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NewsBriefs - 01/2012




Super Bowl XLVI coming to Indy...soon!
February 5, 2012


Shortridge Athletic Department -  2012

  On December 10, 2011, William "Bo" Crain (1959) was honored at a JV/V basketball game as his jersey #50 was retired. Also honored that evening were members of the 1967-68 basketball team, the only Shortridge team to finish as state runner up for ISHAA finals in school history. Likewise, additional guests included Mrs. George Theofanis and other family members. Mr. Theofanis, who passed away in January 2011, was assistant basketball coach from 1962-1966 and head coach from 1967-1970. 
  In addition to the honorees, Dr. & Mrs. Eugene White and a number of the honorees' friends, family, and Board members were on hand for the recognition and light reception hosted by Stephen Papesh, athletic director.


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





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



(Donations over $1,000)

Class of 1951*



(Donations between $501-$1,000)

John D. Peterson - 1951

Samuel G. Pride, 1966*

Thomas E. Reilly - 1957



 (Donations between $101-$500)

William & Lynn (Bolles) Boatman - 1958*

Robert G. Butler - 1958

Anita L. DeFrantz - 1970

Pete & Alice Dye - 1944

Ann T. Hunckler - 1962, in memory of

Timothy McDowell - 1971

John Leslie McIntire - 1962

George Pillow - 1967

Kenneth D. Rogers, 1974

Jerry Steiner - teacher*




(Donations up to $100)

Delcina "Ann" Kern Cassella - 1945

Richard G. Lugar - 1950


*Most recent donation


  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.  

Founding Members Legacy Guild 

  12 MONTHS TO GO! In 2011, we welcomed 18 new donors to FMLG. 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 (FMLG)  continues only until December 31, 2012, Donations to this restricted fund is a source for scholarships that will be awarded to deserving students who may be from the first graduating class in 2013. Founding Members' participation requires a minimum $500 or greater donation to the scholarship fund. Donors to FMLG will have their names  inscribed on a bronze plaque that will be permanently displayed along the main corridor of the school at the end of this special fund drive
campaign.. Also, FMLG donors receive five years' membership in the alumni association.
  • Did your class reunion make "extra" money you would like to share for use by the students/school? FMLG is one way to make those class donations go farther
  • This also may be a way to honor a Shortridge graduate family member posthumously..

Your generosity will go far to help this upcoming generation

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 12/31/2011)

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
Monica (Tann) Lett, Ph.D., 1960*
Rufus "Bud" Myers, 1960
Fletcher H. Wiley, 1960
Judith K. (Mendenhall) Shiffler, 1962
William A. Lawrence, 1965
Jon Nygaard, 1966
Samuel G. Pride, 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
Stanley Law, 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
News from Athletic Department
Founding Members Guild
SAA Board of Directors
Final Decision
Visit Our Website
Shortridge Yearbooks
Informal Class Luncheons
SAA Memberships
Alumni Info Search
2012 Class Reunions
Final Decision
 We recently learned that Brandon Cosby was officially removed as principal of Shortridge Magnet High School for Law and Public Policy. Stanley Law, former vice principal at Broad Ripple High School, is now the new principal at Shortridge.
  Watch this column for information about the new principal as it becomes available. 
  Welcome aboard, Mr. Law!
~Editor of NewsBriefs   
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Shortridge Yearbooks


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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
Check your member card: Is it time for renewal?Please renew membership or join today. Look at your membership card for the expiration date.
  • One-year membership: $35 annual fee payable via PayPal or check
  • Five-year membership (Founding Member's Legacy Guild) (see Feature Article) (payable to Shortridge Alumni Association; mail c/o 5030 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254 OR mail to: Shortridge Alumni Association c/o Shortridge Magnet High School, 3401 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208
  • For more membership information, visit our website: or send email:
Alumni Info Search
 We recently received a unique request from David Hine, an Air Force retiree from Greenfield (Hancock County) who has been involved in a project to provide photos of servicemen (Shortridge alumni) from Central Indiana that were killed in Vietnam. Our alumni association does not have that data. Mr. Hine is attempting to find photos and/or other information of Marion County casualties in order to complete a photo collage that will be displayed in The Education Center at The Wall that will be built near the Vietnam Veterans and Lincoln Memorials.
  If any of you can assist with more information for this  project, kindly contact David Hine at Other resources for information regarding this project are available:

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: