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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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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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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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