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•   Susan Howard (Bowman)  9/18
•   Beverly West (Ashley)  9/15
•   Don May  9/7
•   Tom Faria, Jr.  8/7
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•   Susan Billings (Smock)  9/27
•   Genie Hackenjos '65 (Butler )  9/27
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•   Diane Jaenecke (Logan)  9/29
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•   Robert Williamson  9/30
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•   Sandra Mabry (Norton)  10/5
•   Ruth Ellen Winters (Schmidt)  10/6
•   Donna Moss  10/7
•   Joyce Barta '65 (Bayersdorfer)  10/8
•   Dennis Dorsey  10/10
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Okay the date everyone has been waiting for!!

Mark your calendar for our Fall Fling (mini-reunion) in October

Date:  Saturday, October 28  

Place:  Goode Company BBQ

Grand Prize Banquet Room with additional outside deck (plenty of room), cash bar and chips & dips for appetizers.

Time:  4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (closing time)

Address: 20102 Northwest Freeway (Hwy 290) between 1960 and Huffmiester, Houston, 77065, Phone 832-678-3562

Please RSVP to Johnny Shieffield - 979-203-7209 or his email You can also contact me through "Contact Us" tab at top of website or put your reply on Message Forum.

If out-of-towners need a place to stay, Homeward Suites by Hilton - Northwest/Cy Fair, 13110 Wortham Center Drive, Houston, TX  77065 - 1-832-237-2000 is right next door - within walking distance to Goode Co. BBQ.

(From Highway 290 W: Take FM 1960/Highway 6 Exit, stay on service road past FM 1960 and take a right on Wortham Center Drive.

From Highway 290 E: Exit on FM 1960/Highway 6, make a U-turn, stay on service road and turn right on Wortham Center Drive.)

A Big Thanks and Hug to Johnny for coordinating our Fall Fling!



Our Spring Fling (April 22) was great!  There was plenty of visting and many many laughs. Always warms my heart to be with all of you.

A BIG thanks to whoever paid for the rounds of beer, wine and soft drinks for all.  Wish we knew who you are, so we can personally thank you, but seems you wanted to stay a mystery.

Thanks again Johnny for getting this together for our fun time!

Pictures are posted under the Spring/Fall Flings by Year tab in left hand column) Hugs heart



I've posted "Thrill on Chappell Hill" pictures. 

Look at left hand column  - 3rd down - "Pics 3/18/17 - Beau & Diane's" tab.  Enjoyed posting and reliving the fantastic event!! Hope you enjoy, too.  Hugs

Our wonderful hostess and host, Diane and Beau - Cooper's Memorial Icehouse



Welcome to the

Waltrip Class Of 1964 website!

Created 5/6/2008 - Jackie Crowe (Finch) smiley

A BLAST FROM THE PAST -- a jukebox tune cost only a dime, a '57 Chevy was really cool --- recall the good times, the memories that last! heart



Waltrip High, we sing to thee,
Our loyalty we raise.
Strong and noble always,
These tributes we now praise.
Honor, faith and courage,
These we testify.
Thee we'll always honor,
Our Waltrip High


Second Verse

Long we shall remember thee,

May mem'ries never fade.

Honesty, integrity,
These traits we have portrayed.
Qualities we'll cherish,
Always glorify,
Thee we'll always honor,
Our Waltrip High.

Colors - Red & Gray

Mascot - Ram

Alma Mater Information: Jon Enloe wrote the lyrics, Joe Stuessy wrote the music........Class of '61

Jon Enloe - Now  ------ Joe Stuessy - Now

S.P. Waltrip Senior High Trivia and Highlights

Waltrip has the tallest flag pole in the area - when we opened it was the tallest in the state. Our original flag came from the nation’s capital and was brought by Mr. Waltrip’s friend and U.S. Congressional Representative, Mr. Albert Thomas.

Waltrip was the first high school in Houston to have an original school song and it was written by Jon Enloe and Joe Stuessy, Class of 1961.  When Waltrip opened in the fall of 1960, there were 166 seniors, 288 juniors, 445 sophomores and 122 freshmen.  The Band started with 56 members.  The first Issue of the “Tribune” was October 6, 1960 and they won Best sports writer in HISD 1960. We have had national merit scholars since the first class and in some classes eleven in one year.  We had the National Defense Cadet Corp from the beginning, now ROTC.

