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Quincy High School Librarian Tracy Kepple had a wish list that was recently fulfilled by the Golden Grads - the QHS graduating class of 1972. Photo submitted

QHS Golden Grads grant librarian’s wish list

The Quincy High School Golden Grad class of 1972 announced that the classmates have met their primary fundraising goals for the Quincy Jr./Sr. High School Library Support Project! 

Thirty-five classic books on librarian Tracy Kepple’s “beyond repair” list have been replaced, and a high-powered Apple iMac computer has been purchased for her soon-to-be-realized dream of a Makerspace in the library!  Makerspaces are quickly becoming an integral part of education and learning at all grade levels. These spaces offer technology and tools that inspire students to collaborate, imagine, create, and learn through hands-on experiences. The Quincy Jr./Sr. High School Makerspace will give students access to computer programs that facilitate classroom presentations in ALL curriculum areas and will put up-to-date tools in the hands of young students to allow them to complete the pathway from idea to design to end-product. 

The QHS Class of 72 is grateful to all who have contributed and would like to thank members of the Class of 72 and the Quincy Peeps Facebook community of current and former residents, many of whom are QHS alums! 

The Golden Grads also wish to thank Tracy Kepple for the inspiration and her commitment to education; Grace-Ann Mason of the Quincy Trojan Booster Club for managing donations; and Nancy Gambell for the leadership, guidance, and inspiration she provides to EVERY Golden Grad Class. 

The Class of 72 vows to press on and raise enough money for a second computer, and would like to work with the Golden Grad class of 73 on further development of the lab.   Members of the Class of 73 who are interested can email: [email protected]. To read more about this project or to make a contribution, go to the project web site: https://goldengrads72.rubymuse.com/

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