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THE WEST END HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Our email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
President Ed Wasserman, Class of 61
Vice President Bill Moser, Class of 66
Secretary Carol Walker Gorodetzky, Class of 60
Treasurer John Wade, Class of 54
Members: Ray Sharer, Class of 55; Ted Wilson, Class of 55; Carter Baker, Class of 59. Carter will be filling the unexpired term of our friend and classmate, Julie Weiland Waters.
WEST HIGH ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DESCENDANTS
The West End High School Alumni Scholarship is now The Julie Weiland Waters West High Alumni Scholarship, named in memory of Julie, who was instrumental in founding the Alumni Association. It is funded by bequests and donations. The first award is a $1000 scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year and was awarded to Natalie Taylor Bergan, a student at Northeastern University in Boston, and the granddaughter of Betty Jane Maples Taylor, Class of '56, and Larry Taylor.
Beginning this year, there is a second scholarship which will be awarded by Ronnie Osborne, Class of 62, called the Fab 4 Scholarship. The purpose of this scholarship is to fund a scholarship for a direct descendant of a West High athlete or cheerleader. This year, Ronnie has made $1,000 available to any direct descendant of a West High alumnus, and the athlete or cheerleader alumnus scholarship will be awarded beginning in 2021.
This year, the two scholarships for 2020-2021 have been awarded to Elizabeth Joy Lewis, a Senior at Summit High School, Spring Hill, TN and granddaughter of George Lewis, Class of 1960, and Karlee Caldwell, a Senior at Jefferson High School, Jefferson, GA, and granddaughter of Bobby Caldwell, Class of 1951. 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), 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 very generous $5,000 bequest from the estate of Phil Harris, West High Class of 1963, has been invested in a Vanguard Fund and will be used for the Julie Weiland Waters West High Alumni Scholarship Fund. The Fund will be administered by the Board of the Alumni Association and will continue to be funded through donations made to WEHSAA, earmarked "Alumni Scholarship Fund", and sent to the above address. If you wish to donate through Pay Pal, please use the "Donate" button on the Home Page. All donations are tax-deductible.
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