Withrow’s 100th Birthday Celebration Continues

Time to Make Your Reservations for the Centennial Celebration Weekend
Friday, September 6th-Sunday, September 8th, 2019
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Join the Withrow H.S. Alumni Association as we commemorate 100 years of academic, civic and athletic excellence at the Withrow Centennial Celebration Weekend. The celebration consists of a series of events that honor the rich and storied traditions of Tigertown, while raising funds to benefit current programs and scholarship opportunities at the school.

The celebration weekend kicks off Friday, September 6th, with the Centennial Golf Outing, 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at Reeves Golf Course at Lunken Airport. Featuring individual play and Foursome Team Entry, proceeds from this fun-filled afternoon will benefit the Major R. McNeil Scholarship Fund. Registration for the Centennial Golf Outing begins at 10:00 a.m. with tee-off time starting at 11:00 a.m. Individual entry fee is $100 and Foursome Team entry fee is $360. Fees also include lunch, drinks, Centennial memorabilia and are tax-deductible. Check out who’s playing golf. Make a reservation now!

Moving into Saturday, September 7th, from Noon – 2 p.m., festivities continue to flow as we host the Centennial Showdown Alumni Basketball game featuring the Withrow Alumni All-Stars vs. crosstown rivals, the Woodward Bulldogs in the Paw Pavilion (Withrow’s gym). This once-in-a-lifetime basketball showdown features former Withrow All-Americans Yancy Gates, Chris Knight, Anthony McBride, Rozelle Nix, Devin Williams, Tiger Hoop Legends Rick Calloway, Coach George Jackson and more. Additionally, the halftime showcase includes an epic slam dunk contest, 3-point shootout plus performances from the Withrow Cheerleaders and Band! Tickets are $5. See who’s going. GET READY FOR THE SHOW! Tickets can be purchased at the game or buy a ticket now.

The highlight of the weekend culminates in the Centennial Gala held in the Grand Ballroom/second floor of JACK Casino. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and dinner begins promptly at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $75. Check out what’s for dinner by clicking HERE. Who’s coming from your class?  

CPS Superintendent Laura MitchellJenell Watson, Centennial Gala Emcee class of 1989The Withrow Alumni Association cordially invites all alumni to attend this once-in-a-lifetime soiree as we celebrate Withrow milestones and memories throughout the decades. The program will be hosted by our very own Tiger Alum Jenell Walton ’89, left, and CPS Superintendent Laura Mitchell, right, will be the keynote speaker. Pastor KZ Smith ’87 will offer a blessing. Invitations to other special guests are in the works. The program will commemorate 100 years of prolific Withrow history, as well as honor a few Tigers who made significant contributions along the journey. 

After dinner, different spaces with different music genres will be available to visit with other alumni in addition to a dance floor space. Several exhibits will be set up to learn about Withrow’s School of Business and re-visit Withrow’s history. Everyone will receive a booklet reviewing 100 years of Withrow History.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Withrow Business Education Program

Alumni currently involved are Coordinators: Carol Mitchell Lawrence (’84) and Rich Eby (’59), Communications Manager-Nichelle M. Bolden (’84), Gala Program Manager-Angelia Burney-Farrell (’84) and Dave Blocksom (’68). Other alumni representing classes scheduling reunions in 2019 include: Kay Eby (’59), Jackie Flaig (’64), Karen Carol Brentley (’69), Sandra Butler (’74), Joanne Stenson-Sawyer (’84), Allison Courtney Hunter (’89) and Sheva Stephens (’89), Danielle Goodwin (’94), James Isaac Robertson (’99), Sahara A. Shackelford (’99) and Keyanna Crossty (’99). 

Finally, on Sunday September 8th, we close out the epic weekend with the Centennial Brunch Around the Tower and School Tours, noon-3:00 p.m. We will offer a delectable brunch buffet in our beautiful front Tower courtyard coupled with tours around Withrow’s illustrious campus. Tickets for the brunch are $20. Join these alums for brunch.

Buy your Centennial Weekend event tickets online by clicking HERE. Ticket sales will run until July 1st, 2019. For cash ticket sales, the Tiger Ticket Committee will be available in the Withrow gym lobby on Saturday: June 29th from noon-4:00 p.m. If you are celebrating a milestone reunion year, for example, the classes of 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, etc., please coordinate with your class reunion contact for Gala seats. To contact your class coordinator, send an email to withrowcentennial@gmail.com including your name and class year. We are looking for class representation from 1961 and 1962 to round out the 60’s, 1978 and 1982 to round out the 70’s and 80’s. We’re also looking to increase class participation in the 90’s and 2000’s. If you know someone from those graduating years, please share the information and encourage other classmates to attend. Please continue to check the Centennial Celebratons button on the Home page and follow our Facebook page WithrowHSAlumni for a ticket sales link and other updates. If you have any questions, send an email to withrowcentennial@gmail.com.

Need hotel room to stay:
Hilton Garden Inn – Cincinnati Midtown$125.00 per night plus tax – Free parking and WiFi
2145 Dana Ave, 45207

Reservation Instructions:
Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Cincinnati/Midtown
Group Name: Withrow High School Centennial Group Block
Arrival Date: 06-Sept-2019 – Departure Date: 08-Sept-2019 

Two easy ways to complete reservations with your group rate:
Booking LinkYour exclusive web booking link is listed below. Simply input the travel dates, and the site will display your group rates. Then proceed with the online reservation.
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Phone Reservations –  A reservations line is available 24 hours a day. Simply dial (513) 361-9800 and press 1 to connect with reservations.
Be sure to reference Withrow High School Centennial Group Block when completing your reservation.

The cutoff date for Withrow High School Centennial Group Block is August 9, 2019, and we ask that your reservation is completed prior to this date.


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