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Youth Works Milwaukee - update...

The next Youth Works Mentor opportunity will be Wednesday, October 18, 2017.  Volunteer male mentors are needed for this program serving young WHS African American males.  WHS alumni are encouraged to consider this opportunity.  Please see this page for more details.  Prospective mentors should contact Justin Roby, the person noted on the page as soon as possible to become involved on this date or a future date..

 

MPS Alumni After School Networking Event

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
5pm - 7pm
Haggerty Museum of Art (Marquette University)
530 N. 13th St
Register Here


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First Annual MPS Alumni Weekend

Article on the MPS website with more details on some activities on Friday August 25 and Saturday, August 26, 2017

Information about the entire weekend activites are on the MPSFoundation.net website 


 

Richard J Olson (class of January, 1954) Honored for his Artistic Talent and his Tribute to the Milirary

Vietnam Transformed: The Art of Richard J. Olsen as Symbolic Reality 

Date: 5/19/2017 - 8/12/2017

NVAM is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition featuring the work of Vietnam veteran artist, Richard J. Olsen. This exhibition showcases prints and paintings made throughout Olsen’s career.  The exhibition will open on May 19th, 2017 with a reception from 6-9 PM. 

Olsen served in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot early in the war, before the countryside was ravaged by bombing and defoliation.  His approach to art reflects his optimistic personality in that instead of merely fixating on the horrors of war in his work, Olsen also considers the multi-faceted beauty of the country and uses imagery that invokes the mythology, history and cultural landscape of Vietnam in tandem with his own wartime experience.

Midway through his career, after struggling to find subject matter for his paintings, Olsen looked to an artist cliché: “If you don’t know what to paint, paint your studio wall”.  After a period of experimentation, these vibrant, large canvases became a fully realized series of work in which Olsen brings the Vietnam War to a universally understood plane of existence through allegory–in this case defined as a metaphor whose vehicle may be a symbol representing real-world issues or occurrences that illustrate complex ideas.  In both his “Wall” series and his other work, Olsen links the pictorial artifacts of his Vietnam wartime experience to larger concepts in order to convey an authentic idea of war.  

These selected works will be on view from May 19th to August 12th 2017.

website:  http://nvam.org/Module/Event/EventDetail/Vietnam_Transformed:_The_Art_of_Richard_J._Olsen_as_Symbolic_Reality?id=32&mc_cid=8001157e0a&mc_eid=389a1faa95


Preview of the new 2017-18 Washington Uniforms  

 


Recent events:


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For Details on this all-MPS Alumni Reunion on May 4, 2017,
please click here


Take me out to the Ball Game...!

Milwaukee Brewers vendor is marking his 64th year in ballpark concessions

and that my friends is Mr. Dan McKinney, Biology teacher at WHS from the late 60s to the late 70s


New Class Reunion Information (updated 2/11/2017)

Class of 1967 (reminder)

Class of 1968 (as of 2/11/2017)

Class of 1975 (as of 2/5/2017)

Classes of 1978 through 1989
(New as of 2/6/2017)

Info on Reunion Planning:   1954


WHS Alumni Receive Huge Honors

Abner Mikva, WHS alumnus ('43) & Hall of Fame inductee, awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom (2014)

Newton Minow, WHS alumnus ('44) and Hall of Fame Inductee, awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom (2016)

Allan "Bud" Selig, WHS alumnus ('52) and Hall of Fame Inductee, elected into Baseball's Hall of Fame (2016)

-->  more info about their awards coming soon!


 

WHS and Doors Open Milwaukee 2016

WHS has been selected to participate in the Doors Open Milwaukee event on Sunday, September 18, 2016.  

Stay tuned for more information here and via email.


Thank You Class of 1966!

For your recent (July, 2016) and very generous donation to our WHS Alumni Scholarship Foundation.

Link to Class of 1966 Facebook Page  


 


WHS Alumni Scholarship Foundation, Inc Announces

Induction Ceremony
October 17, 2014

Many photos of the event are at this site: http://bit.ly/HOF-Event-Photos
You can scroll through the pictures or if you want to view a slideshow, click on the left of the three icons over on the right side under "184 photos". 

An article appears on the WHS website: https://bit.ly/HOF-WHS-Website

An article appeared in the Journal-Sentinel on Saturday, October 18, 2014:
http://bit.ly/HOF-Journal-Sentinel

Michael Feldman inductee from '66 made a brief mention at the beginning of his national show on NPR/WPR on October 18, 2014 (just after the first minute of the audio)
http://bit.ly/HOF-Feldman-audiopage
 
then click on the Listen link beneath All the News...or click the following link to immediately begin hearing this segment

http://bit.ly/HOF-Feldman-audiosegment

Congratulations to All Inductees!!

