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Shortridge H.S. Alumni Association NewsBriefs - 11/04/2010

Welcome back!  Following are quick updates since our last issue in October. Feel free to contact us at any time with news clips regarding you and/or other alumni, activities, upcoming reunions -- anything you'd like to share with other Shortridge alums. 

Note some corrections and additions from the last edition of NewsBriefs.

Wishing everyone...

Shortridge H.S Alumni Association
Shortridge Alumni Hall of Fame


REMINDER...DECEMBER 1 IS THE DEADLINE! 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 

NEWS FROM THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT: Gymnasium Rededication -- November 30th -- Looking for men's & women's team players 

Tuesday, November 30, 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! Tickets will go on sale a week before the games at either Shortridge or Attucks.


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 Wisdom ... Sherry Williams ... Linda Williams ... Lenette Williams ... Coach, Harriet Wisdom

Boy's City Champions:

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

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Clarion Human Motion program has agreed to finance the first year-round indoor golf facility in the IPS district, which will be located in Room 150 at Shortridge Magnet High School. The facility consists of two (2) fully enclosed driving nets, six (6) chipping nets, six (6) putting mats, and one (1) five hole putting green. An anonymous alumnus donated 500 golf balls to the program.

There are other ways the alumni can donate to the athletic program:
  • Banners displaying the teams the school play in the PAAC conference will cost approximately $1,000;
  • Championship banners will cost approximately $2,000;
  • Shirts, greens, and practice fees for the boys' and girls' golf teams will cost approximately $750.

NOTE: Any donation to the athletic program will never be spent on coaches salaries.

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The Flanner and Buchanan group donated the American Flag to be displayed in the gym.

Contact Stephen Papesh, Ed. S
Athletic Director
Shortridge High School
3401 N. Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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: 
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 10/2010)

Dr. Beurt SerVaas, 1937
Dr. Robert W. Harger, 1938*
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

*Newest member
 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 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
Class of 1961 -- 50-year reunion; combined choirs reunion --- June 2011

The Class of 1961 reunion organizers are busy making plans to celebrate their 50-year reunion the last weekend of June 2011. Co-chair persons Doug Perry and Judith (Gerdts) Ripley ask that class members SAVE THE DATES (June 24-26, 2011) for a fun-filled weekend celebration.

Along with this celebration, the Shortridge High School (combined)Choir plan their reunion and to perform for honored guests Don Neuen and Marilyn Copeland Davidson.

The A Cappella Choir, Girls' Ensemble, Music Men, and Madrigal Singers will rehearse during the day (June 25) and present a fun, informal program as part of the Class of 1961's Saturday night event at the Indiana Historical Society. Those interested in rehearsing Friday, June 24th, should contact Doug Perry. Check out the Choir Activities tab on the Class of 1961's website

The choir reunion organizers need your correct mailing address and best email address. Information was mailed in early May 2010 regarding this upcoming event; if you didn't receive it, provide your contact information via email to Dave Miller.

Refer to NewsBriefs in the coming months for reunion updates!
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 "Dee" (Richardson) Duff. President
Shortridge H.S. Alumni Association

In This Issue
SHS Hall of Fame
News from the Athletic Department
Founding Members Guild
SAA Memberships & Renewals
Class of 1961 Reunion
SAA Board of Directors
New Website
Volunteers Needed!
Shortridge Yearbooks
New Website!
New website ready to navigate. Self register at SHSAA Website

Mission statement, association by-laws available to view online.

View your Class Directory, complete your Profile, upload a photo, Pay Member Dues.
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Shortridge Yearbooks

Check out the digital library of yearbooks as catalogued by the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library. Most Shortridge yearbooks  from 1898 - 1968 are available for viewing at:

Thank you, Gregg Niceley and

Kathleen Schienle for this information