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Shortridge H.S. Alumni Association NewsBriefs - 10/01/10
Welcome to this new format of the Shortridge Alumni Association's NewsBriefs. We want to use this forum to spread news of the activities, events, and happenings that affect the students at Shortridge Magnet High School for Law and Public Policy. If you have something to share, let us know.
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President's Message from the Shortridge H.S. Alumni Association...
Dee's photoThe Shortridge H.S. Alumni Association (SHSAA or SAA) has come a long way in a very short time to create what we believe will be a proactive organization targeting academic excellence exhibited by the legacy of Shortridge, its alumni, and our academic partners. The SAA Board of Directors strive to reunite alumni and be a catalyst for future Shortridge Magnet H.S. for Law and Public Policy graduates. As President, it is my pleasure to work with others who show an interest and commitment to help the students, the school, and the alumni maintain and expand these common goals. Our collective goal is to continue the legacy that, "A Disciplined Mind and a Cultivated Heart are Elements of Power." - Caleb Mills


We need YOU to become actively engaged in our or other efforts that target the future success of the students at the "new" Shortridge. There are so many opportunities, from tutoring students (see sidebar message), financial support for various projects, including: scholarship, athletic department, band, and others. The need is great; the resources are few.


The name of the school may have changed slightly; however, the academic goals remain as strong today as when each of us was a student at the school.  Thank you for your continued support!

Deloris "Dee" (Richardson) Duff - '59

President, Shortridge H.S. Alumni Association


Founding Members Legacy Guild 

The Founding Members Legacy Guild was approved at the June, 2010, annual meeting, as a fundraising source for the Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund. Although donations for the Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund are welcome in any amount at any time, Founding Members Legacy Guild has multiple purposes: to strengthen the scholarship endowment to provide scholarships for deserving Shortridge Magnet H.S. graduates, grow SAA membership, and recognize alumni generosity who wish to support future graduates from Shortridge.

The fund drive commenced July 1, 2010, and will conclude on December 31, 2012, prior to the first graduating class in 2013. Founding Members' participation requires a minimum $500 or greater donation to the scholarship fund. Seventy-five percent (75%) of the donation will go to the restricted scholarship fund; twenty-five percent (25%) will offset alumni association administrative expenses. At the conclusion of the fund drive (December 2012), Founding Members will have their names memorialized on a bronze plaque placed on permanent display at Shortridge. This donation also entitles alumni to a five-year membership in the Alumni Association.

Please make your tax-deductible check payable to: Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund (Founding Members Guild on the memo line); mail c/o 5030 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254. With donors' permission, their names will be recognized on our website and future newsletters. 

Join our growing list of Founding Members: (as of 9/2010)

Dr. Beurt SerVaas, 1937
Ann (Cantwell) Penrose, 1941
Dr. Raymond Martin Johnson, 1950
Linda (Henderson) Gassett, 1958
Jon Nygaard, 1966
Dr. Woodrow A. Myers, Jr., 1970
Mary Ann (Bruce) Denton, 1972
Carol (Morgan) Gog, 1973

Shortridge Alumni Hall of Fame


At the annual meeting, held in June, the SAA Board of Directors announced creation of the Shortridge Alumni Hall of Fame to recognize graduates for their professional achievements and personal contributions to improve the lives of others and society. Alumni, faculty, staff, school district administrators with knowledge of the Shortridge graduate nominee's professional qualities and accomplishments may make nominations. Each graduate's nomination remains active for three years. Deadline for submitting nominations each year is December 1. A handsomely designed plaque will be awarded to the selected inductee(s) commencing the spring of 2011 with a Hall of Fame Reception. A duplicate plaque also will be  displayed permanently at Shortridge.


Nomination Eligibility:

  • Graduates of Shortridge High School or Shortridge Magnet High School for Law and Public Policy for at least five years at the time of nomination.
  • Included are graduates in all walks of life, such as: armed services, athletics, business, education, fine arts, government, law, literature, media, medicine, performing arts, science, etc. (This list is not intended to be inclusive.)
  • Special achievements in the nominee's area of specialization; honors, awards, or other recognition received on a local, regional, national or international level, community service (if appropriate), meritorious contributions to society in general or to a specific segment of society.

