Two Arcola Alumni Create a Lasting Legacy for AHS

Arcola Alumni Gail Chaney Kalinich and her husband Kevin recently donated an original pastel painting of Arcola High School created by world class artist and Arcola Alumni Nancy King Mertz.  Both Gail and Nancy are part of the AHS Distinguished Alumni Group.  Nancy had created Arcola’s Past and Future to commemorate the first century of learning in the Arcola High School Building.  The 100-Year Celebration was held in October.  The painting went up for auction and was purchased by Gail and her husband, who then in turn donated it back to the school to be enjoyed by future students and the community for many more years to come