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THE WEST END HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
2022-2024
Our email address is: alumni@westhighnashville.org

President       Carter Baker, Class of 59
Vice President   Ed Wasserman, Class of 61
Secretary   Carol Walker Gorodetzky, Class of 60
Treasurer John Wade, Class of 54

Members: Ray Sharer, Class of 55; Bill Moser, Class of 66; Ted Wilson, Class of 55

WEST HIGH ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DESCENDANTS

 Congratulations to the 2 winners of the 2022-2023 $2,500 Julie Weiland Waters Alumni Scholarships:  James Donahue, grandson of Larry Wilson, Class of 1958 and Riley J. Hill, grandson of Randle W. Hill, Jr. Class of 1960.  James is a PhD candidate at the Goethe University in Frankfort Germany, and Riley is a Senior at Martin Luther King, Jr. High School in Nashville.  He will be attending the University of Louisville.

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, Class of 1960, 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.  Major funding for the scholarships comes from a bequest from the estate of Ralph Granville Pilsk, Class of 1961.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 also been invested in a Vanguard Fund for the benefit of the Scholarship Fund.  

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)

Interview (5%)

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