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Withrow Super Alums Step Up

By Dave Blocksom
The Board of Trustees has been planning several projects and events to celebrate Withrow’s Centennial during 2019. Please join us for the Withrow Sounds Again in May and a Withrow Centennial Weekend in September. In addition to getting alumni back to campus, getting our students involved in the celebration, and enhancing the buildings and grounds for the celebration, we would be remiss if we didn’t use this opportunity for a Centennial fund raising campaign.

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50 Years of Withrow History in Annuals

by Bob Linnerberg ’63

From the onset, the stated objective of the Annual has been “to make a true picture of school life” at Withrow. Anxiously awaited every spring, the yearbook has been a mirror of the times, and occasionally the troubles, of life in Cincinnati’s largest high school.

The first East High School annual was published by the senior class in 1920. The literary editor that year was Dorothy Pearce Atkins. She returned to Withrow in 1926 as an English teacher and remained until her retirement in 1961. Named The Tiger by the class of 1922, the annual remained so named as long as the school was called East High. Jokes and baby pictures of seniors, popular in the 1920s, were dropped from later annuals. The sixth annual in 1925 was the “first” Withrow High School annual.

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Retired Staff Luncheon

Christy McTigue Backley


by Christy Backley ’66

On September 1, 60 retired Withrow staff members gathered in the Alumni Center, which most remembered as the library, to kick off a year of events the Alumni Assn. has planned to celebrate Withrow’s Centennial. 

Along with socializing and reminiscing about their days at Ohio’s most beautiful public school, attendees enjoyed browsing through artifacts, lunch by Eatwell Catering, background music played by Withrow’s string ensemble, a welcome message from new principal Jerron Gray, and tours of the renovated school.

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Withrow Sounds Again Auditions

Auditions for Withrow Sounds Again will be in the auditorium on the following dates:

School Auditions
October 16th from 3 pm –  5 pm
October 18th from 3 pm – 6 pm

Open Auditions
For information on Open Auditions, please click HERE.
October 23rd from 6 pm – 8 pm
October 25th from 6 pm –  8 pm

We will need help at the auditions. If you have any time available, please fill out the Contact Us form by clicking HERE and let us know when you’re available.

Thanks for your help

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 →