Arcola High School opened its doors in
Construction History, compiled by Sue Stout.
Oldest Living Alumni
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
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.
The Arcola Alumni Association has initiated its Veterans Recognition project.
To be included, a person must meet the following criteria:
- Attended and/or graduated from Arcola High School
- Served in any branch of the U.S. Military
- Currently serving or received an honorable discharge
Click for additional information about the Veterans' Recognition project.
Complete and return the
form to recommend a veteran for recognition.
Recent Class Reunions
We've added pages containing pictures and information from recent
If your class had a reunion since 2005, we'll publish group pictures and information.
Forward the information via
ALERT! ALERT! ALERT!
We have recently been made aware of E-Mail solicitations to Arcola alumni for memberships, merchandise, etc.
The solicitation includes a link to the
website - which is NOT the Arcola Alumni Association's website.
AT THIS TIME, THE ARCOLA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION DOES NOT OFFER LIFETIME MEMBERSHIPS NOR ARCOLA HIGH SCHOOL MERCHANDISE.
OFFICIAL ARCOLA HIGH SCHOOL MERCHANDISE IS ONLY AVAILABLE FROM VYVERBERGS,
FROM VARIOUS ARCOLA HIGH SCHOOL ORGANIZATIONS, OR AFFILIATED BOOSTER GROUPS.
DO NOT subscribe/purchase merchandise via the
website with the intention of joining the Arcola Alumni Association or supporting local businesses/organizations.
2023 Distinguished Alumni Honorees
The long delayed banquet to honor the most recent Distinguished Alumni
will be held on October 14, 2023.
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)
Virginia L. Fortney (AHS 1952)
John Virgil "Jack" Fishel, deceased (AHS 1956)
John G. "Corky" Clark (AHS 1962)
Dennis R. "Denny" Thompson (AHS 1968)
The banquet details are:
Kaskaskia Country Club - October 14, 2023
Reception at 5:00 PM
Dinner at 6:00 PM
Induction Ceremony at approximately 7:00 PM
Donation supporting the Alumni Association. The Arcola Alumni Association
does not have membership dues. Our efforts are soley supported by contributions.