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Galen Smith came to RHS in 1972 as a Health and Physical Education teacher and as the head boys basketball coach. He was a 32-year educator for Rochester Community Schools, retiring in 2004. Before coming to our school and community, he enjoyed great success teaching and coaching at Clayton, his alma mater Chili, North Miami, Darlington, and Oak Hill High Schools. Overall he totaled 46 years of dedicated service to his students, parents, and colleagues.

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The Galen Smith Scholarship Donors.

Galen Smith was a pillar of our community and Rochester Community Schools. This scholarship is not just a way of recognizing his accomplishments and honors, but is yet another way in which Coach Smith will have a positive impact on Rochester High School for many years to come.

Jeri Altum
Tom Bearss
Barts & Showley Farms LLC
Beacon Credit Union
Richard & Jill Beck
Richard Belcher
Neil & Lynn Bemenderfer
Joe Bowers
Eric & Norma Brunn
Jim & Karen Bryant
Karen Callahan
Carol Calloway
Chelsea Carr
John & Cindy Carr
Chuck’s U-Stor-It
Class of 1973
Class of 1975
Clay’s Floor Covering
Jenifer Corey
Misty Cripe
Michael Dalman
Ted Denton
Donna Douglas
Pamela Carr Dowell
Ross Farland
FCA – Rochester Chapter
First Federal Savings Bank
First National Bank of Monterey
Eldon & Virginia Gohn
Good Family Funeral Home
Evan & Emily Gottschalk
Grace United Methodist Church - Kum Join Us Class
Grace United Methodist Church – Bells of Grace
Jillian Halterman
Susan Halterman
Johnson Family Fund – Grant
David and Allison Hyde
George Hollies
Aaron Hoover
Patricia Hoover
Barbara Howkinson
Wayne & Carolyn Kitch
Joe Koch
Jim & Sybil Law
Arik & Deb Lee
Barbara Lee
Nik & Laura Lee
Robert & Wendy Malchow
Mark & Betty Martens
Phil & Katie McCarter
David & Karen McGowen
McGuire Sponsel Tax Consultants
Patricia Middleton Jones
Brandon Miller
Bill & Jody Newton
Northern Indiana Community Foundation
Panel Chair LLC
Joe & Tami Paulik
Charles & Carol Pocock
Buddy & Lee Ann Pollock
Rochester Lions Club Inc
Rochester Realty LLC
Rochester Telephone Company Fund – Grant
Tom & Charlee  Schwenk
Kevin & Lynette Scott
Shephard’s Chevrolet Buick Inc
Ryan & Hope Showley
Skyline Builders Inc
Smith Sawyer Smith Inc
Greg Smith
Kerry Smit
Pete & Vicky Smith
Arnie & Laura Snipes
Beth Stocking
Scott & Teri Stocking – Palm Beach Trim
Jack & Judy Swank
Mike & Teri Swank
Alan & Linda Terrell
The Winning Edge
Marian Wamsley
Webb’s Family Pharmacy of Rochester
Ben Williams
Mark Wisely – Wisely Commercial Realty Inc
Phyllis Wisely
Traci Yohler
Jeff & Wendy Zent