Waltrip High School
Class Of 1964
- First Time Vistors - Q&A
- 50th Reunion 10/18/14
- Class Reunions over the years
- Elementary & early years
- Black Jr. High
- Waltrip Year Book - Seniors
- Baseball/Other Sport
- Imperial Guard
- Memorabilia 1960's & earlier
- Military Salute
- Fuddrucker/Houston by Year
- 50th School Anniversary-2009
- 1964 History/Videos
- Missing Classmates
WHO'S ONLINE NOW
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|•||Michael Puryear 10/23|
|•||Virginia Rosene (Salmatanis Rodgers) 10/24|
|•||Carol Thamer '65 (Hanson) 10/24|
|•||Raylene Mitchell (Duke) 10/25|
|•||Wendy Sherrill (Carter) 10/25|
|•||Lloyd Allen Grissom 10/28|
|•||Betty Jane Koivula (Ferguson) 10/28|
|•||Linda Martin (Clark) 10/28|
|•||Patty Dover (Johnson) 10/29|
|•||Pat Bissonnet '65 11/1|
|•||Sharon Gray (Rankin) 11/1|
|•||Ellen Clifton (Cain) 11/2|
|•||Helen Clifton (Rooks) 11/2|
|•||Robbie Boswell 11/4|
|•||Jack Montgomery 11/4|
|•||Larry Smith 11/7|
|•||Jerry Eppner 11/9|
|•||Jim Taylor 11/10|
|•||Gerald Young 11/13|
|•||Jane Rhoads (Spring) 11/15|
|•||James DeVore 11/18|
|•||Rod King 11/19|
|•||James Hilsher '65 11/20|
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Percentage of Joined Classmates: 49.6%
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
What a fabulous-great-fun-fantastic time at our 50th Reunion! Thank you dear classmates for making it the BEST REUNION EVER!
It's sooooooooo sad it's over -- but we're already planning for the next one!
I'll post my thousands of pictures as soon as I can and please send me any of your pictures.
Houston Gang - Next Fuddrucker gathering is Tuesday, November 11 - 6:00 p.m.
Fuddrucker's the 2nd Tuesday of each month -- join the fun! Starting at 6:00 p.m. or whenever you can get there. 290 feeder road between Pinemont and Tidwell (13010 Northwest Freeway - 713-462-2639) call if you need directions. No reservations necessary - just show!
Welcome to the Waltrip Class Of 1964 website!
Created 5/6/2008 - Jackie Crowe
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!
OUR WALTRIP HIGH
Waltrip High, we sing to thee,
"Long we shall remember thee,
May mem'ries never fade.
These traits we have portrayed.
Qualities we'll cherish,
Thee we'll always honor,
Our Waltrip High."
Colors - Red & Gray
Mascot - Ram
Alma Mater Information: Jon Enloe wrote the lyrics, Joe Stuessy who 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, Guard, 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.
Pictures of the Month
Troy Holiman's freshman year at college
and his wife, Carolyn's senior year at high school. Love it!!
45th Class Reunion
Teddie Jordan, Rod King and James DeVore
Enjoy Your Freedom
God Bless Our Troops
Keep on Dancing!
Pictures of the Past
Our mini-reunion at Clay's April 14, 2012 - Look at all those youngsters! Thank you, Skeeter, for the wonderful priceless banner!
(See more pics under Fuddrucker/Houston Tab in left column)
Garden Oaks Theater
Shamrock - our Prom!
"Our Friends Are A Very Important Part Of Our Lives. Treasure The Tears, Treasure The Laughter, But Most Importantly, Treasure The Memories."
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