Every two years, the Warsaw High School Alumni Association hosts a biennial reunion, inviting all WHS graduates to an all school reunion. The 33rd WHS Biennial Reunion was held at the Warsaw High School gymnasium on June 10, 2017. Alumni celebrating 50 and 25 years were the special honorees: Classes of 1966, 1967, 1991, and 1992. This reunion was the largest gathering ever with over 200 registrants. The event kicked off at 4:00 pm with conversation and cookies. Classes of 1953 and 1964 arrived even earlier to begin celebrating.
At 5:30, a short business meeting was called to order by Donna Stull (1975), President, to elect new officers and directors: Ethan Newman (2009), Vice President; Sherri Fairweather Hawley (1995), Secretary; Marilyn Reser McCain (1962), Director; and Holly Culton (2007), Director. President Stull thanked the Alumni Committee for its work and tireless help. Doug and Sue McDaniels Stevens were recognized for their help in locating addresses for the alumni mailing. The oldest graduates, Murl and Earlene Hazel Henderson (1942), and youngest graduate, Bailey Sharp (2017), were introduced. Sharp was also one of the Alumni Scholarship winners, and she thanked everyone for receiving the scholarship. She will attend Missouri S&T in the fall to major in Environmental Engineering and will also participate in ROTC. Past teachers and administrators attending were introduced. Dr. Shawn Poyser, Warsaw School Superintendent, spoke briefly. Then the classes were introduced and asked to stand by decade. President Stull also explained that the School District had made a permanent display of class photograph composites that scrolls in the front hallway of the high school. The alumni sang the school song, “Mid the Hills of Benton County,” which was penned by the Class of 1917. Dinner was served in the school cafeteria.
The Alumni Scholarship Fund provides essential support to students who are continuing their education. The Classes of 1953 and 1957 contributed. Individual donations were made by the following: Mary Ann Kinkead Inglish, Carol Laird, Jim Mathewson, Robert Drake, Marcia Laird Lucietta, Kay Lindsey, Jim & Shawn Reser Miller, Nick & Kathy Parker, Steven Thompson, Cheri Casper, Darrell and Marcy Cline, Ronnie & Linda Barnes Harpham, Keith & Linda Williams Pierson, Kyle Bartshe, Laveta Bradley Turpin, Ronald Holmes, Joe & Diane Bockelman, Dr. Shawn Poyser, Dr. John & Katie Boise, Aileen Mellen Pippins, Charles & Wilma Pryor Campbell, Don & Mary Pat Hirsch Wilde, Melvin & Sandy King Nelson, Dick & Leota Franks Kreisel, Turner & Wanda Shipman, Charlotte Spry, Robert & Beverly Kennedy, Junior & Dianne Martin Williams, James & Sandy Poe, John & Norma Harmon, LeWayne Williams, Lonnie & LuAnne Reser Holmes, Danny & Tracy Dillion, Gary & Skipper Patterson Dodd, Mike & Tammy Byrum Rash, Thad & Kristy Henderson, Lance & Linda Flippin Swearngin, Marilyn Reser McCain, JD & Kathryn Findley, Joyce Kinkead, Doug & Sue McDaniels Stevens and Jim & Janine Carney . Donations to the fund can be made at any time to help support WHS graduates in their college careers.
The 34th Biennial WHS Reunion will be held June 8th 2019. Alumni are encouraged to communicate their contact information, particularly e-mail addresses, to the WHS Alumni Association so that they can receive invitations.
