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50 Year Reunion - 2023

The Galion High School Class of 1973 has scheduled a 50 year reunion to be held the last weekend of September, 2023.

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2023 Hall of Fame 

 The 2023 Hall of Fame Banquet and inductee presentations will be held on October 14, 2023. 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, 2023.  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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2023 Hall of Fame Inductees
Written by Connections Weekend Committee   
Tuesday, 08 August 2023
2023 Hall of Fame Inductees
The new class of inductees for 2023 have been chosen. They include the following individuals:
 Dan Beach  Class of 1971
 Dave Beach  Class of 1971
 Phillip Bunyard  Outstanding Educator
 Chris Heydinger  Class of 1984
 Leo Jobe  Class of 1973
 Lorraine Dankowski Jordan  Class of 1974
 Cleve (Jim) Ricksecker  Class of 1971
Congratulations to all ! 
2023 Connections Weekend
Written by Stephen Melchior   
Friday, 21 July 2023
2023 Connections Weekend 

Connections Weekend preparations are moving forward and the following contains information being sent to businesses and individuals to promote the event.  Two forms are included with this article and printabl versions may be accessed by clicking on the image or links.

Dear Galion Community Member:

It is with great pleasure that I share with you an exciting event that will take place in the Galion community October 12 -14, 2023. We hope that you will be a part of the wonderful events and activities taking place!

Connections Weekend is a celebration of Galion, a learning experience for Galion students, and a way to meet and reconnect with friends and family in Galion.

The Galion City Schools, the Galion Alumni Association, the Galion Community Education Foundation, the Galion Tiger Alumni Band, and the Galion Community Foundation have joined together for Connections Weekend.

This year's Connections Weekend promises to be even more exciting than previous ones, with many featured events. Here are the scheduled events for this year:

Thursday, October 12, 2023:

      Old Fashioned Pep Rally - 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. - Practice Football Field - Bonfire & GHS and Alumni Band

Friday, October 13, 2023:

      Career Day - 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. - Galion Middle School - Returning alumni share their success stories

      Homecoming Football Game - 7:00 p.m. - Unckrich Stadium - Galion vs. Clear Fork

Saturday, October 14, 2023:

      Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast - 8:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. - Galion Intermediate School

      Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Dinner - 6:30 p.m. - Galion Middle School Cafe


You are receiving this letter because you have been identified as a Galion graduate or outstanding contributor to the Galion community. We need you and your support to make this weekend a tremendous success.

Potential sponsorship and support materials are enclosed. Please take a few minutes TODAY to read this information and to respond. Connections Weekends in the past have been tremendous successes, but we need your support to make this year's Connections Weekend an even greater one. Please add your support!


Jeff Hartmann

Galion City Schools Incoming Superintendent 
(Click on the image below for a printable PDF version of this form)
  2023 Hall of Fame Dinner

You are invited to attend the dinner and induction ceremony on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at the Galion Middle School beginning at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $35 each and can be ordered by completing and mailing this form, with a check for the number of dinners ordered, to the Galion Board of Education, 470 Portland Way North, Galion, Ohio 44833. Please make a check payable to the Galion Community Foundation. Additional questions may be directed to Dr. Sandy Powell at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it . We hope to see you there!

Menu Selections

(Please indicate the quantity of each entree)

***Vegetarian and Gluten Free Meals are available upon request

 Chicken Dijonnaise

 Roast Beef

2023 Membership Drive
Written by Alumni Association Board   
Friday, 10 March 2023

2023 Membership Drive

 The Galion Alumni Association is looking at forward to a year of change and renewal in 2023. We have entered into a period of transition from the old to the new. We are moving forward in anticipation of building a new board of directors and officers.  With the infusion of younger directors, the Alumni Association will experience some growing pains at first, but with the hope of offering more for dues paying members in the future.  You are encouraged to offer your suggestions as to what you would like the Association to offer to members and to consider actively participating as a board member. Get printable Membership form here.

 Membership in 2022 was at 152 dues paying members, of which 92 are Lifetime Members.  There were two new Lifetime Memberships during 2022.  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 participating in the activities of the Alumni Association.  Alumni Association information and activity updates may be found either on the Galion Alumni Association website or Facebook page.

 Galion Alumni Association

2022 Update


The sale of 300 Club Tickets was once again our most successful fund raiser with all of the tickets being sold. This brought in $6,000.00 with $3000.00 of that awarded to drawing winners.  How does it work?  At each home game during football and basketball seasons, two tickets are drawn to determine winners of $100.00 each.  Those tickets are then returned to the container and are eligible for future drawings during the season.  Membership dues provided the other source for revenue for 2022 with dues providing $1,535.00. The balance of our income was attributed to donations and interest. Total income for 2022 was $7,146.23.


The Alumni association Sponsored an ad ($250.00) in the Sports programs, an ad ($100.00) in the Performing Arts Program and a Sponsorship Package ($2,500.00) for Connections Weekend. Donations were made to the Junior Prom Parents Committee ($200.00) and the Middle School Spooktackular Event ($100.00).  Expense Items this year included $70.00 for Post Office Box fees.  300 Club drawing winners and ticket printing costs and donation to Boosters club for holding the drawings totaled $3,399.92.  Fees for our 2023 website hosting were $287.88.  Total expenses for year totaled $7,007.43

The Galion Alumni Association continues to be 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 11-14, 2023. 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 2023 Hall of Fame inductees are due by June 1, 2023.  The Connections Weekend Committee maintains a file of nominations submitted, but not selected from previous years for future consideration. All of the Connections Weekend events are open to the public and are not restricted strictly to Alumni.  We encourage your participation in these events.

The Connections Weekend is intended to serve as a fund raising vehicle to provide funds for building a Performing Arts Center on the Galion City Schools Campus.  This is an extremely ambitious undertaking and will continue to be a priority project in 2023. This will be a multi-million dollar project and will require some large donors to step forward. Planning is in process for providing funding for this large project and The Alumni Association is committed to providing any support possible to help accomplish an acceptable end result.

You are encouraged to visit the Galion Alumni Association Facebook Page or the Galion Alumni Association website.   The Alumni Association Board generally meets once a month unless there is a cancellation or rescheduling. The meetings are currently being held at Ralphie's in Galion, usually at 6:30 p.m., on the third Monday of the month.  All who wish to participate are cordially invited to attend.

Galion Alumni Association:

Brian Treisch - President              Joe Kleinknecht - Vice President          

Steve Melchior - Treasurer            Bill Durtschi - Secretary             

Karen Flowers                               Sarah Wegesin                         

Meghan Tyrell                                Kelly Phelps


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.