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FLASHBACK: 1966 – Raiders present awards to four prep athletes

(NOTE: This article originally appeared in the Wednesday, June 1, 1966, edition of the Racine Journal Times.)

FlashbackThe Racine Raiders, now a well-established hit on the football field, are doing something to bolster their image as a civic-minded organization.

The Central States Football League club has named a senior at each of the city’s four high schools to receive the Racine Raider Scholarship Award,
worth $100.

Picked were Al Hagopian of Horlick, Charles Julks of Park, Armin Geertz of Lutheran, and Jay Londre of St. Catherine’s. John May, treasurer of the Raiders, has made three presentations so far and will make the fourth to Londre on Thursday.

Athletic directors at each school handed the Raiders a list of three candidates and the football club picked a committee, headed by May, to make the
final selection. This was done after interviews with all 12 boys.

Athletic ability was not the major factor in the selections, said May, who observed that his committee was looking for a good, clean American type boy
with character, drive and the desire to go to college.