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NewsBriefs - Dec. 2013




 Wishing You All...


Merry Christmas

Happy Hanukkah

Happy Kwanzaa


~Shortridge Alumni Association~


Athletic Department News
 Herschell Turner's Jersey (#55) Retired
H.T. and friends
Friday, DECEMBER 6, 2013, family and friends joined with Herschell (H.T.) Turner for his #55 basketball jersey retirement ceremony. Some of his friends on hand were: L-R William "Bo" Crain ('59), H.T., Kenny Keltner ('59), Ray Satterfield ('60), and Gerry "Muffin" Williams ('59).
The evening began with a light refeshments reception in the media center, followed by the ceremony in the gym prior to the varsity game vs. all-time rival Broad Ripple Rockets.
Numerous Turner family members, former classmates and life- long friends attended the game to help H.T. celebrate this memorable occasion.
(BTW,.the Blue Devils won the game!!!)
Turner Jersey #55 Unveiled                   
(L) Danny Wilson, athletic director, and principal Stanley Law, helped Herschell Turner unveil the drawing of the jersey on Athletes' Memorial Wall in the school's new gymnasium. The jerseys of George Pillow ('67) and William "Bo" Crain, respectively, previously retired jerseys, will be added to the wall soon as a permanent display to recognize their superior ball-playing years as Shortridge Blue Devils sharp shooters, professional careers and community service achievements. All three of these former players are members of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.
Shortridge win the Legacy games, battle of the bands
The second installment of the Legacy games between Shortridge and our other long-time rival, Crispus Attucks Tigers, saw both boys and girls teams triumphant this year. The boys varsity team was able to bring the trophy to Shortridge after last year's defeat. The girls team repeated their victory from last year. As well, Shortridge won the Battle of the Bands for the second consecutive year. The Blue Devils will now hold the revolving trophies for the next year when the games will again return to Shortridge.
Thank you for all those who attended the games held this year on Thanksgiving eve at Crispus Attucks.
Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund & Special Interest Projects -- Year-end Tax Deductible Donations 
COULD YOU BENEFIT FROM A MAJOR TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION? As this calendar year draws to a close, don't forget to consider a  donation to the Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund, which supports scholarships for future Shortridge graduates. All donors, regardless of the amount, will be listed as General Member supporters of the fund.  
The listing of  Charter Members  of the Founding Members Legacy Guild are now posted on our website,, and the plaque of the donors is posted at entrance to the Alumni Room #181 along the main hallway at Shortridge. 
  A General Members listing of the Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund donors continues and donors' names will be listed in this e-newsletter. Kindly consider any level of donations to add to the scholarship fund. Donors of $500 or more will continue to receive five years' membership in the alumni association. Consider these options:


  Your donation to the scholarship fund or other projects may qualify as a tax-deductible contribution. Consult with your tax advisor. Make checks  for the scholarship fund payable to: Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund mail c/o 5030 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254 or make your donation online on the website via PayPal or major credit card  


  Donations for other projects; e.g. support of the Athletic Department, Music Department or other special-interest project, checks  should be made payable to the Shortridge Alumni Association with annotation on the Notes section to which project you wish to support. Likewise, special-interest donations may be made online via our website, as shown above and found at the Dues & Donations tab.


Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund - General Members 
 Make your donation via PayPal or major credit card on our website: at the Donations tab.
Platinum Level
(Donations $501 or greater)
Choice Edwards - 1958*
Dr. Edward Roche - 1957
Gold Level
(Donations $250 to $500)
Susan E. (Crawford) Avon - 1971
Timothy T. McDowell, II - 1971
Silver Level
(Donations $150 to $249)
Bronze Level
(Donations $100 to $149)
Lynn (Bolles) Boatman - 1958
William Boatmen - 1958
Paula (Distelhorst) Eidel - 1958
Richard M. Midkiff - 1963
Rufus "Bud" Myers - 1960
General Support
(Donations $5 to $99)
Jane (Butler) Bowman - 1942
Robert G. Butler - 1959
Hattie Byland - 1965
Barbara (Baker) Engle - 1958
Diane (Lockman) Goldberg -1960
Aleta S. Hodge - 1972
Tony Littrell - 1969
Robert W. MacAleese - 1961
Kathryn E. (Hill) Meredith - 1942
Dr. Woodrow A. Myers, Jr. - 1970
Ann (Cantwell) Penrose - 1941
Harold A. Smith - 1960
Marsha (Emerson) Thomas -- 1961
Lynn (Hansen) Wakefield - 1970
John D. Wild - 1965 
Mary Jane "Janie" (Foerst) Witz - 1943
*Most recent donation  
Holiday Bazaar & Concert -- Shortridge Music Department
The Shortridge Magnet High School Band Director, Kathy Spangler announces the "Winter Fantasy" Holiday Music Concert Tuesday, December 17 at 6pm in Caleb Mills Hall.

