help us reach more of our alums by forwarding this newsletter
to your friends and posting the link on Facebook so that more
alums will send in their information, and then they will receive
their own issue of Traditions!
THE DATE! Be sure to mark your calendars for this year's
annual UAAA fundraiser, the GOLDEN
BEAR ROCK FEST, on Saturday, April 25 from 7:00
- 11:00 PM at the St Agatha Event Center. This year's
Rock Fest stars:
THE RAVENS (Jeff Shaw '64 John Workman '64, Jeff
Hersey, Marc Froebel, and Doug Yoder), sponsored by John
MONKEY (Charlie Bleak '68, Jim Lynch, Bill Lutz '71,
Craig Pataky '71, and Bill Wyatt '69)
Sausage Truck will be parked outside the door, where you
can purchase your favorite Schmidt's specialties: Bahama Mamas,
brats, German potato salad, cream puffs. The CASH BAR will
feature beer and wine, and of course we'll have soft drinks
and bottled water.
FOR DAVE SHELBY
pleased to announce that our Honorary Rock Fest Chairman is
former Jones and UAHS principal DAVE
SHELBY! Everyone in Upper Arlington knows Mr. Shelby
as a tennis coach, a swimming teacher at the Devon Road pool,
an assistant principal, a principal, a golf starter at Scioto
Country Club, or as a great friend to Upper Arlington and
its youth. Mr. Shelby is looking forward to reconnecting with
former students and having a special reunion with friends.
Do you have a funny, poignant, or special memory about
Mr. Shelby? Please
use our online form to send it in, and we will compile
and present these messages to Mr. Shelby during our presentation
sponsors for the Rock Fest, and we're offering SIX levels
of sponsorship. Each one includes
a UAAA membership
of a corresponding value, so this is a great time to join
UAAA, renew your membership, or increase your membership
level. Note: If you are already a member, you can pass
along the membership that is included with your sponsorship
to a family member or friend!
you have some vintage UA clothing? A letter jacket? CRO shirt?
Cheerleading sweater? Football jersey? Please wear it to the
ARE ONLY $20, AND SPACE IS LIMITED!
have limited space at St. Agatha so please get your tickets
early. NOTE: You will not receive paper tickets.
online or send a check with the printable
form, and your name will be on a list at the door on April
want to make sure that everyone understands about UAAA's two
1: We have one database that contains the name
and graduation year of each Upper Arlington High School graduate.
This database also contains the each graduate's home address,
phone number, and other information such as the teams and
clubs to which he or she belonged. We can call on this information
when a certain group, such as the lacrosse alumni, want to
have a gathering or celebration.
Although our society certainly has moved toward electronic
communication, we still encourage our reunion coordinators
to do a general mailing to their classmates using address
labels generated from Database 1, since not every alum is
registered with an email address on Bearalums.com, and certainly
not all alums use Facebook.
2: The other
database consists of names and email addresses for Bearalums.com.
Each name and email address has to be submitted personally
by the alum, since not all grads wish to be listed in this
public forum. On the Bearalums.com web site, the email addresses
are divided by graduation year, and at the bottom of each
list is a "Lost Alumni" list, consisting
of the names of people from that class for whom we have outdated
Even if we have your email address, you will be on the Lost
list until we have updated home address information.
our alums are already on Facebook and enjoy the social interaction
of chatting and sharing photos with friends.
has a Facebook page, too, and we hope you will visit our
page and "like" us so that you will receive notifications
of UAAA news and upcoming events. Please make UAAA a part
of your Facebook experience!
IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OUTSTANDING AND DISTINGUISHED ALUMS?
ALUMNUS is an alum who has generously dedicated his or
her time to the service of the Upper Arlington Alumni Association
and its mission.
ALUMNUS is an alum who is honored for his or her personal,
educational, or career achievement.
DO I NOMINATE SOMEONE?
would like to nominate someone for the 2015 awards, and you
are not yet a member of UAAA, you
can join here. Our membership dues are only $20 per
year! We need your support and greatly appreciate your membership.
