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l be an Li lov d Pa n ed rk d te ce a ac le R he br ay r at


A publication for HPISD alumni, parents, grandparents and friends


alumni association president

Next year will be the 100th anniversary of the first classes at Highland Park High School.

Sometimes numbers can tell a story better than Paul Harvey. In addition to being one of the oldest public high schools in Dallas, Highland Park has one of the strongest secondary school alumni associations in the country.

Spence Kendrick ’79 President

Facts about Highland Park Alumni: • 30,500+ Total Alumni 20,000+ Living Alumni • 36 Countries • 50 States • 15,600 Live in Texas • 11,600 Live in Dallas • 7,000+ Live in the Park Cities Around 2,000 or 10% are members of the Alumni Association. I often wonder why aren't more former Scots members of the Alumni Association.

Why should you join the HPAA? We want to hear from all Scots - this is your group. The current HPAA Board wants to make this a program you will use. We would like to see the Alumni Association a "no brainer" when thinking of a resource for all Scots.

WOULD THIS make a membership more valuable to you? 1. Social Programs outside of reunions Sporting events, arts and musicals, picnics 2. Young Alumni Workshop Series - the depth and breadth of Scot expertise is staggering. Can we take the years of experience of many older alums and pass some of that expertise to the newer graduates - and vice-versa? 3. Alumni/Student Connection Programs Full-time and Summer jobs, continuing education

4. Philanthropic Programs 5. Service Programs 6. Young Alumni involvement 7. Scot Events outside of Dallas 8. Campus Resources available to former students 9. Discounts for Scot Goods and eventually other services

I want to make it a priority to bring all Alumni Association members more bang for their membership buck. This will be a marathon not a sprint for the HPAA - but I would love to hear suggestions and ideas from you. Please feel free to contact me at [email protected] with your thoughts and comments - I will answer each email individually. The pride we have as alumni must be reflected in a creative, responsive organization - we need YOU to make it YOUR Alumni Association. Once a Scot, always a Scot.

Spence Kendrick President 2 | SCOT TIMES | spring 2013

Send ideas & suggestions to Spence at [email protected]

WHAT’S INSIDE highland park education foundation Staff Jan Peterson Executive Director Tartan Endowment Mad for Plaid Scholarships 214-780-3063 [email protected]

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to the new Scot Times - a publication by the Highland Park Education Foundation and HPHS Alumni Association! You are receiving this magazine as a valued member of our HPISD Community. We hope that you, as an alumnus or alumna, a parent, a grandparent or friend, will join us in celebrating our special community.

Jenni Scoggins '90 Director of HPHS Alumni Association Reunions, Alumni 214-780-3060 [email protected]

Features 4-5

Linda Raya

Carolyn Ray Financial Officer 214-780-3061 [email protected]

Events 10-11

Centennial Celebration


HP Belles: Beyond the Fringe


Alumni Awards Save the Date

Carol Smith Mad for Plaid Scholarships 214-780-4060 [email protected] Beverly Vaughan '64 Class Notes Memorials Scholarships 214-780-3062 [email protected] Mike Dement Special Gifts Officer 214-780-4062 [email protected]

Photography Brad Bradley Melissa Macatee '81 HPHS Alumni Association Archives Kim Leeson Cover Photo:

Scot Times is a publication of the Highland Park Education Foundation and the Highland Park High School Alumni Association. Phone: 214-780-4060 Fax: 214-780-3064 Email: [email protected] [email protected] Websites:

