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THE WEST END HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Our email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
President Bill Moser, Class of 66
Vice President Carter Baker, Class of 59
Secretary Carol Walker Gorodetzky, Class of 60
Treasurer John Wade, Class of 54
Members: Ray Sharer, Class of 55; Ed Wasserman, Class of 61; Ted Wilson, Class of 55;
WEST HIGH ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DESCENDANTS
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE JULIE WEILAND WATERS WEST HIGH ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP. THE APPLICATION DOWNLOAD IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE. MARCH 31ST IS THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS. PLEASE MAIL THE APPLICATION TO: WEHSAA SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE, PO BOX 160356, MADISON, TN. 37216-0356.
The West End High School Alumni Scholarship for direct descendants of West High alumni is now The Julie Weiland Waters West High Alumni Scholarship, named in memory of Julie, who was instrumental in founding the Alumni Association. Beginning in 2022, the one-time scholarships will benefit two recipients who will each receive $2,500. This will continue for five years until the total Scholarship amount has been awarded.
The $1,000 Fab Four Alumni Scholarship given by Ronnie Osborn is awarded to a descendant of a West High athlete of cheerleader.
The winners of the 2021-2022 scholarships are:
Thomas Patton Giles, grandson of Regina Jones Giles, Class of 64 - the Julie Weiland Waters Alumni Scholarship
Austin Cole Lockridge, grandson of Lynn Tuttle, Class of 63 - the Fab Four Alumni Scholarship.
We congratulate both of these deserving students.
There have been several donations to the Scholarship in memory of West End High School alumni including Buddy Francis (56), Tommy McAdams (56) Jerry Averbuch (56), John "Butch" Stephens (55), Wyatt Allen (56), in memory of Hailey Turner, granddaughter of alumnus Fred Turner (53). Also, a contribution has been received from David Ogden (62). John Wade (54) has sent a contribution in memory of Julie Weiland Waters (60).
A generous bequest from the estate of Phil Harris, West High Class of 1963, has been invested in a Vanguard Fund for the benefit of the Scholarship Fund. An additional bequest to the Scholarship Fund from the estate of Ralph G. Pilsk, Class of 1961, has also been invested in the Vanguard Fund.
Applications will be accepted beginning in January, 2022, with the announcement of the awards in March.
The Scholarship Selection Policy is as follows:
Academics (75%) – includes level of courses (Advanced Placement, Honors, etc.), Grade Point Average (adjusted to 4.0 system), Transcript (last seven semesters), SAR and ACT Scores
Service (5%) – includes in-school and community
Leadership (5%) – includes school, church, and community (in and out of school)
Essay (5%) – includes goals
Need (5%) – includes a copy of FASPA, adjusted gross income (copy of first page IRS 1040), and number of dependents presently attending college