Woodrow Wilson High School Alumni Update - May, 2016
edited by Linda Doyle
CLASS OF 1975 GIVES BACK TO WILSON
In December 2015 just before winter break, several members of the Class of '75 visited their alma mater. They came bearing a gift, a very special gift for their old high school. The Class of '75 donated $2898.86 to Wilson High School and presented the check to Jeremy Shetler '92 (and the current Dean of Students at Wilson). This very special gift came from a combination of donations from the class, excess money they had from previous reunions, and a refund on services from their recently held 40th reunion. Well done, Class of '75!
Pictured in the photo left to right: Liz Snow McDougall, Jane Paulson Harold, Jeremy Shetler, KC Cowan Micallef, Carol Jo Kennedy, and Reunion Chairman, Richard Caldwell.
WILSON SCHOLARSHIP INITIATIVE REUNION CHALLENGE!
Classes of 1959, 1961, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1976, 1986, 1996, 2006
As you join together this summer to celebrate your high school years, why not make a difference for current Wilson students by including a Scholarship Donation Drive? Challenge the other reunion classes to make the largest donation to the Scholarship Initiative. Whip up that Trojan competitive spirit and help us realize our $50,000+ goal to establish a fund with Oregon Community Foundation that will provide scholarships in perpetuity. Read about the Wilson Scholarship Initiative on the Wilson website: http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/wilson/. Contact: Sue Stahl email@example.com
Put your class on the graph, donate today!
*donations in dollars already made by class year
How do I make a tax deductible contribution?
Send a check made out to Wilson Scholarship Initiative, Wilson High School, 1151 Vermont St., Portland 97219, Attn: Wilson Scholarship Fund; or call Wilson bookkeeper, Ana Curtis, at (503) 916-5280 x75374, to make a donation using a credit card.
WILSON ALUM STRIVES TO REVIVE DANCE TEAMS FOR JACKSON, GRAY MIDDLE SCHOOLS
Remember the dance team at Wilson? Maureen Berrie-Lawson '78 and former Trojane is working hard to bring dance back. Click on this link to read the story by KC Cowan '75 writer for The Southwest Portland Post: http://www.wilsonalumni.com/newsletter/2016/Dance.Team.article.2016.pdf.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
WILSON GRADS TO PERFORM AT MAKROKOSMOS PROJECT MUSIC FESTIVAL JUNE 23, 2016
... photos courtesy of Makrokosmos Project
The second Makrokosmos Project Music Festival on June 23, 2016 at Blue Sky Gallery in the Pearl in SW Portland celebrates contemporary American music and Pacific Northwest musicians. This year's event includes among others our very own pianist Stephanie Ho '95 and mezzo soprano Angela Niederloh '95. The festival is organized by pianists Stephanie Ho and Saar Ahuvia who collaborate as DUO Stephanie and Saar in performances noted for their artistic versatility, elegance and intellectual curiosity. "I am very excited about the musical festival," says Ho. "I am especially excited about the 7:15pm set that I will perform with mezzo soprano Angela Niederloh. As Wilson alumni, we are very excited to have an artistic 'reunion" after all these years!" Niederloh and Ho will also be previewing some of the music for the upcoming musical festival on All Classical Portland's "Thursdays @ Three" on June 16, broadcast live at http://www.allclassical.org/programs/thursdays-at-three/.
Makrokosmos Project Music Festival
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016. 5-10pm
Venue: The beautiful Blue Sky Gallery, 122 NW 8th Ave, Pearl Dist.
Pianos: Generously provided by the PHENOMENAL Portland Piano Company. The BEST in the business.
Food + Wine: The best that PDX has to offer!
Tickets: $15 advance, $20 day of show, $10 students and seniors. Ticket price includes all events and complimentary food and wine! For more information and to purchase tickets go to www.makrokosmosproject.org.
2004 GRAD WINS MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER AWARD
Sam Younie graduated from Wilson in 2004 and is the Portland Timbers equipment Manager. In January, Sam was named the Major League Soccer (MLS) Equipment Manager of the Year. Congratulations, Sam! Follow this link to read all about Sam and his award: http://www.wilsonalumni.com/newsletter/2016/Sam.Younie.Award.pdf.
