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Welcome to the web site for the

Moline High School Class of 1965

Introducing our TWO scholarship winners for 2021

To the Class of '65,

Hi my name is Taylor Bohannon, and I'm honored to be receiving this scholarship! I am attending Drake University to study Pre-Occupational Therapy, and be a member of the Drake Dance Team. I will obtain my doctorate degree in the 3+3 program at Drake and plan to specialize in pediatrics and open my own private practice. This scholarship will help me to reach my goals and aspirations in order to make my mark on society. 

I cannot thank you enough for helping me succeed in my future endeavors. 

Hello, my name is Camryn McBride.  During high school, I was on the Girls Bowling Team, participated in Symphonic and Chamber Orchestras, and in the Quad City Youth Philharmonic Orchestra.  This fall, I will be attending the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. I am planning to work towards a bachelors in Wildlife Ecology.

I am very grateful and honoured to be granted this scholarship. Thank you Class of ‘65 for investing in my future!

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Join your classmates once again to enjoy a MHS '65 get together!


John Sedlock, Ron VanDale, Jerry Miller, Butch Trevor, John Katherman, Randy Ruggeberg and Bob Groene; photo by Patty Sedlock

HAFNERS — A Moline institution is re-opening with a small change requiring a mask to enter but not while seated at tables with fewer than ten. But the food is excellent and the fellowship even better--especially at lunchtime when members of the MHS class of '65 will gather. 

All are welcome--join in on Wednesday, July 7th at 11:30 ish this month and every first Wednesday of the month in the future.

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We're Re-imagining the 55th Reunion!

Yes, our 55th reunion is taking on a new form and date. As a big 75th birthday party, it'll  be held in the summer of 2022 (check here for more details as they are available).

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Opportunity Knocks!

Our scholarship administrative partner, The Moline Foundation, has challenged us! If we raise $10,000 by 15 December, they will match $5,000. If we don’t reach $10,000, there will be NO match.

Can we do this?  I believe in us! Our present fund balance is $82,000+, accumulated over 6 years--well over $10,000 average annual growth and while also awarding 6 scholarships!! Also, FYI, given our to-date success and your generosity, we’ll award TWO annual scholarships beginning this Spring!

I also believe in our scholarship legacy--helping worthy MHS grads early in their life‘s journey. I’ll get us started toward raising $10,000 this year with a $1,000 pledge. Please join me!  If you’ve given previously, thank you! If you’re considering a gift, 2021 would be a wonderful time to join us while also helping in our Drive to 65 donors!

Gifts can be made to:

MHS 65 Scholarship
c/o The Moline Foundation
1601 River Drive Suite 210
Moline, Illinois 61265

Progress regarding this opportunity will be shared as we move toward program-end, which is mid-December.

Good luck to us and thank you!

Jon Chapman

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When the MHS65 Scholarship set sail some seven years ago, we challenged ourselves with several goals. Most have been met or even exceeded. Way to go 65 Maroons!

While not a goal, but a thought back then: wouldn’t it be cool if a descendant of a MHS65er were to apply and be selected. That has yet to happen, thus a purpose for this message.

If you have a grandchild, great grandchild, great niece/nephew, second/third cousin who may be graduating from MHS, please encourage him or her to apply for one or our two $ 1,000 scholarships.

Additionally, over the past few years a still unmet goal is to award a scholarship to a Maroon planning to attend a career or trade school. These are the occupations we interact with on a nearly daily basis such as the staffer in medical and dental offices, car repair, welding, hairdresser/barber, construction supervision, respiratory therapy, LPN, HVAC tech, CDL driver—to name a few. Our unscientific research shows these occupations usually require a year or so of school which can cost over $10,000.   We will continue this pursuit but thought you might be able to help us spread the word

Here is a good place to tell them start: Available Scholarships | MFWIP (

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Drive to 65 Results

More good news! Our year-end Giving Thanks/ Drive to 65 raised more than $3,900, including maximum matches by Marg Rosborough Duer and Rusty Hanneman.
Thanks Marg and Rusty!

Four new participants joined our Scholarship gifting group:
Tom and Virginia Breecher
Dave Flider
Tim and Helen Mueller Drain
Lon and Carol Richey
Welcome and thank you!

Also, repeat contributors have reaffirmed their belief in our worthy efforts:
Marg and Rusty
Steve Acord
Debra Bjurstrom Carlson
Jon Chapman 
Marie Flatley
Perry Hansen
Carl and Charlene Jensen 
Richard and Ellen Miller 
Connie Springer Nehlsen
Dave Warren 
Thanks again!!

We’re now at about 50 total contributors--still believing we can reach 65.... Our fund balance now exceeds $80,000! We’re rolling!! If you’re thinking of joining our successful legacy, PLEASE DO!

More to come in conjunction with our next get together. Hope to see you then.

 Jon Chapman

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Meet John Melton, Our Scholarship Winner for 2020

I’m honored to be receiving the scholarship because it means you believe in me and are willing to help further my education. I will be attending Augustana College in the fall and plan to become a mechanical engineer.

During this pandemic it’s hard to not think about what other people could be doing differently, but you can’t control others actions. It’s just best to make sure you’re doing your part and find ways to occupy yourself. If you can somehow incorporate helping others into that even better. 

I am particularly grateful for the assistance that will make the transition to college easier.

--John Melton

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Our Foreign Exchange Student -- Nazek Fahmy Habib

It's been far too long (50+ years) since we've heard much from our class exchange student, Nazek Fahmy, but Mary Parsons Caisley, her Moline host, recently met up with her in Alexandria, Egypt. It looks like a joyous reunion.  And we've been given the okay to post these pictures of them now.  Hopefully we can get a little more information later. 


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More photos. . . 

If you'd like to post photos, just let us know or just add to the albums already available under the section called Photos: Then and Now.  Two more albums were added recently for the 30th and 35th reunions.  Please feel free to include your photos in them.  You never know when they might put a smile on someone's face. 

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