It is our pleasure to profile Ms. Angelica “Angie” Reeve in our inaugural profile page for the Foundation. She was a pivotal influence on the execution of AHSCEF’s Award Day as part of the Austin High School’s Spring Dedication Day. This day is important to us since it is our forum to award our annual scholarships to a very special group of AHS seniors. Her support ensured this day always focused on the students and their achievements and that it went off without a hitch.
Angie was the librarian at Austin High School for 19 years. She was a lover of books and found her passion early in life when she was enamored with reading. Her mother was an Italian immigrant who stressed the value of education. This ultimately inspired Angie to get her Bachelor’s degree at Sacramento (CA) State University and a Master’s degree from UT Austin in Library Science. Although Angie grew up in CA, her goals inspired by her mother luckily brought her to Austin and Austin High through her passion of books.
Angie was also known for her big heart. She loved to knit and make scarves which ended up in the hands of her friends, co-workers, and even charities when the number of scarves she knitted out-distanced the number of people in her circle. She also contributed personal time to the kids and alumni of AHS by attending their sporting and extra-curricular events, assisting the Foundation with Dedication Day awards, and contributing to the AHS Hall of Honor which honors alumni. She also managed to make time to utilize her cooking skills to make pies for friend’s Thanksgiving gatherings and homemade candy she distributed to friends at Christmas. It was obvious her heart was big, and she did her best to fill it.
We are fortunate to have had Angie support our mission. We will miss her but are fond of her memory and friendship through the years.