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2017 Class Reunion Pictures

Class of 1972 - 45th Class Reunion
(this was the 1st reunion of the year!)

Click on the picture to the left to see all of our Class Reunion photos from this year!


 

2016 Alumni All-Class Christmas Luncheon
December 10, Raymond Memorial Golf Course

For 2016 the luncheon was moved to a new location - the Reception House at Raymond Memorial Golf Course. The Reception House is managed by Schmidt's – yes, the same Schmidt’s which boasts a food service legacy and tradition in Columbus that goes back more than 100 years! We chose to have their Italian Buffet four our meal.


Click on the picture to the right to see several more taken during the luncheon.

Technical camera problems prevented us from getting photos of every table group. Our apologies to those we missed.


2016 Alumni Hall of Fame Program
September 18
, in the West Library

2016 Honorees:
Charlie Castle 1963
Don Jenks 1944 Jan.
Dr. Bradley Richardson 1947

Tommy Dale 1945


Charlie Castle, Mrs. Don Jenks, Mrs. Bradley Richardson, Lisa Dale Press
(click on the picture to the left to see more from the ceremony)

Bios for the 2016 Honorees, along with all previous honorees, are in this website in the Hall of Fame 'room.'

2016 Homecoming Parade

For the 1st year, your Alumni Association decided to have
five former Homecoming Queens ride on our float.
We were honored to have queens from five decades,
starting with Judy Tilton Kight '56.

(We apologize for not getting any pictures from the football game or from the other Homecoming festivities. Unfortunately, your alumni were busy staffing the Cowboy Corral Concession Stand! We sold food and drinks from the time the gate opened until near the end of the 3rd quarter.
However,
the best part - West WON to continue their unbeaten season!)

Click on the picture to the right to see several more taken during the parade. Our thanks to Dottie Clark '63 for taking the pictures.





2016 Golf Outing
- our 10th year!

For the 2nd year our Golf Outing was held at Split Rock Golf Course. There were 70 alums and guests, along with several volunteers in attendance.

Click on the picture to the left to see more from the event!

We published a recap of the event, along with a few of the pictures shown here, in the Fall 2016 Alumni Occident Newsletter.
2016 All-Class Florida Reunion
March 19, 2016, Bradenton Country Club
On the right are our event co-chairs
Tom Ramage '67 and Joe Castorino '67
'Click" on the photo to the right to see more from the day.

The next class of West High Alums!
Congratulations Class of 2016!
(click on photo for one you can see a little better!)




October 23, 2015 - Senior Night
at the last home football game of the season

We had a great contingent of alumni who volunteered at the Cowboy Corral Concession Stand for all six home games this year.
At all previous games this year we had 4-6 West Soccer teammates helping in the Cowboy Corral. At this game we worked with an all-Alumni staff in the Cowboy Corral for the last home game of the season. Nearly all of these alums were there at all six games!
It was a great weather night after having cold and rain at the last two home games. Unfortunately, Eastmoor Academy proved to be too much for West - winning 26-6. West will go in to their last game next week with a 4-5 overall record.

Note: An '89 West alum, who has a son on the Eastmoor team and who does the game films for Eastmoor, told us when they were in a 2-game slump early in the season, Eastmoor alum Archie Griffin came in to talk with the team. They've not lost a game since!
Does West have a former football standout or two out there who may be willing to give our guys a pep talk?
Let us know and we will get you on-board!


click on the picture to the right to see a few more from this game and an earlier game when some soccer players were helping!




9th Annual Alumni Golf Outing
August 14, Split Rock Golf Course
The 9th year for the Alumni Golf Outing turned out to be the most successful to date on several levels. We had sixteen foursomes, which translates to 64 golfers!
Event chair Bill Kern ’60 Jan., along with his committee of Joe Ditrick ’60, Dean Potts ’59 Jan., Stacy Neff Campbell ’78, Jack Crego ‘47 Jan, and Dotty Reese Willis ‘60, staged a great event at the Split Rock Golf Course.
This is the first year we have held the event there, and it appeared everyone enjoyed the course. We even got a few new participants when the Split Rock management posted information about the outing.

Several alums who aren’t members of the Alumni Association, but who regularly golf there, saw the posting and sent reservations.

Pictures on the left is the low Gross Score winners.

A more complete recap of the event was published in the Alumni Occident newsletter.


click on the picture to the left to see more from the event
2014 Alumni Book Display Opening -
March 19
Fifteen alumni authors (or his or her representative) participated in our event that was held in the West Library.

click on the picture to the right to see a few more from the event
2013 West Coast Reunion -
San Diego, November 3-6
We had a small group, but we had a great time and enjoyed wonderful weather.

click on the picture to the left to see a few more from the evening
2013 Homecoming
Sept. 27
It was a great weather evening, a great Homecoming king and queen ceremony for the students, and a great Homecoming win for the football team.

click on the picture to the right to see a few more from the evening
2013 Alumni Hall of Fame Ceremony
Sept. 8, 2013

click on the picture to the left to see a few more
from the day
August 31
First home football game of the
2013 season.

click on the picture to the right to see a few more from the evening
2013 Alumni Golf Scramble
August 23
Phoenix Golf Links Course

Four of our top-notch volunteers getting ready for the golfers to register. Without our volunteers, this event could not be possible - so thank you to ALL of our volunteers!

l. to r. - Dean Potts '59 Jan, John Ward '67, Sharon Dent Pennell '68 Jan., Paul Pennell '67

click on the picture to the left to see more from the event


2013 All-Class Picnic
Friday, July 26
Crossroads United Methodist Church
1100 S. Hague Ave.

Pictured is a treasured Hilltop Kiwanis Hilltop USA Afghan that we sold raffle tickets for. Winning was Dick Curtiss '58!

The ‘most senior’ alum was Jeannette Sharpe Maxwell ’40. Close behind Jeannette in the ‘most senior’ category was Jack Morris ’41 Jan. Jack was in town from Virginia!

The youngest alum attending was from the 80s – Mark Thomas.

click on either of the pictures on the right to see
more from the event
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2013 Class Reunions


Our first Class Reunion for 2013 was the January 1953 60th Class Reunion.

Click on the picture to the left to see the 2013 Class Reunion pictures we have been given.

We publish all photos submitted to the website manager or Alumni Newsletter Editor for publication.

Class of 1963
50th Reunion photos
(clicking on any of these photos will take you to the same group of photos)
May 15, 2013
Alumni Association Meeting
in the West Cafeteria

Tour of the 'Updated" Weight Room

Prior to the meeting the attendees enjoyed Minelli's Pizza, salad, soft drinks, and some very good desserts made by Sandy Thorne Roach '57.

Click on the picture to the right to see more photos from evening.

2013 All-Class Mid-Winter Florida Reunion - March 1 & 2
Bradenton Country Club
Friday evening about twenty-five had dinner at Hungry Howie's in Palmetto. Seventy-seven alumni, spouses, and friends gathered Saturday afternoon for a luncheon buffet at the Bradenton Country Club. Later Saturday evening several got together for one last time at Baileen Gary Dodd's home.

Click on the picture to the left to see more photos from weekend.

Alumni Association Tour of the Ohio Statehouse - January 30, 2013
About thirty alumni and guests attended our Ohio Statehouse Tour.


Click on the picture to the right to see
more photos from the luncheon and tour
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2012 Alumni Christmas Luncheon
December 8, 2012
Fawcett Center on the OSU Campus


In this picture, 2011-2012 Alumni Association President Baileen Gary Dodd '48 introduces other Association Board Members
(l. - r.) Secretary Sharon Robinson Keaney '55 Jan.,
Treasurer Bob Roach '57, Vice President Katie Lorenz Haddox '47

Click on the picture to the left to see other photos from the luncheon.

2012 Alumni Hall of Fame -
October 14

The Alumni Association held an afternoon Reception for the 2012 Alumni Hall of Fame Honorees

Terry Hoover, accepting for her deceased father Richard Hoover '53, Earl "Wimpy" Potts '51 Jan., John Glass '48, and Gayle Lamb Nash '55, accepting for her deceased classmate Dana Deshler '55
Click on the picture to the right to see more from the evening.

2012 Homecoming - September 28
First the 5:30pm Homecoming Parade, followed by the 7:15 entrance of the 2012 West Band and the Alumni Band taking the field, and the JROTC raising the flag.

The football team took to the field to the cheer of all.

The evening ended with a big win for the Cowboy football team.

Click on the picture to the left to see other Homecoming photos.

The Class of 1963

The Class of 1963 celebrated 50 years since their Senior Homecoming.

They decorated a float for the parade and even got their Homecoming Queen and two on the court to ride in a convertible behind their float.

They sat together in Magly Field and had a post-game celebration at O'Charley's.

Click on the picture to the right to see a few more from their mini-Homecoming Reunion.




2012 Alumni Golf Outing - August 10
Phoenix Golf Links Course

Our 6th Alumni Golf Outing was a great success. The event made almost $2000 that has been added to the Alumni Scholarship Fund.

Event chair Bill Kern '60 Jan. and his committee organized another successful alumni event.

Thirteen teams enjoyed a great weather day and a lot of fun for the participants.

