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NewsBriefs - April 2012




 HAPPY EASTER! Sunday, April 8, 2012


 The annual meeting of the Shortridge Alumni Association is coming! Mark your calendar and plan to attend, if possible: Saturday, June 23, 2012, noon. The meeting will be held at Shortridge in the school cafeteria. Member dues must be current to vote on any business matters.

  REMINDER: CHECK YOUR MEMBER CARD AND RENEW, AS APPLICABLE. (If you are uncertain when your membership expires, send us an email:

Shortridge Athletic Department -  2012




   The new gymnasium is progressing nicely and is scheduled for completion in time for the fall athletic schedule.  
 Four Shortridge basketball players were named to the Pioneer Academic Athletic Conference (PAAC) Basketball  All-Conference teams for girls and boys basketball; namely:
Jenee Petersen ... Dena Lewis ... Tashawna Esco ... Israel White. CONGRATULATIONS, STUDENT ATHLETES!

Boys' Golf:
April 16 vs. Tech and Northwest @ Douglass GC
April 18 vs. Manual @ Riverside Academy
April 25 vs. Broad Ripple @ Douglass GC
April 30 vs. Manual @ Douglass GC
May 3: City Tourney
May 8 vs. Attucks @ Coffin GC
May 11 vs. IPSAC
May 14 vs. Tech and Northwest @ Douglass GC
May 21 vs. Attucks @ South Grove GC
May 23 vs. International @ Douglass GC
May 31: Sectionals

Co-Ed High School Track
April 19 @ Shortridge vs. Marshall: 4:30 p.m.
April 21 Howe Invitational: 10 a.m.
April 24 @ Shortridge vs. International and Herron: 4:30 p.m.
April 25 IPSAC Track - Manual
May 1 @ Shortridge - PAAC Conference Meet: 5:00 p.m.
May 2 @ ISD vs. Irvington Prep, Herron, and ISD: 4:30 p.m.
May 7 City Track
May 15 Girls' Sectionals
May 17 Boys' Sectionals

Middle School Track
May 3 @ Westlane vs. Attucks and Westlane: 4:30 p.m.


Stephen Papesh, athletic director, is most appreciative of the financial support provided by Shortridge alumni thus far; however, the need is so great and continues.


Now, that spring is here, the track and field teams are practicing and competing on the newly completed 6-lane track. The teams' uniforms are [literally] falling apart, as they have been used for more than 7 years. As well, the track teams need to replace equipment. If there are former track and field alumni who would like to support the track teams' efforts with financial donations, kindly contact Mr. Papesh or send your check payable to Shortridge Magnet High School, 3401 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208, or call Mr. Papesh at 317-226-2842. As with all donations made to the athletic program, your name will be listed among other supporters of SAAB (see listing below).



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



(Donations over $1,000)

Class of 1951 - to honor Mr. Jerry Steiner



(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

Don Essig - 1955*

Richard G. Lugar - 1950

Sharon (Crockett) Mutter - 1960


*Most recent donation


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 

  Only a few months remain for you to join this highly prestigious group! 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 campaign.. Also, FMLG donors receive five years' membership in the alumni association.
  • Did your class reunion make "extra" money you would like to donate toward scholarships? 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 3/31/2012)

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
Ann (Johns) Sonnenberg, 1961
Judith K. (Mendenhall) Shiffler, 1962
Grant F. Shipley, 1963*
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
Deepest Sympathy- Marilyn K. Glick (1922-2012)

  One of Indiana's most generous philanthropists, Marilyn Koffman Glick, a 1940 Shortridge alumna, passed away in mid March. She was 90.
  The Central Indiana landscape is filled with the legacy of both Mr. and Mrs.Eugene B. Glick from their direct involvement with numerous privately held real estate development firms and leadership roles in civic organizations. Their partnership coincided with the greatest housing boom in U.S. history when they founded the Gene B. Glick Company, and by 1962, the company was the largest builder of single family homes in Indiana. During that same year, the company began developing apartment communities, which would become its sole focus in later years.
  From their efforts, they funded civic projects and charitable organizations throughout Central Indiana; in 1982 they established the Eugene & Marilyn Glick Family Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the state. They also established the Glick Fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, the Indiana Authors Award, and a wide array of charitable projects benefiting the arts, education, public health, and aid organizations throughout Central Indiana, and The Glick Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis.
  Her contributions to the arts community were recognized by Governor Evan Bayh, who appointed her to the Indiana Arts Commission in 1990. She received the Sagamore of the Wabash honor from Governor Frank O'Bannon in 1997, and she and her husband also received the Indiana Governor's Arts Award in 2003.
  "She made substantial personal leadership contributions to the Indiana State Symphony Society and its Young Audiences program, and she founded People of Vision in 1981 to support Prevent Blindness Indiana.
  "This dedication to eye health culminated in the Glicks' largest philanthropic grant, a $30 million gift to the Indiana University School of Medicine for the construction of its new Glick Eye Institute.She hoped that the Eye Institute would become a national center of research and development of new treatments to restore and preserve vision."
  She is survived by her husband, Eugene B. Glick, and  their four daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
--Excerpts taken from Indianapolis Star/obituaries 3/24/2012
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
Vacant - 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:
Debra Ward 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
Annual Meeting
News from Athletic Department
Founding Members Guild
Marilyn K Glick
SAA Board of Directors
Visit Our Website
Shortridge Yearbooks
Informal Class Luncheons
SAA Memberships
Alumni Info Search
2012-2013 Class Reunions
Students Earn College Credits
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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
There are numerous members whose membership has EXPIRED! Renewal notifications will be mailed soon; however, help us save the postage costs: Please check your member card and renew membership or join today. Look at your membership card for the expiration date. Also, ladies, kindly include
  • 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 08
  • For more membership information, visit our website: or send email:
Alumni Info Search
  David Hine, an Air Force retiree from Greenfield (Hancock County) is 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 & Sally Cook). Some information is already available on the website: Check out the Activities tab.

Class of 1963 - 50-year reunion - summer 2013
(Gwen Kelly...more info coming soon)

Class of 1958 - 55-year reunion - summer 2013

Refer questions for assistance with your class reunions to our email:
Students Earn College Credits

 Several Shortridge junior students take dual courses with Butler University students. Read about their successes. Photo and article courtesy of Butler University.