Arlington High School's first graduation was held in 1925,
so today - just ten years shy of the centennial class - is
an opportune time to start planning for this important milestone
and kick off a program that will commemorate 100 years of
in this club begins as soon as donors fill out a 10-year pledge
card for their gift to the UAEF's
Unrestricted General Fund. Members
will be included in all UAEF publications and on our Web site.
the Upper Arlington Schools were founded, an outstanding Golden
Bear education has always been a priority for our community
and a gift to our children. While
the cost of education rises and governmental funding decreases,
the UA Schools depend on donors like you to help continue
Arlington Schools began in 1918, when the Franklin County
Board of Education approved a petition from the residents
of the Village of Upper Arlington to recognize Upper Arlington
as a new school district. At that time the village was bounded
by what is now Lane Avenue, Riverside Drive, Fifth Avenue
and North Star Road.
board was appointed by the county superintendent of schools
and John W. Wuichet Sr. was named president. One of
the first actions for the new school officials was to authorize
the construction of a four-room temporary school. It was built
at the corner of Arlington Avenue and Tremont Road from parts
of barracks left behind from Camp Willis. Fifty-two students
enrolled in the school, which taught first through ninth grades.
threatened to take control over the village, because without
a permanent school building, Upper Arlington was not meeting
the needs of the community.
Arlington Company donated the use of about nine acres of land
located in the heart of the village for the district's first
permanent school building. The new building, now known as
Jones Middle School, opened in the fall of 1924, and the first
class of seniors graduated in 1925.
Golden Bear Centennial Club celebrates the upcoming 100th
anniversary of this momentous day in 1925.
still be the middle of winter, and the Fourth of July may
seem far away, but the Upper Arlington High School Classes
that end in "5" and "0" are already busy
planning for their CLASS REUNIONS, to be held during the Fourth
of July weekend. Reuniting this summer are the Class of ,
1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995,
2000, 2005, and 2010. Please click your class year
to see your reunion page. If you see nothing yet, that means
that we have not been notified of any plans. Please
check back later.
to make sure that you will be contacted about your class reunion
is to CHECK AND UPDATE, if necessary, your contact information
with UAAA. We keep a complete database of everyone who
ever graduated from Upper Arlington High School, and Bearalums.com
has a database of more than 30,000 home addresses and more
than 13,000 email addresses for our alums.
2015 Reunions page of Bearalums.com to see who is
coordinating your class reunion, and then click your class
year to see your class reunion page, where details of your
reunion events will be posted. Many classes also now have
Facebook pages where alums can interact and plan their reunion
ACTIVITIES: PARADE, PARTY IN THE PARK, FIREWORKS
RESOURCES: VENUES, LODGING, BANDS AND MORE
years, we have assembled a list of wonderful suggestions for
reunion venues, bands, and lodging for out-of-town alumni.
Upper Arlington and surrounding communities now have numerous
hotels, restaurants and bars that are perfect for your reunion
of the library's agreement with the schools, there will always
be a ten-year delay for any yearbooks presented online. Digitization
of the pages took nearly two years to complete and is
ongoing since a new volume will be added each year.
is searchable by keyword or exact phrase, which makes
it easy to find friends and family. In addition, most of the
yearbooks after 1969 included an index near the end of the
book, which can be used as a further finding aid. Browsing
is also encouraged, and a navigation panel listing sections,
such as sports, clubs, seniors, underclassmen, or faculty
is provided for each yearbook.
present an invaluable picture of Upper Arlington's educational
system and the community over eight decades, and each book
serves as a virtual time capsule of daily life at that time.
The yearbook collection is an important resource for Upper
Arlington High School alumni, genealogical researchers, history
buffs, and anyone interested in Central Ohio's past.
NAME ISN'T ON THE BEARALUMS.COM SITE - ANYWHERE!
we respect and protect our alums' privacy, we list names and
email addresses on Bearalums.com ONLY
when they are personally submitted by the alum.
We do it this way because some people prefer not to have their
email address available on a public web site.
see someone else's name on the Lost List at the bottom of
each class page, and you know his or her location, please
let us know, or
contact that classmate and ask him or her to contact UAAA.
GRADUATED/MOVED/GOT MARRIED/CHANGED MY NAME BACK TO MY MAIDEN
you'll remember to contact UAAA to let us know any changes
in your status, your name, your address, phone number, and
email. Keeping our database accurate is very important to
us, and allows class reunion chairmen and other school-related
groups, such as athletic teams, musical organization, to reach
you when something exciting is happening.
is to maintain the most complete and accurate database
that we possibly can. We are asking for your help! And thank
you to those of you who have helped us through your membership
dues; your financial help allows us to provide the ongoing
hosting and maintenance fees of our Web site.
started Bearalums.com in 2000, we had approximately 320 email
addresses in our database; we currently have more than 13,000
alums' email addresses listed on Bearalums.com!
