Washington High School
Massillon, Ohio

The WHS Alumni Directory Project

The WHS Alumni Association is going to publish an updated alumni directory to coincide with the 175th anniversary of the Massillon Public Schools in 2023.  This is the fifth directory undertaken by teh WHS Alumni Association since 1998. 

For the most part, it has gone smoothly with an overall approval rating of 98%. The company does this at no cost to us with hopes of recouping their costs through the sale of the directory and some additional merchandise with the alumni logo on it. When the project was initiated last fall all seemed very reasonable, but by the time 7% inflation, paper shortages, and sky-rocketing delivery fees hit in January the price of the directory surprised even us. That being said, at this point over 400 directories have been reserved and will be shipped in October and will prove invaluable to us.

Thank you to all who willingly participated!

Alumni News

Board Transitions

Board Departures After serving 9-year terms, Tom Seesan '67 and Bob Wenzel '74 both must step down from the board per the WHSAA by-laws and constitution. Tom has served many years as the treasurer while Bob is completing his second 9-year term and his second round as the board president.  Bob will continue to work on the newsletter, which he has done since 2003. Also departing the board...

Distinguished Citizens Student Address

On April 7 and 8, 2022, the Distinguished Citizens from 2020, 2021, and 2022 addressed the juniors and seniors of Washington High School.   Distinguished Citizens location on video Rodney Klein (Norman Miday) - 3:20 Edward Grier - 7:00 Mike Hershberger (Nicholas Hatheway) - 18:10 Donald Sheffler (Perry Ballinger) - 22:00 Dennis Franklin - 34:45 Richard Reichel - 42:30 Mary Strukel...

77th Performance of Handel's Messiah

77th Performance of Handel's Messiah Handel's "Messiah" 77th Presentation Sunday, December 12th, 2021 at 3pm, will be the seventy-seventh presentation of Handel's Messiah by the Washington High School choirs. After not being able to get together last year for our tradition, we are so excited to come back together! Our students are truly excited to once again be a part of this tradition, one of...

Class Reunions Update

As we are heading fully into spring, restrictions on large gatherings are starting to loosen. The same restrictions for wedding receptions apply to class reunions which include bar, buffet, and dining restrictions. Dancing and larger crowds are now permitted, but masks and social distancing remain in effect. It is also not certain how many will be permitted to attend football games yet, and that...

2021 Distinguished Citizens Postponed

This year's WHSAA DIstinguished Citizens program has been canceled because of the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions in Ohio. It takes several months of work by both the WHSAA Distinguished Citizens and WHSAA Scholarship committees to put the three-day event together. The current plan is to honor last years awardees (Dennis Franklin '71, Rodney Klein '53, Jeff Timmons '91, and Edward Grier '51) in the...

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