The Elizabeth Plumer Memorial Scholarship Fund was created by friends and family to provide annual scholarships to graduating seniors from Trinity High School who plan to pursue a teaching degree.
Liz was born on July 11, 1940 in Grand Rapids Michigan. She graduated from Washington High School and earned a Bachelors from Thiel College. Her Masters in teaching was earned from Pennsylvania State University.
An English teacher at Trinity High School, Liz was known as “Miss Plumer” to her legions of students throughout the 39 years she worked as a teacher. Sharp, with an acerbic wit, Elizabeth pushed her students to work hard, setting the bar high with the knowledge that they could rise to meet it. She inspired them to not only learn about the arts, but to love and respect them, whether they were reading the classic words of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” or listening to her recite a modernist poem about the beauty of an ordinary day.
In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, traveling, the arts, and also was an avid genealogist. Sadly, Liz died Sunday, February 23, 2003, after a long bout with cancer. This scholarship is a testament to her belief in the importance of passing on your knowledge to others—by becoming a teacher.