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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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Marvin Lewis Visits Withrow

Posted Feb 21, 2017

In her excitement at how decisively and well Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis answered her call on Tuesday during a 45-minute visit at the end of the day at Withrow High School, Katie Frankey thought of the ultimate in athletics. “A hole in one,” but the 10th grade English teacher immediately caught the mixed metaphor. “Wrong sport,” she acknowledged. But her instincts cut right through a fairway that has not always been so easy to negotiate these days.

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Withrow Ranked Ohio’s Most Beautiful School

Withrow High School was ranked as the most beautiful in Ohio by Aceable.blog, an online drivers education website. Four other area high schools ranked among the top 25 in the state: Hughes Stem (No. 4), Summit Country Day (No. 7), Walnut Hills (No. 9) and Western Hills (No. 21).

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Withrow Tigertown Book Drive

In our continuing quest to increase Withrow student literacy levels, we are kicking off the first Tigertown Book Drive for the Jane Greene and Diane Roland Reading Center located in the Withrow Alumni Center. Your $20 tax-deductible contribution will provide a book with a donor name plate and increase the selection of literary content available to our students. We’re looking to develop a larger collection in the following subject areas:

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