2019 Camden High School Alumni Recognition Awardees honored

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 1:15pm

NORTHPORT — The Camden High School (CHS) Alumni Association held its 114th Annual Banquet at Point Lookout in Northport on Friday, August 9. At the banquet the 2019 CHS Alumni Recognition Awards were presented to two outstanding members of the Alumni Association.

The awards have been given out since 2012 for which there have been 20 recipients. Following are the criteria for the awards:

The nominee must be a graduate or attendee of Camden High School or of Camden-Rockport High School Classes of ’66, ’67 and ’68 and meet one or more of the following criteria: made a significant contribution to the CHS Alumni Association; made a significant contribution to the Greater Camden area; or, whose activities, contributions and prominence outside of the Camden area have brought recognition to the Greater Camden Area.

The 2019 recipients are MSGT Frank R. Carr, USMC (ret.) who was given the award posthumously and Sheila Hart McFarland.

Frank Carr’s award was made in “recognition of his military accomplishments as a decorated Marine and a Vietnam Veteran, his contributions to the Camden area as a civic volunteer and leader for numerous community organizations and committees and for his support of veterans, making him a distinguished Class of 1961 CHS Alumnus.”

Making the presentation for Frank Carr was Geri Annis O’Connor, Class of 1961. The engraved plaque recognizing MSGT Carr’s accomplishments was presented to Rodney Lynch, on behalf of the Camden American Legion War Memorial Post 30 where it will be put on permanent display at the Legion Post Home on John Street in recognition of Frank Carr’s service as the long time serving Post Commander at the time of his passing.

The second award was made to Sheila Hart McFarland in recognition of her significant contributions over many years as a director and treasurer of the CHS Alumni Association and support for the Class of 1963, her on-going support to Camden Area seniors and her continuing assistance to persons needing help in addressing health issues, making her an honored Class of 1963 CHS Alumna.

Making the presentation, which included an engraved plaque recognizing her accomplishment, was fellow classmate Dave Ames, Class of 1963.