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NewsBriefs - December 2012


















HOLIDAY GREETINGS AND BEST WISHES ~ Shortridge Alumni Association





The Girls Varsity team won "bragging rights" for the next year as the victorious team during the inaugural "Legacy Game" match-ups between Shortridge vs. Crispus Attucks. (Unfortunately, the boys varsity team was not so lucky.) Also, the band won the trophy for the Battle of the Bands between the two schools. Congratulations to all of the students and attendees from both schools, however, for a great and highly entertaining evening.
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Girls varsity team_Legacy
The Shortridge side of the gym was nearly filled to capacity as alumni returned for the dedication and official first games in the new facility. Do you recognize any of the people in the photos below?
Gym Dedication alumni_1 
  Gym Dedication alumni_2
On behalf of the student athletes, administrators and admirers of both schools, THANK YOU FOR COMING! We look forward to seeing you at future games.
The senior class students and advisors will have pre-order forms available for the first senior class yearbook since class of 1981. Or the pre-order form is available at this link: Yearbook Order Form 
Alumni class groups: consider an ad in the yearbook or congratulatory message to the senior class. Rates up to $200 for a full-page ad.
After a 2-1/2 year effort, this major fund drive, in its present format, will end. Each of the donors listed below in the feature article will be designated as our Charter Members of FMLG with names and class year inscribed on a bronze plaque. However, alumni are still encouraged to support the Shortridge Legacy Scholarship fund as General Members as we continue to fundraise for scholarship dollars for future Shortridge graduates. Five years' membership in the Shortridge Alumni Association goes to donors of $500 or more. 
The Shortridge Alumni Association (Scholarship Committee) will launch two distinct scholarships for seniors to consider:
The Legacy Scholarship - a merit scholarship for up to $5,000 for students who apply with an academic GPA of 3.5 or above. Up to two (2) students may receive this scholarship based on above-level academic achievements and other criteria established by the alumni association.
The Senior Achievement Scholarship - for students with a GPA of 2.5 or above, who have achieved excellence through participation in music, sports, science, language arts and/or civic activities. Up to 10 scholarships may be awarded valued at $500 each.
Application packets for both scholarships will be available in early January through the Guidance office. The SAA Scholarship Committee will lead the selection and student interview process. Alumni interested in volunteering to work with this committee should send email to:
Shortridge Band Activities - ongoing need 

Kathy Spangler, band director, reports a full schedule of activities surrounding the music department. Visit their website for the full fall/spring calendar of events.

And as the fall/winter sporting events progress, the band members may be an integral part of the half-time entertainment.

 Here's a listing of things the band director has on her wish list:
* People to sew flags for the color guard
* People to help build shelves and a small storage shed (donation of the supplies and labor)
* A reliable riding lawn mower, atv, or golf cart for pulling equipment cart
* Two sturdy tent canopies
* Volunteers to help during special events
* Cases of bottled water, paper plates, napkins, plastic silverware
* Any financial donations as regular support or for the Disney Trip (now postponed until Spring Break, 3/31-4/4/2013). Make checks payable to: Shortridge Band Booster Association and mail c/o Kathy Spangler, Band Director, 3401 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208.
* Tangible items delivered to the school to the attention of Ms. Spangler.
More ,,, Shortridge Athletic Department -  2012-2013


.Danny Wilson is the new  Athletic Director at Shortridge. Donations for the athletic department are still needed and can be sent directly to the school to the attention of the Athletic Director, 3401 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208. All donors' names will be added to the SAAB supporter list. 




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



(Donations over $1,000) 

Cohn Family - 1961-1964-1964-1966*

Fletcher H. Wiley - 1960 - to honor Coach George Gale

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

Barbara (Keenan) Brock - 1959

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

Jean (McAnulty) Smith - 1961

Edgar H. "Ted" Steeg - 1948

Jerry Steiner - teacher



(Donations up to $100)

Delcina "Ann" Kern Cassella - 1945

John Charleston, Jr. - 1960*

Don Essig - 1955

Richard G. Lugar - 1950

Sharon (Crockett) Mutter - 1960


*Most recent donation


Boys' and girls' basketball schedules are available as follows: 

Boys' basketball schedule 2012-2013.

