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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.

Happy Belated New Year!!
Lots is going on in 2017. (See details below)
  • Our 55th reunion is on October 6-8 2017. We know it's hard to believe.
  • We all turn 73 in 2017-- again very hard to believe.
  • Our class scholarship and an award from Bill Durkin in honor of Barbara Wernecke Durkin will be presented at school's awards ceremony on May 24. If you are interested in presenting either award just let us know.
Your Scholarship Committee
Dick, Tammy, Ginny, Carol, Roy, Ken, Richard, and John

2017 Awards Ceremony
Read our 2017 scholarship letter.
The Dundalk High School Class of 1962 will have the honor of presenting our annual scholarship award at a ceremony at the school at 7 pm on Wednesday May 24 2017. At the conclusion of that ceremony our class will have awarded a total of $107,000 to deserving seniors at Dundalk High School. The kids who receive our awards have all been absolutely wonderful scholars with tremendous potential who have urgently needed our help. The Class of 62 Scholarship Fund is recognized as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization under the Internal Revenue Code. Though the volunteer activities of our classmates, we absorb all administrative costs. Every cent of tax-deductible donations goes to a scholarship recipient. It's not too late to participate in this altruistic effort. If you would like to support a deserving graduate, please make your check to "Class of 62 Scholarship Fund" and mail it to: Ms. Ginny Beard Gray, 19530 Cliffsage Court, Cypress, TX 77433-7500

Our 55th Class Reunion is Planned for 2017
Dear Classmates: Please mark your calendars NOW! Your Reunion committee has reserved the date for our fifty-fifth class reunion, which will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Sparrows Point Country Club. Details will be provided later. Your 55th Reunion Committee includes Joann Hammen (Dail), Carole Lawton (Haag), Phyllis Orr (Schiminger) Consultant, Frank Insinga

Classmates Honored

The Baltimore Sun announced that two of our classmates, Dick Edell and Ron Grabarek, have been inducted into the Dundalk Hall Of Fame. The ceremony for this event was on September 30, 2016.

Our classmate Dick Edell had also been 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

2017 Scholarship Update

Read our 2016-2017 fundraising kickoff 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 $108,000 to deserving DHS Seniors.
  • Our 2016-2017 fund-raising campaign began 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 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 2016
    • Katelyn Ludwig The recipient of the Class of 1962 scholarship for 2016 is Katelyn Ludwig. She will attend Notre Dame of Maryland University in the fall with a major in nursing and a minor in psychology. She is graduating 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.
    • Alexis Moiseyenkov The recipient of the Dundalk High School Class of 1962 Barbara Wernecke Durkin Scholarship for 2016 is 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. In the fall Alexis will enroll in the Journalism program at Kingston University.
      Winners for 2013-2015
    • 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.
    • The recipient of the 2014 Dundalk High Class of 1962 scholarship for $7500 was Jacob Bass. Jacob was both a scholar and athlete at Dundalk High. He had a 4.0 grade point average and was recognized as an AP Scholar with Distinction. He was captain of the tennis team and the badminton team. Jacob plans to attend the University of Maryland Baltimore County and is interested in studying Computer Engineering. The scholarship was presented at the May 2014 graduation ceremony in the new Sollers Dundalk High School auditorium. Jacob is another great winner of our scholarship. In the past 12 years our class has awarded a total of over $76,000 to very deserving seniors at Dundalk High.
    • The recipient of the Dundalk High Class of 1962 Barbara Wernecke Durkin Scholarship for 2014 for $2000 was Denisse Jimenez. Denisse was a member of the National Honor Society and the Student Government Association. She played junior varsity and varsity volleyball and competed in indoor track and she volunteered at St. Rita's Church. Denisse plans to attend St. Johns University in the fall and is interested in drama, international business, and marketing.
    • The recipient of the Class of 1962 scholarship award for 2013 was Ijaz Ahmed. Ijaz was in the top 1% of the graduating class with a 3.88 grade point average. In addition he was very active in school and community activities. Ijaz is attending University of Maryland, Baltimore County studying Biomedical Engineering.
    • 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 a recnt trip to our alma mater.

    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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