Mattoon High School Alumni Scholarship

Thank you for joining our Day of Giving to support Angela McQueen with a gift to the MHS Alumni Scholarship Fund. Because of your generosity during our Day of Giving, we raised more than $11,000 for the
Angela McQueen Citizenship Award!

Special thanks to our radio sponsors!

The Mattoon High School Alumni Scholarship Fund provides assistance for Mattoon High School seniors and graduates pursuing higher education. The fund was established in 2011 with a goal to raise $500,000 by 2020. So far, friends of the MHS Alumni Scholarship have raised $307,174. Since 2012, the MHS Alumni Scholarship has awarded $24,815. Donations from individuals, alumni, classes and the community contribute to an endowed fund which continues to grow and provide scholarships into perpetuity.  

Become a donor by downloading our pledge card and returning it to Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation,
PO Box 1211, Effingham, IL 62401.

Mattoon High School Alumni Scholarship Recipients

John Janosik (2012)
     -- Eastern Illinois University

Jessica Kenton (2012)
     -- Lake Land College

April Perkins (2012)
     -- Illinois State University

Lacey Jo Solomon (2013, 2014)
     -- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Orville Utsler III (2013)
     -- Lake Land College

Stacey Hildebrand (2013)
     -- Eastern Illinois University

Katylyn Gordon (2014)
     -- Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Derek Pierce (2014)
     -- Eastern Illinois University

Ashley Purvis (2014)
     -- Kaskaskia College

Nicholas Polston (2014) 
     -- Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Shelby Cox (2014, 2015)
     -- Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 

Karlie Lading (2015) 
     -- Mount Mercy University 

Elizabeth Bradbury (2015)
     -- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sydney Edwards (2015)
     -- Eastern Illinois University

Alexandria Betts (2015)
     -- Oral Roberts University 

Macie Drum (2015)
     -- Eastern Illinois University 

Lesley Swick (2016) 
     -- Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Breanna Easton (2016)
     -- Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Alexandra Smith (2016)
     -- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Lindsay Spitz (2016)
      -- Eastern Illinois University

Jackson Utsler (2016) 
     -- Lake Land College

Carly Lowry (2016)
      -- Lake Land College 

Layden Butler (2017)
     -- St. Louis University

Sophie Collins (2017)
     -- Greenville University

Rachel Ervin (2017)
     -- Illinois State University

Carson Gordon (2017)
     -- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Mayla Johanpeter (2017)
     -- Eastern Illinois University 

Alyssa Mathias (2017)
     -- University of Mississippi 

Marissa Stapleton (2017)
     -- Lake Land College

Emily Watkins (2017)
     -- Southern Illinois University

Kacey Woelber (2017)
     -- Lake Land College 

     

Honor Roll

Mattoon High School Classes that have donated to the MHS Alumni Scholarship Fund are recognized as members of the MHS Honor Roll.

Class of 1946

Class of 1953

Class of 1961

Class of 1963

Class of 1964

Class of 1965

Class of 1969

Class of 1970

Class of 1971

Class of 1972

Class of 1974

Class of 1977

MHS Alumni Scholarship Founders

The Mattoon High School Alumni Scholarship was created by Alumni and Friends of MHS. Donors making a contribution of $100 or more in 2011 and 2012 are recognized as members of the MHS Alumni Scholarship Founders Club. 

