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SAVE THE DATE – October 12, 2019!!!

Waltrip Class of ‘64 - 55th Class Reunion

Dance to music of the 50’s, 60’s and country

by Marty White


Theme:     Denim and Diamonds

Date:         Saturday, October 12, 2019

Place:       Hilton Garden Inn – 7979 Willow Chase Blvd. near Willowbrook Mall

Attire:       Casual

Saturday night - Hotel ballroom
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - check in
7:00 p.m. - midnight – dinner, cash bar, live band, dancing
Price for Saturday night's event -
$50 a person
$75 per person - after August 31, 2019
At the door - $100 a person
Hotel reservations:   (832) 912-1000
Standard Suite $109.00
All rooms have refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and safe
Breakfast 30% off for all Waltrip guests


When making reservation, mention “Waltrip class of 1964”
(RETURN THIS PORTION with your check)
$50 per person – now through August 31, 2019
$75 per person - after August 31, 2019
$100 a person - at the door
Make check payable to: Lynn Wren Burkhardt Waltrip Class of 1964
Mail payment to:
Lynn Wren Burkhardt
11740 North Pointe Blvd, Apt. 205
Tomball, TX 77377
Name: _________________________________
Spouse or Guest: ________________________
Amount of check: ________________________
Your Updated Information:
Home Address: _________________________________
Phone: ________________________________________
Email: ________________________________________

If you have any questions regarding event or hotel, please contact:
Lynn at 713-907-3493 or
Johnny at 979-203-7209 or email
Barbara Raines Porter at 832-641-556


Welcome to the

Waltrip Class Of 1964 website!

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

Always remembered, forever loved and missed



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

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.

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