1942 – Murl Henderson, Earlene (Hazel) Henderson
1944 -Paul Yager
1946 – Earl Martin
1947 – Bette (Yeager) Dowland , John E. Hayter
1949 – Rosemary (Antwiler) Walthall
1950 - William Hughes
1951 - Marcy (Tally) Wooldridge; Fred Gregory; Paul Estes
1952 - Paul Wheeler, Carter Kinkead, George Keightley
1953 - Veta (Salley) Kinkead, John Leroy (J.L.) Johns, JoDee (Walthall) Estes, Mayetta (Chancellor) & Jerry Ballew, Dottie (Antwiler) Breshears, Greeta (Copp) Hensley, Harold & Joann Johnson, Keith Johnson, John Laird, Arlene (Dull) Lear, John Martin, Rose Martin, Roche Martin, Robert Scott, Shirley (Holley) Scott, Bob Suiter
1954 - Helen (McLerran) Gregory , Voyn Breshears
1955 - Earlene (Spry) Wiest-Reser, Harvey Holloway, Carol (Christy) Laird, Jim Mathewson, Dick Kreisel, Kent Johnson
1956 - Sandra (King) Nelson, Robert S. Drake, Carolyn (Teeter) Cunningham
1957 - Ann (Mowell) Breshears, Karen (Price) Myers, Joe Dale Roberta (Salley) Hedrick, Helen (Gaylord) Mantonya, Leota (Franks) Kreisel, Mike Pate, Turner Shipman, Allen Holley, Delma (Bowers) Dwyer, Rick Fajen, Carolyn (Keightley) Fajen, Lowell Moore
1959 – Robert Kennedy, Linda (McCartney) Gregory, Junior & Dianne (Martin) Williams, James Beldon & Sandy Poe, Wilma (Stull) Keightley
1960 - Marcia (Laird) Lucietta, Gary Noland, Marilyn (Getz) Annis, JD Findley, Linda (King) Parker
1961 - Dick & Shirley (Roberts) Copp, Randy Price & Linda (Jones) Collett
1962 - Nora Sue (Richardson) Sayre, James Carney, Gary Howe, John Harmon, Betty (Holley) Cobb, Jill (Price) Barnett, Marilyn (Reser) McCain, Jewell (Milam) Benner, Cinda (Jones) Garrison, Rozella (Stewart) Holm, Sharon (Summers), Ted Sartin
1963 - John Foster, Jim Weaver, Kaye (Womack) Mantonya
1964 - Marty (Gardner) Weaver, Judi (Johnson) Eckhoff, Mary (Smith) Sumners, Karoline (Belsa) Fitzpatrick, Karen (Gemes) Garnier, Robert Gemes, Terry Johnson, Wynema (Long) Rimmer, Patricia Gorham
1965-Kenneth Mantonya, Roger Pickard, Kathy (McMillin) Howe, Mary (Vannoy) Schenewark, Melvin Foster
1966 - Cindy (Whitaker) Pickard, Ronnie White, Steve & Joyce (Spry) Hasper, Marsha (Eaton) Rudolph, Brenda (McMillin) Jackman, Judy Kinkead & Sharon (Mayes) Noland; Arlie “Skeeter” Turner
1967 - James Johnson, Jim Miller, Gail (Hollingsworth) Hacker, Nick Parker, Steven Thompson, Kay (Kindle) Schenewark, Cheri Casper, LeWayne Williams, David Malecki, Linda (Flippin) Hazel, Linda (VanNoy) Howard, Lonnie Holmes, Mary (Jackman) Crouch, Jerry Follmer, Sandy (McCubbin) McNally, Larry Burton, Bobby Barnes, Marcy (Gregory) Turner
1969 - Gary Martin, Joyce (McMillin) Lyons, Gary & Skipper (Patterson) Dodd, John Wiseman, Ronnie & Linda (Barnes) Harpham, Linda (Howe) Adcox, Lance & Linda (Flippin) Swearngin, Edwin Bybee, Joy (Martin) Berney, Maudine Holmes, Judy (Mills) Noland
1970 - Shawn (Reser) Miller, Shirley (Gutievez) Grone-Downing & Marjorie Grone, Bob Follmer, Berlidene (Spry) Brown, Wayne Hazel, Randy Eaton
1971 - Ozzie Wallace, Joy (Davis) Scaggs & Herman “Bud” Balke
Don’t forget the donations can be made at any time such as memorials, wills and trusts. If you would like to donate to the Scholarship Fund please indicate the amount and mail the check to the Warsaw School Alumni Association (PO Box 1528, Warsaw MO 65355).
Check the Warsaw School District web site (http://www.warsawk12.org) for updates. Alumni info is on the left hand side of the page.
Check out the Alumni Shirts available below......
The Warsaw School Alumni Association is selling shirts for the Biennial Reunion and Alumni Scholarship Fund.
Hoodies Black w/white ink or Gray w/ silver or white ink $22 s-xl $24 xxl-xxxl
Short sleeve or long sleeve drifit Shirts Black or Green w/white ink
Short Sleeve $16 s-xl $18 xxl-xxxl Long Sleeve $19 s-xl $22 xxl-xxxl