2014 Class of Hall of Fame Inductees

Glen Barbaras '37
Michael Feldman '66
Christopher Paul Gardner '71
Alyce Gilbert '61
Marlin M. (Pat) Harder '40
Dr. John Klein '69
James (Jim) Kurtz '62
Mark Sain '77
David Seebach '69
Jeffrey M. Steren '69
Dr. Lynn M. Taussig '60

GO PURGOLDERS


 


Another Successful Alum...

Nikiya Harris '94

Nikiya was featured in the Point of View page in the March, 2014 issue of Milwaukee Magazine.  She was interviewed by Barbara Miner.  Nikiya was our featured speaker at last year's Annual Alumni Scholarship Social.  Take a look and be proud of yet another successful alum from our excellent school! 
<http://www.milwaukeemag.com/article/352014-NikiyaHarris>


Tom Laughlin, Class of 1949

Actor-writer-director Tom Laughlin, whose production and marketing of "Billy Jack" set a standard for breaking the rules on and off screen, has died.  His obituary is at http://bit.ly/tom-laughlin


 

Mira Marquel Hamilton '91 inducted into the

University of Whitewater Athletic Hall of Fame
October 20, 2012

L to R:  
Bob Nelson, former Principal at WHS
Joe Kmoch, one of Mira's computer teachers,
Mira Marquel Hamilton '91
Greg Lehman '68, Mira's track coach and teacher and also in the  WHS Alumni Hall of Fame

Mira was one of many fine students at Washington HS and a member of the Computer Specialty Program.  On matriculating to UW-Whitewater and joining the Track and Field Team, Mira qualified for every national chanpionship during his career, four indoor and four outdoor.  He held UWW school records in the 55 meters indoors, and the 100 and 200 meters outdoors when he graduated.  Mira won the 55 meters indoors and 100 outdoors at the WIAC Championship and qualified for both national meets again, racing to a third place in the 55 meters indoors at the NCAA Division III championship and winning the 100 meter dash at the '94 NCAA Division III outdoor meet.  He earned All-America status three times during his career.

Since graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1995 with a Bachelor's degree from the Management Computer Systems (MCS) program he has worked for several Information Technology concerns and most recently has taken a position as Service Monitoring Project Manager for the Washington DC Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.  He has many accomplishments and even speaking engagements as a result of his work for WMATA.

During the time he worked in the Milwaukee area he served for several years on the WHS Advisory Board for the Computer Information Technology Academy as a valued member and resource.  We congratulate Mira on his induction into the UWW Athletic Hall of Fame, thank him very much for his service back to Washington HS and wish him well in his future endeavors.

Another successful WHS Alumni! we are proud of!

BE PROUD, PURGOLDERS!


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

The 50th reunion for all classes of 1968 will be held on July 14, 2018. More information will be posted later but please keep the date open. Any questions contact: Janie Mazur Suesskind jsuesskind@att.net 414-332-3443 or Norm Behling nbehling@execpc.com 414-425-0014

This was an old 1956 class listing for me. Please delete it from our
Norma Landers Bruss

List of Announcements:
Attention - Attention
-- Another WHS Alumni site seeking money
-- Reunion sites selling WHS Apparel

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ATTENTION!  ATTENTION!

Through one of our committee members, we are aware of a different site calling themselves the WHS Alumni Site.  The URL includes the name < Alumniclass.com >. This site is currently seeking funds for memberships. AlumniClass has earned a grade of F by the Better Business Bureau for not dealing with numerous consumer complaints.  PLEASE DO NOT SEND THEM ANY FUNDS. None of this money comes to our official WHS Alumni Scholarship Foundation, Inc.  We do not charge alumni any membership fees.

Classmates.com is another site you should avoid - they have been sued for illicit business practices, particularly for autorenewal of membership fees.  

If you Google either of these sites along with the term "business practices" you will get further information.

Please avoid these sites!  Thank you

Reunion Sites Selling WHS Apparel

There is at least one commercial reunion site which has for sale various items of WHS apparel and other kinds of WHS gifts.  We are not associated in any way with any of these sites.  No portion of the purchase price of any item on these sites is returned to the Washington HS Alumni Scholarship Foundation. We will be announcing shortly a WHS Alumni Store where we will sell caps, t-shirts, sweatshirts and other memorabilia.

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If you are getting many emails about profile updates, click on Profile Subscriptions, then scroll down to the button marked "Unsubscribe from all Profiles" and click on it. That should stop those emails.

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