In addition to the glow generated by a 21-0 victory over Thomas Jefferson by the 17th ranked Wildcats, the 1992 Woodrow Homecoming celebration was illuminated by the passing of the torch from ’60s and ’70s graduates to their children.
On the football team are quarterback G.P. Theriot and brother Joe, while sister Kelly was on the field as a Homecoming freshman nominee for Countess. Mac Hill also plays on the team, and brother Jason is a junior varsity cheerleader while sister Mandy is on the drill team.
Other Sweethearts include Kim Monzingo, Jennifer Ostler, Stephanie Cagley and Shannon McBride. In the band is Michael Franco.
Varsity cheerleaders are Jennifer Sherman, Laura Johnson and Meredith Kuesel, who also was a Homecoming queen nominee.
Playing junior varsity football are Bill Gasch, Champ Hensley and Aaron Sherman. Madeline Parrish is a junior varsity cheerleader.
The proud parents of these current stars are Wildcats who know about the “Age of Aquarius”. They include George Theriot, Gregg Hill, Joe Monzingo, Jim Ostler, Mark Johnson, Richard Franco, Jon Cagley, Bob Sherman, Gary Hensley, Ken Kuesel, Betty Houston Gasch and Nancy Hardwick Parrish, who may have taught daughter Madeline a thing or two about cheerleading. Nancy was a Woodrow cheerleader who later became a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader.
Marilyn McBride, a mother of Shannon, taught at Woodrow from the Age of Aquarius to the Dawn of the Discotheque.
Also on the sidelines were cheerleader Paul Bozarth, both ’70s graduates who have returned to Woodrow to teach.
If you think these are a lot of family ties, just wait until I write about the music program!
At this time of year, we give thanks for our blessings. For Woodrow graduates, among the greatest of these are our friends. Some friends we have lost this year are listed below:
Claude Ivan Anderson, 82; Andy D. Campbell, 30 (son of Dr. Robert ’44 and Mary Jane Campbell ’46. Andy was elected Mr. Wildcat by his class and eawrned a graduate degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs.)
Also Clyde W. Funderbunk, 79; Alice Goodall, 46 (Alice was an administrator at SMU); Dr. Wilbur Hawkins, 72; Richard Edwin Gray Jr., 68; Evelyn Theresa Wing Herrin, 75; Ray E. Hubbard Jr., 71 (son of the oilman for whom the lake is named); Virginia Hugh Kay, 63 (sister is Billye June Kay Rees-Jones); Jane Shinoda Kaketich, 46.
Others include Earl King Jr.; Lewis Pemberton, 79; William Parker McFadden, 79; Charlotte Ann “Charley” Tippie Shoemake ’55 (her children, Pam Duke Van Ielhand and Kevin Adams are 1970s alums); Mary Margaret Shumate-McKnight, 57; John Simmons Young, 76 (who commanded the lead aircraft, “Hail Columbia”, in the first low-level attack on the Romanian oil fields of Ploesti during World War II. Young was decorated with the Silver Star, Air Medal, Flying Cross and the Distinguished Service Cross.)
Remember, the accuracy of this column is improved when information is sent to the Alumni Association. Please call or write the Association with full names and class years to ensure a better accounting of the people and events of our Alma Mater.
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