Reunions 14

Upcoming Class Reunions

Golden Scots


Back Cover

Past Reunion Photos

Advancement 16 Mad for Plaid 17 STARS Testimonial Alumni 6-8

Class Notes


Weddings & Engagements



Alumni Award Recipients Newest HPHSAA Lifetime Members

HP Activities & Events Calendar Link

Education Foundation / Alumni Association


House Renovation


In Memoriam


HPEF Board Members

HPHS Alumni Association Board Members spring 2013



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Saturday, February 2, 2013

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a tribute to


On Saturday night, February 2nd

students, alumni, parents, administrators and community members gathered in the Palmer Auditorium at Highland Park High School to celebrate Linda Raya, a very special and much loved teacher at Highland Park High School. The idea of a tribute to Linda Raya was conceived by Dina Jones Steele ‘82 and Rebecca Beasley, both parents of current HPHS students. They organized a wonderful steering committee and group of very dedicated volunteers who worked for nearly two years to put together a production and reception honoring Linda. Additionally, they initiated the creation of a permanent endowment, the Linda Raya Fine Arts Endowment, to help provide funding for the arts in the Highland Park schools for future generations. The evening of the event the auditorium was filled with people who have a deep affection for Linda Raya. The master of ceremonies for the evening was Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Doug Wright, HPHS Class of 1981. Former students of Linda’s Damon Jones ‘87, Taelor Peters ‘08, Angelina Leis ‘05, Wes Cunningham ‘90, and Mason McCamey ‘02 performed along with the Lads and Lassies, Park Version, the Bagpipers and 2012 musical "Back to the 80's". A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the many hats Linda wears for the HP schools. The special hats, designed and created by Caitlin ’04 and Megan Rain, and modeled by the Lads and Lassies were greeted with thunderous applause.

Tribute Organizers Rebecca Beasley & Dina Steele

The entire event was a total surprise for Linda, but the best surprise of all was saved until the last. It was announced that La Fiesta de las Seis Banderas, an organization that has been a strong supporter of the schools since its founding in 1986, made a significant donation to the Tartan Endowment. In recognition and appreciation of their phenomenal support, the Highland Park Education Foundation was pleased to grant their request to name the stage, in the Palmer Auditorium at Highland Park High School, as the Linda Raya Stage. Leslie Melson, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the school district, together with other members of the school board and with Dr. Orr, superintendent of schools, proclaimed that the stage would be known now and forever as the Linda Raya Stage. Congratulations Linda! This is a well-deserved honor for a highly valued and much loved member of the Highland Park family! spring 2013



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Class Notes These class notes are an attempt to update everyone with information passed along to our office as February 12, 2013. We regret leaving out any information, and would be happy to include missed news in our next publication. To accomplish this we need your assistance by e-mailing [email protected] or [email protected] or call the Alumni office at 214-780-3060.


In September, 2012, Larry Ferguson was joined in the Swiss Alps by daughter, Kathryn ’74 and son Ford ’71 to celebrate the 60th birthday of Ford. Sadly, daughter Lisa ’68 was deceased in February, 2010. Larry spends the summers in Murren, autofree village at 5,400 feet, directly across the valley from the Eiger, surrounded by other mountains and glaciers.

1947 Jean Lutrick Judy moved to San Antonio to be near her daughter. She sees her sister, Mary Lutrick Dunklin ’46 who also lives in San Antonio.


1955, continued

Carolyn Cave Black and her husband, George, live in the Hills of Texas, just outside of Comfort. They love their home, hills and community. Their home is part of the old Stieler Ranch. Their neighbor and a Stieler descendant, Becky Crouch Patterson, published a book titled The Ranch that was Us which is about the Stieler family ranch and hill country ranching. Carolyn highly recommends this book. • Julia Farris Gilbert reported having a great time at the 60th reunion and at Julie Ann Hudson O’Connell’s girls Coke Party on the Friday before the reunion. Julia is proud of her grandson, Trey Groth ’08, who graduated from Texas Tech in December and her granddaughter, Farris Groth ’12, who is a freshman at Tech.

birth of their new great granddaughter, Olivia Day Antwine, on Oct. 19, 2012. • In December Sarah Steel Hill, Pat Box Rainwater and Mary Martha Gibson Stinnett joined Virginia Nash Devenport at her home in Austin for their 37th HP Girls Weekend to see the musical Billy Elliott. They had a wonderful time.

1953 Don Clayton received the Centennial History Maker Award at Southern Methodist University on Oct. 25, 2012.


1950 Bob Wallace and Bart Schoeneman won the Dallas Country Club’s Men’s Super Senior Doubles Tennis championship. That makes 16 championship wins for Bob.

