SEED is pleased to announce it will be serving as the new administrator of the Harvey Knepp scholarship fund. Harvey Knepp was Dover High School’s longest tenured principal, this honorary scholarship fund was originally launched in 2012, by the Dover High School Homecoming Committee.
SEED promotes the teaching of 21st-century skills by helping teachers prepare Dover students for post-secondary education and career challenges. “Like SEED, the Harvey Knepp scholarship shares the same commitment to innovative education and academic distinction,” said Stuart Kahl, SEED Board Chair. “It is only fitting that SEED would continue his legacy by administering the scholarship fund.”
Following his time in the Army during World War II, Knepp earned a degree from Harvard University in just three years. He was hired at DHS in 1950 to teach physics and returned from serving in Germany to become the assistant principal in 1956 and went on to become principal in 1962. He held the position for 13 years. He retired in 1982 and served on the School Board until 1984. “He could have done anything he wanted and he chose education,” continued Kahl. Knepp passed away on December 11, 2011 at the age of 91.
SEED is now accepting donations to support the Harvey Knepp Scholarship Fund, which will be awarded to a deserving Dover High School student in June 2016. Gratitude goes to 2016 scholarship donors Greg and Cathie Kageleiry, Larry David, Robert and Maureen Knepp, Tom and Bev Conway, and Patricia Olglesby.
If you’d like to support the Harvey Knepp Scholarship fund, please send donations to: The Harvey Knepp Scholarship Fund C/O SEED, 61 Locust Street, Suite Mailbox 236, Dover, NH 03820. For more information about SEED visit www.doverseed.org.