ALL ALUMS: WE
NEED YOUR INPUT!
HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS
us can remember high school educators or staff members who
touched us in some way. It might have been through the wisdom
they shared, the challenges they provided, the knowledge and
passion they had for teaching or the genuine care they exhibited.
No matter how they connected with us, our thoughts about them
still evoke warm feelings for them and for our high school
to honor these dedicated professionals by nominating them
for recognition in the Upper Arlington High School Educators
Hall of Fame. Each
inductee will have an area of the high school named in his
or her honor, and a bronze plaque will be placed in that area
to commemorate that educator's commitment and achievements.
Hall of Fame Inductees include: Dr. James Allen, Shirley
Behnke, Robert Ginther, Jean Guddat, Walter Heischman, Lester
Jackson, Richard Larkin, Ellis Lutz, Marv Moorehead, Vera
K. Randall, David Shelby, Pat Stewart, Phil Wagner, and Charles
you like to nominate a former educator for the Hall of Fame?
next induction ceremony will beheld in the fall of 2015. Please
online form, or print
the form and send it in.
haven't visited the Military
Alums page of Bearalums.com recently, please stop
by and see why we are so very proud of our Golden Bears who
went on to join the Armed Forces and bravely serve our country
through the decades.
YOU EVER, OR ARE YOU NOW, IN THE SERVICE?
to receive submissions of names and information, and hope
to make our list as complete as possible.
If you have served, or are currently serving in
the service, please
visit this page and complete the form, so that we can
add your name, branch of service, and experience to this important
page of our alumni web site! Thank you to all our Military
ALUMNI WEB SITES
visited our Bearalums.com Alumni
Web sites page lately? Many of our alums have sent in
the addresses of their personal or company sites, and we've
linked to each of them. They are organized by graduation year.
People like to do business with people they know and trust,
and it's interesting and fun to look through these Web sites
to find out what kinds of businesses, organizations, and hobbies
our fellow UAHS grads are involved in and enjoy.
LIKE TO HELP ALUMS PROMOTE THEIR WEB SITES!
few months, we will feature several of these Alumni Web sites.
If you would like for us to link
to your Web site, please
complete this form and we will add you! You could be featured
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also numerous unique smaller towns and villages that people
examining data on nearly 300 suburbs, we put together
a list of the 50 best suburbs in America. For this
list, we considered suburbs with populations between 5,000
and 100,000 within 40 kilometers of the nearest metropolitan
area. We also factored in average commute times, median household
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and a measure of housing affordability.
Arlington, Ohio ranked #6 in
this list of "Best Suburbs in America."
Right now, you can join UAAA AND be listed as a Golden Bear
Rock Fest Sponsor! See
NOTE: If you enjoy visiting Bearalums.com, if
you attend your reunions, and if you enjoy reading
news about your classmates and other UAHS alums
in Traditions, won't you PLEASE help support
the Upper Arlington Alumni Association with a membership
at one of the levels below? We are really working
to be able to keep our Web site free and available
to everyone, and we really do need our alums' financial
JOIN UAAA TODAY!If you are already a member,
please encourage your classmates to join.
you so much to all of you who pay dues
to the UAAA. These dues are critical to the support of our
organization. Many alums think that funding for the Alumni
Association comes from the school district. WRONG! We are
completely self-sustaining and need these dues in order
to maintain our database of nearly 30,000 graduates
and to pay the ongoing costs of maintaining our database and
running our Web site, Bearalums.com.
do not restrict access to our Web site to dues-paying members.
We enjoy making it available to EVERYONE, members or not.
However, over the past few years, we have seen our number
of dues-paying members decline. We need
YOU! Our tax-deductible dues are modest,
so it is our goal to increase membership, and we hope that
we can count on you. Membership in UAAA is available at
- 5 years
(One year free!)
We offer a payment plan for theLife
Bear Membership levels! You can commit to the level
you wish and pay it off over a 10 month period; they don't even
need to be consecutive months. We truly hope that you will help
us out at whatever level is comfortable for you, and we thank
you for your support AT ANY LEVEL!
people are online a great deal and prefer to pay with Paypal;
others prefer printing the membership form and mailing us
a check. We appreciate your dues, and we want to make it easy
for you, so please select your preferred method of payment.:
YOU to our most recent Golden Bear and Life Members.
you become a sponsor
of the Golden Bear Rock Fest, you will get a membership
at some level.