1951 At its award ceremony 11-15-12, the Austin Visual Arts Assoc. awarded Bob Coffee its 2012 Arts Medallion for “Service to the Arts.”

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Nan Dick Alexander and her husband, George, made the last of their Bucket List, a 14 day cruise through the Panama Canal in October. Along the way Nan completed the last of her current Bucket List by zipping through the rainforest of Costa Rica. The above picture show s Nan with her safety gear ready to go. • Nancy Reddick was recently appointed to the UT Southwestern Paramedic Advisory Committee. She has retired from the Emergency Medicine Education Program at UT Southwestern. That program provides Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic education for all of the Dallas Fire Rescue personnel as well as students from 26 cities in the Dallas area. • Ann Wilson Lack and Teresa and Phil Lack announced the

• The “Class of ’55 Divas” enjoyed a TexMex dinner before the Christmas Holidays. The twelve classmates were Ann Brown Beasley, Linda Schermerhorn Brown, Diana Autry Bowser, Anna Lynne Whitehurst Palmer, Dorothy Summers Hulsey, Maryllyn Powell Hargrave, Nancy Reddick, Kay Weaver Peters, Judy Smith Moore, Libby Robnett Meyers, Barbara Blossom Saffle and Nan Dick Alexander.

Class Notes 1956


1969, continued

Jim Smith has accepted a teaching position in the MBA program at Western Carolina University in Ashville. Jim and his wife, Dr. Linda M. Troop, are also serving as the AFS host family for a 16 yr old girl, Mao Saito, from Tokyo. • Six of Dot Comer Brandt’s paintings and four of her exquisitely designed necklaces were shown in mid-December at the opening event for the Creighton Block Gallery in Big Sky, Montana. Dot has also started showing her Great Dane puppy and has won best of winners at a recent show.

The Class will hold their 45th Reunion on Saturday, October 19, 2013. For information contact Tia Gibson - [email protected] com or Sally Hanna - [email protected] • Kevin Gray’s daughter, Laura, was elected captain of the HPHS Swimming & Diving team for 2012-13.

Annapolis Opera  in March, 2013.  After her marriage, Pat became known on stage as Patrizia Conte. Pat made her Kennedy Center debut in December 2011 as contralto soloist in the Messiah with the National Symphony Orchestra and its 200-voice chorus under the baton of Maestro Hemphill. Pat has appeared domestically and internationally with such established opera companies as L'Opera de Montreal, the Kennedy Center, the Dallas Opera, Dallas Symphony, Fort Worth Opera and Wolf Trap.

1959 Mike Boone received the Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award on 10-30-12.

1960 Grier Raggio went back to Indonesia, where he spent the summer of 1959 as an AFS exchange student from HPHS, to visit his Indonesian AFS family. Grier and two of his daughters will spent 10 days in December with the Badruddin family in Java and Bali. Classmates may remember Grier speaking to the HP assembly in his Indonesian garb. • David McLane and his wife, Shelley, welcomed MacKensie Alexis into the world on July 25, 2012.

1962 The class had a spectacular 50th reunion in September. A good time was had by all. • Renowned Dallas art collector, Howard Rachofsky, joined the lineup of notable speakers at the Modern Art Museum of Ft. Worth. Howard began collecting contemporary art in the 70s and now has a world class collection. He is planning to open another 17,000 square foot space for larger installations.

1969 Gary Powell reports: “Tomorrow morning I begin my new career. I accepted a faculty appointment at the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin after being away for 20 years.  I'll be the director of the Music Business & Music Production degree plans and will be teaching the recording studio classes in my studio.  I've never had this thing called benefits before! I've heard of 'em, just never had 'em.  I'm very happy to move back into academia and TRY to fix this music business from another angle completely. Here we go!” This is not Gary’s first stent being on UT’s faculty.  From 19851992 Gary taught a lecture class for music and Radio-Television-Film majors in a survey course on the business of music.  He also conducted a performing vocal ensemble as a training vehicle for singers to learn how to work in the professional recording studio.  An Austinite since the late 1970’s, Gary has also written scores for some of Disney’s most popular films. • Jean Browne, concert pianist and accompanist, is currently on a recording tour with The Moravian Philharmonic that has taken her to Berlin, Prague and Olomouc. Jean, accompanist for Lads and Lassies Varsity Choir 19671969, earned her Masters Degree in piano chamber music from SMU.  Jean currently lives in Yonkers NY and maintains an active performance schedule both in the U.S. and abroad.

