The Paden City Alumni Association will present the Distinguished Alumni Award to the 2012 recipient, Brian Feldmeier during halftime activities of the annual Homecoming football game on Friday. The Paden City Wildcats will be playing the Cameron Dragons. Kickoff of the game is schedules for 7:30 and the halftime ceremony will also include the crowning of Paden City High School's Homecoming court and presentation of the Homecoming court. The Homecoming Parade will precede the football game.
Feldmeier, a member of the PCHS Class of 1985 is being honored for his extraordinary humanitarian efforts through his mission work in Honduras. The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest award given each year by the Association and is normally presented during Alumni Weekend festivities each July.
However, the devastating storm that struck on June 29 caused many of the Alumni activities to be cancelled or postponed. The Committee chose Homecoming weekend to honor Brian with the presentation of his award. The usual DAA reception for Brian will be held next July as part of Alumni Weekend 2013.
Paden City High School will crown their Homecoming Queen on Friday. Five seniors will vie for the title of the Queen, including Hailey Wade, Gabrielle Cooper, Logan Cosper, Kelsey Loy and Samantha Lyons. Pictured are the queen candidates and a princess from each grade level (not in order): seniors: Logan Cosper, Hailey Wade, Gabrielle Cooper, and Kelsey Loy (not pictured, Samantha Lyons); back row - seventh grade, Aubrey Neff; eighth grade, Rachel Loy; ninth grade, Natasha Tallerito; 10th grade, Kaitlyn Duke; and 11th grade, Katie Shreves.
A spokesman for the committee commented, "With Brian's busy schedule, we felt it best to have the presentation now and hold the more formal reception in July. We wanted to make sure we set aside ample time to carry out the honor in a fitting manner. It is part of the annual Alumni weekend schedule and we want as many alumni and friends as possible to be able to attend and honor Brian for his wonderful humanitarian work."