Welcome Alumni of Hower Vocational High School.  This site
will only be as good as the information that you supply. So I will be needing
pictures (old and new), stories and just about anything else that you want to
place on "YOUR" site.
Thank you, Charlie
1969 Yearbook for sale by mail or pick up. Yearbook Sale
7/29/2013 - A new feature has been added at the request of some classmates. Here's your chance to toot your
own horn! Check it out here
What Has Happened ?
7/30/2013 - What happened to posts. What Happened To Posts
1/01/2017 - Don Olivo class of 1944 retires.
Check out the article that was published in The Akron Beacon Journal.
Don Olivo
1/14/2017 - Here's a great article from the Akron Beacon Journal about one of our own!
PFC James R. Ripley class of 1964
PFC James R. Ripley
Jim passed away 1/20/2017
2/19/2017 - Here's a little information about one of our classmates that not a lot of people know.
Ted Greathouse class of 1952
8/18/2017 - The passing of our founders grandson.
Otis A. Hower
Memo to: Hower Vocational School Alumni
From: Bob Dill, Progress Through Preservation of Greater Akron, Inc.

Subject: “Boy Built Homes”

Linda Bussey, the director of Hower House museum, the former home of the Hower family of Akron, located on
the University of Akron, asked me to research the subject.

As you probably know, in 1927 Blanche Hower, widow of Akron industrialist M. Otis Hower, established a trade
school for the young men of the community. It developed to be the Hower Vocational School.

Linda has a vague recollection of the mention of a program of the school called “Boy Built Homes”. It is believed
that it was active during the Great Depression and involved students doing construction work on homes in the
Summit County area.

If you have knowledge of such activity or records of it, please contact: Robert A. (Bob) Dill,                             
2478 Celia DR., Stow OH 44224 -  330 687 8607 -

Thank you,
Bob Dill
4/18/2018 - Classmates here's your chance to add some much needed information. Please read the following
memo I received and feel free to add your input. Mr. Dill would greatly appreciate any information that you may
7/31/2018 - Here's a great story about one of our own. Stan Sipka class of 1952.
Stan Sipka class of 1952