Graduating Class Celebrates at Cedar Point
Collinwood High Schools 2016 graduating class enjoyed their annual right-of-passage senior trip on May 13th. For the high soaring Senior’s, their destination was GradNite at Cedar Point where high school seniors from around the state come together in one big party at the Roller Coaster Capital of the World. High school seniors had a chance to mingle with other schools, widening their perspective and shared their views on the exceptional education program enjoyed here at Collinwood. They arrived by charter bus at noon and stayed until mid-night, enjoying a wonderful day of fellowship, thrilling rides (especially the Valravn), games and afterhours parties. A great time was had by all!
However, the trip and all the wonderful memories almost didn’t happen. A few weeks prior to the trip, the Senior Class was short on the funds. That is when fast thinking Dwayne Magowen, class treasurer, reached out to the Alumni Association for assistance and respond they did!. On May 2nd at the senior’s weekly meeting, Michael F. Cavotta, Pres. of the Alumni Association, presented a check to the senior class to cover the entire charter bus costs. This gift allowed all graduating students to be able to make the trip. In his opening comments, Michael expressed the importance of, "being a Railroader and the Alumni Association helping the senior class simply demonstrates our Railroader Spirit". According to Philana Williams, Senior Class Adviser, “The seniors had a fabulous time at Cedar Point thanks to the great work of the Alumni Association for graciously providing funding”.
Len Corpora, VP Alumni Association
Notable acedemic/athletic CHS 1962 grad, Engineering degree from OSU. Founder and owner of Performance Concepts a multi media engineering firm located in Mentor, OH. An innovator in intereactive healthcare products and services. retired and currently Pres of Collinwood Alumni Association