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NewsBriefs - 12/2011






Shortridge Athletic Department - 2011 & 2012

We can't locate the following members of the 1967-68 basketball team. The team will be honored December 10 at the Shortridge vs. John Marshall game (at Shortridge) as the only Shortridge team to progress to the ISHAA finals. Contact AD, Stephen Papesh, at or by phone: 317-226-2842. At this same half-time event, the jersey number of William "Bo" Crain (1959) will be retired. Help us include "Bo's" '58-'59-'60 team mates and the 67-68 basketball team members we've "lost."
Class of 1968
Carl Lile
Greg Allen
Bob Butler
John White
Tim Huxhold
George Tandy
David Holt
Len Taylor
Carl Cox (asst. coach)
Tickets are now available for the game vs. John Marshall Patriots with the JV game beginning at 6p and the Varsity at approximately 7:30p. Tickets are $5 and available at the school or can be purchased that evening at the door.
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, or 317-226-2842.

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




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




 The Shortridge Track and Field programs are hosting a "Second Chance Book Sale: on Tuesday, December 20th, in the school cafeteria. The teams have collecged donations of children's, young adult, fiction and non-fiction books for the sale. This event is open to the public and will benefit the track and field programs in their endeavor to purchase much needed track and field equipment. 


Donors may still bring books to the school, 3401 N. Meridian Street. The sale is being held in conjunction with the music department's "Winter Fantasy" program being held that same evening.




(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

Anita L. DeFrantz - 1970

Ann T. Hunckler - 1962, in memory of

John Leslie McIntire - 1962

George Pillow - 1967

Timothy McDowell - 1971

Kenneth & Joyce Rodgers




(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 and class year as a donor or if you wish to remain anonymous.  

Year-end donations 
The 2011 tax year is coming to an end. 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. Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund - ongoing or
Founding Members Legacy Guild only until December 2012
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

Make your check payable to Shortridge Alumni Association (indicate which project you wish to contribute on the Memo line) and mail c/o 5030 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208. 
Founding Members Legacy Guild 

12 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:
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
News from Athletic Department
Year-end Donations
Founding Members Guild
SAA Board of Directors
Letter from Superintendent
Visit Our Website
Shortridge Yearbooks
Informal Class Luncheons
SAA Memberships
Alumni Kudos
2012 Class Reunions
Shortridge Hall of Fame - 2012
Christmas Gift Wrap
Letter from the Superintendent

 In light of the recent decision to remove Mr. Brandon Cosby as principal of Shortridge Magnet High School for Law and Public Policy, and the outcry by the students, parents, and members of the local community, the Board and alumni received the attached letter from Dr. Eugene White, IPS Superintendent. Letter

 Inasmuch as Mr. Cosby has elected to appeal his termination, the Board choses to withhold any comments in regards to an IPS personnel decision. The letter is self-explanatory and mirrors comments previously made by various media sources. 

 As many of you were privileged to meet and/or speak with Mr. Cosby, we all know the level of passion that he had for the students and the school; however, as alumni we must be willing to accept change if it will enhance the future success of the students and the school.

 When a final decision is determined, the alumni of Shortridge will be notified.
~Editor of NewsBriefs   
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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:




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


Send your information to:


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:
Last Chance

This is the last chance for 2011 to submit candidates as a 2012 Shortridge Hall of Fame nominee. Refer to our website - Activities tab - for the nomination form. Nomination deadline extended to 12-31-2011. and submit the information by email to:
Christmas Gift Wrap

Parents, teachers, students and friends of the Shortridge Band will be working at the Christmas gift wrap station in Castleton Square Mall on Monday and Tuesday, December 12-13, from 5p to 9p. Some of the band's small ensembles also will perform.

While doing your Christmas shopping, stop by to have your gifts wrapped and enjoy the music by members of the Shortridge Band.
~Beth Letts, Parent