Charles and Eleanor Wykle Fund
In 1992, a group of recent Asheville High School graduates started a campaign to establish a permanent scholarship fund in honor of Charles Wykle, an AHS teacher for over 30 years. The founding purpose of the scholarship was to “benefit annually a graduate of AHS towards securing a college education and at the same time pay tribute to Mr. Wykle’s achievements in education.”
Success and Losses
That initial campaign proved successful in getting the scholarship started. Sadly, Charles’ wife Eleanor passed away in 1999. She was also a very popular and impactful educator in the Asheville City Schools system. To keep her memory alive, her family and friends, students and colleagues contributed to the Wykle Scholarship in her honor. These donations in combination with the first campaign have allowed for 12 scholarships to be awarded since 2005!
The Next Phase
Thirty-three years later, and in continued partnership with the ACSF, the same group of AHS grads have joined efforts to launch a capital raising campaign to permanently endow the Wykle Scholarship.
Giving to the Scholarship
So far, Asheville High School alumni and generous donors have raised $51,362 for the Charles and Eleanor Wykle Scholarship. You can help Asheville High Schools alumni reach their fundraising goal of $100,000 by clicking the donate button below.