Alumni Association Board of Directors

  • The Olathe Alumni Association, with assistance from the Olathe Public Schools, follows a mission statement to support reunions, provide scholarships and recognize alumni.

    Major events of the association include the Wall of Honor banquet each fall, a booth at Old Settlers, distributing scholarships for Olathe graduates, and designing/installing an historical timeline of the district in the Education Center.

    The district's Community Development Office manages alumni data for directories, invests for ongoing scholarships, and assists class presidents with reunion planning or other tasks.

    Olathe Public Schools Alumni Association
    c/o Community Development Office
    300 E. Loula
    Olathe, Kansas 66061
    (913) 780-8182 ~ Amanda York          (913) 780-8233 ~ Heather Schoonover

     

    Board Members

    • Lynda (Enright) Allenbrand, Olathe High School Class of 1965
    • Ed Badsky Jr., Olathe High School Class of 1966
    • Karen (Hambleton) Beets, Olathe High School Class of 1963
    • Max Beets, Olathe High School Class of 1963
    • Candy (Shipman) Birch, Olathe High School Class of 1969
    • Ericka Bradford, Olathe North High School Class of 1995
    • Susan (Ingold) Brooks, Olathe High School Class of 1981
    • Mary Jean (Davidson) Cochran, John P. St. John Memorial High School Class of 1941
    • Marlene Colgan, district web manager
    • Jill Tobler Erickson, Olathe High School Class of 1972
    • Hazel (Blackwell) Hendrix, John P. St. John Memorial High School Class of 1952
    • Denny Knop, Olathe High School Class of 1969
    • LeRoy "Lew" Lewis, Olathe High School Class of 1960
    • Ken Roberts, Olathe High School Class of 1963
    • Heather (Devocelle) Schoonover, Olathe South High School Class of 1988
    • Teresa (Admire) Suddreth, Olathe High School Class of 1973
    • Becky Milloy Vrbas, Olathe High School Class of 1974
    • Carol (Caenen) Wheeler, Olathe High School Class of 1968
    • Dennis Wheeler, Olathe High School Class of 1966
    • Ivan Wicke, John P. St. John Memorial High School Class of 1954
    • Amanda (Mulhall) York, Olathe East High School Class of 1996

President

 Ed Badsky Jr.

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Ed Badsky Jr.

Ed Badsky Jr. graduated from Olathe High School in 1966.

Vice President

 Denny Knop

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Denny Knop

Denny Knop graduated from Olathe High School in 1969.

Secretary

 Ericka Bradford

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Ericka Bradford

Ericka Bradford graduated from Olathe North High School in 1995.

Treasurer

 LeRoy "Lew" Lewis

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LeRoy "Lew" Lewis

LeRoy "Lew" Lewis is a 1960 graduate of Olathe High School.

Past President

 Carol (Caenen) Wheeler

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Carol (Caenen) Wheeler

Carol Wheeler graduated from Olathe High School in 1968.

Historian

 Bob Courtney

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Bob Courtney

Bob Courtney is a retired district employee and is president of the Olathe Historical Society.

Alumni Association Board Members

group photo of the alumni association board