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Centennial Message from Principal Jerron Gray

As we embark upon our 100th Centennial Celebration year, it is with great honor and excitement that I am addressing you at such a time as this!

This being my first year as Principal – leading almost 1,300 students, Withrow University High School is positioned for greatness. We are forging a new era of culture and academic identity enhancing our fine arts, athletics and academic programs.

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Withrow Centennial Gala


Join us for a Centennial Gala celebration of Withrow’s 100th birthday.

September 7, 2019
Jack Casino, 2nd Floor
Doors open at 5 pm
Dinner will be served promptly at 6 pm
Tickets are $75
Join your fellow alumni and friends
Need a hotel?

The Withrow Alumni Association cordially invites all alumni to attend this once-in-a-lifetime soiree as we celebrate Withrow milestones and memories throughout the decades. The program will be hosted by our very own Tiger Alum Jenell Walton ’89, left, and CPS Superintendent Laura Mitchell, right, will be the keynote speaker. Pastor KZ Smith ’87 will offer a blessing. Invitations to other special guests are in the works. The program will commemorate 100 years of prolific Withrow history, as well as honor a few Tigers who made significant contributions along the journey. 

Proceeds raised from this event will benefit the Withrow Business Education Program

Alumni currently involved are Coordinators: Carol Mitchell Lawrence (’84) and Rich Eby (’59), Communications Manager-Nichelle M. Bolden (’84), Marketing Manager-Kitalena Mason (’98), Gala Program Manager-Angelia Burney-Farrell (’84) and Dave Blocksom (’68). Other alumni representing classes scheduling reunions in 2019 include: Kay Eby (’59), Jackie Flaig (’64), Karen Carol Brentley (’69), Sandra Butler (’74), Joanne Stenson-Sawyer (’84), Allison Courtney Hunter (’89) and Sheva Stephens (’89), Danielle Goodwin (’94), James Isaac Robertson (’99), Sahara A. Shackelford (’99) and Keyanna Crossty (’99). 

Buy your Centennial Gala tickets online by clicking HERE. Ticket sales will run until July 1st, 2019. For cash ticket sales, the Tiger Ticket Committee will be available in the Withrow gym lobby on Saturday June 29th from noon-4:00 p.m. If you are celebrating a milestone reunion year, for example, the classes of 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, etc., please coordinate with your class reunion contact for Gala seats. To contact your class coordinator, send an email to including your name and class year. We are looking for class representation from 1961 and 1962 to round out the 60’s, 1978 and 1982 to round out the 70’s and 80’s. We’re also looking to increase class participation in the 90’s and 2000’s. If you know someone from those graduating years, please share the information and encourage other classmates to attend. Please continue to check the Centennial Celebratons button on the Home page and follow our Facebook page WithrowHSAlumni for a ticket sales link and other updates. If you have any questions, send an email to

Need hotel room to stay:
Hilton Garden Inn – Cincinnati Midtown$125.00 per night plus tax – Free parking and WiFi
2145 Dana Ave, 45207

Reservation Instructions:
Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Cincinnati/Midtown
Group Name: Withrow High School Centennial Group Block
Arrival Date: 06-Sept-2019 – Departure Date: 08-Sept-2019 

Two easy ways to complete reservations with your group rate:
Booking LinkYour exclusive web booking link is listed below. Simply input the travel dates, and the site will display your group rates. Then proceed with the online reservation.
Note: The entire URL must be copied and pasted for it to work properly:,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

Phone Reservations –  A reservations line is available 24 hours a day. Simply dial (513) 361-9800 and press 1 to connect with reservations.
Be sure to reference Withrow High School Centennial Group Block when completing your reservation.

The cutoff date for Withrow High School Centennial Group Block is August 9, 2019, and we ask that your reservation is completed prior to this date.


Withrow Sounds Again – Buy Tickets Now

Thursday – May 9th – 7:30 pm – Doors open at 6:30 pm, and seating begins at 7 pm.
Friday & Saturday – May 10th & 11th8:00 pm – Doors will open at 7 pm, and seating begins at 7:30 pm.
TICKET PRICES:    Adults – $20; Children 12 and under – $10.  Reserved seat tickets may be purchased at Eventbrite by clicking HERE.
NOTE: Reserved seats are automatically assigned and cannot be selected using a mobile device. A laptop or desktop must be used to view a map of the auditorium seating to select seats. At the above link, choose the night, select Tickets, choose a number of tickets from the drop-down box, then View On Map. Click on the Got It message to view auditorium seating. The yellow dots are available seats. The stage is at the bottom. Hold the left mouse button down and use the hand to move to different areas. Use the + – at the upper left of the screen to zoom in and out. Left click on a desired seat to display the section, row and seat no. If correct, choose Select and then Checkout.
Check out who’s coming by clicking HERE.

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Withrow Centennial Golf Outing – Friday, September 6, 2019

Location:           Reeves Golf Course at Lunken Airport
Registration:     10 am, arrive on site
Shotgun Start:  11 am
Format:              Four Person Scramble – 1 putt rule & no handicaps
Single Entry Price:  $100 that includes

  • 18-hole greens fees w/riding cart
  • 1 Lunch Ticket for a sandwich and snack bag
  • 1 Drink Ticket – 16oz can domestic beer, 20oz bottled soft drink
  • All tax and gratuities
  • Use of practice facilities
  • A Centennial Golf Outing momento
  • A $40 donation to the Major McNeil Scholarship Fund

The Major McNeil Scholarship Fund was established in March 2015 by the Class of 1984 and is currently administered through the Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation. Bianca Martin ’15 the first scholarship recipient is currently an Academic Honor Society junior at Central State University.

Buy your tickets online by clicking HEREEntries on a first-paid, first-served basis

Join your fellow alums and other friends for a day of fun in the sun. You can play individually with other classmates or put together a foursome from your class. For the most fun, play any tees you wish. Come prepared for closest to the pin and longest drive contests.

Entries must be received by August 20, 2019.
Program is planned to finish by 5:30 pm for those attending an evening event.

We are soliciting sponsors for this event. If you own or work for a company willing to sponsor this event or wish to help with reservations or in any way, please fill-out the Centennial Golf Outing Volunteer form by clicking HERE.

This event is being planned by, left to right, Terrence Sherrer, Sr. ’84, Rich Eby ’59, and Lynn Moore ’57. Feel free to contact any of them by email at

Current volunteers include Tom Williams ’65, Felix Maye ’86 and John Apgar ’68.



Withrow Centennial Crosstown Showdown

Withrow Centennial Crosstown Showdown
Withrow Alumni vs. Woodward Alumni Basketball Game
Saturday, September 7th from Noon – 2 PM at the Withrow Gym

Admission Price for the game – $5. Tickets may be purchased online by clicking HERE or before the game. You may purchase a lunch before the game. See who’s coming.

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