Our mission is to encourage and motivate former students of Waxahachie High School to reunite with their classmates, teachers, and friends, and to support current WISD graduates in achieving their higher educational goals through recognition and scholarships.
Show your Hachie Pride…………..
Support our many programs, projects and scholarships.
Become a member of one of our committees and/or board of directors.
Join us in honoring the green and white and supporting traditions that were started over 55 years ago.
Carrie Turner Lewis has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2017. She is currently serving her second term as President and Chair of the Publications Committee. This year she will also serve as a Homecoming Committee Co-Chair. Carrie has been a paralegal for over twenty-five years and spent most of her legal career in Dallas. She recently moved her career back to Waxahachie and is excited to be able to spend more time getting involved in the many events and festivities happening in her hometown!
Carrie is an Escrow Officer at Trinity Abstract & Title Company in downtown Waxahachie.
Routed in tradition, Carrie’s family bleeds GREEN thru and thru. She is a proud member of the Class of '84, married to Lee (Class of '83) and is the proud mom of Cassie (Class of '02). As a member of the board, it is her hope to help build a program that will honor all graduates past, present and future. This mission is very dear to her heart as her granddaughters, future WHS graduates Cidney (Class of 2024) and Cadynce (Class of 2026) learn the traditions of WISD; while she also honors and recognizes the past led by her father Mike (Class of ‘61) and mother Lou (Class of ‘62).
“It is truly a blessing to share such a love for my hometown with my family.” #WeBleedGreen
Dolly Garoutte Clemmons joined the Board in 2019 and currently serves as Vice President and is on the Scholarship, Homecoming and Athletic Hall of Fame committees. Dolly has deep roots in Waxahachie and is a WHS graduate of the Class of 1980. She is proud to have many family members who are WHS alumni and grandchildren who currently attend Waxahachie schools.
Dolly is honored to give back to WISD by serving on the board of this important organization.
Debbie Camarillo Gish joined the Board in 2020 and is currently in her second term as Secretary and will be serving as Co-Chair of the Homecoming Committee.
Debbie has been affiliated with WISD for over 30 years both as a teacher and administrator and was recently selected into Waxahachie Ex-Students' Association Who’s Who by her ’84 Classmates. While at WISD, Debbie helped thousands of students graduate to the next level, and she also encouraged her own children to enter the field of education. Debbie volunteered countless hours at WISD events and at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, where she is a member. Since retiring from WISD in 2019, Debbie has enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
Debbie is a dedicated individual that wants to continue giving back to WISD by serving on this Board.
Cindy Turner Smith has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2014 and is currently serving her sixth year as Association's Treasurer. Cindy is a 1980 graduate of WHS, graduated with honors from SMU's Southwestern School of Banking and is serving in her 39th year with CNB of Texas, holding the position of Executive Vice President.
The list of Cindy's community commitments includes serving as chairman of the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce, board tenures with the Waxahachie Foundation, United Way, WISD Education Foundation, WISD Partners in Education, YMCA, Special Olympics and many other civic acts of goodwill.
"There is and always will be a place in my heart for education and giving back for all I received as a Waxahachie student, parent and volunteer." "Once an Indian ALWAYS an Indian."
Carolyn Roberts Jenkins is a member of the WHS Class of 1960 and has been a member of the Board of Directors for over 20 years. Carolyn is a vital part of the Ex-Students' Association and her knowledge of Waxahachie Alumni is matched by no others.
Carolyn has owned and operated The Hair House since 1975. Carolyn's brother Billy was a member of the Class of '59. Both of Carolyn's children graduated from WHS; Patsy a member of the Class of '80 and Scott with the Class of '83.
Carolyn has watched the involvement within the Association grow over the last few years and is excited to see what else is to come for our Alumni.
Terry Connor has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2017 is currently serving as Chair of the Athletic Hall of Fame.
Terry is a 1967 WHS graduate and was a member of the 1967 state semi-finalist basketball team. He attended NTSU (now University of North Texas), and was a member of the NTSU basketball team. He served in the US Army and is a Vietnam Veteran.
Terry currently owns Connor Benefits and has been in the employee benefits arena since 1973. Terry is married to Randi and is the proud dad of Nicholas. He has two grandsons, Jonathan and Grayson, of whom he is equally proud.
Terry is an advocate for all things related to helping the youth of the community whether it be sports or academics.
Bob Aday has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1993 and has served as Chair of the Honors & Award Committee since 2002.
Since returning to Waxahachie in 1990, Bob has served many community organizations in Waxahachie and his list of civic service is endless. He has been involved in the Board for Rotary Club of Waxahachie, Education Foundation, Chamber of Commerce, YMCA, Civil Service Commission (which manages the police and fire departments), Partners in Education Board. In 2018, Bob was selected into Waxahachie Ex-Students' Association Hall of Fame by his '68 Classmates.
Shelley Green Raney joined the Board in 2020. Shelley is a 1979 WHS graduate who was born and raised in Waxahachie. Shelley has been married for 40 years to her high school sweetheart, Steve, and together they have 3 children who all graduated from WHS. Her 4 grandchildren also all attend Waxahachie schools.
Shelley attended Navarro College and the University of Texas at Arlington. Her past work career involved employment with two investment banking firms and a global technology consulting company. Shelley and Steve own and manage their Waxahachie based roofing company, Synergy Roofing, for more than 10 years. With deep Waxahachie roots, she is well connected with the Waxahachie community and is excited to give back by working with the alumni program.
Johnna McCutchen Dorsett joined the Board in 2022.
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Davi Bryce joined the Board in 2022.
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Sean Cagle joined the Board in 2019 and is in his third year as Chair of the Fine Arts Hall of Fame Committee.
Sean was recently named WISD Fine Arts Director. Sean is a 1991 graduate of Waxahachie High School and has been teaching for WISD since 1999 (with a short 2 year hiatus for graduate school). While at WISD, Sean has taught grades 8-12, with subjects including 8th grade math, pre-algebra, algebra, algebra 2, pre-calculus, art 1-4, painting, and ceramics and served as the Fine Arts Department Chairman.
Wess Winn joined the Board in 2022.
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Phillip Gilbert joined the Board in 2022.
Phillip lives in Waxahachie with his wife, Britt, and two children, Zach (Class of '21) and Molly (Class of '23). Phillip has been a resident of Ellis County for over twenty-five years, graduating from Waxahachie High School. He is a proud and involved member of the Ellis County community. Phillip attended Texas Tech University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree. Phillip earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Texas Wesleyan University school of Law in Fort Worth graduating cum laude.
Renee McNeal joined the Board in 2020. Renee is a 1998 WHS graduate who was a very dedicated and talented volleyball player. Renee is a dedicated advocate of education and has served on the WISD Long Range Planning Committee, which helped create the most beneficial plan for Waxahachie schools and students. Renee’s favorite mantra and approach to life is “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence.” Renee is a selfless and passionate person. In 2017, Renee was selected as a recipient of the Daily Light’s first 40-Under-40 award. For the past eight years, Renee has volunteered for WISD’s Adopt-a-Class initiative, visiting classrooms to tutor & mentor third-grade students.
Larissa Bonilla Villanueva joined the Board in 2022.
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