Bette Smedley Charles, class of '58, Memorial Scholarship

  • Bette Smedley Charles graduated from Downingtown High School as a member of the Class of 1958.  She greatly enjoyed her high school years, earning excellent grades and participating in many activities.  After graduating, she became active with the Alumni Association. The friends she made in school proved to be lifelong friends.  Reunions became much more than once a year events. Legendary holiday parties, monthly lunches and summer picnics with her “gang,” as she affectionately called her classmates, filled her calendar. The school spirit Bette experienced in high school positively affected the rest of her life. Bette passed away in 2016 at the age of 75. Many member of the Class of ’58 attended her memorial service.

    Bette’s family has established the Bette Smedley Charles, Class of '58, Memorial Scholarship in her honor. Each year a $500 scholarship will be awarded to one graduating senior from Downingtown School District with a minimum 3.0 GPA who displays genuine school spirit.

    To make a donation to the Bette Smedley Charles, Class of '58, Memorial Scholarship, please click here.