2019 Alumni Winners

Kenneth Harold Chandler
Hauser High School Class of 1962
    Merrill Clouse
    • Participated in baseball, basketball, track, senior class play and National Honor Society as a student
    • Construction worker who carried brick/mortar when Hauser Jr. Sr. High School was built in 1965-1966
    • Graduated from the Indiana University Advanced ROTC program as Distinguished Military Graduate
    • Earned Certified Public Accountant Certificate
    • EMT for Hope Volunteer Fire Department for over 38 years
    • Bartholomew County Heart Savers, Inc. - helped establish charitable organization that raises funds, purchases and distributes AED's
    • Hope Town Council Member
    • Hope Optimist Club - "Outstanding Member of the Year"
    • 2002 God and Country Rally Distinguished Community Service Award
    • 2005 Hope Heritage Days Grand Marshal
    • Lifelong member of the Hope Moravian Church serving in a multitude of leadership roles
    • Blood donor - donating over nineteen gallons

    It has been said that "Ken Chandler has shared his many talents throughout the years to enhance the quality of life in Hope, Indiana and the surrounding area."


    John R. Norman
    Hauser High School Class of 1970

      Merrill Clouse

      • Fourth Generation Funeral Director and Owner of Norman Funeral Home
      • In 2003, Norman Funeral Home under the ownership of John, was awarded the Reeves Award for serving the local community for over 100 years
      • Granted the Distinguished Community Service Award in 2003 by the Town of Hope
      • In 2004, Norman Funeral Home under the ownership of John, was awarded the State of Indiana Century Business Award
      • Board of Directors for the Yellow Trail Museum
      • Board of Directors for Hope Heritage Days Committee
      • Hope Heritage Days 2004 Grand Marshal
      • Founding member of the Hawcreek-Flat Rock Area Endowment
      • Bartholomew County Veterans Color Guard award recipient for Outstanding Community Support

      It has been said that "All felt and appreciated John's caring nature as he served families through challenging and difficult times".