This pledge closed almost 3 years ago
While it has been five years since the passing of my beloved father, John Clendenen, our family continues to be thankful to the many friends and extended family who keep his memory alive. It brings joy to our hearts to hear "John Clendenen stories" wherever we go!
As I celebrate the birth of my daughter and dad's sixth grandchild, I am reminded about the importance of leaving a legacy. Many have said that dad was 'bigger than life' and because of this, his legacy lives on in our hearts, memories and through the John K. Clendenen Scholarship Fund. With your support, the fund was established in May 2007 and has proudly awarded five $1,000 scholarships to Capitol High graduating seniors from 2008 to 2012.
As principal, Mr. Clendenen ended the morning announcements by saying, "Everyone is someone at Capital High School." He believed in treating everyone with equality, respect, and kindness. He challenged each of us to embrace life and one another, to celebrate diversity, lend a helping hand, and treat others the way we would like to be treated. His ability to relate to others made him a respected community leader, popular principal, trusted friend and loving family man. To honor his memory as a dedicated educator, a scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating Capital High School senior who writes the best essay on the topic "Making Everyone Feel like Someone."
Principal Clinton Giles and our family remain committed to awarding a scholarship each year. As we pause to remember and celebrate dad's life, we ask that you do two things. First, stop and tell someone you know your favorite "John Clendenen story", and second, support the John K. Clendenen Scholarship fund by sending a donation to the address below.
John K. Clendenen Scholarship Fund
Capital High School,
c/o Principal Clinton Giles
1500 Greenbrier Street, Charleston, West Virginia, 25311.
If you have any questions, please contact me at [email protected] or call the school to speak with Principal Giles. Thank you so much for keeping his memory alive! I bet he has one of those memorable Mr. C smiles right now. :-) Love and miss you dad!