Author Archive for Withrow Alumni – Page 2

President’s Message – Spring 2018

Withrow Alumni, Inc. (WAI) continues to be supportive of current and former students, teachers, and staff and to promote a healthy learning environment that helps prepare students to become successful, productive and contributing members of society. WAI will continue to provide appropriate funding for students, teachers, and staff and to keep Withrow beautiful by funding appropriate maintenance requirements.

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Robert Canida ’84 Honored by University of North Carolina

March 26, 2018 – Withrow grad Robert Canida, ’84, received The Erskine B. Bowles staff service award for his work promoting humanitarian values within the University of North Carolina System. See link below:

 https://www.northcarolina.edu/news/2018/03/Celebrating-Life-Service-and-Devotion

The Erskine B. Bowles Staff Service Award is given annually to a staff member who has shown “exemplary understanding, empathy, and devotion to [humankind] and whose accomplishments are consistent with the goals exemplified by Bowles during his tenure as UNC President.” Congratulations Robert!!

 

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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2018 Withrow Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

An induction ceremony on January 26, 2018 celebrated the 2018 Class of the Withrow Athletic Hall of Fame.  To view the members of the Withrow Athletic Hall of Fame, click HERE. Note that  biographies of members can be viewed by clicking on their names. Photos of the induction ceremony may be viewed by clicking HERE.

The inductees in this fifth class of the Withrow Athltic Hall of Fame are, viewing photos left to right:

Ethan Allen ’22 – Baseball, Basketball, Football, Track; Bill Chambers ’31 – Tennis; Otis Williams ’54 – Baseball, Football, Gymnastics; Roland West ’62 – Basketball; Charles Gamble ’90 – Basketball, Football

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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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