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NewsBriefs - 11/2011




Happy Thanksgiving!


Bon Appetit

Year-end donations 
The 2011 tax year is coming to an is time to consider your tax deductible donations. Kindly consider the Shortridge Alumni Association (SAA) as a recipient of your generosity, especially since we now are classified as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. There are several opportunities you might consider:
a. Founding Members Legacy Guild - directly benefits our Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund.
b. SAAB - (Shortridge Alumni Athletic Boosters) - directly supports the athletic department
c. Moot courtroom
d. Daily Echo and Media Center
e. Miscellaneous - student involvement activities.
Shortridge Athletic Department - 2011 & 2012

Student Athlete Academic Success: Mr. Papesh announces that at end of the first nine weeks' grading period, the Shortridge girls volleyball team had an overall 3.38 GPA and girls golf team an overall 3.45 GPA, the highest GPA in their respective sports of any other IPS volleyball or golf teams. CONGRATULATIONS, ladies! These student athletes are performing successfully in the classroom as well within their respective sports.
CALLING ALL MEMBERS OF THE BASKETBALL TEAMS FROM THE LATE 1950s who were teammates of William "Bo" Crain and George Pillow (1968). We encourage and invite all of "Bo's" former teammates to attend the basketball game on December 10 as his jersey number is retired. Also the 1968 team will be honored. Please contact AD, Stephen Papesh as soon as possible if you will attend. A light reception will follow after the game. If you know where any of these former athletes are, let them know or ask them to contact Mr. Papesh ASAP.
* Season ticket offer: If alumni wish to attend ANY game hosted by an IPS school, this is the real deal and Shortridge can benefit. Thirty dollars ($30) will buy an all-year season pass to any IPS game -- football, basketball, baseball, track -- hosted by an IPS school. AND for every season pass purchased from Shortridge, the school receives $20. (There is no restriction that it applies only to Shortridge sports ... any IPS school sport.) If you are interested in purchasing a season ticket, contact Stephen Papesh, athletic director.

November 15: Girls JV/V vs. Marshall @ 5p

December 7: Girls Varsity vs. Indy Met @ 5p

December 8: Boys JV/V vs. Anderson Prep @ 5:30p

December 10: Boys JV/V vs. Marshall @ 6p

December 12: Girls JV/V vs. Attucks @ 6p

December 16: Boys/Girls Varsity vs. Liberty Christian @ 6p

January 10: Boys JV/V vs. Baptist @ 6p

January 17: Girls Varsity vs. Baptist @ 6p

January 24: Boys/Girls Varsity vs. Irvington Prep @ 5p

January 28: Boys/Girls Varsity vs. International @ 11a

February 4: Boys/Girls Varsity vs. Herron @ 11a

February 7: Boys JV/V vs. Indy Met @ 5p

February 23: Boys JV/V vs. Greenwood Christian @ 6p


* December 10, 2011: JV/Varsity basketball game vs. John Marshall. Between games, the 1968 state runner-up team will be honored. At half-time of the varsity game, we will retire only the second jersey in the history of Shortridge basketball - William "Bo" Crain ('59). In 2010, the jersey of George Pillow was retired.




Send your donation, payable to SHMS, to: Stephen Papesh, Athletic Director, Shortridge Magnet High School, 3401 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis,  46208


   Estimated athletic program budget for 2011-2012 (15K - $20K):


These figures DO NOT include athletic programs for the middle school youth who play all sports except golf and cross country.



(We'd like to add YOU to our list of Supporters) 



(Donations over $1,000)



(Donations between $501-$1,000)

John D. Peterson - 1951

Thomas E. Reilly - 1957




 (Donations between $101-$500)

Pete & Alice Dye - 1944

Robert G. Butler - 1958

Ann T. Hunckler - 1962, in memory of

John Leslie McIntire - 1962

George Pillow - 1967

Timothy McDowell - 1971




(Donations up to $100)

Delcina "Ann" Kern Cassella - 1945

Richard G. Lugar - 1950


  Any amount of financial support is sincerely appreciated in order to help offset the athletic program operational expenses. Make your check payable to: Shortridge Magnet H.S. and mail to Mr. Stephen Papesh, 3401 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208, or call with questions: 317-226-2842


NOTE: As with all gifts sent to the school or through the alumni association, kindly let us know if we have permission to list you by name as a donor or if you wish to remain anonymous.


Founding Members Legacy Guild 

13 MONTHS TO GO! Use this opportunity to make your donation for the tax year 2011. 
Will you be listed among those as a "Founding Member?" Donations for the Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund are welcome in any amount at any time; however, Founding Members Legacy Guild  continues only until 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.

This also may be a way to honor a Shortridge graduate family member posthumously.

