Salem Schools 146th Alumni Banquet is set for Friday, April 28 at 7p.
Tickets are $20.
The 25-year and 50-year classes will be honored.
Dr. Jared Kearschner will be the 25-year speaker.
Marsha Newby Daugherty will be the 50-year speaker.
Dr. Kearschner graduated from Salem High School in 1998.
Shortly after, he served a 2-year mission for his church in Curitiba, Brazil and Newark, New Jersey where he learned to speak Portuguese and gained a valuable life perspective.
He studied the majority of his undergraduate classes at IUPUI before being accepted into the IU Dental School.
He furthered his education in dentistry by completing coursework in implantology.
He has partnered with his wife, Jenny, in sharing a dental practice in Salem and enjoys the art of dentistry.
Dr. Kearschner enjoys several hobbies including art and music, and stays active in the community and his church.
He has served as a Boy Scout leader, youth and a men’s group leader with his church.
Dr. Kearschner designed and built the county’s first mountain bike trail, Eagles Trace Trail, at Lake Salinda. He continues to work in his spare time to slowly make improvements to the trail.
He loves the outdoors and thrives on adventure and has ridden his bike up Pikes Peak in Colorado, and summited Mt. Shasta in California and Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa.
Dr. Kearschner considers his family his greatest accomplishment and has been married to Jenny for 19 years. Together they have two daughters, Camryn, 15 and Chloe, 10.
Daugherty graduated from Salem High School in 1973.
She attended Indiana University Southeast where she graduated with a degree in Elementary Education.
She furthered her education at IU Southeast and IU Bloomington where she received her Master’s degree with a reading endorsement.
Marsha taught school at Southwestern Elementary and Middle Schools in Hanover for 36 years.
She retired in 2014 and spends her days helping with her grandchildren and being involved in several organizations including Hanover United Methodist Church, Delta Kappa Gamma and Indiana Retired Teachers.