CLINTON — A 1954 graduate of Clinton High School, Richard Farwell remembers the value of being able to compete in sports and participate in music while in school.

The value of those experiences is among the reasons why he continues to serve as president of the Clinton High School Athletic Boosters, something he has been doing for more than 30 years.

Farwell was honored by the Clinton School District on Monday night with the Stanley Reeves Gold Key Award for the many years he has led the Boosters as they work to raise funds for Clinton High’s student athletes.

Clinton High School Principal Karinne Tharaldson Jones said Farwell exemplifies what the Gold Key Award represents — hard work, dedication, commitment and doing what is best for children.

"I would like to begin by explaining what a profound effect Mr. Farwell’s support and volunteerism has had on the students within our athletic program," she said. "Mr. Farwell has been the Booster Club president for over 30 years, He has supported our programs, advocated for our students and actively raised funds within our community, solely to help the activity programs at Clinton High School. He is often seen at our activities and games even though he has not had a child here almost 25 years."

Farwell said he expects to keep working with the Boosters as they press forward with the Restoring Royalty campaign to improve athletic facilities, and said he continues to volunteer as a way of giving students opportunities.

"Athletics opened the door for me to get my start," said Farwell, a Clinton attorney.

Gary Lueders, CHS activities director, said that during Farwell’s tenure as Booster Club president, the club has raised $5 million.

"There’s no doubting his love and support for Clinton High," Lueders said.

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