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Established in 1960, the WHS Ex-Students Association continues to be the liaison between alumni and Waxahachie High. Get involved today with a membership, t-shirt purchase, nominations and sponsorship of awards, and promotion of our numerous scholarship programs. There's no better way to show your support for the Green and White! community-building events, and in-depth training sessions for our volunteers.
In 1960, Cecil Burton had the idea to put together an organization that would enable WHS ex-students to reunite and revisit the old school days with each other during Homecoming weekend. Burton contacted a few of his friends, Bill and Charleene Pitts, Lillian Neal and George Brown about this idea. Through their combined efforts to maintain ties with their fellow graduates, promote school traditions and pride in the community, they gave birth to this new organization in 1961. Since then, the Waxahachie Ex-Students' Association has had over 40 presidents, and has given thousands of dollars in scholarships.
President - Terry Connor (Class of '67)
Vice President - Carolyn Roberts Jenkins (Class of '60)
Treasurer - Cindy Turner Smith (Class of '80)
Secretary - Carrie Turner Lewis (Class of '84)
Nancy (Anderson) Ross (1960)
Carolyn (Roberts) Jenkins (1960)
Terry Connor (1967)
Margaret Felty (1967)
Bob Aday (1968)
Connie (Dawson) Wommack (1973)
David Jordan (1978)
Dolly (Garoutte) Clemmons (1980)
Cindy (Turner) Smith (1980)
Polly Williams (1983)
Carrie (Turner) Lewis (1984)
Chuck Sullins (1984)
Jenny (Thompson) Wilhoite (1990)
Sean Cagle (1991)
2018 turned out to be a banner year for the Association. Thanks to our revamped web page, we not only had a record number attend our annual ex-students luncheon during our homecoming, we increased our membership in the association. A big shout out and a big thank you goes to Carrie Lewis who redesigned our web page and managed it.
As always, several honor classes held reunion parties, attended the luncheon and honored their classmates. Congratulations to all our Who’s Who and Ex-Student Hall of Fame honorees. During homecoming, many ex-students took a tour of the magnificent, wonderful new high school. If you have not seen it, it rivals many small college campuses.
During the Scholarship Awards Ceremony last spring, 2018, the Ex-Student Association awarded four scholarships, one each from the Association and the Class of 1967, and two scholarships from the Morgan family. We awarded three scholarships on behalf of the Ex-Students Association Athletic Hall of Fame and finally, four from the Ex-Student Association Fine Arts Hall of Fame, three from the Fine Arts Hall of Fame and one from the Dorsey family. That makes eleven scholarships on behalf of the Ex-Student Association! Congratulations to all the scholarship recipients. The WHS Ex-Student scholarship fund continues to be in good health thanks to all who donated to this worthy event.
In the coming year, your board of directors will be revising and updating the Association bylaws as well as updating financial policies. The Ex-Students Board welcomes all ex-students who wish to participate in all upcoming activities that the WHS has to offer and we will consider all who wish to join the board of directors. Please consider joining the WHS Ex-Students Association. Membership is only $15 per year or, if you prefer, $100 for a lifetime membership
We are all looking forward to this year’s coming events. It is time to start considering the honor classes’ nominations for Who’s Who and Ex-Student Hall of Fame. Nominations for the Athletic Hall of Fame and Fine Arts Hall of Fame. Nomination forms are on the Association's web page.
I encourage all our ex-students to consider donating to any of the causes sponsored by the Association. As our motto says, “Celebrating the Past, Encouraging the Future”. None of this would be possible without your help.
Stay in touch with classmates. The WHS Ex-Student Association is here to help.
Terry Connor Class of 1967, President.
Scholarship Trust Fund Advisor
Cindy (Turner) Smith
Outstanding Educator Award Committee Chair
Website / Publicity Chair
Carrie (Turner) Lewis
Carrie (Turner) Lewis
Honor & Awards Chair
Athletic Hall of Fame Chair
Polly Williams / Terry Connor
Fine Arts Hall of Fame Chair
Margaret Felty / Sean Cagle
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