Ford Ferguson celebrated his 60th birthday in September by making a trip to the Swiss Alps joined by his sister Kathryn ’74 and his father, Larry ’41. See their picture under the class of 1941.

1974 George and Melissa Stuart Macatee’s ’81 son, Stuart, earned the rank of Eagle Scout. • In September, Kathryn Ferguson joined her father, Larry ’41, and brother, Ford ’71, in the Swiss Alps to celebrate Ford’s 60th birthday. See Kathryn’s picture under the class of 1941 with her father.

1975 Kevin and Kathy McIlyar Kelley’s daughter, Paige, is a member of the Highland Belles and was also named Editor-in-Chief for the 2012-13 Highlander. • Carol Wiley Cassella, author, mother of two sets of twins and an anesthesiologist, reports that her latest medically based novel will be out the end on 2013. Her first novel is titled, Oxygen and the second is Healer - per Cynthia Williams Beecherl - they are both fun reads.


1963 Our 50th Reunion is planned for the weekend of September 21, 2013. We will let everyone know about all of the activities planned for our class. Please submit your email address and any new home address to Suzy Groth Rhodes at [email protected] com or to Aline West Corson at [email protected] • Jane Albritton is the winner of the 2011 Peace Corps Collection Award. “Jane undertook a herculean task: to gather enough Peace Corps personal experience essays to fill a multi-volume anthology. The four volumes include more than 200 essays that describe the Peace Corps Experience in 88 of the 139 nations served during the past half century.”


Rick Lafitte’s daughter, Stephanie, was elected captain of the HPHS Varsity Cheerleaders.

1977 Heather and Dan Cooper’s son, Lee, earned the rank of Eagle Scout in Oct. 2012.

• Pat DeCarmine will perform her twelfth season as  contralto soloist in the Messiah with the Essex Chorale (NJ) in December, then as a soloist in Rigoletto with the spring 2013



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Class Notes 1978 Tricia Morgan Russell’s two sons are both in the Army - Morgan Hudnall ’06 is in Army Ranger school after finishing deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and Mason Hudnall ’11 is at Ft. Hood in the 3rd Armored Cavalry. • Ellen and Craig Kelly’s daughter, Meredith, was elected captain of the HPHS Swimming & Diving team for 2012-13. • Marshall and Paige Stevenson’s son, Ben, made the USA Water Polo Junior National Traveling Team. He has also been offered a scholarship to UC Santa Barbara. • Jane Westbrook Stringer has been cast in the Uptown Players and Turtle Creek Chorale’s concert version of Ragtime which will be performed in February.

1979 William Read’s daughter, Kaitlyn, was elected captain of the HPHS girls basketball team for 2012-13 year. • Chris and Ginny Hudson Klimko’s son, Benjamin, earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

1980 Kathryn and Ed Biggers’ son, Huntington, was elected captain of the HPHS Wrestling team.



Bill and Amy Taylor Davis’ son, Gil Horn, and Lance ’81 and Elizabeth Blaylock Deal’s son, Stephen McManus, both received the rank of Eagle Scout. • Warren and Nancy Truitt Edwards daughter, Laura, was elected captain of the HPHS girls basketball team for 2012-13 year. • John ’81 and Molly Martindale Barns’ son, William, was elected captain of the 2012-13 HPHS Football team and has committed to play football for SMU.

1985 On October 15th Donald Turner was appointed the Associate Judge of the 254th District Court of Dallas County. • Kyle and Carrie Bass Green’s son, Bryce, has been elected captain of both the Football and the Lacrosse teams at HPHS.

