Gaylon and Mary McAlpine were honored by Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School on May 5, as the 2014 Charlie Harbin Distinguished Service Award winners for their service to the school. The Charlie Harbin Distinguished Service Award was established by the Harbin family and is awarded by the school to recognize those selfless individuals who have significantly served Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School and exemplified its values in their lives.
Montgomery Catholic’s president, Mrs. Anne Ceasar, presented the McAlpine’s with an engraved clock, kicking off the 2014 Montgomery Catholic High School Campus Academic Awards. Gaylon and Mary McAlpine were always there when Montgomery Catholic needed a helping hand . With seven years of dedication and service to Montgomery Catholic they have spent countless hours in lifting the school community up.
The McAlpine’s have given to Montgomery Catholic over the years in numerous ways, always with dedication. Whether it was serving as a member or president of the Booster’s Club, heading the Rodeo Volunteer team, being a member and president of the High School Advisory Council, or serving on the Advisory Board, and heading up the policy and planning committee. The school could always count on them.
They joined Montgomery Catholic in 2005 and immediately volunteered to be a room parent and a team parent for a variety of athletic teams and did so for years, drove on countless field trips, and helped with field day, served on the High School Parent-Teacher Council (PTC), became members of several Search, Selection and Strategic Committees, acted as the football & basketball statistician and worked numerous campus clean up days. Retired from the Army, the McAlpine’s are members of Holy Spirit parish and parents of two Montgomery Catholic Alumni, Cecily ’08 and Jacob ’12. Their grandson will continue the Montgomery Catholic tradition by joining the Class of 2028 when he starts K4 at Montgomery Catholic’s Holy Spirit campus in the fall.
Gaylon and Mary McAlpine selflessly served Montgomery Catholic for seven years. They left their positive mark on our school and helped shape it for the better. Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School was honored to present them as the 2014 Harbin Distinguished Service Award winners.