Washington High School
Massillon, Ohio

In Memoriam - Spring 2021

Recent alumni passings of note: Rita Allman Halco '44 Rita was another of our WHS 70+ "high school sweethearts" along with her husband Andy ('42). She was the Quality Assurance Inspector at Central States Cans and an avid Tigers, Browns, and Indians fan along with anything her grandchildren did. John Tsocheff '44 John could speak six languages and was often the neighborhood translator! He...

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...
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