LHS Alumni



President:  Marty Wiles Burdette '87
Vice President:  Curtis Lawson '78
Secretary:  Krissie Smith-Alvey '75
Treasurer:  Sue Ensor '74

Email contact:  LinganoreHSAlumni@gmail.com 




Alumni Newsletter

 LHS Alumni Newsletter GOING DIGITAL
We are asking you to join a Google Group to receive the newsletter from now on. This will enable us to send a digital version of the newsletter to your email address with fewer constraints on space allowing for more information to be shared.

By forming a Google Group, that you must join to receive emails from, we can send mass quantities at one time without being blocked for SPAMMING. This group will allow us to send one email to everyone at once. Only the managers can see the group members and the email addresses of the members. Your information will be used by the Alumni Association only. This group will be a delivery only group. To become a member of this group, follow this link.

If you have questions, contact LinganoreHSAlumni@gmail.com 


Alumni Picnic on Sunday, August 13
The 7th annual alumni picnic will be held at Old National Pike Park Pavilion # 2 beginning at 11:30am.
Bring your own lunch (charcoal grills are available) and drinks and plan on having a great time. Alumni of all ages and their families are welcome. Planned activities include (but are not limited to) horseshoes, corn hole, pavilion volleyball and lots of reminiscing. There is a huge playground near the pavilion for children. The event is scheduled to continue until late afternoon. No reservations need....come join the fun!

25th Annual Dinner Dance
Set for Saturday, November 18, 2017
Frederick FSK American Legion
1450 Taney Avenue, Frederick, MD 21771
5:30 - 11:30pm
All alumni are invited .........while some classes will celebrate their 5-year reunions, too. The evening begins at 5:30 pm with mingling around punch and snacks. The cash bar opens then, too. A buffet dinner will be served, a short program will highlight reunion classes and dancing begins at 9:00pm. Cost is $30 per person for the evening, while Dance Only admission remains at just $10. See Reservation Form below. This is also a great time to make a donation
to our scholarship fund! Deadline for reservations is November 3.

If you have never attended dinner dance, consider coming this year. Invite classmates, family or friends to join you.
There will be a professional photographer for couples photos or a class picture at the cost of $12. Contact us by e-mail if you have any questions.

Reservation Form for 2017 Dinner Dance



The 15th annual Honorees Induction ceremony was held November 22 in an assembly for the freshman class. The Class of 2016 Distinguished Graduates honorees were: Kathy Shoemaker Tobery '92 in Academics; Nicholas Fry '96 in Arts and Humanities; and Ranjita Kalita Cornette '84 in Business. Members of the Class of 2020 introduced the honorees who each received a plaque from the alumni association and citation from the Governor of Maryland. CONGRATULATIONS to these outstanding individuals!

Nominations for the 2017 awards are being accepted through April 1, 2017. The categories for awards are Academics, Arts and Humanities, Athletics, Business, Public Service, and Sciences.

Current members of the DGA committee are Debbie Day '82, Rachael Easterday '96, Barbara Ferguson '69, Kitty Gialanella '69, Kaye Horr '64, Stephanie Weigelt '88, Principal Nancy Doll, and Jeremy Brown. See below for a list of all LHS Distinguished Graduates, a nomination form, and an application form.




Three Awarded Scholarships for 2017


The winners were Grace DeMember, Gabriella Harris and Nabila Dwi Putri. Grace will be a senior at Grove City College, where she has a 3.97 GPA , working toward a master'sdegree in art and music, as she wants to be a music teacher. Garbriella is a junior at Towson University, working toward a degree
in secondary math education. And Nabila attended Frederick Community College this year, earning a 4.28 adjusted GPA, and hopes to transfer to the University of Maryland and major in cybersecurity.

The Alumni Association now has well over $53,000 invested with the Community Foundation of Frederick County, and makes awards from investment profits. In 19 years of making awards, we have provided more than $32,000 to help deserving alumni further their education.

Our congratulations to these outstanding individuals!! We wish them every success as they follow their dreams.

The alumni scholarship is available through the Community Foundation of Frederick County and all applicants must complete the Universal Scholarship Application. Visit the Community Foundation website, www.cffredco.org, to access and complete the application. The deadline is critical and all supporting materials must be submitted on time. Please e-mail or call the Community Foundation with any questions.


Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month (no December meeting) at 7:30 P.M. in the LHS Conference Room. Meeting dates for the next few months are as follows:
June 27, 2017*
July 25, 2017*
August 22, 2017*
September 26, 2017
October 24, 2017
November 28, 2017
January 22, 2018

* This meeting will be held at Old National Pike Park on MD 144.



Custom engraved bricks will be placed in the Lancer Legacy Walkways at Linganore High in the entry walkway and the cafeteria plaza. Cost is $75 each. Your brick will symbolize the "Legacy" of your association with Linganore. Bricks will be placed in the Spring of each year. Complete ORDER FORM and mail now.   


50th Anniversary Glasses:
We have the 50th anniversary wine glass created for the 50th anniversary of LHS. They have a beautiful 50th logo etched on the glass. Cost is $10 each.

NEW Long Sleeve T-Shirt:
We have a new long sleeve t-shirt featuring the original shield of LHS for $15. They are available in black.

NEW Fleece Blanket:
We have a new fleece blanket with embrodiered original shield of LHS for $45. They are available in both red and black.

Polo Shirt:
We have a new polo shirt featuring the original shield of LHS for $22. They are available in both red and black.


We have a new black or red t-shirt featuring our original shield on the front for just $10. We still have inventory of the white t-shirt with our original shield with the design explanation on the back, also for just $10.

Cat's Meow Replica:
We have three editions of Linganore High School, each selling for $17. 1963-1985; 1985-2008 and the 2010 edition.

Please contact sueensor@comcast.net or call 410-967-0770 for information on purchasing these items.



Founded in 1992 and incorporated May 20,1993, the Linganore High School (LHS) Alumni Association, Inc. is designed to refresh high school friendships and to support Linganore High School. Anyone who has been a student or staff member of LHS is eligible for membership. Alumni meetings are held the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 7:30 p.m. in the LHS conference room. Anyone eligible to join the Alumni Association is invited to attend these meeting to participate and contribute new ideas. The first President of our organization was Karen Dotterer White '70, who was instrumental in the 30th anniversary celebration of the dedication of Linganore High, held at LHS in December 1992.

Since our quiet beginning, a small group of dedicated alumni have carried on our annual dinner dance in the fall, an alumni basketball game in the spring, the senior breakfast in late May, two newsletters a year, and established a Scholarship Fund with the Community Foundation of Frederick County.

In 2003, we partnered with the school to establish the Distinguished Graduate Organization. Annually the Distinguished Graduate Awards are made in the fall at an assembly of the freshman class. The alumni support this program by providing indivual plaques to each honoree. It's always a day of inspiration and Lance Pride!