Richard Meeks '73

Vice President

Jan Barber-Olsen '70

Jeff Todia '69


Newsletter Editor
Niedetzki-Newton '89

Hall of Fame
Bob Baisch '65

Alan Rudolph '88

Terry Wandt '63

Halle Magpoc-Dawson '89

Jon McKinley '17



Public Relations


Kevin Walker '73


Association News

Classes from 1963, 1968, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013 may be
planning reunions for 2018! Check our Class Info page!
Keep in touch with us or your class contact!


I hope that everyone enjoys the summer season as much as I intend to do. Spending it with family, going on picnics, golf, swimming, and walking. Anything that takes advantage of the all too brief good weather that Ohio offers.

For the Alumni Association, it is the final time to coordinate class reunion information, and prep for the upcoming new school year. Didn't the last one just end??

I'd like to pass on some information about two opportunities for fundraising for the Alumni Association. The Parma City Schools Foundation is sponsoring two events where you can specify part of your donation to us.

First, for the last few years, the Parma City Schools Foundation has raffled off a Chevrolet vehicle sponsored by Serpentini Chevrolet. This year it is a 2018 TraxspanTickets cost $10.00.When you buy a ticket and specify you would like part of the donation to go to the Valley Forge Alumni Association, we will get $5.00 of the donation. The second-place prize is a laptop computer and the third-place prize will be a Fitbit.Drawing will be held on September 26th at the Parma City Schools Foundation's Taste of the Towns event.Winners need not be present to win.

Second, on August 18th, the Parma City Schools Foundation will hold its annual Drive for the Students event during the Kick-off the School year held by the Parma City Schools at Byer's Field. Test drive 2018 GMC and Buick vehicles sponsored by Larry Axlerod GMC/Buick. Drivers must be at least 21 years old.A donation of $20.00 ($40.00 if there is a second Licensed driver over 21 years old in the vehicle) will be made to the Parma City Schools Foundation for every person taking a test drive. Specify that part of the donation should go to the Valley Forge Alumni Association and we will receive half of the donation.

I cannot think of two easier ways to help with fundraising for the Association than participating in these two events!

I would like to thank Kevin Walker '73 for stepping up and volunteering to be the Association's Historian/Displays caretaker. THANKS KEVIN!

***There are still some open positions with Association***

We are actively looking for a Vice President for the Alumni Board and a Reunion Coordinator. (does not organize individual class reunions but only facilitates paperwork and the Association's help to class reunion committees)

Other positions include: Reunion Coordinator, Fundraising Director, and Public Relations Director.

It is a great way to stay connected to old classmates and to Valley Forge. Send me a note at if you would like to help!


Our next meeting of the Alumni Association will be held on Tuesday, July 17th at the former Parkview Elementary School located at W. 54th Street and the State Road Park Entrance (directly south of Parma Senior High School).ALL VF ALUMNI ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!

In closing, I wish all our Patriot family to have a fun-filled but safe summer!

Rick Meeks '73
Valley Forge High School Alumni Association


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Donate Your Old Yearbook to the Alumni Association

If you have yearbooks you no longer want, please consider donating them to our library.  We are trying to put together a second and possibly third set of Archives to be kept off-site for protection.

These are available for reference only in our office.
Call Linda at 216-225-0585 for more information.

The Wetlands Project

The Wetlands Project began with a discussion between the Association and Jim Wohl, Class of '66.

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Looking for Memorabilia!

The Alumni Association is always looking for VF memorabilia. We use them in displays and we make them available for your class to display at reunion time.

We can hold on to your class' memorabilia so it doesn't get lost in someone's attic or basement. We even have the very first Battlecry that was published in 1962.