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The Galion High School Class of 1973 will be celebrating their 45th class reunion on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Galion Moose Lodge. An Invitation form has been posted and is available HERE.


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 The 2018 Hall of Fame Banquet and inductee presentations will be held on October 13, 2018.  Do you know a Galion High School Graduate that deserves recognition for outstanding accomplishments in their careers and communities?  Please fill out a nomination form for that individual to be considered for that honor.  Nominating forms are due by June 1, 2018.   Click on the banner below to print out the nominating criteria and and form.  Provide as much information as possible, but most importantly nominate some one you feel is deserving of recognition. 

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Connections Weekend 2018
Written by Connections Committee   
Thursday, 19 July 2018
Hall of Fame Dinner
 September 17, 2018

The Galion City School District will be hosting its annual Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony Saturday, Oct. 13, as part of Connections Weekend 2018. The event will take place at the Galion Middle School at 6:30 p.m.

Individuals being inducted into the Hall of Fame include: Horace Freese(Industrialist/Philanthropist), Michael Jokerst (Class of 1975), Paul Kim (Class of 1979), Mark Stepro (Class of 2000), John Swain (Class of 1955, posthumously), Van Wagner(Class of 1979) and George Guins (Educator/Coach).

Tickets for the evening are $35 and can be ordered by completing and mailing in a dinner order form (found here) , or by calling 419-468-3432 and making a reservation . All reservations and completed dinner forms should be mailed to Galion Board of Education, 470 Portland Way North, Galion, OH 44833 by Friday, Oct. 5.  Checks can be made payable to the Galion Community Foundation prior to, or the evening of, the dinner.

The dinner for the evening will be catered by Avita Health System and served by Galion Middle School students. This year's menu offers a choice of either Chicken or Beef dinners. Guests requiring special meal arrangements should make their needs known when reserving tickets for the evening's festivities.

If you have questions about the dinner or induction ceremony, you can contact Stacey Kuehlman at 419-468-3432 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Connections Weekend 2018 Sponsorships
Here is a copy of the letter being sent to perspective sponsors. In it you will find a schedule of events and an offer to become a Connections Weekend Sponsor. Below the letter is a list of Sponsorship levels designed to fit anyone's budget.  Please consider becoming a sponsor of Connections Weekend.  A PDF view and printable version is available by clicking on the images.
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2018 Hall of Fame Inductees
Written by Stephen Melchior   
Wednesday, 18 July 2018
2018 Hall of Fame Inductees
The individuals listed below have been selected for induction into the Hall of Fame for 2018 and will be recognized for their accomplishments at a dinner to be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018.
 Name  Class
 Horace E. Freese (Deceased)  1906
 John L. Swain (Deceased)  1955
 Michael J. Jokerst (Deceased)  1975
 Paul E. Kim  M.D.  1979
 Van L. Wagner  M.D.  1979
 Mark D. Stepro  2000
 George W. Guins  Outstanding Educator
2018 Membership Drive and 2017 Review
Written by Galion Alumni Association Board   
Tuesday, 23 January 2018

It's a New Year

We have entered 2018 with high hopes and expectations for growth and improvement of the Galion Alumni Association. This letter is intended to update both Alumni Association members and non-members alike. The results of the efforts of the Galion Alumni Association during 2017 will be presented as well as our goals for the future.  All projects are being accomplished in large part through memberships, which allow us to contribute financially and physically to alumni activities involving the Galion City Schools and the Galion Community.   We hope that you will consider continuing as a member of the Galion Alumni Association. 

 In 2017, there were 147 dues paying members, of which 82 are Lifetime Members.  This year, three   members chose the Lifetime Membership option and we thank them for their dedication to the Association.   Most of our annual members are individuals or couples that maintain their memberships year after year.  We would like to encourage those members that are local to participate by attending the monthly meetings and becoming a member of the Board of Directors or participating in the activities of the Alumni Association.  There is always the opportunity for all to relay suggestions for activities that would appeal to you.  Alumni Association information and activity updates may be found either on the Galion Alumni Association website or Facebook page.

During 2017, the Galion Alumni Association continued to pursue opportunities to aid in building a better school system and community.  We have been involved in providing funds for small projects that benefit current students and recognize the contributions of Galion Graduates.  Some of those efforts are covered below.

