by Christy McTigue Backley ’66
“Once a Tiger, Always a Tiger” is a catchphrase dear to the hearts of Withrow alumni. We all feel it, that warm nostalgia triggered by a name, a song, a photo of our beautiful campus, but few of us act on it. A notable exception is Zach Riggins, class of ’72, photo above. He came away from his 25-year reunion with an inkling of an idea — an idea that percolated over the years and finally grew into a full-fledged plan to return Withrow to its glory days (and rightful position, many would say) as Cincinnati Public Schools’ leader in fine arts.