The team pictured at the top won the event. The team pictured at the bottom won the 'Number of years an Alum' (age adjusted) category.
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Click on either picture to the left to see more from the day.

The 2012 Alumni All-Class Picnic

Friday, July 20
Crossroads United Methodist Church, 1100 S. Hague Ave.

We had 132 register, and we know of a few who didn't make it to the registration table.

If you weren't able to attend this year, we hope you will think about attending next year. This is one of the best Alumni Association events.

Click on the picture to the right to see more
from the evening.

2012 Class Reunions


Our first Class Reunion for 2012 was the 1942 class. Other pictures will be added as they are submitted.

Click on the picture to the left to see the 2012 Class Reunion pictures. We publish all photos submitted to the website manager or Alumni Newsletter Editor for publication.
2012 Florida Mid-Winter Reunion
We were in Bradenton March 23 and 24.

Although we don't have any pictures from the Friday Wine and Cheese party, we do have several from the Saturday luncheon at the Bradenton Country Club.

Click on the picture to the right to see more from the day.

Great Western Walk-O-Wonders
Built in the late 50s, this site was visited by most on the westside, many from Columbus, and often tour groups from around the US.

It was closed in 1970 due to the cost to keep the site in proper shape.

After receiving Internet pictures of the display, we used one in the summer Alumni Occident newsletter. Others we have found in the Internet are shown here, along with a few details we also found on the Walk-O-Wonders!

Click on the picture to the right to see more pictures we found.
11th West Coast Reunion
October 3-6
2011 San Diego, California


What a great time we had.

Click on the picture to the right to see many from our time in San Diego.



2011 Alumni Hall of Fame - September 23

Prior to the West Football game, the four Honorees of 2011 were introduced and honored.

J. Brent Bill '69, Bob Kern '55, Bob Sandusky '57, and Dr. Helen McDaniel '36 (deceased).

Click on the picture to the left to see more from the evening.


2011 Class Reunions

We had many class reunions this year.

Click on the picture to the right to see the 2011 Class Reunion pictures that were submitted for publication.




2011 - Three former OSU Basketball Captains from West High together for a photo!
West High is the only high school to have more than one person captain an OSU Basketball Team, and West has had not two but THREE!
For the first time, on January 8, 2011, we got a picture of our three West guys together. They were all in town for the January 9 Captains Club Game.
Jim Remington '46 Jan. flew in from La Habra Heights, California where he has lived for many years. Jim was captain of the 1951 team.
Michael Redd '97 was captain of the 2000 OSU team. Michael still lives in the central Ohio area when not playing with the NBA Milwaukee Bucks. Injuries in both of the past two seasons have kept him from playing complete seasons with the Bucks, but he is optimistic his rehab work in Columbus will get him back playing before the 2010-2011 season is over.
Dick Furry '
56 Jan. captained the Buckeyes in 1962. Dick has made his home in Rocky River Ohio for several years.
Click on the picture to the right to see more from the day. (Our appreciation to Tom Williams who took the pictures and e-mailed them to Jim Remington)
2010 Alumni Hall of Fame - September 24, 2010

The Honorees were recognized at a dinner in the school Library. Jim Slager '48 Jan. (pictured on the left) could not attend from Pittsburgh due to some health problems. His son, Tim, accepted on his behalf.

The other Honorees are Dr. Forrest Flewellen '46, Tim Slager, Ethel Mae "Jeanne" Thompson Cummins '43, and Wilfred "Willie" Evans '50 Jan..
Click on either picture to the right to see a few more pictures from the evening.

Bios for the Honorees are in Hall of Fame website section.



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2010 Class Reunion Pictures

The first picture we received this year was for the June 1950 class, followed by the January 1950 class. They actually held a combined 1950 class reunion - for the first time. However, they did take individual class pictures.
All other class reunion pictures we have received are available in the website Cafeteria 'room.'

Click on the picture to the left to see the 2010 Class Reunion pictures (that have been submitted). All have also been printed in the Alumni Occident publication!

2009 Alumni Hall of Fame and Homecoming - October 8, 2009

The Alumni Hall of Fame was held at Homecoming this year. Click on this picture to see more from the evening at the Hall of Fame Reception, the Homecoming Parade, and the Alumni Band on Magly Field.
Bios for the Honorees are in Hall of Fame website section. Click on this picture to see more from the evening.

September 5, 2008
Alumni Association Hall of Fame Honorees
Click on this picture to see others from the evening.
Bios for the Honorees are in Hall of Fame website section.
May 22, 2004
West High School 75th Anniversary
Click on this picture to see many, many more pictures from the 75th Anniversary Celebration.