AS SOMEONE WHO WAS RATHER QUIET IN HIGH SCHOOL
... photo courtesy of Say It Better
Kare (Karen) Anderson '69 is an Emmy-winning former NBC and Wall Street Journal reporter, now connective behavior speaker and columnist for Forbes and Huffington Post. She speaks and writes on ways to be more deeply connected and widely quoted. Kare says, "it has amused several of my peers at Woodrow Wilson High School that I became a public speaker (after being a journalist). To the surprise of many, including me, my TED talk last Fall, on The Web of Humanity: Becoming an Opportunity Maker has attracted over 1.8 million views — and thus several new adventures into my life: http://www.ted.com/talks/kare_anderson_be_an_opportunity_maker?language=en#. It is around my core mission — encouraging people to redefine their lives around a mutuality mindset. See a book I wrote on the topic: http://www.sayitbetter.com/book/"~ warmly Kare (Karen Anderson '69)
SHARE YOUR STORY
Send us the details on where/what you have been doing since graduating from Wilson, and we'll post in an upcoming WWHS Alumni Update e-newsletter. Send details to Linda Doyle.
IN MEMORY OF
KNOWN CLASSMATES/TEACHERS NO LONGER WITH US
Please send an email with details to Linda Doyle if you have an obituary that should be posted here. Below is a list of classmates who have just been added to the list:
RICHARD (RICHIE) VOSS '62
RAYMOND LEE '98
ROBIN LYNN RYAN '96
SUSAN SARGENT '63
JOHN EILERTSON '78
DOUGLAS BRENNER '74
MICHAEL ANTHONY MUNSEN '66
Click on this link to read more about classmates, teachers, community members who have passed away... Once on the page, scroll down to find the class year.
Lots of class reunions coming up ...
CLASS OF 1959 ... Reunion in 2016 is July 23, 2016 at 4 pm at Barry Post's Farm, 16200 NE Lewis Rogers Lane
Newberg, Or 97132. Questions? Please contact Judy Meyer Allen.
CLASS OF 1961 … 55th reunion in 2016 is July 15, 2016 at 4:30 PM at Ernesto’s Italian Restaurant on SW Apple Way in Beaverton.
CLASS OF 1966 ... 50th reunion in 2016 is September 24, 2016 @ 5:00 pm @ the Mountain Park Club House in Lake Oswego. "Save the Date" invitation going out soon. Check out their Facebook page.
CLASS OF 1967 ... 50th reunion in 2017 is
scheduled for August 4, 2017 at the Tualatin Country Club.
CLASS OF 1971 ... 45th reunion in 2016 is Saturday, September 24, 2016. Location and details to come, but mark your calendar now.
CLASS OF 1976 ... 40th reunion in 2016 is August 6, 2016 at the StockPot on Scholls Ferry Road. For more information see Wilson High School Class of 76 Reunion.
CLASS OF 1991 ... 25th reunion in 2016 is Saturday, July 30 at 7pm. Location: Cerulean Wine, 1439 NW Marshall Street, Portland, OR. Contact: Kara Lewis Stark 503-312-7301. Price: No entry fee. No host food and drinks available for purchase.
CLASS OF 1996 ... 20th reunion in 2016 is: August 5, 2016: 6pm - 11pm at On Deck in NW Portland (grads and partners) and August 6, 2016: noon - ? at Gabriel Park (family potluck). Click here for their Facebook page.
Get all the details about upcoming reunions at: http://www.wilsonalumni.com/reunions.htm
WILSON GRADUATES WHO HAVE SERVED OR ARE SERVING IN THE MILITARY
Please check out the WWHS Military Alumni page and read all about our amazing military graduates. To add your name and information to the WWHS Military alumni page, Send your information to Linda Doyle at LSDOYLE@EARTHLINK.NET.
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ALUMNI ASSOCIATION UPDATE
NEW WWHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Alumni and community members are continuing to move forward to establish the WWHS Alumni Association. Application process for tax-exempt status of association is progressing (with special thanks to Jack Bertell '58). If you would like to join them, contact Jack Bertell '58.
STAY IN TOUCH
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