ludwig. She planned to attend Notre Dame of Maryland University in the fall with a major in nursing and a minor in psychology. She graduated from high school with a 3.4 GPA and a 4.67 QPA. Through a partnership with Dundalk High, Katelyn also attended the Academy of Health Professions at Sollers Point Technical High School where she received a certification as a Nurse's Assistant and for CPR. Katelyn was also a tri-athlete in high school and plans to play softball and participate in a volunteer service sorority at Notre Dame.
    • The recipient of the Dundalk High School Class of 1962 Barbara Wernecke Durkin Scholarship for 2016 was Alexis Moiseyenkov. Alexis was on the Honor Roll throughout high school, and was enrolled in the Advance Path Academy throughout high school in order to graduate a year early. In her junior year she won an award in The Optimist Club essay contest and she participated in the Model UN during her junior and senior years. Alexis was also active in the Dundalk High athletic program including tennis and badminton. Her community activities included participation in the Fourth of July parade with the Dundalk baseball team and fundraising with the U.S. Army. Alexis planned to enroll in the Journalism program at Kingston University.
    • The recipient of the 2015 Dundalk High Class of 1962 scholarship was Summer Nevins. Summer won the social studies academic award, the Athletic Booster Club Scholar Award and the Girl of the Year award from the Optimist Club. The DHS Faculty Committee that selected Summer told us that she took the maximum number of Advanced Placement courses and always shows outstanding dedication. Summer plans to attend the University of Maryland in College Park where she will pursue a major in a medical field.
    • The winner of the 2015 Barbara Wernecke Durkin Award was Steven Shaw. Steven was in the top 5% of his high school class and will attend Barbara's alma mater at Towson University where he will study to be a high school teacher. This was the second year for this scholarship, which was made possible by the generosity our classmate Barbara Wernecke. Click here to read more about Barbara.
    • Click HERE for information about all of our scholarship winners.

    Board of Directors
    Current officers include Dick Marcheski (President), John Schroeder (Secretary), Ginny Gray (Treasurer), and at large members Carol Haag, Tammy Sturges, Ken Merrill, Roy Sparks, and Richard DuChateau (Webmaster).

    Address for Scholarship Donations
    Make your check to the Class of 62 Scholarship Fund and mail to:

      Ginny Gray (Treasurer)
      Class of 62 Scholarship Fund
      19530 Cliffsage Court
      Cypress TX 77433-7500
    The Class of 62 Scholarship Fund is recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization under the Internal Revenue Code as a charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

    Other News and Events

    Inside DHS-- March 2012
    Thanks and Kudos to MiKell Lyons for sending us photos of the interior of Dundalk High School that she took during her farewell trip to the old high school building.

    2010-2014 Events

    Website Content

    dundalk owlClass Directory: Lists every member of the DHS Class of 1962. Check your mailing address, email address, and phone number on our Directory page. Also provide the phone number, e-mail address or snail mail address of any classmates who are not listed. PLEASE send any updates to Frank Insinga. If you can't download this file, get the free Adobe Acrobat software.

    Photos and Other Nostalgia: This part of the website is divided into two related sections. You can view photos of class reunions and parties or experience some nostalgia, including images and stories from our high school days. Send us your class stories and photos.

    Scholarship: The Class of 1962 supports the Dundalk community by providing college scholarship assistance to outstanding graduating DHS students with financial need. Meet former recipients, find out how to contribute, and find out how to apply for a scholarship.

    Memoriam: This page is a tribute to departed classmates. We welcome your comments about their loss and what they meant to us.

    Links: Visit our favorite websites including the websites of other classes, our favorite charities and other sites of interest.

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