1986 Maury and Kimberly Corson Purnell’s son, Corson, received the rank of Eagle Scout.


Our reunion renewed many friendships and everyone seemed to have a wonderful time.

1994 Kara Nelson Adam was named by D Magazine in their list of “Best Designers in Dallas for 2012”.

1997 Matt and Carolina Cullum Martin welcomed baby boy, Grayson Martin, to their family on 6-21-12.


1981 Lance and Elizabeth Blaylock ’84 Deal’s son, Stephen McManus, earned the rank of Eagle Scout. • David and Mimi Calder Lewis’ daughter, Corrine, was elected captain of the girls Volleyball team. • John and Molly Martindale Barns’ ’84 son, William, was elected captain of the 201213 HPHS Football team and has verbally committed to play football for SMU. • George ’74 and Melissa Stuart Macatee’s son, Stuart, earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

1982 Mary and Chandler Woods’ son, Austin, was elected captain of the HPHS Cross Country team. • Shannon and John Cowden’s daughter, Allison, was elected an officer for the 2012-13 HPHS Lads and Lassies.

1983 Randy and Susan Cortelyou Ray’s daughter, Margaret, was elected an officer for the 2012-13 HPHS Lads and Lassies.

The reunion was a great success and everyone had a good time.

1988 Filmmaker and author, Matthew Spradlin, has published a graphic novel titled The Adventures of a Comic-Con Girl. His recent film, Bad Kids Go to Hell, starring Judd Nelson premiered in July. • Mike and Anya Mailandt Lucia welcomed baby, Margaret “Mae” Rose Lucia, into their home on 7-23-12.

The class reunion was great fun as you can see by the above picture. • Bradley Boreis has been named Vice President of Operations for the corporate office of Glass Doctor.

2003 Marshall and Brittany Dunlap Hunt welcomed baby, Thomas Carter Hunt, to their family on 10-23-12.

2006 Paul Haley has made the PGA tour … big news for a former Scots golf team captain! • Morgan Hudnall is in Army Ranger school after finishing deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

2011 Mason Hudnall is in the Army at Ft. Hood in the 3rd Armored Cavalry and has finished his level 3 combative course. 8 | SCOT TIMES | spring 2013

Weddings & Engagements 1990

2003, continued


Katherine Shields married Robert Amos on 6-16-12.

Hunter Burns married Rachel Clagett on 9-15-12.

Mallory Browning married Brendan O’Connor on 11-10-12.


Sarah Monning married Will Schoellkopf ’99 on 2-4-2012.

Catherine Robinson and Emmett Nelms were married on 12-8-12.

Devon Myers wed Taylor Liedtke on 11-10-12.

James Flowers married Brittany Williams in Dec. 2012.

Don Shannon will marry Meghan Meehan on 4-20-13.



Bennett Kohler married Megan Langston on 6-30-12.

Brittain Bakke married Aaron Ewert on 8-6-11.


Elizabeth Shuford married Brian Conroy on 4-14-12.

Lane Carruth married Robert Hawkins on 8-13-11. Will Schoellkopf married Sarah Monning ’96 on 2-4-2012.


Megan Busher married Kevin Irwin on 6-4-11.


Ben Coffee married Katie Schmid on 5-12-12


Rory Crissey married Doug Harbison on 5-7-11. Tory Skelton married Robert Cardone on 8-25-12. Avery Young married Paul Rademacher on 2-16-13. Holly Bright is planning a December 14, 2013 wedding with Christopher Towson.


Davin Hunt married Anne McColloch ’05 on 4-21-12. Emily Kohler married Brent Amacker on 5-19-12.

Nancy Bass married Richard Ferry on 11-17-12. Erika Bender married Christopher Burton on 4-20-13. Clayton Dallas is planning an October wedding with Ava Jones.


Russell English married Becca Bodenhamer on 6-16-12.

Blake Monti married Holly Roberts in November.

Trey Sandoz married Kellen Shultz on 6-23-12.

Kelly Harris wed Tanner Catalani in November.


Anna Stainback is planning an April 27, 2013, wedding with William May.

Anne McColloch married Davin Hunt ’03 on 4-21-12. Megan Harris wed Richard Howard on 7-21-12. Elizabeth Skidmore and Pete Chapman married on 9-8-12. Page Stafford married Dawson Clark in May, 2012. Abby Baer married Christopher Hines on 12-15-12. Barrett Horton and Zoe Georgopoulos married on 1-12-13.

Alison Pitzer will wed Nicholas Mesec ’05 in early June, 2013.


Sarah Howard wed Lev Prichard ’09 on 6-23-12.


Lev Prichard married Sarah Howard ’08 on 6-23-12. Molly Shute will marry Kyle Powell on 6-15-13.

Avril Terry married Trevor Rees in March, 2013. Nicholas Mesec and Alison Pitzer ’07 will marry in early June, 2013. Jimmy Conway will marry Susan Deasy on 6-18-13. spring 2013



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Centennial 2014 The Highland Park Independent School District Centennial is not far away! Plans are taking shape for numerous events and activities designed for the entire community beginning with the



July Parade



and including a celebration

weekend in the fall with lots of fun for all age groups.

We are excited to announce that the Ebby Halliday Family of Companies, which includes Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, will be the presenting sponsor of the centennial anniversary of the Highland Park Independent School District. With 30 offices, and 5 of those in and around the Park Cities, Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates are deeply rooted in our community, having served Park Cities home buyers and sellers for nearly 70 years. There are more than 200 members of the Ebby Halliday family who attended or are attending school in the HPISD. We look forward to a great celebration in 2014, and we thank Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates for their generosity!

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ALUMNI AWARDS (See invite on page 15) Distinguished Alumni Richard “Dick” Bass ‘46 Dick Bass was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and moved to Dallas when he was a small child. Dick was very involved in numerous activities at Highland Park High School including several different athletic teams, president of Hi-Y, member of student council, National Honor Society and as a cheerleader in his senior year. Following his graduation from Yale in 1950, he attended the University of Texas where he earned his master’s degree in geology and petroleum engineering. He served two years in the Navy aboard the USS Essex during the Korean War. Dick Bass is truly a human dynamo; filled with energy and enthusiasm. On April 30, 1985, the age of 55, Dick became the oldest man to reach the summit of Mt. Everest. He was the first person to reach the peak of each of the highest mountains on all seven continents. His challenges and accomplishments in mountain climbing are chronicled in his book, “Seven Summits”. Dick was one of the original partners in the Vail Ski Resort in Colorado and has spent the last 40 years as the sole owner and operator of one of the premier ski areas in the country, Snowbird Ski Resort outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. Dick continues to reside in Dallas. He and his wife, Alice, greatly enjoy the time that they get to spend with their combined families of 10 children and 24 grandchildren. It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that the Highland Park High School Alumni Association awards Dick Bass with the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award.

