An active and concerned Emmerich Manual High School Alumni Association continues to enthusiastically support the historic school through its darkest years.
The association’s membership has been part of Manual’s golden years of high academic and athletic achievement and has saved many programs particularly due to the state-mandated takeover five years ago.
“Everything at Manual is going in the right direction,” association President Alice Hughes Glover said. “The association has always been supportive of the school; I mean forever supportive.”
When most alumni association members attended Manual they were supportive through their academic achievements and participation in extracurricular activities at the school.
The football team won city and mythical state championships, and the basketball team with the famed VanArsdale twins reached the state finals in 1961.
The association has helped Manual’s students for many decades. In recent years the organization has increased scholarships while most significantly saving its music programs, yearbook and JROTC.