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2022 Distinguished Alumni Award

Ryan Jude Tanner ’97 is the recipient of the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award. He is being formally recognized at the Night to Dream Big Gala on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022 at the Ambiance in Quincy, Ill. Since graduating from Quincy High School in 1997, Ryan Jude Tanner’s name has become synonymous with development, excitement, and…

2022 Dream Big Award

Longtime QSHS principal Richard “Dick” Heitholt is posthumously recognized as the recipient of the 2022 Dream Big Award. He is being formally recognized at the Night to Dream Big Gala on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022 at the Ambiance in Quincy, Ill. Born in 1927 in Hannibal, Mo., Heitholt grew up in the Fall Creek area…

Donna Rae (Hull) Tappe ’48

Donna Rae (Hull) Tappe ’48 met the love of her life, Elvin “El” Tappe ’45, one night after a QHS football game her senior year.

Todd and Michelle (Herbert) Moore ’82

Meet QPS Foundation Honorary Chairs for the 2022 Dream Big Campaign, Todd and Michelle Moore.

Lanier and Knudson

QPS Foundation Announces Executive Director & Transition of Interim Executive Director

The Quincy Public Schools Foundation is excited to announce Heidi Lanier as the new, full-time executive director. In addition, Interim Executive Director Lindsay Knudson is stepping into the newly created role of Special Events and Fundraising Coordinator. Lanier has spent her career in educational non-profits, holding positions at Culver-Stockton College, Quincy University and Southern Oregon…

Alumni Spotlight – Emma Obert ’22

Emma Obert ’22 graduated in May from Quincy Senior High. This fall, Obert is set to attend Parkland College, where she will receive a scholarship to continue her soccer career, and study psychology.

55-Year: Class of 1965 – CANCELLED

Dear 1965 QHS Alums, Tonight at our meeting, after much deliberation, we have decided to cancel the 2022 Reunion in August of this year. I will post this on the QHS Class of 65 page and QHS Alumni page on Facebook, along with instructions for classmates to update their contact information. Committee members, please cancel…

Alumni Spotlight – Heidi Holzgrafe ’00

Heidi Holzgrafe is currently a real estate broker at Happel, Inc. and serves on the board of trustees for the Quincy Public Schools Foundation and The Art Center.

Alumni Spotlight – Todd Pettit ’89

Todd Pettit ’89, director of K-12 music for the Quincy Public Schools, was recently named next superintendent for the QPS District.

QPS Foundation Announces Interim Executive Director

The Quincy Public Schools Foundation is excited to announce Lindsay Knudson as their interim executive director.