$20,000 +

Florence Parker Family 



Robert Lane, Class of ‘44

David B. Janssen, Class of ‘71

Gary Dowling, Class of ‘76

Shelley Decker Hunt, Class of ‘71

$1,000 +

Lawrence Gaskill, Class of ‘70 

Clay Dean, Class of ‘92

John Burke

Roger Dettro



John Doty, Class of ‘71 

William Hamel Jr., Class of ‘47

Bob Ronchetti, Class of ‘66

Holly Bailey, Class of ‘88



Herman & Viola Janssen

Keith Branson,
     Class of ‘51

Bill Hamel III,
     Class of ‘75

John F. Janssen,
     Class of ‘65

Richard Lane,
     Class of ‘49

Ed & Lynn Neal,
     Class of ‘64

David McDowell,
     Class of ‘71

Jeff Hesse,
     Class of ‘76

Les Morris,
     Class of ‘71

Kurt Thiel Pres.,
     Class of ‘71

William Havlik, DDS,
     Class of ‘73

Robert L. Janssen,
     Class of ‘65

Carl W. Cox,
     Class of ‘55

Jay Cunningham,
     Class of ‘97

Kyle Portugal,
     Class of ‘01

Paul Marcus McKillip

J. C. Doty,
     Class of ‘06

Raymond D. Janssen,
     Class of ‘50

Todd McClusky,
     Class of ‘96

Harry Janssen,
     Class of ‘56

Libby Johnston,
     Class of ‘71

Phil Steinberg,
     Class of ‘49

Dan & Marylin Coleman

Brad Miller,
     Class of ‘71

Paul Daily,
     Class of ‘72

David Wetzel,
     Class of ‘71

Roslynne Lane

Karen Hendrix Noffke,
     Class of ‘81

Mark & Terri Wetzel,
     Class of ‘73/’77

Rachel Doty,
     Class of ‘00

$100-$999

Ken Wooddell II,
     Class of ‘69 

Brent Hoots,
     Class of ‘77

Bob Hilligoss,
     Class of ‘60

Marla Janssen Miller,
     Class of ‘71

Stephen & Kim Janssen, 
     Class of ‘76/’77

Chris & Kerry Considine,
     Class of ‘86

Steve Spitz,
     Class of ‘70

Gary Grafton,
     Class of ‘71

David Cox,
     Class of ‘85

John & Leann Polston,
     Class of ‘64

Craig Cunningham,
     Class of ‘02

Kevin Portugal,
     Class of ‘07

Mark Lawson,
     Class of ‘77

J. David Andrews,
     Class of ‘51

Luanne Sweet Janssen,
     Class of ‘51

Amy L. McClusky,
     Class of ‘92

Harvey Janssen,
     Class of ‘54

Richard & Jackie Record

Steve & Marsha Hudson

Brian & Becky Fogarty

Ron Diepholz,
     Class of ‘86

Brian & Sara Titus

Tim Bradbury,
     Class of ‘86

Bradley R. Elder,
     Class of ‘79

Parry & Lisa Admire,
     Class of ‘77

Jack Jemsek,
     Class of ‘70

Keith Summers,
     Class of '73

Christie Royal Commerford,  
     Class of ‘93

Mayor Tim Gover,
     Class of ‘56




William & Linda Graham, 
     Class of ‘60

Carissa Browning Puckett, 
     Class of ‘69

 Polly Farmer Wooddell,
     Class of ‘71

Jennifer Ann Janssen,
     Class of ‘02

Roxanne Lindermann Lilly,
     Class of ‘71

Kati Janssen USN,
     Class of ‘05

Susan D. Floyd,
     Class of ‘71

Brianna Janssen Sanchez,
     Class of ‘03

Jo L. Janes Grafton,
     Class of ‘71

Jim & Shirley Campbell,
     Class of ‘70

Dick & Regina Considine,
     Class of ‘57

Rick & Dalena Hall,
     Class of ‘66/’69

Kelsey Portugal,
     Class of ‘10

K. Susan Doty,
     Class of ‘79

Jeff Harris,
     Class of ‘71

Jim Moritz,
     Class of ‘70

Cathy J. (White) Barnes,
     Class of ‘71

Gary & Gail Hurst,
     Class of ‘63/’69

Bob Sampson,
     Class of ‘67

Dr. Robert & Lourdine
     Webb

Bob Jones,
     Class of ‘63

Phyllis Welch Roytek,
     Class of ‘44

Phil Kepp DDS,
     Class of ‘67

James Bailey,
     Class of ‘70

Col. John K. Gibler, Ret.,
     Class of ‘48

Jonas Borntrager,
     Class of ‘62

Mary Doty,
     Class of ‘03

Don & Mary Sparks,
     Class of ‘71




Wave Graphics, Tom Epperson

Mattoon Printing, Bruce Cavitt,
     Class of ‘72

MHS, Class of 1971 Reunion

Lorenz Supply Co.

Business and Community
Service Organizations

Consolidated Communications

MHS, Class of 1946 Reunion

Omega Nu Chapter of
     Epsilon Sigma Alpha

MHS, Class of 1977

First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust




MHS, Class of 1961 Reunion

Mattoon Rotary Club

MHS, Class of 1952-53

Freddy’s Burgers & Custard



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