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THE WEST END HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Our email address is: firstname.lastname@example.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
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 2023, one scholarship in the amount of $5,000 will be awarded. Major funding for the scholarship comes from a bequest from the estate of Ralph Granville Pilsk, Class of 1961.This will continue for through 2026 until the total scholarship amount has been awarded. A generous bequest from the estate of Phil Harris, class of 1963, has also been deposited in the Vanguard Fund which maintains the scholarship investments.
A new scholarship in memory of Roy L. and Mildred Harbison McDonald, both of whom graduated in the Class of 1948, has been established by their son, Shannon McDonald, as a bequest from their estate. The awards will consist of one $5,000 scholarship to be awarded in 2023, and one $5,000 scholarship to be awarded in 2024. The criteria for this scholarship is the same as the criteria for the Julie Weiland Waters scholarship, and the application can be found below.
The $1,000 Fab Four Alumni Scholarship given by Ronnie Osborn is awarded to a descendant of a West High athlete or cheerleader.
The application deadline for all scholarships is March 31st.
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