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HAPPY 100th TO WITHROW HIGH SCHOOL!

Withrow High School Alumni Association presents the Centennial Celebration Weekend
Friday, September 6th-Sunday, September 8th, 2019
Calling all Withrow Alumni!

Join the Withrow H.S. Alumni Association as we commemorate 100 years of academic, civic and athletic excellence at the Withrow Centennial Celebration Weekend. The celebration consists of a series of events that honor the rich and storied traditions of Tigertown, while raising funds to benefit current programs and scholarship opportunities at the school.

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Centennial Message from Principal Jerron Gray

As we embark upon our 100th Centennial Celebration year, it is with great honor and excitement that I am addressing you at such a time as this!

This being my first year as Principal – leading almost 1,300 students, Withrow University High School is positioned for greatness. We are forging a new era of culture and academic identity enhancing our fine arts, athletics and academic programs.

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Centennial Message from Principal Jerron Gray

As we embark upon our 100th Centennial Celebration year, it is with great honor and excitement that I am addressing you at such a time as this!

This being my first year as Principal – leading almost 1,300 students, Withrow University High School is positioned for greatness. We are forging a new era of culture and academic identity enhancing our fine arts, athletics and academic programs.

It’s inspiring to see Withrow alumni coming together to plan the various events during the Centennial year. We are seeking your support for all of these events. The Withrow Sounds Again performances on May 9th-11th is an important first step in enhancing the music and theater opportunities available at Withrow. The events during the Centennial Weekend, September 6th – September 8th, 2019 will benefit Withrow’s athletics and the School of Business.

Strong athletic and music programs are important to student development, but it’s especially important that Withrow have a strong academic identity. Therefore, we’ll be enhancing our current Business Career Technical program to prepare our students for college and the workforce marketplace of the 21st Century.

Our aim is to develop, equip and prepare gifted and talented students to thrive and excel in any arena they encounter – making Withrow High School a premier high school program in the city, state and country. We currently have a strong Business Management Pathway and will be adding a Business Logistics Pathway next year – both pathways culminating in opportunities for our students to be engaged in paid internships or apprenticeship programs within our local business community.

It is our hope that you will join us in continuing this 100 year legacy of excellence by supporting our students in any way that you can – enabling them to experience academically, artistically and athletically, what it truly means to be a Withrow Tiger.

I so look forward to meeting each of you during our Centennial Celebration Events. Please, make plans to be there – it will be a celebration that you will remember for a lifetime! Whatever support that you can provide will be greatly appreciated!

Once a Tiger, Always a Tiger!!! See you at the Centennial Events!

All the Best,
Jerron

Jerron T. Gray, M.Ed.
Principal

 

 

Withrow Centennial Gala

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WITHROW!!!

Join us for a Centennial Gala celebration of Withrow’s 100th birthday.

September 7, 2019
Jack Casino, 2nd Floor
Doors open at 5 pm
Dinner will be served promptly at 6 pm
Tickets are $75

The Withrow Alumni Association cordially invites all alumni to attend this once-in-a-lifetime soiree as we celebrate Withrow milestones and memories throughout the decades. The program will be hosted by our very own Tiger Alum Jenell Walton ’89, left, and CPS Superintendent Laura Mitchell, right, will be the keynote speaker. Pastor KZ Smith ’87 will offer a blessing. Invitations to other special guests are in the works. The program will commemorate 100 years of prolific Withrow history, as well as honor a few Tigers who made significant contributions along the journey. 

Proceeds raised from this event will benefit the Withrow Business Education Program

Alumni currently involved are Coordinators: Carol Mitchell Lawrence (’84) and Rich Eby (’59), Communications Manager-Nichelle M. Bolden (’84), Marketing Manager-Kitalena Mason (’98), Gala Program Manager-Angelia Burney-Farrell (’84) and Dave Blocksom (’68). Other alumni representing classes scheduling reunions in 2019 include: Kay Eby (’59), Jackie Flaig (’64), Karen Carol Brentley (’69), Sandra Butler (’74), Joanne Stenson-Sawyer (’84), Allison Courtney Hunter (’89) and Sheva Stephens (’89), Danielle Goodwin (’94), James Isaac Robertson (’99), Sahara A. Shackelford (’99) and Keyanna Crossty (’99). 

Withrow Sounds Again – Buy Tickets Now

PERFORMANCES:
Thursday – May 9th – 7:30pm   Friday & Saturday – May 10th & 11th8:00pm.
TICKETS:
Reserved seat tickets may be purchased at the school at Eventbrite or by clicking HERE.
PRICES:    Adults – $20; Children 12 and under – $10;
Withrow students can buy tickets at school for $8 or online for $10.

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