 Nomination form available on the SHSAA Website


LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO FORM THE SHS HOF SELECTION COMMITTEE. Send your contact information if you are interested in working on this committee. Email SAA 

 SAA Memberships & Renewals

Are you a member of the Shortridge H.S. Alumni Association? If not, we'd like you to become a member to support the students and the school through the various activities that the SAA will be hosting or sponsoring.

  • One-year Membership: $35 annual fee
  • Five-year membership (Founding Member's Legacy Guild) (see Feature Article)
  • Are you a SAA member and haven't renewed your membership for this year? Hopefully this reminder this will jog your memory to renew your membership today. Check your member card for the membership expiratiion date.
  • Make your check payable to: Shortridge Alumni Association; mail c/o 5030 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254, or pay your dues online at our website via PayPal option..

    For more membership information, visit our website: SHSAA Website or send email: SHSAA Email

Gymnasium Rededication -- November 20th -- Looking for men's & women's team players 

Tuesday, November 20, will be a special day for the Shortridge Athletic Department. Stephen Papesh, Athletic Director, invites all Shortridge alumni to attend the gymnasium rededication when the basketball athletes will be playing a boy/girl doubleheader with Crispus Attucks. Girls' game will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the boys playing approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the girls' game.

Mr. Papesh invites alumni to attend this special event, but they are specifically honoring the men and women who won the last basketball titles at Shortridge: the men's '72-'73 City Champion team and the women's '75-'76 Sectional basketball championship team. The women will be honored prior to the girls' game; the men before the boys' game. This will be the first varsity basketball contest held in the gymnasium since 1981!


Following are lists of players and coaches we can't locate:

Girl's Sectional Champions:

Eva Humphreys ... Terry Bunton ... Deborah Nelson ... Yvonne Washum ..., Carolyn Alexander ... Terry Caudle ... Lenore Wisdon ... Sherry Williams ... Linda Williams ... Lenette Williams ... Coach, Harriet Wisdom

Boy's City Champions:

Vincent Green ... Spiro Bereveskos ... Keith Nye ... Robert Harris ... Steve Singletary ... Greg Elder ... Alfred Hart ... Gilbert Lamnot ... Ronald Jones ... Wayne Burris ... Chester Dorsey ... Jerry Greenway ... Team Lewis (manager) ... Don Thomas (coach) ... Charles Fitzgerald (assistant coach) ... Bill Perry (assistant coach)

Contact Stephen Papesh, Ed. S
Athletic Director
Shortridge High School
3401 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Class of 1965 45-year Reunion Efforts
Congratulations to the Class of 1965 for their 45-Year Reunion, one of only a few classes that have ongoing every five-year celebrations. However, this year's reunion may be one of their most significant and gratifying.

According to their update, "... for those who attended the reunion, through the efforts of Tom Greist, Hattie Byland, Jim Covert, and Sharon Butsch Freeland, the class volunteered to raise funds to purchase needed furniture for the new Courtroom in the Shortridge Magnet High School for Law and Public Policy. In gratitude for their initiative and efforts, Principal Brandon Cosby agreed to name the courtroom in honor of their classmate, Justice William E. McAnulty, Jr., who passed away in August of 2007. Capping a successful career as an attorney in Louisville, Bill was the first (and still the only) African-American Supreme Court Justice for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The Shortridge facility will be named the Justice William E. McAnulty Research Center for Law and Public Policy. "

"The courtroom will be used for mock trials and, interestingly, for resolution of student conflicts. No more trips to the Dean of Boys'/Dean of Girls' offices. Rather, a student will make his or her case, represented by a student defender and prosecuted by a student prosecutor, before a jury of student peers, and agree to be bound by the jury's decision. The Indiana Appellate Court will begin using the Shortridge Courtroom in the Spring of 2011. It's also possible that the Indiana Supreme Court will conduct some pre-trial proceedings in the courtroom. In addition, Shortridge alumnus Judge Grant Hawkins has indicted the possibility of bringing an actual trial on site. The courtroom is fully wired for the broadcast of proceedings." 

The fundraising goal, during the class reunion weekend, was to raise

$4,372 needed to purchase the judge's chair, jury's chairs, defendant's and plaintiff's tables and chairs. Incredibly, and to the visible surprise of Principal Cosby, the class of 1965 (with some attendees from the classes of 1966 and 1967), exceeded their goal by $1,000 and presented over $5,300 Monday, August 30th, just 72 hours after he asked for help to purchase courtroom furniture, and less than 48 hours after the project was announced during the reunion festivities.


