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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:

The Benjamin Carlson-Berne Fund Scholarship Program is excited to let everyone know about our newest project!  We are expanding into Withrow High School to give the orchestra youth there the opportunity to have top notch lessons and coaching.  See what Dr. Isi Rudnick, the Fine Arts Curriculum Manager for Cincinnati Public Schools, has to say about it:

“Expanding the Benjamin Carlson-Berne Fund Scholarship Program to Withrow University High School will offer one of the most deserving but underserved student populations in our district an important music resource. Through lessons and coaching with some of the most respected professional teacher artists in our region, Withrow students will finally have the opportunity to receive weekly musical mentoring that will profoundly impact their musical growth and maturity.”

This is a pilot project for one year. Your gift can extend our reach at Withrow even further. Let’s make this project a golden example of what quality mentoring and teaching can do.

DONATE HERE

Thank you for of your support, and the kids thank you too!

Phil Berne and Susan Carlson

 

In photo at left, past BCB Scholars Charles Ramsey III and Allyssa McCollum

New Withrow Leaders

The start of any school year always finds new faces roaming the halls of Withrow. Rarely, though, would one expect to witness a complete turn-over in critical leadership roles. It certainly had never happened in Withrow’s 98 year history. That is, not until the doors opened on August 16th to welcome over 1,200 students. The new Withrow leadership team of Principal John Corey, photo at left; Assistant Principals Dwayne DuBois, photo at right, Danielle Battle, and Joseph Porter; and Athletic Director Jonas Smith came together in late July and have not missed a beat.

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Lesson from beyond Withrow’s Classrooms

by ROB HINTON 71, Tower News, Spring 2017

As another school year comes to an end, students and teachers often reflect on the year that has passed. For Withrow Tigers, both present and former, this is particularly true because one of the most important lessons learned this year took place outside of the classroom.

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Withrow Class of 2017 Bridge Walk and Celebration

Today the Withrow Class of 2017 Seniors walked across the bridge to celebrate their graduation. For the first time, after the bridge walk, a celebration was held in front of the school. Food was enjoyed by graduates, proud parents and others, and music was provided by DJ Stank. A raffle was held for Seniors with the winners receiving a dormitory room starter kit or a $25 gift certificate. Donated Reds tickets were sold to fund a brick in honor of the Class of 2017, and annuals for the Class of 2017 were available for sale. The weather cooperated, and the celebration was a great addition to the bridge walk. The celebration was organized by the Withrow PTSA with helpful donations from the Withrow Alumni Assn. and others. For a short video of the Graduation Celebration, click HERE.  Unfortunately, the Facebook audio has an echo that I can’t eliminate.

Withrow 2017 Senior Class Bridge Walk & Celebration

Thursday May 18th  – 10 AM to 1 PM

The Withrow PTSA invites all alumni to join the Class of 2017 for their Senior Day Bridge Walk.

Following the Walk will be a celebration in the stadium with alumnus DJ Stank. Damon George.

See you at Withrow High School!!