How to Help Out
The Western High School
Alumni Association


The Western High School Alumni Association would appreciate having your help with any of the following projects. None is difficult, and you can spend as much time as you can spare on any of the items listed (except Board Membership).

JOIN THE BOARD: Would you like to serve on the Board of Directors of The Western High School Alumni Association?  We are looking for people who are seriously interested in the future of The Western High School Alumni Association and willing to assume responsibility for projects and follow them through to successful completion.

Of course, this is practical only for association members living in the Washington DC area who can attend four Saturday meetings at the Palisades Library , March, June, September, November, 1:30 PM. If you feel you can offer this commitment and are willing to be part of an active, creative group. we would love to talk to you. In between all the work, we have fun, too!

HELP OUT ON A PROJECT: We need volunteers to help in one or more of a variety of tasks. You can phone or email members and grads to update information; be a host and/or help organize reunions; fold and stamp the quarterly newsletter; research and write or edit articles for the newsletter.

You can work from the comfort of your home and do not have to live in the immediate Washington area for some tasks. Using a computer and being on the Internet are helpful but are not required for many tasks.

LOCATE GRADS: We are always searching for folks who either attended or graduated from Western. We provide addresses for classes planning reunions and work with reunion committees to locate people by phoning, researching marriage records, and using internet searches. People love to be “found”, so this is a satisfying activity.

LOST WESTERN ALUMNI: Over the years, alumni move away and/or change email addresses. Unfortunately, they forget to inform us.
Click here for a list of alumni with whom we have lost contact: LostAlumni.doc (WORD)
Click here for a list of alumni with an invalid email address: BadEmails.doc (WORD)
Both lists were generated Apr 2014. Please send updates to

LOCATE MEMORABILIA: It's time to go up to the attic or down to the basement and look through memorabilia going back to your days at Western. Perhaps you have family members who attended Western and you have things that belonged to them.

We are looking for yearbooks, class rings, photographs, graduation programs, sports event programs and uniforms, art works, play & dance programs, sports and cadet uniforms and gear, trophies, books written by or about Westerners --- anything you think might be of interest for our display at the Charles Sumner School Museum, at 17th & M Sts., N.W., dedicated to the history of Washington's high schools. All material is archivally treated and will be preserved for future generations to enjoy.

You can add to the historical collection of life in Washington by adding your treasures to our archive at Sumner. If you are willing to donate memorabilia, contact the Western High School Alumni Association Archivist, Anne Lockwood Garnier (Tel: 301-530-0808) Items from the collection are on display at the Sumner School Museum.


If any of the projects at the left interest you, please contact Ted Xakellis, President of the WHSAA, via our email address He will be happy to discuss how you can become a vital part of our alumni association.


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