The evening will consist of musical performances from the Shortridge Concert bands and Jazz Band, the Shortridge orchestras, and choir from School 91.
As this group continues to compete whenever and wherever they can, any financial support would be especially helpful. Send your donations directly to Shortridge Magnet High School c/o Ms. Kathy Spangler, 3401 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208.
 SAA Board of Directors -  
The Board will welcome our new Decade of the '80s representative, Joseph Matthews, Class of 1981, at our next Board meeting in January 2014. Joe should be a very instrumental addition to the Board as he currently is one of the football coaches at Shortridge. Welcome, Joe, we look forward to working with you!!
Executive Board
Alfred "Al" Edyvean - '68 - President
Marilyn (Chance) Shank - '67 - VP, Public Relations
Keith Rand - '70 - VP, Marketing & Development/Fundraising
Deloris "Dee" (Richardson) Duff ' ;59 - Treasurer
Joyce (Edwards) Moore - '68 - Recording Secretary
Jarnell (Burks) Craig - '63 - 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)
Lynn (Bolles) Boatman - '58 (Decade of the 50s)
Marcia Warrington - '58 (Decade of the 50s)
Richard "Rich" Edyvean - '68 (Decade of the 60s)
Thomas J. Griffin, II - ;72 (Decade of the 70s)
Carolyn (Waters) Payton - '72 (Decade of the '70s)
Joseph Matthews - '81 (Decade of the '80s)
We continue to seek a candidate to fill the vacancy for Decade of the 80s representative. If you are interested in serving for this two-year term, kindly send an email to  
Board appointments:
Consultant/SHSAW Founder - Guy E. Russell - '59
Parliamentarian - Grant Hawkins - '67
SMHS Administrators
Stanley Law, principal:
Debra Ward , vice principal 



Thank you for your continued interest and support.

Dee Duff

Deloris "Dee" (Richardson) Duff
Treasurer & Editor, NewsBriefs
President Emeritus
Shortridge H.S. Alumni Association

In This Issue
Athletic Department News
Turner Jersey Unveiled
Legacy Games, Trophy Winners
Shortridge Legacy Fund
Legacy Scholarship - General Fund
Holiday Concert
SAA Board of Directors
Visit Our Website
Shortridge Yearbooks
SAA Memberships
Class Reunions
Sesquicentennial Anniversary
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Shortridge Yearbooks


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SAA Memberships & Renewals -- Membership Renewal Reminder
PLEASE DON'T FORGET YOUR ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL? Your member dues are the operating funds for the 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 (General Members for Shortridge Legacy Scholarship Fund) (see Feature Article) (payable to Shortridge Alumni Association; mail c/o 5030 Guion Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254 or pay online. 
  • 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 1959 - 55-year reunion. SAVE THE DATES: TUESDAY, JUNE 10 AND WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014 (Yes, that's right...a mid-week reunion!) Full schedule of events will be forthcoming. 
Class of 1964 - 50-year reunion, SAVE THE DATES: JUNE 27-28, 2014, Indianapolis Marriott East.. More information to come as plans are confirmed.To join the planning team, contact Mary Glenn Rinne, or Ruth Lacy Wooden,
REMINDER: Reunion organizers, you and your classmates are encouraged to become active members of our alumni association. We have hundreds of Shortridge alumni gathering this year 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 Scholarship Fund or other special project that will benefit the students at Shortridge.
Also, please note that if during your reunion you plan to visit the school, a written request must be submitted through the school office that must be approved by the IPS Maintenance Department IF the school is to be opened on weekends...Saturday or Sunday. A fee is levied to the using group based upon how long the group will visit the building. Other restrictions may apply; therefore, schedule your reunion and complete the necessary paperwork as early as possible to confirm your date and time. 
Thank you!
Shortridge Sesquicentennial Anniversary upcoming in 2014!

Alumni and friends of Shortridge will be making plans for a MAJOR CELEBRATION to recognize the 150th Anniversary of the school IN 2014.

If you would like to be a member of the planning committee, send an email with your contact information to . A committee will be formed in early 2014.