G. Lee Griffin ‘56 Lee Griffin was a very active and involved student at Highland Park High School and has carried that energy and enthusiasm throughout his life. While at Highland Park he was a 3 year letterman in football and was named the Texas High School Diving Champion in 1955 and 1956. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his masters from Louisiana State University where he is still very active today. Lee’s career as a banker is a remarkable one. From his start in banking as a management trainee in 1962, he became the President and CEO of Louisiana Bank Shares which was the first state-wide bank holding company in Louisiana. He bought and merged banks in all of Louisiana’s major communities into one, large, strong bank. Then, when hard times hit the banking industry and many banks failed, Lee held his enterprise together and ultimately sold this institution to Bank one, now Chase. Lee became Chairman and CEO of Bank One and held that position until his retirement in 1999. Even more remarkable than his career accomplishments have been the service he has given to so many groups. He currently chairs or sits on at least 16 boards, commissions or committees of organizations across the state. In August of 2011, the Board of the LSU Foundation asked Lee to assume the full-time role of President and CEO of the Foundation for an indefinite time. His long-time activities with LSU are legendary. He joined the Board of Directors of the LSU Foundation in 1981, and was named to the LSU Alumni Association Hall of Distinction in 1992. From 1997 to 2001 Lee chaired the second half of the LSU Campaign which exceeded its original goal of $150 million by over 70%. Lee and his wife, Barrie have three wonderful children, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. For his ethical leadership in the banking industry and his continuing dedication to education and other significant causes, we are pleased to award Lee Griffin with the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Charles Robert “Bob” Palmer, ‘52 Bob Palmer came to Highland Park High School for his junior and senior years. His experiences at HPHS have had a huge influence on his life. It was there he met a lovely red headed girl who was to become his wife, Rebecca. At Highland Park High School his association with his favorite teacher, Mr. C.H. Marshal, helped him to realize both his ability and interest in what would become his life’s work; engineering. Bob received his degree in mechanical Engineering from SMU in 1957. While at SMU he began working as a roughneck for Rowan Companies as a part of his engineering co-op program. He later returned to SMU to receive his Masters of Engineering Administration. Bob worked at Rowan for 31 years where he became widely respected for his work ethic and ability to analyze and evaluate opportunities. In 1972 he was named Chairman and CEO at the young age of 37. Under his guidance, Rowan grew from a company of 900 employees with a value of $5 million to 5,000 employees and a value of $5 billion when he retired. In addition to his business genius, Bob is also known for his loyalty to his employees. During the economic ills in the oil business in the 1980s, Rowan did not participate in massive layoffs, but instead Bob Palmer put his reputation on the line to raise the funds needed to keep these good people employed in what was an extremely difficult time for the industry. His loyalty paid off, Rowan was uniquely positioned with an experienced and loyal staff ready to take advantage of the new opportunities available to the company when the industry rebounded. Bob and Rebecca, who now split their time between their ranch, their home in Houston and a flat in London, say that they have had a great life with nothing better than having their family around them. Bob and Rebecca have generously supported numerous charitable causes through the foundation that they established together. In appreciation of his outstanding leadership in the oil industry it is a pleasure to present the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award to Bob Palmer!

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ALUMNI AWARDS Distinguished Service Dr. Linda Salinas

For over 25 years, Linda Salinas exemplified service to the Highland Park School District. She served in many roles: that of educational diagnostician, principal and administrator. In all of these roles, she has always had a student centered approach which helped her not only guide students and their families, but was also the cornerstone of her work with teachers and administrators alike. She developed a strong, trusting relationship with teachers and staff by always treating others with dignity and respect and working collaboratively to resolve problems and create new opportunities. Linda joined the Highland Park family as a Learning Disabilities Resource Diagnostician in 1978 after teaching high school English, Government and serving as a learning disabilities resource teacher in the Aldine District in west Texas. In 1993 she became the interim principal of Highland Park High School and was named principal of the Highland Park Middle School in 1994. Her amazing talents were well known throughout the community. She was asked to join the administration in 1996 where she later served as Director of Personnel until her retirement in June of 2003. Her unwavering support of teachers, students and staff as well as her willingness to help people through difficult situations whether academic, personal or professional, has gained her love and respect District-wide. Following her retirement, she and her husband, Al, moved to Plano, Texas where she continues to assist students and parents in her practice as a professional educational diagnostician providing academic assessment and tutoring for her students. The Highland Park High School Alumni Association is honored to award Dr. Linda Salinas the Distinguished Service Award for 2013.

Highlander Award La Fiesta de las Seis Banderas

For the first time, the Highland Park Education Foundation and High School Alumni Association are giving the Highlander Award to an organization. When looking at those who have made a consistent and lasting impact on the schools and the community over the past twenty plus years, the name of La Fiesta de las Seis Banderas has to be the first to come to mind. Since their formation in 1986 they have supported numerous needs and initiatives across the school community. Originally La Fiesta was founded to help save the oldest house in Highland Park from demolition. The first gala was held with six duchesses from Highland Park and University Park each representing the one of the six flags that have flown over the state of Texas. Since that time, literally hundreds of dedicated La Fiesta volunteers have given countless hours of time to raising over $5.8 million dollars; most in support of the schools. The Education Foundation alone has received over $3 million in support of such vital areas as teacher and staff salaries, global education, the Tartan Endowment, technology at the schools, the Elisa Project, drug and alcohol awareness programs, scholarships and the Teacher of the Year Awards. And that is to name just a few of the many areas that have benefitted from the generosity of La Fiesta. The support of La Fiesta is critical to the success of our schools and to the continuation of many programs that make a significant difference in this community. It is a great honor to be able to recognize and publically thank La Fiesta for all that they do in support of our community by presenting them with the 2013 Highlander Award.

