Washington High School
Massillon, Ohio

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Massillon Schools Shine

At a time when most of Ohio's city school districts struggled, our Massillon City Schools under the leadership of Superintendent Paul Salvino ('97) remained open and fully operational with just a little district-wide "online" instruction during the Covid-19 surge in December and again around the faculty inoculation days. From the very beginning of the 2020-21 school year students were given the...
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The Mary Nemeth Strukel ('54) Scholarships

The late Mary Strukel was one of the most ardent Massillon Tiger supporters and as a member of the Massillon Board of Education she worked hard to make sure student success continued in the academics, arts, and athletics of our district. One of Mary's projects was establishing the "Obie" insignia on Ohio license plates for those who wanted it. There were a lot of hoops to jump through and various...
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2020/21 Tiger Basketball

Under third year head coach and alum Josh Hose ('97), the Massillon Tiger basketball team continued its winning ways despite struggles with player quarantines and getting a late start because of the extended football season (always a good thing here, but not necessarily for basketball). The Tigers defeated a previously unbeaten Wooster team as well as local rivals Perry and Central. The...
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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...
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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...
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