Girls Varsity Basketball 2012-2013 


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 
  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, This is your last opportunity to have your or a loved one's name to be listed as a Charter Member of Founding Members Legacy Guild. Donations to this restricted fund are 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. A General Members listing of the Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund donors will begin in January 2013.
  • 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.

  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 12/12/2012)

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
Richard G. Lugar, 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
Marcia Warrington, 1958
David A. Leighty, 1959
Laird L. Macomber, 1959
Kaaren O. (Burke) Rodman, 1959
Michael W. Rodman, 1959
Joan (Paller) Bines, 1960*
James M. Dabner, 1960*
Joan (Vyverberg) Fortune, 1960*
Ben Goldstein, 1960*
Monica (Tann) Lett, Ph.D., 1960*
Ruth Virginia (Lilly) Nichols, 1960*
Lloyd C. Lyons, 1960*
Rufus "Bud" Myers, 1960
Liliane (Amedeo) Rowe, 1960*
Gary N. Schahet, 1960*
Ann K. Weigand, 1960*
Fletcher H. Wiley, 1960
Edward H. Zukerman, 1960*
Susan A. Bettis, 1961
Barbara R. Cohn, 1961*
Jean (McAnulty) Smith, 1961
Ann (Johns) Sonnenberg, 1961
Judith K. (Mendenhall) Shiffler, 1962
Timothy Clague, 1963
Grant F. Shipley, 1963
Cheryl (Borringer) Troyer, 1963
David V. Biesemeyer, 1964
Martha Cohn, 1964*
Jane (Cohn) Josephson*
Harriette"Hattie" Byland, 1965
William A. Lawrence, 1965
Jon Nygaard, 1966
Richard Cohn, 1966*
Samuel G. Pride, 1966
Jan L. Clark, 1967
Yvonne Perkins, 1967
Susan (Brown) Wallace, 1967
Anita L. DeFrantz, 1970
Dr. Woodrow A. Myers, Jr., 1970
Timothy T. McDowell, II, 1971
Mary Ann (Bruce) Denton, 1972
Valerie J. (Warner) Stewart, 1972
Carol (Morgan) Gog, 1973
Derrick Burks, 1974
Vicki Williams, 1974
Keith Lasher, 1975*
*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
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 , vice principal 
Thank you for your continued interest and support.

Deloris "Dee" (Richardson) Duff. President
Shortridge H.S. Alumni Association

In This Issue
News Highlights
Shortridge Band
More News from Athletic Department
Founding Members Guild
SAA Board of Directors
Visit Our Website
Shortridge Yearbooks
Informal Class Luncheons
SAA Memberships
2012-2013 Class Reunions
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NOTE: PayPal page completed on the website. Options now available to make additional donations via PayPal online. Click here for membership flyer if you cannot sign on via PayPal.  Print. Complete, enclose your check, payable to SHSAA, and Mail to: 5030 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254.
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View your Class Directory, complete your Profile, upload a photo, Pay Member Dues via PayPal. Paid membership required to surf the entire site.

View back issues of NewsBriefs.

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 check your member card and renew membership  or join today; encourage your friends to join our alumni association. Look at your membership card for the expiration date. If joining or renewing online, please include your class year; ladies please 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. FMLG EXPIRES DECEMBER 2012.
  • For more membership information, visit our website: or send email:

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



Class of 1963 - 50-year reunion - spring 2013 in conjunction with first graduating class celebrations
(Gwen (Solomon) Kelley, ...more info coming); 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:

Class of 1978
Reunion plans for 2013 in the planning stages...more to come

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