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Alumni Association to Treat Withrow Retirees

Christy McTigue Backley
by Christy Backley ’66

As part of Withrow’s Centennial Celebration during the 2018-19 school year, we’re planning a new twist on the annual retiree luncheon, and we’d like your input to help us with details. 

We want everyone to be able to see the improvements in the building and around the campus, so this year’s special celebratory luncheon will be held at Withrow. Since logistics will be simpler to manage when the school isn’t filled with students, it will take place on Saturday, September 1, 2018. And… it’s our treat! At this time, we’re simply assessing your interest. Once we have an idea of how many people are interested, we’ll start on the details. Read More →

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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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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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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