Washington High School
Massillon, Ohio

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...

The Live "Obie" Tiger Mascot

Started in 1970, the tradition of having a live tiger at the football games has been a cherished addition to the pageantry here. For many years, their caretakers were the Wilbur Arnold (‘48) and Ed Annen families and of late, for many years, Bob (’54) and Elizabeth Weisgarber (’57) Hollender have looked after Massillon’s number one pet. For the last several years it has become a legally...

Rev. James Lawson ('46)

This past spring, our nation lost a civil rights veteran and US Congressman in John Lewis. One of the speakers at his nationally televised funeral service was the Reverend James Lawson from the Class of 1946. Rev. Lawson speech was so powerful it was mentioned on the national newscasts later that same evening. Rev. Lawson also mention in his eulogy growing up in Massillon. He is a WHS...

A WHS Legend Retires

Longtime WHS Art teacher Eric Myers (’77) has hung up his pallet and brushes. Much more than being a faculty member, Eric was the heart of the “Struts & Frets” Drama Club and a master of the stage electronics, sound and lighting assisting in choir, band and drama club presentations for decades. He recently updated the pictures of the “Struts & Frets Drama” club Hall of Fame...

Band Directors get 4-Star Rings

Initiated by the “Swing Band” originator George Bird back in the Spring of 1941, band members that successfully completed three full years of participation and remained in good-standing with the program were awarded a “3-Star” ring upon graduation. It is not known or now remembered if the band mothers club gave him his ring or if Mr. Bird “awarded” himself a 3-Star ring, but he did...
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