Richard Meeks '73

Vice President
Duane Kuehn

Jan Barber-Olsen '70



Newsletter Editor

Hall of Fame
Bob Baisch '65

Alan Rudolph '88

Terry Wandt '63

Halle Magpoc-Dawson '89

Jon McKinley '17



Public Relations

Corrine Clink '70



Association News

Message from The President Spring 2023

Greetings to all of our Patriot family!

The Class of 2023 has graduated! Congratulations to all of them!

Summer has started, I think. Hot weather has certainly been hit or miss so far!

I am sure most everyone knows the ballot issue for the Parma City Schools failed in May. This issue would have provided funds to build a new high school campus. It will probably be placed on the ballot in November again. In the meantime, all of Parma, Parma Hts.and Seven Hills students grades 8-12 will be divided between Valley Forge and Normandy. Parma Senior High will be Closed and demolished this fall.

Please remember to vote on Election Day November 7th!

We are still looking for persons to fill positions on our Board:
Needed - Newsletter Editor
Needed - Treasurer
Needed - Historian
If interested, please email me at

Class years ending in 3 or8 (i.e., '63 or '68 etc.) should be making their reunion plans for 2023. Please keep an eye out here or on our Facebook page for further information.

I would like to thank everyone who donated to our “Giving Campaign” this spring! You raised a total of $2,080.68! Below is a list of those Patriots who donated.

Platinum Level

Anhthu Nguyen-McGinley $101.89
Jean Santner and John Grisik $250
Terri Memer-Kalish $150
Monica Komar-Ellis $119.79
Patricia Basista-Davis $105
Robert McFarlane and Sharon $250
Craig Keller $101
Donnajean Riha-Hicks $150
Karen Basista-Stinson $102
Kenneth Fritz $101

Emerald Level

Angela Vannuccci $100

Gold Level

Quovada Bass $75
Catherine Reed $75
Daniel Ponstingle $75

Silver Level

James Ramunni $25
Erica Joseph $25
Kingsley Magpoc $25
Candace M. Gabriel $25
James Chaky $25
Phyliss Terecky $50
Robert Baisch $25
Dale Hoose $50
Dr. Don Dregalla $50
Karen Charnigo $25

Thank you again to all of you who donated to this “Giving Campaign”. Your generosity will help us fulfill our mission to support the alumni and students of Valley Forge High School!

The Parma City Schools will be presenting the musical “Sound of Music” in July. (see below for further information). The cast and orchestra will be all Parma City School and the performances will be at Valley Forge High School. We'd love to see many alumni faces there!

****Press Release****

The Parma City Schools Foundation will be sponsoring the all Parma City Schools musical:

“The Sound of Music”

The Parma City Schools Foundation will sponsor the classic musical “THE SOUND OF MUSIC” on Friday July28 at 7 pm, Saturday July 29 at 7 pm and Sunday July 30 at 2 pm. The show will feature students from all of the Parma Public schools and have a full orchestra in the pit.

The show features Kristie Marie Beatty as Maria, William Ligus as Captain Von Trapp, Kiley Hagerman as the Mother Abyess, Kaylee O'Donnell as Sister Berthe, Naraly Ferrer Andino as Sister Sophia, Eden Fine as Sister Margaretta, Elaina Sheridan as Liesl, Bella Disantis as Gretl, Emily Paulmbo as Marta, Julianna Wylie as Brigitta, Kien Antal as Kurt, Claire Brady as Louisa , Damien Alberine as Frederick, Elaina Sheridan as Liesl, Logan Samarin as Rolf, Evelynn Haky as Elsa and Joseph Humphrey as Max. In addition, there are another twenty-five students in the ensemble.

The show is under the direction and choreography of Mrs. Katie DelVichio Fox, and Mrs. Angela Mackey. Vocal Musical Director is Mr. John D. Roberts, Orchestra Director is Dr. Randolph P. Laycock, Set Design is by Wes Carney and costume design is by Mrs. Milissa Pinzone. Mr. John D. Roberts is the producer of the show.

Tickets are $15 for adults and$10 for students and senior citizens. Tickets may be purchased in the Valley Forge Auditorium Lobby Monday through Friday from 9 am till noon daily starting June 6 thru July 29 weekdays. Tickets may be ordered by mail by going to the Parma Schools website and downloading a ticket order form. A self-addressed stamped envelope is required for mail orders. Checks should be made payable to The Parma City Schools Foundation. Tickets will be available in the Box Office on the days of the show one hour prior to curtain.

For all questions, please contact John D. Roberts at


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Looking for Memorabilia!

The Alumni Association is always looking for VF memorabilia. We use them in displays and we make them available for your class to display at reunion time.

We can hold on to your class' memorabilia so it doesn't get lost in someone's attic or basement. We even have the very first Battlecry that was published in 1962.

The next meeting of the Valley Forge Alumni Association will be Tuesday, July 18, 2023, at Panera Bread located at The Shoppes at Parma. The meeting will begin promptly at 7 PM.