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NewsBriefs - May 2012





(Indy 500-mile race Sunday, May 27th)



Max Schumacher

Class of '50

Dr. Larry Ridley

Class of '55



       Andre B. Lacy

 Class of '57

    Alan T. Nolan

Class of '41   (posthumously)

  The four gentlemen above were nominated for this honor by fellow classmates, friends or family for induction to the Shortridge Hall of Fame. These four will join the SHS/IPS HOF inductees shown below who were honored in October 2011 at the IPS luncheon; namely L-R Sidney Eskenazi, Class of '47, Yvonne Perkins, Class of '67, and Representative Gregory Porter, Class of '73.



An all-school assembly is scheduled for Monday, June 4, 2012, 1:00p.m. (Caleb Mills Hall) to recognize this year's inductees. As well, those available SHS/IPS HOF inductees from prior years are invited to join the celebration. Shortridge now has 16 IPS HOF inductees, more than any other IPS high school. The biograhies of the IPS/SHS inductees are available at


The glass display case on the main corridor outside the alumni Room 181, will be updated with plaques for this year's honorees.


Nominations are now open for next year's inductees. The nomination form and criteria guidelines are available on our website: Nominations for next year's inductees will be accepted until December 1, 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.
Board positions will be elected for two-year terms: Vice President (Public Relations); Vice President (Marketing & Development); Corresponding/Financial Secretary. If you are interested in running for any of these positions, send email to: Or nominations for these Executive Board positions will be made from the floor at the annual meeting. Member dues must be current to vote on any business matters.
  REMINDER: CHECK YOUR MEMBER CARD AND RENEW, AS APPLICABLE. Help us save postage costs.. (If you are uncertain when your membership expires, send us an email:

Shortridge Athletic Department -  2012




Boys' Golf:
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
May 7 City Track
May 15 Girls' Sectionals
May 17 Boys' Sectionals


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.


The track teams need to replace equipment. If there are former track and field alumni (or any alumni with an interest) 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 6 months left 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 4/30/2012)

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
Roy B. Carlson, 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
Susan A. Bettis, 1961*
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
National Honor Society Reactivated
Gregory Nowling, Media Center, and teacher advisor has worked tirelessly to reactivate a long-time tradition for student recognition to the school's National Honor Society. A recognition ceremony for nearly 20 students, who have maintained academic excellence, will be the first NHS inductees since the school closed in 1981. A program, for the students and their parents, is scheduled for Monday evening, May 14. The students  named to the NHS will be reported in the next issue of NewsBriefs
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
Hall of Fame Inductees
Annual Meeting
News from Athletic Department
Founding Members Guild
National Honor Society
SAA Board of Directors
Visit Our Website
Shortridge Yearbooks
Informal Class Luncheons
SAA Memberships
2012-2013 Class Reunions
Students In Action
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NOTE: PayPal page under re-construction on the website. Click here for membership flyer. Print. Complete, enclose your check, payable to SHSAA, and Mail to: 5030 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254.
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Mission statement, association bylaws, activities available to view online.


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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
There are numerous members whose membership has EXPIRED!  Help us save postage costs: Please check your member card and renew membership  or join today. Look at your membership card for the expiration date. If joining or renewing online, please include your class year; ladies kindly include your maiden name. Example: Dorothy (Jones) Smith, 19xx, email and USPS mailing address. 
 Alumni Association membership is required for full access to the website.
  • 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
  • For more membership information, visit our website: or send email:
 NOTE: While the online PayPal page is ujder reconstruction, please mail your new or renewal fees to: Shortridge Alumni Association c/o 5030 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254.

Continue to read NewsBriefs over the next few months with plans and information for the following upcoming class reunions:
A truly MILESTONE REUNION IS PLANNED: CLASS OF 1942 will gather Friday, June 1, 2012, 11:30 a.m., for their 70-year reunion. Classmates will meet for a luncheon celebration at MCL Cafeteria, 116th and Keystone. Contact Kathryn "Katy" (Hill) Meredith via email: for more information

Class of 1952 - 60-year reunion-
June 9 - 6-11p - Riviera Club (social hour)
June 10 - 11a to 1p - Woodstock Country Club (brunch)
 (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); visit class website: or contact David Miller,

Class of 1958 - 55-year reunion - September 21, 2013, Children's Museum. More information to follow.
Refer questions for assistance with your class reunions to our email:

REMINDER: Reunion organizers, please encourage your classmates to become active members of their alumni association. We have hundreds of Shortridge alumni gathering this year and next. for milestone reunion celebrations. Please inform others that our alumni association is alive and well...we need everyone's support. And if your class budgets yield a surplus, kindly consider a donation to the Legacy Scholarshiop Fund or other special project that will benefit the students at Shortridge. Thank you! The Board President
Students In Action

 The Shortridge Students in Action announce their spring community service project: Shortridge City Sweep "Building the Bond between Shortridge and the Community."
What: Neighboring community clean up to get students directly involved to clean the community adjacent to the school
When: Friday, June 8th, rain date: June 11th
Where: Shortridge High School, 3401 N.Meridian St.,

With enough volunteers, the students would like to target these areas; namely, 30th Street (south); 38th Street (north); Boulevard Place (west), Central Avenue (east).

How you can help:
1) Partner with the students by sending volunteers to assist with the clean up
2) Provide financial support to help purchase tools, equipment and supplies for the day of service
3) Recommend businesses, community groups or organizations to partner with the students.

The 2011 SIA community-service project (a health fair for the city's disadvantaged community) earned the students the Regional Jefferson Award for outstanding community service by a high school. The Jefferson Awards is the Noble Peace Prize for community service.

Nigel Long, Vice President, SIA Shortridge,
(317)496.7117 or via email:

Alyssa Starinsky, Staff Sponsor, SIA Shortridge, (440)567.2281 or by email: