Washington High School
Massillon, Ohio

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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Stand Up for Rob Partridge

On May 21, 2018, the life of former Massillon Tiger quarterback Robert Partridge changed forever. On his way home in Bloomington, Indiana, Rob was in a motor vehicle accident.  His car tumbled end over end off the road. When it landed, Rob couldn't feel his legs. He was a quadraplegic. In true Tiger spirit, Rob is fighting to beat his spinal cord injury. He is working hard so that he may...
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Still the Greatest Show in High School Football!

Tigers 26th State Title 26th you might say? Yes, the Tigers 26th state title with 24 of them being outright “State Championships”! The football state championship in Ohio has an eclectic and winding history that involves eras of self-proclamation to territorial acclamation with shared titles, through to the advent of the Associated Press Sportswriters Polls and then ending up to the ever...
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WHS Alumni Spotlight - Beth Starrett

Beth Starrett Class of 2002   How did you use your WHS Alumni Scholarship? I proudly took my WHS Alumni Scholarship to Baldwin-Wallace College (now University) where I graduated with a double major in Business Administration and Psychology, while also cheering for four years for the football and basketball team and an active member of the Delta Zeta sorority.   What has your...
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2020 Distinguished Citizens Announced

The Washington High School Alumni Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Distinguished Citizens Award. This award is given annually to graduates of Washington High School who have achieved local, national, and/or international success in their chosen career fields. Nominations are made by graduates or friends of WHS and are selected by the Distinguished Citizens committee....
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Nominate a Distinguished Citizen!

Nominations are open for the Distinguished Citizen Award. This award is given out each year by the Massillon Washington High School Alumni Association in recognition of graduates who have achieved local, national, or international success in their chosen career fields. Nominations may be made by graduates or friends of WHS. Graduates may nominate a classmate or someone from another class. To...
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Eye on the Tiger - Zion Clark

Zion Clark of the WHS Class of 2015 has enjoyed two rounds of national exposure these past few months. He first appeared as a guest on the nationally syndicated television show "Ellen", hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, and again on a segment of the NBC Nightly News spotlighting his wrestling at Kent State University-Tuscarawas.  What makes Zion special is his approach to his wrestling career and...
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