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Dr. Howard Wade Delivers Featured Speech at 39th Annual Kimball High School National Alumni Association Reunion (w/photo)

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    Monday, September 20 2010
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    Jim Nelson/Media Relations - (304) 327-4103 jnelson@bluefieldstate.edu

Dr_Howard_Wade(Bluefield)—Dr. Howard Wade, Associate Dean of History at Bluefield State College, delivered the keynote address at the 39th annual Kimball High School National Alumni Association (KHSNAA) Reunion in Charleston, WV.  More than 500 Kimball High School alumni and family attended the reunion, sponsored by the McDowell County Chapter/KHSNAA, in Charleston.

Dr. Wade’s presentation, “The Legacy of Africa and African-Americans,” detailed the  rich history of Africa as well as its impact and importance throughout the world.  “It was a genuine honor to speak at the reunion,” Dr. Wade observed.  “The Kimball High School National Alumni Association was envisioned and established nearly 40 years ago by several alumni living in Michigan, and it now includes chapters from 11 different states and the District of Columbia.”

Ergie Smith, a well-known area teacher, coach, and administrator, received the 2010 Kimball High School distinguished alumnus award during the reunion banquet at the Charleston Marriott Town Center, September 5.
“The reunion brings together so many lifelong friends and we have the opportunity to renew those friendships,” Dr. Wade continued.  “The alumni association also awards scholarships to several deserving high school and college students.”  Dr. Louis Aikens serves as the KHSNAA vice president, and Joe N. Fitts, is the association’s president.  The Kimball High School “Terrors” served students and community in McDowell County from 1914-1966, establish a tradition of excellence in academics, athletics, and community.