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Withrow-the first 50 years of Withrow At War

by Bob Linnenberg ’63

2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, which began in Europe in September 1939. The United States became fully involved with the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941. Life was about to change for all Withrow students.

Because of Cincinnati’s prominence in the production of machine tools vital to the war effort and Withrow’s proximity to two major plants, air raid drills were implemented in January 1942. Tower News printed instructions on air raid protocols, but the first few practice drills generated humorous accounts of gym students being caught in the showers and having to dress while running to their assigned shelters.

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Jane Greene – Master of Her Craft


by Diane Roland

It would be impossible for me ever to walk past her old room up on the second floor and not recall the scene outside her door on the night before the Dux Femina induction. The hallway would be buzzing with girls, whispering, giggling, ears pressed to the crack beneath her door, straining to hear who would be chosen in the next day’s ceremony. It would be inconceivable that March 15 arrive and I forget the scene of her students scrambling over one another to be the first to proclaim “Beware the Ides of March” and win the cash prize.

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Withrow Alumni First Responders

To view Withrow alumni who are First Responders click HERE. Join the Withrow Alumni Assn. in thanking all of them. 

Withrow High School Celebrates 100 Years of Excellence in Epic Fashion


After several years of heartfelt, painstaking organization, meetings, planning and execution, the once-in-a-lifetime Withrow Centennial Celebration took place from Wednesday, September 4th  through September 8th , 2019. Presented by the Withrow Alumni Association, the five-day celebration marked our 100 years of providing excellence in education, civic and athletic accomplishments. Additionally, long-standing community and corporate partners, Western & Southern Financial Group, the Cincinnati Herald, Frost, Brown and Todd Legal Firm, and Xavier University, joined the Alumni Association in presenting this grand affair.

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Withrow Sounds Presents “Imagination” is CANCELLED