Thank you for Distinguished Alumni honor
What an honor to be selected as a Distinguished Alumni of Weatherford High School! I want to thank everyone who helped make that selection.
I have always been proud to be a graduate of the 1958 Class of WHS. Weatherford has always had high standards and excellent administrators and teachers. It is truly a drawing card for many newcomers to Weatherford.
I grew up in the best of times ... safety for us was not such an issue as it is today. We could ride bikes or walk to friends’ homes and be gone for hours and our parents did not have to worry. Parents kept in touch with one another. If you stepped out of line, you knew your parents would find out one way or another. Christian teachers not only taught us, but loved and cared for us (hugs were essential!) and guided us to ‘higher, better things’ with good family values and work ethics.
Our Class of 1958 is still very close. We keep in touch. We meet monthly at Antonio’s for lunch (the last Saturday of every month — anyone is welcome to join us). We have shared good things, births, illnesses and deaths, together as a family. We set up a scholarship fund to give back to the community in appreciation for what we have received. At first were able to give a $500 scholarship. For each of the past two years we have been able to give three $1,000 scholarships to WHS graduates. You can see why I am very proud to have graduated from WHS. I will always do my best to represent the school well.
Homecoming was a great weekend. The weather was beautiful. I have never seen so many out to view the Homecoming parade. And the luncheon at Chandor Gardens was just perfect. The game was great on Friday night; then ending with the WHS Athletic Hall of Fame presentations on Saturday morning! As our school song says: “There’s a school down in Texas they call the Blue and the White. It’s a school with standards high; it’s a school that stands for right. With a faculty that guides us to higher, better things ... to the students that are loyal ... to Weatherford High we sing.”
Barbara Moore Owens,
Thank you for Distinguished Alumni honor
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