Four Lapeer graduates inducted into Alumni Hall of Honor

The Lapeer Alumni Association inducted four new members into its Alumni Hall of Honor on Sunday, November 7, at an afternoon ceremony at the Lapeer East High School Auditorium.

Distinguished graduates for 2010 include Ronald L. Reamer, Class of 1955; Linda Moore Priestap, Class of 1963; Fr. David Parsch, Class of 1964; and Kevin M. Daley, Class of 1975.

To view a video of the presentation, visit: http://www.schooltube.com/video/bdc17ce29ad9b07c2a13/2010-Distinguished-Alumni

or click on the video screen:http://www.schooltube.com/v/bdc17ce29ad9b07c2a13

For a look at more photos, visit the LCS photo albums at: http://picasaweb.google.com/LapeerCS/2010AlumniHallOfHonor#

Each year, the Lapeer Alumni Association honors a small, elite group of graduates from Lapeer Community Schools who are inducted into the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Honor. Nominees include any graduate from Lapeer Community Schools who has been out of school for at least 10 years.

The Alumni Hall of Honor selection committee includes members of the Alumni Association, a Lapeer Community Schools board member, school employees and community members.

Brief biographies of the four honorees:

Ronald L. Reamer, Class of 1955.

Ronald L. Reamer did so much for his Lapeer community. Mr. Reamer owned three businesses, chaired the Merchants Association, Red Feather, United Way, and held all leadership positions at Trinity United Methodist Church.

Ron served in the National Guard and directed the Desert Storm/Desert Shield support group. He served in leadership roles with the Boys Scouts for more than 30 years and was also active in 4-H, Church Youth and the Lapeer Anti-Drug Youth program.

Ron was a local PTC president for six years and served four years as a Lapeer Community Schools board member. He also was honored as the Lapeer Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year. Mr. Reamer died in 2008.

If it was for the community, Ron Reamer was in the front row.

Linda Moore Priestap, Class of 1963.
Linda Moore Priestap taught vocal music and reading for 32 years and was selected LCS Distinguished Educator of the Year in 1992.

She was the musical director for performances of The King and I, Guys and Dolls and The Wizard of Oz. Linda is the chaplain for Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO), a national women’s group,and president of the Carolyn Mawby Chorale. She volunteers with Friends of the deAngeli Library and Sweet Dreams, a group who sews colorful pillowcases for seriously ill children at Hurley Hospital.

She is deeply involved in Goodfellows and the Holiday Depot. Linda raised two children, cared for her mother, and maintains a dedication to her community. She was involved with Kiwanis Kids and Kiwanis Kapers.

Linda served as Director of the First Presbyterian Church adult choir for 17 years. She also is a church Elder and worked on numerous committees. Since its inception Linda has gathered a group of “alumni” friends to open the Distinguished Alumni program with music.

Fr. David L. Parsch, Class of 1964.

Father Parsch is the eldest son of 2009 inductee Rod L. Parsch.

David graduated from Michigan State University, served in the U.S. Navy and was director of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tuscola County. Called to the priesthood, he attended Catholic University in Washington, DC. Dave was ordained by the Catholic Church and has served the Saginaw Diocese since January 1980.

From his starring role in an entertaining production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to the 1,000 Leaders Initiative in Saginaw, to his 20 years as anchor of the WNEM-TV 5 television show Scope, Father David L. Parsch recognizes the goodness in all persons and leads by example in all aspects of his life. He is a true role model.

Rep. Kevin M. Daley, Class of 1975.
One of nine children, Kevin Daley is a fourth-generation farmer in Lapeer County.

Never one to be idle, Kevin served politically on the Arcadia Township Board for 24 years, including 13 years as supervisor. As a board member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Michigan Milk Producers Association, the Farm Bureau and Lapeer County EMS, it was only natural that Kevin aspire to higher political calling and service.

In November 2008 and again in November 2010, he was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives to represent Lapeer County. Kevin has excelled quickly and now serves on state House committees covering Agriculture, Labor, Governmental Operations and Great Lakes and the Environment. Residents of Lapeer County are well served with Kevin M. Daley as their voice in Lansing.

Photo caption:Distinguished Alumni honored were (from left) Ronald L. Reamer (deceased), represented by his wife Susan Reamer, Linda Moore Priestap, Father David L. Parsch and Kevin M. Daley.
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