"A second project on the "wish list" is a Judicial Wall of Fame, which will be mounted on the wall behind the presiding judge's bench and under the Shortridge seal. It will consist of etched bronze ceramic plaques depicting each of the 20 (or more?) sitting judges who are Shortridge alumni."  (Kindly provide the names of those justices who may qualify for this recognition. Send information to our email: SHSAA Email.


Initially, plaques for justices in the SHS Class of '65 -- William McAnulty, Anthony Metz, Cynthia Torain Ayers, and in the SHS Class of '67 -- Grant Hawkins, will be mounted on the Justices Wall. 


The Class of '65 did not stop there! By September 15, the class organizers had received additional donations of $1,700. The total amount collected by mid September was $7,072, all of which is designated to furnish the courtroom. They continue to solicit donations until the courtroom is completely outfitted. To do so will require a minimum of $11,000; the class is short $4,000 of their minimum goal.


For those wishing to make a donation for this fundraising project, please make the check for your fully tax-deductible contribution payable to: Shortridge Magnet High School and write McAnulty Courtroom on the memo line. Send your donation to: Shortridge Magnet High School, c/o Jim  Covert, 611 3rd Ave., SW, Carmel, IN 46032-2083

Respectfully submitted:

SHS Class of 1965 Reunion Committee

Visit website: Class of 1965 website

Or for more information:

Class of 1965 Email 

Other Class Reunions:


If you wish to share news from your class reunion held this year, provide that information or photos that will appear in a future issue of NewsBriefs; photos can be displayed on the website. Send your news blast to: SHSAA Email


Is your class organizing a class reunion? If so, contact the alumni association at: SHSAA Email. We will assist with class lists from the Class Directory in our master alumni database. Also, we highly encourage and recommend the alumni associsation be provided with your class roster in order to update our master alumni database.


Already we've had an inquiry from an alumnus seeking information regarding a 60-year reunion for the Class of 1951, in 2011! Let us hear from any of you planning a class celebration for the next year...your classmates want to hear from you!


Our next issue will feature information regarding the Choir Anniversary celebration scheduled in 2011. As more information becomes available regarding the combined choir reunion, it will be posted in NewsBriefs and on our website.


Inasmuch as the SHS Alumni Association was reorganized only in 2007, and no prior class lists were available to us, we've spent the last few years trying to rebuild an electronic database of SHS alumni. We regret if you have not been notified of past all-classes reunion events; however, our efforts, thus far, have been primarily by word of mouth. If you know of other classmates who would like to be added to our alumni database, please have them contact us at SHSAA Email


SAA Board of Directors 

Following are the current members of the SAA Board of Directors:

Executive Board:
Deloris J. (Richardson) Duff - '59 - President
Marilyn (Chance) Shank - '67 - lst VP
Alfred "Al" Edyvean, Jr. - '68 - 2nd VP
Jarnell (Burks) Craig - '63 - Treasurer
Carol (Morgan) Gog - '73 - Recording Secretary
Melford "Dutch" Holland - '57 - Parliamentrian

Members at Large:
Guy Russell - '59 - Consultant (Founder, SHSAW)
Martha "Marta" (Caldwell) Meeker - '39 -- Decade of '30s Representative
Kathryn "Katy" (Hill) Meredith - '42 -- Decade of '40s Representative
Lee (Scott) Beasley - '57 -- Decade of the early '50s Representative
Virginia Doss '59 -- Decade of the late '50s Representative
Richard "Rich" Edyvean - '69 -- Decade of the '60s Representative
Keith M. Rand - '70 -- Decade of the '70s Representative
Colette Ross-Boggan - '80 -- Decade of the '80s Representative

Brandon Cosby, Principal, Shortridge Magnet H.S. for Law and Public Policy
James Larkin & Stephen Papesh, vice principals

Thank you for your continued interest and support.

Deloris Duff
Shortridge H.S. Alumni Association
In This Issue
President's Message
Founding Members Guild
SHS Hall of Fame
SAA Memberships & Renewals
Gymnasium Rededication
Class of 1965 Reunion
SAA Board of Directors
New Website
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