All Alumni Association Messages

President’s Message – Fall 2020

 

 

by Dave Blocksom ’68

… all our hearts are won
Bob Linnenberg’s timely article, briefly describing the history of our historic bridge, highlights the investments that the alumni have so generously made over the years for the upkeep of the bridge. Unfortunately, we have again reached the point where we need to make structural repairs to the bridge now in order to avoid more costly repairs later.

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President’s Message – Spring 2020

by Dave Blocksom ’68

Pandemic News
With the COVID-19 school closure, we are trying to help the students in any way we can while they are out of school. We are directing donations to the Principal’s Fund to be used by the principal at his discretion. To make a donation to the Principal’s Fund, click HERE and select Principal’s Fund.

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President’s Notes

by DAVE BLOCKSOM ’68

I want to personally thank all of the volunteers who helped to make our Centennial year celebration a success. Special thanks to Carol Mitchell Lawrence ’84, Rich Eby ’59, and Nichelle Bolden ’84 and their committees who staged the Centennial Gala Weekend events. More than 1,060 alumni and guests attended our Gala Dinner and After Party, 600 attended our Alumni basketball game, 60 participated in the golf outing, and 160 joined the Sunday Brunch and Tour. Proceeds from these events funded the Major McNeil scholarships, the Withrow School of Business, and Withrow’s athletic department. Alumni from every class between 1944 and 2019 participated in the events; for many, this was their first alumni event. The Centennial certainly raised Withrow’s profile in the community!

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Withrow Centennial Orange Out on Fountain Square – September 4, 2019

The Centennial Orange Out is the first Alumni Assn. event that used social media as the exclusive contact tool with alumni. A perfect evening with music and Proclamations honoring Withrow’s 100 years. Photos are courtesy of Michael McCray ’73, who owns Coast2Coast Images Photography Studio. If you’d like copies of any photos, please contact Michael McCray.  

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Withrow’s Centennial Weekend Celebration and More

Graduation good news. 85% of Withrow’s Senior Class graduated this May and received over $4.7 million in scholarship money. A special congratulations to Salutatorian Isaiah Houston and Valedictorian Kristian Young.  Read the introductions of Isaiah Houston and Kristian Young during the graduation ceremony.

We are now half way through Withrow’s exciting and historic Centennial Year and more is being planned. There’s been a renewed interest in Withrow History and Alumni. Bob Linnenberg ‘63, Christy McTigue Backley ‘66, Dave Blocksom ‘68, Dennis Goens ‘69 and others have done a lot of research over the last year to put together two interesting documents. First is a listing of 100 years of Withrow facts. The second is a listing of Notable Withrow Alumni.

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