The columns in front of the school had no color but were painted bright red in the later years. The window panes were originally red to match the roof line that is red. In 1961 the seniors gift to the school was landscaping, in the tradition of Mr. Waltrip.

We had a bowling club from the beginning and it was the largest extracurricular club. For the first 12 years , Waltrip won the Sportsmanship Award.

The Waltrip Band was the last band to play for JFK before his death and The Imperial Guard marched in the parade for JFK held in downtown Houston.

From the beginning, we had a number of organizations dedicated to leadership and service: High Y, Imperial Guard Drill Team, NDCC, American Legion, Omega Chi Y, Tri Y, Hi Y, Student Council.  In 1961, Waltrip won the national forensic tournament and orchestra, ‘best in the state’ and had national merit scholars, all-state choir. 1962: “W” Association formed, national merit scholars, national debate, 11 UIL Music, VB City Champ, first zone in FB, Swim Team 6th in State. 1963 first winning FB season and we beat Reagan 12-0, was co-district FB champ, won golf championship and again was the best marching band and the first all-state choir members were:  Duane Kerr, Lynne Tuttle, and Jon Enloe. The “Gordonettes,” an all girl accapela choir, was formed being named for Mr. Cotton.

In 1964, the first exchange student, BB Zone Champs, City FB Champs, Golf District and Volleyball City Champ.  In 1965 we had the first color yearbook, FB Zone, BB District.  In 1966, Waltrip opened a new wing at the school.

Pep Rallies were held on the porch roof, there were national and state honors for choir, art and poetry and the Tribune won 1st Columbia Scholastic Press.  And the Golf team won District.  Waltrip is the only school in Houston to win the City Championship in Football and Basketball in the same school year 66-67.  Two boys played on both: Tim Duff and David Yaege.  We had the national sewing contest winner 1968, Pam Sebasta, and All American First Team in Football 1968, Frank Ditta.  In 1969, President George Bush ’41 spoke at the school. We had more national merit scholars, chemical scholar, state typing, choir and Prep Bowl Winners.  There was the basketball championship and we continued to win the Sportsmanship award.  Zoning was a hot topic in 1970 and we continued to compete on all fronts in the 1970’s.  The Ram was stolen by Scarborough during homecoming week in 1973. Waltrip won the Texaco Academic Challenge in 1989.  The Homecoming Parade began tradition in 1998.

In 2001, Waltrip was first recognized by TEA for the academic accomplishments and again in 2008, 2009.  In April 2010, we ranked 4th in Best Urban High School for Low-Income Students in Texas and in the Top 6% of High Schools in America.  Waltrip is one of only 6 HISD Comprehensive High Schools in HISD to achieve TEA Recognized Status.

As of 2009 graduation, Waltrip has 19,611 graduates. The highest graduating class was in 1972 with 762 and the lowest graduating class was 1998 with 128.

Waltrip High School was remodeled in 2017.

Picture of the Month

Signatures in Waltrip Yearbook 1962



How Houston Neighborhoods Got Their Names

Here's a link to an article most people in our class will find interesting:


 If anyone has forgotten their logins (email address and/or password), and yes, at our age it happens so don't feel alone - please contact me ("Contact Us" tab at top) and I can help you ---

If you have a change of address, phone or email please let me know by going to "Contact Us" tab at top or once you have created your account (no expense to you) go to "Edit Contact Info"  under Member Functions and change.  Enjoy the website! Hugs

Jackie Crowe Finch


Check out these other Waltrip websites and get up-to-date news on the Waltrip Alumni Association. - New Waltrip Alumni Association, President is Dr. Jon Enloe '61.  Please support your Alumni by joining! - Dr. Jon Enloe - Billie Allbrecht Jenkin - Linda Webster Jennings - Tonya Traylor Penk - Pat Clooney King - Dianne Diffey Ledet - Waltrip High School's 50th Anniversary Celebration



Hey Class - check these links out -- Headline News the year you were born --

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Waltrip Alumni Association.  Go to - New Waltrip Alumni Association, President is Dr. Jon Enloe '61.  Please support your Alumni by joining!



Dr. Jon Enloe '61