Remembering the life and legacy of Dan Speasl

August 3, 2023

Obituary Published in the Rogue Valley Times, on August 3, 2023 Dan Speasl passed away at home July 27, 2023. He was 70. Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Sandy, his son David (Gloria), 3 grandchildren, his siblings Gail Warren (Mike), John Speasl, Gary Speasl and several nieces and nephews. Born in Lebanon Oregon,…

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Donor Feature: Dalton Straus

June 26, 2023

This issue of the Crater Foundation Newsletter takes a different approach for its feature article. Rather than focusing on an outstanding Crater graduate, we are honoring 92-year-old Dalton Straus, a legend in the Southern Oregon and state agriculture world who believes in giving of his time and his resources. Dalton has Jackson County pioneer ancestors…

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27th Annual Scholarship Auction

March 1, 2023

The 27th annual Crater Foundation Scholarship Auction was held Saturday, December 3, 2022. To celebrate this 27th-year event many changes were made to the delight of a crowd of more than 475 people! The event was held at the Jackson County EXPO in the Seven Feathers Event Center. Table and chairs were rented, and table…

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Fall 2022 - Issue 82

Alumni Feature: Kacy (Renfro) Bradshaw

September 17, 2022

KACY (RENFRO) BRADSHAW TAKES NURSING TO A NEW LEVEL Our featured alum for the Fall issue of the Crater Foundation Alumni Newsletter is 1993 Crater graduate, Kacy (Renfro) Bradshaw. As a seventh generation Oregonian, Kacy’s Crater and Southern Oregon ties run long and deep and her commitment to her family and her profession are equally…

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Summer 2022 - Issue No. 80

Alumni Feature: Jerry Snow Remains an Active Force

June 20, 2022

The summer issue of the Crater Alumni Newsletter is pleased to honor 1973 Crater graduate, Jerry Snow. Jerry grew up in Central Point and attended District 6 schools from kindergarten through his 12th year. He is the son of the late Dr. Milton and Wanda Snow who were long-time supporters of the school district. Like…

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Fall 2021 - Issue No. 78

Alumni Feature: Jennifer (Pravecek) Daniele

September 17, 2021

The featured alum for this issue of the Crater Alumni Newsletter is 1989 Crater graduate, Jennifer (Pravecek) Daniele. Like so many outstanding Crater graduates, Jennifer was an active Crater student, both academically and athletically. She marvels today about how she was able to do so much while at Crater: “I was a gymnast at Glass…

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Summer 2021 - Issue No. 77

Alumni Feature: R.J. Glover at the Top of His Game

June 20, 2021

The featured alumnus for the summer issue of the Crater Alumni Newsletter is 1993 Crater graduate R.J. Glover. R.J. remembers, “I was born and raised in Central Point and attended all twelve years of my early schooling in District 6. This included elementary school at CPE, junior high school at Scenic and, of course, Crater…

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Spring 2021 - Issue No. 76

Alumni Feature: Becky (Moore) Simpson’s Active Life Continues

April 1, 2021

The Crater Alumni Newsletter is proud to present Becky (Moore) Simpson as its featured alumna of the spring issue. Becky was a 1979 Crater graduate and, besides being an honor student, she excelled in sports. She is proud of the fact that she was on the first girls’ Crater basketball team coached by Lloyd Hoffine…

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Summer 2020 Issue No. 74

Alumni Feature: Olivia (Clark) Miller Leads an Exciting Life

June 10, 2020

In this issue of the Crater Alumni Newsletter we are pleased to feature 2008 Crater graduate, Olivia (Clark) Miller, who has a most interesting professional life story to tell. Like most of our featured alums, Olivia was an active Crater student who did not neglect her academics. She participated in track and cross country and…

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Fall 2019 - Issue No. 72

Alumni Feature: Honoring Larry Bigham

September 10, 2019

Once again the Crater Alumni Newsletter is proud to feature a Crater High School graduate who has made a difference in the world. Our feature is 1954 Crater graduate, Larry Bigham. During his high school years, Larry excelled in sports, participating in basketball (4 years), baseball (3 years), football (1 year), and track (4 years).…

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Summer 2019 - Issue No. 71

Alumni Feature: Honoring Tom Smurzynski

June 17, 2019

This issue of The Crater Alumni Newsletter is pleased to present 1976 Crater graduate, Tom Smurzynski, who in his adult life has gone on to make a positive difference in the lives of many teenage boys. While at Crater, Tom was a busy young man with a full load of demanding courses, participation on the…

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Fall 2018 - Issue No. 69

Alumni Feature: Tim Kiel

September 17, 2018

Keeping our tradition of featuring Crater alumni who have gone on to make a difference in our world, this issue is pleased to present 1994 graduate Tim Kiel. Like all of our featured alumni, Tim was an active Crater student which included being an integral part of the Crater Brian Bowl Team, a member of…

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