The Sophomore levels and higher receive either Life or Golden
BEAR MEMBERS $500
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like to offer you the opportunity to
place an ad on one of the pages of Bearalums.com with
a link to your web site. Bearalums.com has a steady flow of
traffic throughout the year, with the highest traffic from
January through July, when alums are involved in reunion
planning and are looking up classmates and searching for reunion
information. Traffic also spikes when Traditions is
sent out (quarterly), as the newsletter contains links that
direct our alums to various pages of the web site.
BANNER® ad at the top of a Bearalums.com page will
be viewed by thousands of people each week, as we have several
hundred visitors daily. We believe that our alums value doing
business with other alums, and it's one more way we can enjoy
and benefit from the bond of being UA alums. The ads are priced
very reasonably, with DISCOUNTS for
visit our Bear
Banner Ads® page, where we have posted a chart showing
banner ad prices according to the page on which they are displayed.
Prices vary according to page traffic. Each ad will run
for three months, and requests for placement will be taken
on a first come, first serve basis. This is a cost-effective,
productive way to share your business and web site with thousands
of Upper Arlington High School alumni! While implementing
your marketing strategies, you will be supporting our UA Alumni
Association. We appreciate your help!
newsletter, Traditions, is UAAA's way of connecting
our alums and passing along all kinds of interesting news.
We invite you to send
us any news about your own life so that we can share it
with other grads.
Please complete this "News Item" form.
We welcome photos to accompany your story, and the pictures
will be used on the Announcements page of Bearalums.com rather
than in the newsletter (we are keeping Traditions text-only
for fast loading and readability even on your phone!).
- we love to hear about what's happening in your life, whether
it is related to education, marriage, family, relocation,
career accomplishments, or anything else! Thank
you for helping us keep our newsletter interesting and fun
with your input!
of Government Donald C. Baumer '68 received the Honored
Professor Award in recognition of long and distinguished
faculty service to the college from President Kathleen
McCartney at Smith Colleges 136th Commencement.
remarks, McCartney cited a tireless colleague
who has touched nearly every aspect of the college.
scientist, policy expert and former Congressional Fellow with
the American Political Science Association, Baumer has studied
unemployment and the polarization of the democratic process
and has been sought after for counsel by the Department of
Labor, the Eagleton Institute of Politics, and others.
Ivers Ferguson '69 received the Outstanding Business Development
Leader Award from the New Albany Chamber of Commerce. She
is currently in her 11th year as Mayor of the City of New
Taylor '69, the longest-serving Franklin County Municipal
Court judge, will retire when her term ends in January.
time, said Taylor, who, at 64, wasnt prevented
by age restrictions from running again. State law prohibits
judges from beginning a term after turning 70. But Taylor,
who has been on the bench for 24 years, didnt file a
petition last week to seek re-election.
Kellough Sayre '70 attended Upper Arlington schools from
kindergarten through high school graduation in 1970 (Fishinger,
Windermere, Hastings & UAHS). She lived in Ohio all of
her life until 2013 when she and her husband, Jerry, drove
Route 66 and moved to Scottsdale, AZ. Debbie has written and
published her first book, How to Select Your Super Spouse,
and it was released on January 28, 2015.
choose your parents, siblings or children; but you can
choose your spouse! And, you can be prepared to make the right
choice for you! From funny personal stories and ideas for
dynamite dates, to important questions and serious considerations,
this book will make you laugh, think and feel good about your
will get a kick out of Debbie's personal stories! Individuals
who have already selected their super spouses, will enjoy
relating the book to their own courtships and individuals
who haven't, will benefit from the book's concepts. How
to Select Your Super Spouse makes a fun and valuable
to Select Your Super Spouse, by Debbie Kellough Sayre,
is now available on AMAZON
& NOBLE as an e-book. The paperback book and e-book
will be available on HowToSelectYourSuperSpouse.com
in mid-February, 2015. Discounts for bulk purchases will be
2013, UAHS grads Evvie (Dunkel) Heilbrunn '73,
who has Parkinsons Disease, and Rick Whipple '73
set off from Lukla, Nepal for Everest Base Camp, elevation
(16,197 feet), after two weeks of hiking, Evvie was suffering
from severe altitude sickness which ultimately was diagnosed
as HACE: High Altitude Cerebral Edema. Evvie had to turn around
to save her life. Rick and a Sherpa accompanied her down the
mountain to safety.
