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For over thirty years, the mission of the Foundation has been to strengthen the educational opportunities for students of the Kewanee School District and promote community engagement within the District.

Since 1990, the Foundation has supported its mission by providing financial resources for:

  • new facilities,
  • educational materials,
  •   teacher training,
  • college scholarships,
  • community cultural events,
  •  landscaping and other projects that enhance the beauty and learning atmosphere of the district’s schools.

Please click HERE to access the "How You Can Help" section to find out the wide variety of ways in which you can be part of this very important mission!



Liz Breedlove joined the Kewanee Schools Foundation as executive director on September 17, 2019 replacing Bruce Dennison who retired in June.  With more than 17 years of fundraising experience, Breedlove is looking forward to assisting the Foundation fulfill its mission of strengthening educational opportunities for students of Kewanee Community Unit District #229, and promoting community engagement in the Kewanee School District.

Breedlove received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Iowa.  She was president of the Kewanee Hospital Foundation from 1992 – 2000, and left her position to raise her two children, Adam and Mark, now alumni of Kewanee High School.  She returned to the workforce as an adjunct business instructor for Black Hawk College East Campus in 2009, and most recently retired as executive director of Black Hawk College East Foundation, a position she held from August, 2010 – September, 2019.  She and her husband, Dan (also a KHS alumnus) live in Kewanee.




                                                    Pictured left to right:  Liz Breedlove, Kewanee Schools Foundation Executive Director,                                                                                                                 Peg Hadsall,  Karen (Currier) Stickle and Cheryl (Bickers) Heston.

Members of the Class of 1964 recently celebrated their 55th class reunion.  Alumni attended the KHS Boilermaker football game, attended a guided tour of the high school, followed by a tour of the Walldog murals in downtown Kewanee.  The alumni had a wonderful time Saturday evening socializing at their reunion which was held at Shirley's Coffee Bar & Diner in Annawan. 

At the conclusion of the reunion, the class presented a generous donation of $1,000 to the Kewanee Schools Foundation to help them continue to improve our schools.   


The KHS Athletic Hall of Fame recently held their induction ceremony at Kewanee High School.  The inductees ranged from the 1946-47 football team to the 2009 state wrestling champion, Adam Breedlove.

The weekend events began with the inductees being introduced prior to the KHS vs. Princeton football game.  On Saturday evening, October 12, nearly 180 guests and inductees attended a catered meal by PL Damron’s in H.F. Brockman Gym, followed by the Hall of Fame ceremony in Petersen Auditorium.  Mike Miler welcomed the 300 guests.  The evening held special memories for many of the inductees who thanked their coaches, teaching staff, family members and friends.

This year’s inductees are as follows:  Friends – Dr. Bob Breedlove ’70 and Garry Costenson ’80; Distinguished Alumni – Dr. Bob Breedlove, Mike Krause ’85 and Jonny Henkins ’04; Male Athletes – Bob White ’43, Ron Saey ’69, Steve Carlson ’67, 1967 880 yard relay team (Kurt Beranek, Dick Carlson, Steve Carlson and Ron Saey), Gary Hill ’71, Don Harvey ’71, Chad Kelly ’90 and Adam Breedlove ’09; Female Athletes – Ashley Goodrich ’02, Becca (Davis) Kinzer ’00, 2005 Girls 800m Medley Relay Team (Sara (Cervantez) Nimrick, Kelly Cruse, Clarissa LaFlora, Rachel (Stalzer) Smith); Teams - 1946-47 Football Team, 1985-86 Basketball Team.

The KHS Athletic Hall of Fame Committee members are Matt Costenson, Tim Atwell, John Blachinsky, Jon DeBord, Mindi Goard, Russ Hughes, John Jagers, Mike Miler, Tom Miler, Jerry Salisbury, Bill Stewart, Frank Tocha and Jim VanHootegem.

The first Athletic Hall of Fame ceremonies were held in 2004 and have been held every other year since.  “It is quite common for schools to induct numerous athletes from the alumni ranks during the first few years after establishing a Hall of Fame because of the large backlog of outstanding athletes deserving the honor,” said Dr. Chris Sullens, District 229 Superintendent, “After that, the selection process becomes more difficult.”

Ed Tunnicliff recognized at Northwestern home opener

Ed Tunnicliff, who scored the winning touchdown for Northwestern at the 1949 Rose Bowl, was designated as the honorary captain before Northwestern’s home opener against UNLV on Saturday, September 14, 2019.

Tunnicliff, 93, appeared at midfield during a ceremony that honored the entire Rose Bowl team. In 1949, Tunnicliff took a direct snap from center and had a 45-yard touchdown run in a 20-14 victory over California.

Northwestern finished second in the Big Nine that season, but got the Rose Bowl bid because conference rules prevented a repeat appearance by national champion Michigan.

Tunnicliff, a 1944 Kewanee High School graduate, is a member of the Kewanee Schools Foundation Athletics Hall of Fame. His jersey is displayed in the foyer outside Brockman Gymnasium.

Senior Art Pictures
We are displaying  5 years {2010-2015} of the senior art pictures throughout the school district.  The owners/family members of pictures 2009 and earlier can pick up these pictures to take home, keep and display.
Click here to see the pictures, year it was presented to the graduating class,  as well as the artist.


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