Gary Epplen, Former Scott Teacher, Has Passed Away

Gary J. Epplen, age 71, of Covington, KY passed away on Saturday, August 14, 2021. Gary taught at Scott High School for 27 years in the English department. He also directed shows for the drama department and worked with the speech club. He will be remembered for his great personality and infectious laugh. He is survived by his son, Jonathan Epplen; adopted daughter Becky Strong; daughter, Tara Epplen; brothers, David Epplen and Joseph Epplen;1 grandson; 2 great-grandchildren and many friends.

Keith Collinsworth ’01

On May 6th, Keith Collinsworth, a 2001 graduate of Scott passed. He was a well known Eagle who was loved by many. Our sincere condolences to famiy and friends on his passing. He was only 38 and far too young to have left us.

More information available from Catchen Funeral Home.

Bailea Elkins ’18 and Johnny Trenkamp ’17 Marry

We’re delighted to post that two Scott students chose to unite.  Johnny Trenkamp graduated from Scott High School in 2017 and Bailea Elkins graduated from Scott in 2018. They had started dating in 2016 and got married July 10th, 2020. Their original wedding plans needed to change when the pandemic hit, so they celebrated by having an intimate back yard wedding at Johnny’s parents’  home with close family and friends.  We wish the lucky couple the very best as they move forward in life.baileawed

Jim Hummeldorf

Jim Hummeldorf, an enlightened jack of all trades and friend to many Scott Students and Staff over his years of service as custodian at Scott High School, passed away on March 18th, 2021 at the age of 86.  He will be sorely missed by family and friends who have our deepest sympathy.

Joe Pentecost ’85 Dies Unexpectedly

Joseph B. Pentecost, age 53 of Union, passed away unexpectedly on March 14, 2021. Joe was a long-time employee for Cincinnati Insurance. He was a man who was loved by everyone and loved to make memories with his friends and family. He often enjoyed listening to music and sipping bourbon, as well as going on many fishing trips and woodworking in his free time. His final gift was able to be received from his organ donation.  Our condolences to his friends and family.  He will be missed.

Lisa Harmon Woodall ’82

Lisa Harmon unfortunately  passed away at the age of 56.  See this link for more details.   start

We are very sorry to hear of her passing and her family and friends have our deepest sympathies.

Requiem for Tammie Miller ’81

Tammie Miller ’81 passed away at her home on January 16th.  She will be missed.  Our sincere condolences to her family and friends.  May she rest in peace.

Departure of Brian Hamm ’81

Brian Edward Hamm, 57, of Covington, KY, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021. He was a graduate of Scott High School where he proudly participated in the marching band. He was an avid musician and was a member of many local bands in which he played drums. Brian was also an avid hunter, fisherman and he loved spending time with his grandchildren, especially teaching them to fish. He was preceded in death by his father: Russell Hamm and brother: Bruce Hamm. Brian is survived by his mother: Roberta Hamm; children: Carmen (James) Igoe and Brian (Cathryn) Hamm, II; sister: Barbara (Bubba) Bircham and grandchildren: Kylie, Brian, III, Kaelyn, Raymond, Kimberly and Katie. A visitation will take place at St. Patrick Church, 3285 Mills Road, Taylor Mill, KY 41015, from 10:00 AM until the Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 8, 2021. Interment: Mother of God Cemetery, Fort Wright, KY. Memorial contributions can be made to Scott High School Band, 5400 Old Taylor Mill Road, Taylor Mill, KY 41015. Connley Brothers Funeral Home, 11 East Southern Avenue, Covington (Latonia), KY 41015 is serving the family. To leave an online condolence please visit Facebook or

Mike Bush ’85 Taken

Mike Bush, Class of 1985, passed away from cancer on December 6, 2020.  He will be missed by family, friends, and members of the community he helped.  Our heartfelt sympathy to all of them.

Jennifer Saylor Watson ’91

Jennifer Saylor Watson ’91 passed away on December 1, 2020 from Breast Cancer.  She will be sorely missed by family and friends.

Our condolences on her untimely passing.  It was too soon.

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