September 2, 2018

2018 Champion School Reunion


Those attending the 34th Champion School Reunion on September 1, 2018: Richard Johnston, Kaye Johnston, Kalyssa Wiseman, Karen F. Krider, Tanna Krider Wiseman, Betty Henson, Elsie Curtis, Debbie Massey, Robert Brown, Connie Brown, Paul Brown , Harold and Eva Phillips, J.R. and Janet Johnston, Charles Lambert, Lonnie Mears, Vivian Floyd, Beverly Keller Dooms, David Dooms, Irene Dooms, Robert Graham, Larry and Teresa Wrinkles, Foster Wiseman, Darrell Hutchison, Royce and Jody Henson, Alex Mills and Alexis, Tom and Valli Mills, Wilda Moses, Wilma Hutchison, Vaughn and Cara Henson, Taryn Henson, Wayne and Frances Sutherland, Laine Sutherland, Robert Upshaw, Dean Brixey.

















September 4, 2017

2017 Champion School Reunion


It was a beautiful day for the 33rd annual Champion School Reunion. Those enjoying a pot luck lunch and the pleasure of each other’s company were: Elsie Curtis, Debra Massey, Kaye and Elizabeth Johnston, Ruth Daharsh, Ethel Anderson, Robert Brown, Connie Brown, Lee Brown, Paul Brown, Louise Rinebold, Fae Krider, Tanna and Kalyssa Wiseman, Robert Graham, Tommy and Barbara Sutherland, Wayne and FrancesSutherland, Irene Dooms and Beverly, Larry Floyd, Vivian Floyd, Harley and Barbara Krider, J.R. and Janet Johnston, Alvie Dooms and Garret, Wes and Pat Smith, Doug and Sami Hutchison, Delmar Dooms, Modeen McGowan, Benton Hutchison, Darrell Hutchison, Royce and Jo Henson, Tom and Valli Mills, Alex Mils and Alexis Berks, Vaugh and Cara Henson, Whitaker and Larissa Henson, Linda Watts, David, Mindy and Chase Cauthron, Roger and Foster Wiseman, Amy Hicks Collins, Pete Proctor Wilda Moses and Betty Henson.

Some of the Henson bunch on the road to Champion.

Sisters Ruth Daharsh and Louise Rinebolt walked down to Clever Creek just for the fun of it.

Ruth and Louise came with their mother Ethel Anderson from Kansas for the Champion School Reunion.

Taegan Krider, Kalyssa Wiseman and Luxe Krider enjoyed visiting with a horsewoman from Drury and her horse.

There were ten of them in the Henson Bunch: Royce and Jody Henson, Valli and Tom Mills, Alex Mills and Alexis Berks, Vaughn and Cara Henson, and Whitaker and Larissa Henson.

Darrell Hutchison, Wes Smith, Benton Hutchison and Harley Krider had things to talk about.

Frances Sutherland, Amy Hicks Collins and Barbara Sutherland enjoy a visit.

Champion School Alumni…(standing L to R) Vivian Krider Floyd, Irene Keller Dooms, Darrell Hutchison, Doug Hutchison, Janet Johnston (not a student but very photogenic), Harley Krider, J.R. Johnston, Benton Hutchison, Frances Sutherland, Alvie Dooms (seated L to R) Royce Henson, Tommy Sutherland, Wayne Sutherland. Also attending, but not pictured are students, Amy Hicks Collins, Elsie Curtis, and Ethel Anderson.

September 9, 2016

2016 Champion School Reunion



Seated: Tommy Sutherland, Wayne Sutherland, Royce Henson, J.R. Johnston, Delmar Dooms, Ethel (LuAllen) Anderson, Elsie Curtis.

Standing: Billy Joe Lambert, Larry Wrinkles, Benton Hutchison, Glenna (Lambert) Henson, Doug Hutchison, Vivian (Krider) Floyd, Irene (Keller) Dooms, Connie Hicks, Frances (Cooley)Sutherland, Modean (Dooms) McGownan, Kenneth Henson, Wes Lambert, Harley Krider, Eva (Henson) Phillips, Lonnie Curtis, Alvie Dooms, Darrell Hutchison, Robert Brown, Ivel Brown, Lee Brown, Charles Lambert.

Not pictured: Paul Brown


July 11, 2016

Perfect Attendance

At the Champion school you got a silver dollar for perfect attendance–fifty cents if you missed because the creeks were up.

Front row, left to right:

Elsa Hancock, Wava Hicks, Duane Henson, Benton Hutchinson

Back row:

Eva Henson, Patty Proctor, Royce Henson
Champion School Perfect Attendees

September 10, 2015

2015 Champion School Reunion


Champion School Reunion 2015
Seated left to right: Wayne Sutherland, Vivian Krider Floyd, Irene Keller Dooms, Royce Henson, Ethel Luellen Anderson, Elsie Hick Curtis.  Standing left to right: Jerry Smith, Benton Hutchison, Frances Cooley Sutherland, Kenneth Henson, J.R. Johnston, Doug Hutchison, Eva Lois Henson Phillips, Wes Lambert, Modeen Dooms McGowan, Alvie Dooms, Elvie Hancock Ragland and Darrell Hutchison.

The Behemoth Bee Tree did not provide much shade,
but it is still thought of as first base to Champion alumni.

Vaughn Henson takes a moment and his lunch to a quiet place for reflection.

From high atop Mt. Champion the reunion spread out over the banks of Old Fox Creek.

Robert Upshaw, Tom Cooley and Dale Thomas all have their hands on their hips talking things over.

Ethel Luellen and Irene Keller walked to school together and have memories to share.