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Withrow Centennial Plans

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WITHROW!

By Dave Blocksom ’68

Next August Withrow’s 100th graduating class will be starting their senior year. Your Alumni Association will join with Withrow’s staff, teachers and students in celebrating this historic event. Our celebrations will take place from next June until August, 2019. This will allow us two summers to bring our alumni back to campus to celebrate with us. We are currently planning several projects as part of the celebration. The photo above was taken July 6, 1918 and shows the basement below the old girl’s gym, which is now the cafeteria. Read More →

Alumni and Friends of Withrow Making a Difference

It’s been said before but it’s so true – without the generous support of time and financial resources from so many alumni and friends, the Withrow Alumni Assn. would not be in a strong partnership with the administration, staff and students. This generous support takes many forms, e.g

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2018 Class of Withrow Athletic Hall of Fame

We are excited to announce the five athletes who have been selected for induction into the Withrow Athletic Hall of Fame in 2018.  They are:

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Withrow Sounds Again

Make a donation to help produce WITHROW SOUNDS AGAIN:The Sounds of Withrow Reboot

By Rob Hinton, photo at right, Class of ‘71

Another opening, another show?!  There just could be if Withrow alum Zachery Riggins, photo at left, gets his way. Zach wants to bring back the SOUNDS OF WITHROW to a 21st century audience. The “Sounds” label would still be there but he’s calling his production, WITHROW SOUNDS AGAIN.  The once annual musical tradition known as SOUNDS has not been seen or heard since the 1980s.

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Withrow Weight Room Upgrades

Two Physical Fitness facilities were created in 2006 as part of the major building renovations and serve over 400 students yearly as part of the academic Physical Education programs and athletic team training. One facility emphasizes cardio-vascular training, and the second facility emphasizes weight training. Unfortunately, both facilities used the same 3/8″ floor covering on top of the concrete floor. This proved woefully inadequate for the weight training facility, resulting in an unsafe, unsanitary, and unsightly classroom environment. Further, as Denny Duermit ’69 (Alumni Board member, Withrow Athletic Hall of Fame member, and 14 year Walnut Hills Basketball Coach) simply states, “Our current Weight Room facility is embarrassing and puts Withrow at a significant disadvantage relative to other Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) in attracting and preparing our stu­dent-athletes for competitive play now and beyond high school.”

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