Dear Roberts Classmates, Teachers and School Staff,
We are excited to announce the next all-class reunion for all those who attended and worked for Roberts Schools! The Roberts community has held school reunions every 10 years since 1983 – and since 2023 is the 100th anniversary of our school’s first graduating class, it’s the perfect time to celebrate again.
Roberts is truly unique among small towns. Those who came before us, as well as our generations, have built a community based on hard work, pride and friendship. That friendship and pride has put Roberts on the map more than once – for our philanthropy, scholastics, sports and honoring of veterans.
We hope you attend and enjoy all we’ve arranged for you!
The dates are Thursday, June 29-Sunday, July 2, 2023, and the events hold something for everyone and every age! The reunion plans include:
★ Plenty of time on Thursday and Friday for your own class or group to arrange for get-togethers
★ Art show featuring Roberts area artists (we boast a lot of artists and musicians)
★ School tours with fun facts and anecdotes
★ 3 on 3 basketball tournament with prizes and bragging rights
★ Community car show that includes trophies and admirers
★ Sound booth for recording oral histories (funny stories or good memories? You decide.)
★ Class and group photo opportunities on Friday & Saturday for your memories, Instagram and Facebook
★ Parade (you should be on a float!)
★ Ceremony honoring Roberts veterans, transferring of dog tags to families of deceased veterans and the Fallen Comrade Table Ceremony (always very moving)
★ Pancake breakfast
★ Prime Rib or Salmon dinner banquet and dance with live music by Exit 53 and child care with pizza and movies for the kiddos
★ Outdoor or Cowboy Church service
★ BBQ with live music from the beloved Alte Kameraden and face painting with Pippie the Clown
★ Corn Hole tournament with cash prizes and a chance to be a champion
★ Fundraising activities by students and student groups
★ And adjourning in time on Sunday for you to enjoy Family Night at the Red Lodge Rodeo!
The Roberts Community Foundation has tasked the Roberts Activities Committee, and Elta Ayre in particular, with creating an event that you’ll be glad you attended. Several interested alumni and school staff comprise the larger working group and have contributed wonderful ideas to make this a success. We’re holding your costs to a minimum, while reaching out to the corporate and business community to become reunion sponsors. Any net funds will be donated to the school for projects and improvements.
Roberts Reunion Committee, Roberts Activities Committee, Roberts Community Foundation
Elta Ayre, Steve Keebler, Kyle McKinney, Alan Schuyler, Gordon Hill, Karen Kansala, Patti Prinkki Keebler, JR Swansborough, Paula Marshall Pederson, Andrew Dimich, Janice Polzin, Kelley Guasp. And a hearty thank you to Lorene Kober Harmala for the reunion design.
406-670-7651 Elta Ayre
406-431-1229 Steve Keebler
406-426-8572 Roberts Community Foundation
Click here to add your memories to the memory booklet
Dear Roberts Classmates, Teachers and School Staff,
Our Reunion Chair, Elta Ayre, has graciously agreed to gather your school and community memories to publish in a memory booklet. The booklet will be sold during the 2023 All Class Reunion. (The price will be determined at a later date.)
By emailing your submission, you are giving your permission to publish your entry, and include the contact information you've provided, in the 2023 All Class Reunion Memory Booklet as well as other written or electronic publications. Submissions may be edited for length and clarity.
Preferred contact information for publication (city/state, or add mailing address, phone, email, etc.)
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We're the group responsible for installing crosses and dog tags twice a year through Roberts. And, we also sponsor a monthly "Rusty Rockets" senior citizen get-together (3rd Tuesdays at 1pm) at the Roberts Fire Hall. Join us for these activities and keep up with the news by following our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Roberts-Activities-Committee-107551428493635
We are also planning the 2023 Centennial All School Reunion! Watch for news and announcements on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Roberts-Centennial-All-School-Reunion-107206008522284/
In addition, we're working to designate Highway 212 as the Veterans' Memorial Highway, by circulating a petition to the appropriate officials to make this happen! In addition to Roberts, the communities of Joliet, Fromberg and Red Lodge have followed suit, and currently that means over 800 crosses and dog tags are displayed in Carbon County for Memorial Day and Veterans' Day, and that number continues to grow. This just adds one more dimension to Carbon County’s tremendous Patriotic Spirit! God bless our Veterans and their families, Carbon County and the great state of Montana. To help with this effort, contact one of the officers listed below.
Steve Keebler, President
Kyle McKinney, Vice President
Elta Ayre, Secretary-Treasurer
Information for 2022 RHS graduating seniors:
Thank you for your interest in the Roberts Community Foundation Postsecondary Education Scholarship. The Roberts Community Foundation was formed for the development and betterment of the Roberts Community including our young men and women. It is the hope of the Foundation that this scholarship will help further your academic pursuits. We wish you the very best of luck in following your dreams.
The scholarship amount of $1,000 shall be awarded to at least one and no more than two deserving seniors; who plan to enroll in a college, trade school, or a state registered apprenticeship program, either in-state or out-of-state. All award money will be paid directly to the postsecondary education institute/program upon confirmation of enrollment in same.
The Roberts Community Foundation Postsecondary Education Scholarship will be awarded based on the following criteria:
Community service hours at school and/or in the local community
Essay that describes the “true spirit” of contributing to your community
Extracurricular school/community activities
Letters of reference
Summary of higher education plans and short-term goals
High school cumulative GPA, ACT or SAT scores, and class rank
The following are required:
You must be a graduating senior at Roberts High School and have completed at least two school years at Roberts
An official high school transcript through the 7th semester containing cumulative GPA, ACT or SAT scores, and class rank
A minimum GPA of 3.0
Completion of the Roberts Community Foundation Postsecondary Education Scholarship Application Form
The following must be typewritten:
Provide all volunteer and community service performed. Please be as specific in the details of the volunteer activity as is needed for the selection committee to fully understand your contribution. Include hours for each organization/activity and the total hours of community service, by year, for your high school career.
Essay that describes the “true spirit” of contributing to your community. Please give credence to the following:
The essay must be 400-500 words
Include an introduction, main points, and a conclusion
Demonstrate the “true spirit” of community service by using one or two specific examples from your personal experiences
It should be unique, reflect your spirit, and be memorable
A list of your organized school/community extracurricular activities as well as any honors or awards received for those activities.
Letter of recommendation from a community leader, community organizer, clergy, employer, etc.
Letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach, club leader, etc. Please note, only one letter of recommendation can be from an employee of the Roberts School District and it is not required that either letter be from an employee of the Roberts School District.
A brief summary of your postsecondary education plans and short-term goals. Please include the following:
Provide your selected major, course of study, or trade and why you selected it
Identify the postsecondary institution/program you have selected and why you selected it
Goals for the next 12 months
Complete application packets must be submitted to your guidance counselor or the school superintendent no later than May 2, 2022. Any questions regarding this scholarship or application process should be directed to Alan Schuyler. Scholarship recipient(s) will be announced at the Roberts High School graduation ceremony.
Best wishes and good luck on behalf of the Roberts Community Foundation.
Alan Schuyler and Paula Marshall Pederson
Roberts Community Foundation Scholarship Committee