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Retired Staff Luncheon

Christy McTigue Backley

 

by Christy Backley ’66

On September 1, 60 retired Withrow staff members gathered in the Alumni Center, which most remembered as the library, to kick off a year of events the Alumni Assn. has planned to celebrate Withrow’s Centennial. 

Along with socializing and reminiscing about their days at Ohio’s most beautiful public school, attendees enjoyed browsing through artifacts, lunch by Eatwell Catering, background music played by Withrow’s string ensemble, a welcome message from new principal Jerron Gray, and tours of the renovated school.

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Withrow Sounds Again Auditions

Auditions for Withrow Sounds Again will be in the auditorium on the following dates:

School Auditions
October 16th from 3 pm –  5 pm
October 18th from 3 pm – 6 pm

Open Auditions
For information on Open Auditions, please click HERE.
October 23rd from 6 pm – 8 pm
October 25th from 6 pm –  8 pm

We will need help at the auditions. If you have any time available, please fill out the Contact Us form by clicking HERE and let us know when you’re available.

Thanks for your help

Alumni Association to Treat Withrow Retirees

Christy McTigue Backley
by Christy Backley ’66

As part of Withrow’s Centennial Celebration during the 2018-19 school year, we’re planning a new twist on the annual retiree luncheon, and we’d like your input to help us with details. 

We want everyone to be able to see the improvements in the building and around the campus, so this year’s special celebratory luncheon will be held at Withrow. Since logistics will be simpler to manage when the school isn’t filled with students, it will take place on Saturday, September 1, 2018. And… it’s our treat! At this time, we’re simply assessing your interest. Once we have an idea of how many people are interested, we’ll start on the details. Read More →

Theater Returns to Withrow

Last night, students at Withrow HS performed a play on the Withrow stage for the first time in over 20 years. The six act play “Bringing Back Our History” was conceived by senior Nya Williams-Jones in November of last year. Science teacher Mrs. Jody McOsker helped Nya develop the script and lead auditions. Stagecraft Instructor Mr. Zachery Riggins ‘72 mentored the stage production.

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Benjamin Carlson-Berne Fund String Instrument Scholarship Program at Withrow

John Beasley came to Withrow at the start of the Withrow University school with a focus on creating an introductory strings instrument program.  Over the past several years the, program has seen a growth in numbers and talent of students. Today there are about 30 students in Beginner classes and 25 students in more advanced classes.  An awareness of this talent came to the attention of the Benjamin Carlson-Berne Scholarship Fund resulting in their Foundation providing individual mentoring and lessons to the top students and group lessons outside of the classroom.  One goal is to have a performance in the Withrow auditorium. Below is their recent announcement:

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