Saturday, October 12, 2019 4:00-7:00 pm 4:00 - 6:00 pm - Dinner Served in the High School Cafeteria
$15.00 - Adults $5 Children Tickets will be available at the Purchase Line High School Office. Call to reserve your ticket. Jim Klyap - (724) 254-9421 Elaine Berringer - (724) 254-4721 or any PL Red Dragon Foundation Trustee
2018 ALUMNI HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
John "Jack" Nelson III
John "Jack" Nelson is a member of the class of 1969 from Purchase Line High School. He was also the Valedictorian that year. After graduation Jack attended Indiana University of PA, where he earned both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Mathematics. In 1974, Jack founded an insurance agency called Nelson and Associate (originally in Hillsdale, PA). With a down to earth, no pressure approach, Jack quickly grew his agency to become one of the most respected in the area that now serves thousands of individuals throughout the region. His serve-oriented agency has won several distinguished awards over the years including the Founders' Award, Bronze and Silver Life Awards, achieved Triple Crown status, and in 2014 was named Giving Network Agency of the Year through Erie Insurance. Throughout his years as a local business owner, Jack has contributed countless hours and funds to programs and activities not just with PLSD, but across several communities and schools within Indiana County, as well. Jack was one of the founding members of the Red Dragon Foundation, has served as Chair of the Tri-County Workforce Development Board, is a member of Clymer Civic Association, and his agency is a Silver-Level sponsor to Relay for Life. These are just a few of the many ways Jack has made a positive, meaningful impact in our community over the years. Jack represents how hard work and doing right by people can lead to great success and he is a positive role model for all current and future PL graduates.
Recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award
John (Jack) Nelson (2018) Purchase Line High School Valedictorians and Salutatorians 1956-2017 (2017) Dr. Laura Stossel (2016) Mary Lynn (Henry) Carraway (2015) Robert I. Biss (2014) James McQuown (2013) G. Daniel Prushnok, John "Butch" Prushnok, & David Prushnok (2012) Edward Gaydosh (2011) Elaine (Peles) McMullen (2010) James Klyap (2009) W. James Tyger (2008) Dwight "Arch" Brocious (2007) Dorothy (Prushnok) Rairigh (2006) Purchase Line High School (2005) Kathryn Mahaffey (2004) Elsie (Tucker) Young (2003) George LaVanish (2002) Sara Wellen (2001)