ARCOLA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Arcola High School opened its doors in September 1917. Construction History, compiled by Sue Stout.
The Arcola Alumni Association will honor Arcola High School’s oldest living graduates in the coming months. To recommend an Arcola High School alumnus for recognition, complete the form.
Alma Grace Swick Harshbarger, a 1931 AHS alumna, is the March 2015 honoree.
Thomas B. Blagg, a 1938 AHS alumnus, is the April 2015 honoree.
LaVonne Smith, a 1935 AHS alumna, is the July 2015 honoree.
Ruth & Bob Holaday, 1942 and 1943 AHS alumni respectively, are the February 2016 honorees.
Rodie Van Gundy King, 1943 AHS alumna is the March 2016 honoree.
Bob Van Cleave, 1941 AHS alumnus is the December 2016 honoree.
Lowell Garrett, 1944 AHS Alumnus is the March 2017 honoree.
Frances Sisk Thompson, 1944 AHS Alumnus is the February 2018 honoree.
Joe Hopkins, 1941 AHS Alumnus is the June 2018 honoree.
Harold Butler, 1945 AHS Alumnus is the July 2019 honoree.
Wanda Roberts Dilliner, 1944 AHS Alumna is the November 2019 honoree.
Recent Class Reunions
The Arcola High School classes of 1955 & 1956 will hold their annual reunion on July 10, 2021 at Shae's Pub and Grub (126 N. Oak St. in Arcola). A social hour begins at 4:30 PM, followed by the meal.
The Arcola High School classes of 1971 will hold their 50-year reunion on September 25, 2021 at the Kaskaskia Country Club. A social hour begins at 5:00 PM, followed by the meal.
RSVP to Mike Shaffer by email or by texting (217) 820-1657.
The Arcola Alumni Association proudly announces the seventh class of Distinguished Alumni. The honored Arcola High School alumni and their year of graduation are:
William Robert "Bob" Fortney, deceased (AHS 1944)
Due to the current COVID-19 concerns, the alumni association is unable to responsibly move forward with plans for a banquet to honor these Distinguished Alumni in 2020. We anticipate honoring these Distinguished Alumni at a yet-to-be determined date.
Last Revision July 8, 2021