story has been documented by filmmaker Jeff Seckendorf, who
also was on the Everest Base Camp trek.
from being the author of the War of Whispers fantasy
series, Jay also played bass for Shania Twain, had a black
rhino charge him while on safari, and he has been in the Oval
Office. In high school, Jay went backstage to interview groups
like Bob Seger, Rush and Kansas, sort of like Almost
Famous but without Kate Hudson! As
an author, Jay draws from all these experiences (and then
some) when crafting his stories.
Britton Bauer '92 has turned her ice cream fantasy into
a real-life dream-come-true! This article from inc.com
describes Jeni's journey into business and her amazing success
as an entrepreneur.
Britton Bauer is absolutely obsessive about ice cream. Any
other jobs she's ever held--and at one point she worked three
at once--she says, "were in service to ice cream."
She is not being ironic.
began while she was a student at Ohio State University, where
she was studying art and art history and developing a serious
hobby in perfumery. She started using edible essential oils
in some foods, such as butter and pasta, and eventually, ice
cream. "When you lick it, it melts, and the scent is
released on contact with your tongue," Bauer says. That
was her eureka moment. "When I first started making ice
cream," she says, "I quit everything else in my
life and did ice cream."
Clark '00 invites everyone to visit his movie review web
Bill began reviewing movies back in high school and created
his web site as a Senior Thesis project. Fifteen years later,
he is still offering his views on today's films.
Street Wolfe '00 and her husband, Charlie Wolfe,
doubled the size of their family with the birth of their twin
daughters, Olivia and Lucy, on October 26. Congratulations
Sally and Charlie!
our last newsletter we told you that Dan Crawford '07
was joining Bike &
Build, a national nonprofit committed to raising money and
awareness for affordable housing, to ride his bicycle across
the country with his wife, Lauren. .
from Denison University with a biochemistry degree and then
worked with Teach For America in Chicago and Denver. He currently
resides and works in Denver, CO.
"We completed over 4,000 miles of biking and 15 days
of building, traveling from Portland, Maine, to Santa Barbara,
California. By far the best part of the trip was all of the
incredible people that we came across. Biking and building
makes you vulnerable in unique ways that encourage you to
connect with people in very real and meaningful ways. Every
family that we had the opportunity to provide our construction
skills to showed the highest level of gratitude.It was this
gratitude that kept us going on the hundreds of miles of biking
between builds.To see our group of 33 young adults have such
a noticeable impact was incredibly empowering. It was a true
gift to be a part of such a positive group capable of completing
weeks of work in just one day on each of the projects that
we worked on.
Johnston '08 had an Olympic silver medal on the shelf,
the start of medical school at Duke in her sights and an aching
left shoulder that needed surgery 17 months ago. All signs
pointed to her retirement from competitive diving.
is in Shanghai, China, today preparing to participate in the
FINA Diving World Cup with her new synchronized partner, Laura
Ryan, is proof she did want to keep competing. But there is
a different bounce to her springboard action.
dont feel like Im doing it to prove anything anymore,
said Johnston, 24. Ive been there and done that,
and thats changed my approach a little bit. I was able
to come back from the surgery, and I feel like I am just as
strong and diving just as well as I did in 2012. So why hang
up the suit right now when I can see if I can take it a little
Haxton '09 won the arms and shoulders single sculls at
the 2014 US Para-Rowing World Championships Trials and finished
fifth in the boys youth four with coxswain at the 2007 Head
of the Charles Regatta.
graduates of Upper Arlington High School, we share a special
bond that lasts a lifetime, and it is with sad hearts that
we announce the passing of the following UAHS alumni and faculty.
To their families and friends we extend our sincere condolences.
hope that you will make sure that we have your current postal
mailing address, phone number, and email address. Below
are the email addresses to use to send this information to
the correct person at UAAA:
update your UA Mail home address / phone number / name
Arlington Alumni Association is always looking for enthusiastic,
active alums who would like to help us with UAAA's activities.
These activities include the annual selection of Outstanding
and Distinguished Alumni, the Golden
Bear Rock Fest, and determination of content for the Bearalums.com
casual, fun, non-demanding group, and we'd love to hear from