Foundation president Heins stepping down

After 10 years as president of the Bearden High School Foundation, I am stepping down. It’s been a great run and very rewarding. I’m very proud of the success of the Foundation since it was founded in 1997.


New Scholarship: Margaret Heins, the Foundation’s first president, presents a check to incoming president Buddy Pelot to establish a scholarship in Buddy Heins’ name.

As the Booster Club for the school, the Foundation has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for dozens of activities for students; supported faculty and staff with grants for training; supported improvements to athletic and academic facilities and awarded scholarships to deserving kids to pursue their dreams. Every dollar raised helped provide a positive learning experience for students at Bearden and will for years to come.


I want to thank everyone in the Bearden community who has supported the Foundation over the years. Most have been parents of current students, but there are many others who have given their time and resources to Bearden High School. Many of our alumni have given generously and continue to do so.


Lastly, I want to thank Dr. John Bartlett and the Bearden faculty and staff for all they do. There are so many teachers, administrators, guidance counselors and coaches that work so hard for our kids. I’ve heard Dr. Bartlett say so many times, “do what you do with passion and purpose.” This truly exemplifies the culture at Bearden and it is a model for the region.


Buddy Heins - Bearden HS Class of 1978

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