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Ike Misali ’50 Scholarship Fund

In the spring of 1950, Principal A. O. Mathias (left) stopped the son of Greek immigrants in the halls of Withrow High School and asked what he planned to do after graduation. “I don’t know” was the reply.

Akila J. “Ike” Misali’s whose parents ran a small dry-cleaning store downtown. He wanted to attend college but didn’t have the money. In early August that year, with his future still in limbo, Misali unexpectedly received a letter from Raymond Walters, then presi­dent of The University of Cincinnati.

Walters invited Misali to attend UC on a full-tuition scholarship be­cause of his record and Mathias’ recommendation.

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Dr. John C. Bryant, Withrow Alumnus, Teacher and Coach Remembered.

Dr. John Calvin Bryant was an influential voice on diversity, equity, inclusion and education and passed away on January 30, 2022. John was born on March 1, 1936 in Sylacauga, AL to Edgar and Jessie Lee (Massengale) Bryant. John, a 1954 alumnus of Withrow High School, served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1957 and played on volleyball and basketball teams. After the Army, he went to the University of Cincinnati (UC). John was a member of the UC basketball team that placed third in the 1959 and 1960 NCAA University Division Basketball Tournaments. He graduated from UC with his bachelor’s in education in 1960, his master’s in education in 1967 and his doctorate in education in 1971.

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2020-2021 Withrow Athletic Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

On January 21, 2021, an induction ceremony for the 2021 and 2022 classes of the Withrow Athletic Hall of Fame took place in the Withrow gym. Last year’s 2021 induction ceremony was cancelled due to Covid. 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 basketball game for that night was cancelled due to Covid problems on the opposing team.

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2022 Class of the Withrow Athletic Hall of Fame

Mark you calendars for the Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday evening, January 21, 2022, at half time of the Withrow–Shroder varsity boys’ basketball game, which starts at 7:30 PM. The following outstanding athletes will join an exclusive group of 55 prior inductees:

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Regina Williams ’84, First Black Female CPS Athletic Director

Excerpted from Cincinnati.com article by Scott Springer
Cincinnati Enquirer, May 13, 2021, Read the full article by clicking HERE.

Withrow’s new Athletic Director Regina Williams ’84 is the first Black female in Cincinnati Public School history to head up an athletic department.

AD Willliams is a member of the Withrow Athletic Hall of Fame as well as the Cincinnati Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame. After her career at Withrow, she played basketball at the University of Cincinnati from 1985-89.

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