Scholarship named after retired teacher
Bruce E. Clubb has established the Betty Parker Scholarship for the Performing Arts in honor of Parker, who was a teacher and theatrical director at Blackduck High School from 1943 to 1949 and from 1954 until her retirement in 1982, a total of 34 years.
While employed at BHS, Parker directed many school plays, including, in 1949, the one act play, Minor Miracle, which placed fourth in the Minnesota State One Act Play contest.
Clubb graduated from BHS in 1949 where he was a member of the cast of a number of theatrical productions including Minor Miracle. He went on to college and law school at the University of Minnesota. Thereafter, for 38 years he practiced law in Washington, D.C. in various government and private capacities.
In addition, during the 1981-1982 school year, Clubb, while on a sabbatical leave from his law firm, taught at the University of Minnesota Law School as the Distinguished Lawyer in Residence.
He believes that the instruction in public speaking that he received at BHS under the direction of Parker was an important factor in any subsequent success he enjoyed in the practice of law and he is pleased to establish this scholarship in her honor.