Washington High School
Massillon, Ohio

"It's a Grand New Flag"

Prior to the kickoff for the annual meeting with our archrivals, the Canton McKinley Bulldogs, the WHS Alumni Association was pleased to present to the Massillon Board of Education and to Paul Brown Tiger Stadium a new flag of the United States of America. This flag is dedicated to all past, present and future alumni of Massillon Washington High School.

The flag was made possible by the continued generosity of members of the WHS Alumni Association. Through you we can do small things around the high school campus that mean a great deal to the school community. Presenting this flag honors the generations that have made and sustained our football pageantry as the "Greatest Show in High School Football".

We also support other areas of WHS student life in the drama club, choir, band, annual musical as well as homecoming queen and court. Your contributions assist the WHS Distinguished Citizens event and the administering of WHS Alumni Scholarships to which this year will include those students named as Miss Massillonian and Outstanding Senior Boy.

Make no mistake, we don't do things halfway on your behalf! This flag is huge and impressive. Prior to the first playoff game hosted at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium when the flag was hoisted during the presentation of the National Anthem by the Tiger Swing Band, commentators for Ohio Sports Network covering the game stated it was the most impressive American flag they had seen at any Ohio sporting event.

As always, thank you for your support of the WHS Alumni Association!!

Bob Wenzel
WHSAA Board President

Alumni News

65 Years Ago - In Life Magazine

The weekend of October 29, 1955 was recorded in both football and collegiate hotbeds of football across the country. That weekend LIFE magazine came to Massillon and recorded our game festivities for that night’s invasion of Warren. The “Football Takes Over All Over” article for their November 7, 1955 issue featured a huge 2-page picture of our band, majorettes and cheerleaders on Lincoln...

In the Shoes of Myron McKelvey ('33)

We highlighted last year that we had a drum major here at WHS who a had been a fan favorite and that he had transferred to here from Canton McKinley to be our drum major for his junior and senior years. Well now Keaton Gibbs (’19) has been accepted into The Ohio State University Marching Band’s vaunted “D-Row” which serves as a training spot for possible future band drum majors. We wish...

WHS Alumni Spotlight - Kyle James

Kyle James Class of 2012 How did you use your WHS Alumni Scholarship? I took my WHS Alumni Scholarship to Ithaca College in upstate New York where I graduated with two degrees: a B.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications and a B.A. in Sports Studies. I was involved in many student organizations on campus and won a Campus Life Award my senior year, which was given to the top 10 students who...

More of "Old WHS" Demolished

…and the walls came tumbling down. Well, it may not have been a trumpet blasting away, but many alumni exchanged stories and memories on social media as most of what was left of the old high school building was razed this summer. What was left of the cafeteria and some of the vocational lab shops on the south side and the east wing that housed Biology, English and some History classes in...

A Letcavits Roams the Gridiron!

The late coach and WHS grad Jim Letcavits (’54) and his family have left their mark on the Massillon schools in so many ways, but this year another chapter was written when his granddaughter, Grace Muzi, donned the “Obie the Tiger” costume as part of this year’s Tiger Swing Band. Grace is the daughter of Tim (’77) and Kristi Letcavits (’83) Muzi and of course, granddaughter of Nancy...

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