Washington High School
New Class Reunion Information (updated 5/26/2015)
Class of January, 1953 80th Birthday Celebration (as of 5/26/2015)
Class of 1959 (as of 9/4/2014)
Class of January, 1965 (as of 12/22/2014)
Class of June, 1965 (as of 5/17/2015)
Class of 1975 (as of 1/21/2015)
Class of 1995 (as of 11/23/2014)
Info on Reunion Planning: 1954
Purgolders United: Annual Spring Social
Saturday, May 9, 2015
11 a.m. reception
lunch program, raffle to follow
The Washington HS Alumni Scholarship Foundation Board invites you to the annual gathering of Purgolders to raise support and awareness for the Foundation's scholarship program.
Event features our signature luncheon with an alumni speaker, raffle, WHS History tables and MANY opportunities to connect with fellow graduates and former WHS Faculty and Staff.
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Wisconsin Club - Country Club
6200 W Good Hope Road
Milwaukee, WI 53223
Registration Deadline Extended!!!
Registration NOW Officially Closes May 1, 2015
(Please contact Linda Bachowski directly if you are not registering online)
WHS Scholarship Applications For 2015 Now Available
Current Seniors: The WHS Alumni Scholarship Foundation Scholarship Application is now available for downloading. Please click here or click the third link from the top on the left (WHS Scholarship Appl - 2014) for more information and a link to download the form.
A link to the 2014 scholarship winners is just below on the left side. Soon we'll have a complete list of all scholarship winners since 1961 (nearly 600 scholarships) on this site.
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:
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)
then click on the Listen link beneath All the News...or click the following link to immediately begin hearing this segment
Congratulations to All Inductees!!
ALUMNI NIGHT AT WHS’ HOMECOMING GAME
Friday, October 17th – 6:00 p.m.
Washington HS vs. Morse Marshall at Custer Stadium
Tailgating begins at 4:30 p.m. outside the stadium
Alumni t-shirts are $10.00
Game tickets are $5.00
Hall of Fame & Former Football Coach Greg Lehman will be honored during half-time
Later, after the game...
Alumni Social Event:
Friday, October 17th (9:00 p.m. – Until)
Jackson’s Pub – 1203 North 10th Street
(Corner of 11th & Juneau)
Must be 25 & Older
Homecoming Dance on Saturday, October 18th in the WHS gym (6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)
WHS Alumni Scholarship Foundation, Inc Announces
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
Induction Ceremony to be held at Washington HS on October 17, 2014
WHS Alumni Scholarship Foundation, Inc Announces
Thirty-one Alumni Scholarship Recipients from the
Washington HS Class of 2014
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!
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
Thank you Class of January, 1963, Class of 1967 and Class of 1968
In the past months, each of these classes held energetic and fun reunions. As a result of their classmates coming together, each of these classes made a good-sized donation to the WHS Alumni Scholarship Foundation Fund.
As you know this helps us to continue and even expand the scholarship opportunities for graduates of WHS. The announcement of the 2013 awardees is a result of the continuous support of our Foundation. Go Purgolders!
R E S C H E D U L E D !
Game starts at 7:15pm in the Gym
Alumni festivities start at 6:45pm
Tickets: $4 must be reserved; call 414-875-5933
WHS Alumni Scholarship Foundation
Announces the 2013 Scholarship Awardees
The Foundation Scholarship Committee worked this spring both to cultivate many candidates for our scholarship and recently awarded $1000 scholarships to 24 deserving 2013 WHS graduates.
Alumni Night...a Success!
Over 30 alums came to the Alumni Night basketball game last Friday, February 8, 2013. They witnessed the Mighty Purgolders beat Milwaukee South Division in a comeback win 74-71. They retain a share of the City Conference Basketball title.
Jody Sussman Steren '66 write this note to us:
I did go to the game on Friday night with my husband (June '69) and a friend (June '65) and her husband who drove in from Reedsburg Wisconsin. We parked on Sherman Blvd. right in front of the steps of the main door. Principal Adair held the tickets for us at the box office and she was manning the ticket office when we arrived. We were given purgolder lanyards and a pom pom. Michele Price was there and made sure my husband had a front row seat because he couldn't climb the stands easily. At halftime the alums were called to center court to be introduced by decade. We were the oldest and the only ones prior to the 70's. It was parents night for the players so there was cake and punch served. We were treated really well and they seemed pleased we were there. The game was good and WHS came from behind to win. Too bad more grads didn't make the effort to come. They'd have seen a gym that had stands. There were no varsity games at the school when we were there in the old gym, just gymnastic competitions or wrestling matches or swimming in the little pool inside the school and track and cross country outdoors. I'd go again.
Mira Marquel Hamilton '91 inducted into the
University of Whitewater Athletic Hall of Fame
October 20, 2012
L to R:
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!
A VERY Proud Day for Washington High School
and the Washington HS Alumni Scholarship Foundation
On Friday, August 24, the WHS Alumni Scholarship Foundation presented schoalarship checks to 29 seniors from the Class of 2012. This is a record number.
Fox6 was there for the entire event and in the end put together a very nice on-air presentation which was aired both on Friday evening and Saturday morning.
Please take time to click on the link just below and be proud of your school and these new alumni.
Here is the MPS Press Release for this same event
BE PROUD, PURGOLDERS!
The WHS Alumni Foundation Annual Scholarship Luncheon
was held on May 19, 2012 at the Wisconsin Club - Country Club. The guest speaker was Tonya C. Adair, Principal of WHS. She spoke for about 30 minutes about the challenges and successes at WHS this past year, her first as principal.
Hearing from WHS Alumni Scholarship Winners
The WHS Alumni Scholarship Foundation will be awarding 29 scholarships this year to deserving, high quality 2012 graduates of WHS. We thought you'd like to hear from recent scholarship winners at various times.
Keji Kujjo, Class of 2011, earned a WHS Alumni scholarship. Very recently she wrote this letter to our President, Steven Brown, who noted that after her first year at UWM, she earned a 3.7 GPA (having just learned English 6 years ago). Enjoy!
WE HAVE MOVED (sort of)
Our NEW PO Box number is: PO Box 170321, Milwaukee, WI 53217
(mail sent to the old PO Box number will be forwarded for about 1 year).
Spring isn't far away
"The lilacs will bloom in May...tra la"
...that is, at least for those of us living in the northern half of the US!
The WHS Alumni Scholarship Foundation board continues to work toward developing various initiatives. We hope to begin announcing some of these in the coming months.
Please consider a donation to the WHS Alumni Scholarship Foundation. In June, 2012 your Foundation provided scholar ships to 29 deserving WHS Grads to support their efforts at post-secondary institutions. Any donation you provide will be very much appreciated.
Please send your fully tax-deductible donation to
WHS Alumni Scholarship Foundation
PO Box 170321 <this is our new PO Box number>
Milwaukee, WI 53217 <and our new zipcode>
Thank you very much!
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