Galion Alumni Association

2017 In Review

 The Alumni Association held two fund raisers during 2017.  A Wine Tasting and Silent Auction was held on September 9th  at the Contemporary Artspace facility on Harding Way West from 7 to 9 pm.  The wines offered were provided by Fox Winery and featured wines produced in Galion.  After the event, guests were invited to retire to the 1803 Taproom, a purveyor of craft beers.  Attendance was light, but those that attended had an enjoyable time.  A total of $325.37 was cleared though most of that total was through donations.   The other fund raiser was the 300 Club Ticket sales which resulted in the best results (295 of 300 tickets sold), since the Alumni Association reinstated the drawing.  For those not familiar with the 300 Club Ticket, it involves the sale of 300 tickets at $20.00 each.  At each home game in both football and basketball, two tickets are drawn to determine winners of $100.00 each.   Those tickets are then returned to the container and are eligible to be drawn in the future.  Anyone wishing to help with the sale of the 300 Club Tickets please contact us.  Total income from all sources including the membership dues, 300 Club Ticket sales, donations, commemorative coin sales and account interest amounted to $10,089.13, a sizeable increase over 2017.  Non-monetary donations were also received.

Cash donations to the Galion City School System $3000.00 for a Connections Weekend Sponsorship package.  Money was also spent to promote the Association through an ad ($100.00) in the Drama Department program. Expense Items this year included $62.00 for Post Office Box fees and postage and $75.00 to maintain our Chamber of Commerce Membership, $2573.00 for 300 Club drawing winners and ticket printing costs.  The expenses involved in the Wine Tasting event were $1483.30. Total expenses came to $7,293.30

 The Galion Alumni Association is once again, a participating member of the Connections Weekend Committee.    This Committee is responsible for the production of the Galion Connections Weekend which will be held October 11 – 13, 2018.  This weekend features a Thursday, Homecoming Bonfire (Weather permitting), Friday, Career Day for Middle School students and the Homecoming Game in the evening. Saturday features a Kiwanis sponsored Pancake Breakfast, and the Hall of Fame Banquet.  The Alumni Association plays a large role in the Hall of Fame event and encourages the submission of nominations for Galion High School graduates that deserve recognition.  Nominations for the 2018 Hall of fame inductees are due by June 1, 2018.  All of Connections Weekend events are open to the public and are not restricted strictly to Alumni.

The Connections Weekend is intended to serve as a fund raising vehicle to provide funds for building an Auditorium or Performing Arts Center on the Galion City Schools Campus.  This is an extremely ambitious undertaking as this will be a multi-million dollar project and will require some large donors to step forward.  There are other smaller projects that are being pursued this and every year.

 You are encouraged to visit the Galion Alumni Association Facebook  or  the Galion Alumni Association website.  Anyone wishing to contact us with ideas may do so, by using the Contact Us menu item on the Galion Alumni Association website, or leave a posting on Facebook.  You may write us a letter and send it to us at PO Box 22, Galion, OH  44833. The Alumni Association Board generally meets the third Monday of every month unless there is a cancellation or rescheduling. The meetings are currently being held at Ralphies in Galion usually at 6:30 p.m. All who wish to participate are cordially invited to attend.

 Galion Alumni Association Board


 Brian Treisch – President           Joe Kleinknecht – Vice President 

 Steve Melchior – Treasurer         Bill Durtschi – Secretary 

 Karen Flowers                            Sarah Wegesin

 Andee Wildenthaler                    Julie Boles

 Megan Frazier 


Time Marches On
Sunday, 26 October 2008

Marching Band Uniforms

Past & Present

 Time Marches On

Do you remember some of these uniforms as they represented GHS at the football games, music competitions and parades? Pictured are a couple of the hats worn by the leaders of the band, a Band Director's hat on the left and the high hat of the Drum Major on the right.

To see the collection of band uniforms, both past and present just follow the Read more link.

Donor Plaque Added to Entryway
Sunday, 15 June 2008

The donor plaque has been added to the new Entryway for the Galion City School Complex. With the plaque in place, the Entryway Project has reaced completion.  The Galion Alumni Association wishes to thank all of those who contributed to this project either financialy or through their efforts to bring this project to such a complimentary conclusion.  Thanks one and all!

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 To see more pictures, click on the Read more link.