Vote for Highpointer Matt Moniz for National Geographic Adventurer of the Year

Vote for 12 Year Old Matt Moniz, who earlier this year did “All 50 Highpoints” in 42 days, as National Geographic’s People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year.

The above mini movie interview was with Matt on top of Woodall Mountain during the Highpointers 2010 Convention.

Oral History of First 10 48 Completers

Charlie Feris (48 completer #11) gave a presentation on the first 10 48 completers during the 2010 Highpointers Convention. There is a colorful cast of characters and Charlie met most of them.

Daily Corinthian Article on Highpointers Convention

corinthianThe Daily Corinthian in Corinth, Mississippi has a wonderful article on the 2010 convention. The article was published October 15, 2010 and headlined “Climbing Woodall: Highpointers ascend state’s highest peak” by Jebb Johnston. The article notes “Most of the people in the Highpointers Club are list-makers,” said club President Jim Sutton of California, who joined the “over-the-hill gang,” as Woodall was his 40th peak.

Woodall Mountain Monument Dedication, Award Winners and 2012 Convention Site Among Highlights of 2010 Convention

The 2010 Highpointers Convention has concluded at Woodall Mountain, Mississippi. As usual it was another spectacular magical convention.

One of the biggest highlights was the dedication of new signs at the base of the mountain and a monument rock and plaque at the top which was paid for by the Highpointers Foundation. The Brown family who own the mountain were on hand. Above is a video of the event.

We will be posting a lot more photos, videos and news but here’s a quick short list of highlights.

*The Club and Foundation dedicated a new stone memorial on top of Woodall Mountain in a ceremony attended by the Browns (the family that owns the summit), the mayor Iuka and a representative for Senator Roger F. Wicker.
*Oregon was selected as the site of 2012 convention beating out a spirited nomination of California.
*Craig Noland received the Jakk Longacre prize for life long club support
*Jim Sutton received the Vin Hoeman award.
*The mayors of Muscle Shoals, Sheffield and Tuscumbia (and their respective city police departments) gathered to temporarily block off the major artery for a club visit to a tri-city point in the middle of Avalon Street.

Craig Noland Wins Jack Longacre Award

Membership Guy Craig Noland was awarded the club’s highest award — the Jack Longacre Award — at the 2010 Convention.

Jim Sutton Receives Vin Hoeman Award

Club President Jim Sutton, who first instituted a budget for the club, received the Vin Hoeman Award at the 2010 Highpointers Convention.

The nomination for Jim said:

2010 Highpointers Convention Oct. 7-9 in Mississippi

Registration has started for the 2010 Highpointers Club Annual Convention It will be Held October 7th – 9th Highlighting the Mississippi Highpoint on Woodall Mountain. (more…)