Please make your tax-deductible check payable to: Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund (FMLG on the memo line); mail c/o 5030 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254.
Join our growing list of Founding Members: (as of 11/10/2011)

Dr. Beurt SerVaas, 1937
Dr. Robert W. Harger, 1938
Martha "Marta" (Cantwell) Meeker, 1939 
Ann (Cantwell) Penrose, 1941
Kathryn E. (Hill) Meredith, 1942*
Ann (Kern) Cassella, 1945
Dr. Raymond Martin Johnson, 1950
John D. Peterson, 1951
Nancy (Browning) Peterson, 1951
Frank J. Anderson, 1956
Lynn (Bolles) Boatman,1958
William M. Boatman, 1958
Robert G. Butler, 1958
C. "Terry" Duncan, 1958
Paula (Distelhorst) Eidel, 1958
Bette (Alexander) Erxleben, 1958 
Linda (Henderson) Gassett, 1958
Kaaren O. (Burke) Rodman, 1959
Rufus "Bud" Myers, 1960
Fletcher Wiley, 1960
Judith K. (Mendenhall) Shiffler, 1962
William A. Lawrence, 1965
Jon Nygaard, 1966
Yvonne Perkins, 1967
Dr. Woodrow A. Myers, Jr., 1970
Timothy T. McDowell, II, 1971
Mary Ann (Bruce) Denton, 1972
Carol (Morgan) Gog, 1973
Derrick Burks, 1974
Vicki Williams, 1974
*Newest members
SAA Board of Directors -  
REMINDER: FOR ALL FUTURE CLASS REUNIONS, CLASS REPRESENTATIVES WILL CONTACT AND WORK WITH THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD. Send email to for assistance and guidelines for scheduling visits to the school during your special events.
Executive Board
Deloris "Dee" (Richardson) Duff  - '59 - President
Marilyn (Chance) Shank - '67 - VP, Public Relations
Alfred "Al" Edyvean - '68 - VP, Marketing & Development/Fundraising
Jarnell (Burks) Craig - '63 - Treasurer
Carol (Morgan) Gog - '73 - Recording Secretary
Mary (Fatout) Proctor - ' 67 - Corresponding/Financial Secretary
Members-at-Large (decade representatives)
Martha (Cantwell) Meeker - '39 (Decade of the 30s)
Kathryn "Katy" (Hill) Meredith - '42 (Decade of the 40s)
William and Lynn (Bolles) Boatman - '58 (Decade of the 50s)
Richard "Rich" Edyvean - '68 (Decade of the 60s)
Keith M. Rand - '70 (Decade of the 70s)
Gregory Smith - '80 - (Decade of the '80s)
Board appointments:
Consultant/SHSAW Founder - Guy E. Russell - '59
Parliamentarian - Melford "Dutch" Holland - '57 
SMHS Administrators:
Brandon Cosby, principal
James Larkin and 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
Year-end Donations
News from Athletic Department
Founding Members Guild
SAA Board of Directors
Visit Our Website
Shortridge Yearbooks
Informal Class Luncheons
SAA Memberships
Alumni Kudos
2012 Class Reunions
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Shortridge Yearbooks


Shortridge Media Specialist (Librarian) gladly accepts all old Shortridge Yearbooks. Contact Gregg Nowling at Shortridge with your donation, 317.345.7996


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.


Informal Class Luncheons
The Class of 1942 invite you to join them at 11:30 a.m. on the last Friday of each month @ MCL Cafeteria, 116th & Keystone Ave, per Kathryn (Katy) (Hill) Meredith, class of1942.
"The Girls of the Class of 1943" invite other classmates to join them at 11:30 a.m., on the 3rd Thursday of each month at LePeep Restaurant, 86th & Township Line Road, adjacent to MCL Cafeteria, according to Lynn Imel Rhamy. Any class members are welcome, male or female.
 Let us know if your class has an ongoing meeting place.  
SAA Memberships & Renewals -- Membership Renewal Reminder
Please renew membership or join today. Look at your membership card for the expiration date. Take time to write that check for another year.
  • One-year membership: $35 annual fee
  • Five-year membership (Founding Member's Legacy Guild) (see Feature Article)
  • 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: or send email:
Alumni Kudos

Karen Conley

Congratulations Karen Conley, Class of 1959, for her four decades of service to numerous groups in her community including Spirit Builders, Shakamak Garden Club and The Indiana Federation of Clubs in Jasonville, IN. 
     Karen has been honored numerous times for her community service during these years, and a supporter of the Shakamak Good Samaritan Center as she was one of the original attendees for the groundbreaking and dedication of the center November 21, 1971, and has been involved with the center since that time.
     She belongs to other community organizations including the Shakamak Chamber of Commerce, AARP, Generations Angel Worx , and Jasonville Senior Citizens Center volunteering over 100 hours weekly.
     An ardent Shortridge alumna supporter, she quite often attends all-class reunions and annual meeting gatherings at the school.
     Thank you, Karen, for your continued support of your community and our high school community activities and events.  

Continue to read NewsBriefs over the next few months with plans and information for the following upcoming class reunions:

Class of 1952 - 60-year reunion- mid June 2012
 (Karl Stoicheff)

Class of 1962 - 50-year reunion - June 29-30
 (Monica Oclander). Some information is already available on the website: Check out the Activities tab.

Refer questions for assistance with your class reunions to our email: