Judy Shepard Forum

Judy Shepard Forum
Posted on 09/13/2018
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Weatherly Area High School Alumni Association

PO Box 37

Weatherly, PA  18255





Our Mission Statement

The purpose of the WAHSAA is to provide scholarships and awards to seniors in the

Weatherly Area School District and to help support and finance worthwhile school activities.



for immediate release


The Weatherly Area High School Alumni Association will sponsor Judy Shepard, president and founder of the Matthew Shepard Foundation at the Weatherly Area Middle School Auditorium on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.  The first program, a student assembly, will begin at 9:30 a.m.  It will be followed by an evening forum for the communities of Northeastern Pennsylvania, also held  in the Weatherly Area Middle School Auditorium, at 7:00 p.m.  There is free admission and parking for everyone in attendance.


In 1998 Matthew Shepard, a 21 year old college student at the University of Wyoming was brutally beaten beyond recognition, tied to a fence, and left to die.  Matthew succumbed to his injuries 4 days later.  His mother Judy Shepard founded the Matthew Shepard Foundation and through her efforts the United States Congress passed the Matthew Shepard/James Byrd Hate Crimes Legislation and president Barack Obama signed into law.  Mrs. Shepard travels globally on a mission to one day “erase hate” the foundation's motto.  For more information, please visit www.matthewshepard.org or www.weatherlyhighalumni.com



Todd A. Gimbi, president

Weatherly Area High School Alumni Association





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