Women’s Athenaeum Club honors girl grads
The Women’s Athenaeum Club celebrated its 70th Anniversary on Monday by holding its annual Girl Graduate Tea. Several seniors and their mothers attended the event held at the Eccles Center.
According to Women’s Athenaeum Club chair Sue Worley, the group wanted to do something different this year and decided to honor seniors and their mothers. Sue Boyle, who graduated PCHS in 1958, her daughter Sherry Hardman who graduated from the high school in 1980, and granddaughter Jen Hardman, who graduated in 2003, attended the tea.
"Normally we just have one speaker and they address the goals for the graduating seniors and what to look forward to and how to succeed in life, but we thought it would be fun for these girls to learn about the history and of Park City High School. This has become a proud tradition," Worley said.
Sisters Wilma Larremore and Carol Santy attended the tea and claimed to be the oldest ones at the event. They graduated from Park City High School in the 1940s and shared stories about their high school experiences. Santy was Valedictorian of her senior class of 35 students.
"I’m proud that I have seen four generations that all graduated form Park City High School," Santy said. "I’m proud to have graduated from the high school and live in Park City. I love it here."
The club also honored Park City High School seniors Laura Kelly and Skylar Goldman as the Class of 2012 Outstanding Girl Graduates. The club selects one girl with the highest Grade Point Average as the honoree, but this year, Goldman and Kelly’s GPA’s were only .002 percent apart.
"It was a total surprise for us," Goldman said. "They usually select the girl with the highest GPA. Laura and I are good friends and we’ve always been tight competition. I’m excited to share this award with her."
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