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2013 Upcoming Reunions Golden Scots Luncheon Saturday, September 21st

Class of 1958 (55th) Saturday, September 21st Zan Zumwalt Schwabe [email protected]

Class of 1953 (60th) Weekend of Golden Scots Reunion Saturday, September 21st Eileen Nash • 214-526-6611 or Charles Roberts • 281-496-0753

Class of 1963 (50th) Friday & Saturday, September 20th-21st Suzy Rhodes • [email protected]

January Class of 1953 (60th) Friday, September 20th Kent Beasley • 512-657-9994 [email protected]

Class of 1968 (45th) Saturday, October 19th Sally Hanna • [email protected] or Tia Gibson • [email protected]

Class of 1973 (40th) TBD Class of 1983 (30th) Friday & Saturday, September 13th-14th Ken Brown • 214-234-2535 [email protected] Class of 1988 (25th) Saturday, September 28th Greg Hurt • [email protected]

Class of 1993 (20th) Friday & Saturday October 25th-26th John Adams • [email protected] Class of 2003 (10th) TBD - Fall 2013 Class of 2008 (5th) TBD

Beyond the Fringe On December 17th, more than 450 former members of the Highland Belles, current Belles and their families gathered at the Highland Park Village Theater for a screening of “Beyond the Fringe”, a video highlighting the 30 year history of the Belles. Renee McKenney, president of the newly formed Belles Alumnae Association, founder and charter member of the first Belles squad in 1983-84 commented that this is so much more than a drill team; it is a based upon life lessons of discipline, sacrifice and commitment. It is about instilling confidence in young women in a team environment, and helping them learn that hard work and achievement creates a strong foundation for life. The film was produced by HP Graduate Reid Slaughter, CEO of Bandera Films and narrated by 1990 HPHS graduate and former Belle, Angie Harmon. A special bronze statue (made by a current Highland Belle mom) was presented to Cathy Wheat in appreciation of her dedications to the Belles as Drill Team Director for 22 years. Congratulations to the Highland Belles Alumnae on a wonderfully fun and moving evening. Proceeds from the event benefited the Belles Alumnae, the Highland Belles and the Mad for Plaid Annual Campaign. 14 | SCOT TIMES | spring 2013

SCOT NEWS Save The Date • April 18, 2013 Alumni Awards

Save the Date 2013 Highland Park High School Alumni Awards Thursday, April 18, 2013 – 6:30 p.m. Dallas Country Club Honoring: Distinguished Alumni Dick Bass ’46 G. Lee Griffin ’56 Bob Palmer ’52

Distinguished Service Dr. Linda Salinas

Highlander Award La Fiesta de las Seis Banderas If you would like to attend, please contact Jenni at 214-780-3060, [email protected]

HP activities & Events Calendars There Are Too Many Arts, Athletics, Competitions And Special Gatherings To List Here! Please visit the district website ( and the hpef/hpaa site for MORE DETAILS (,

Newest HPHS Alumni Association Lifetime Members Mr. Larry Ferguson Ms. Julian Tallichet Dr. Bob Lemay Mrs. Anita Hay Lachner Mrs. Mary Frances McClure Burleson Mr. King Buckner Mrs. Carolyn Hayes Ball Mrs. Ann Lewis Buller Mr. Peyton L. Campbell, III Mr. Michael M. Boone Mrs. Judy Jackson Gray Mr. Patrick Crane Dr. Thomas Reilly Mr. David Dowler Mr. L. Ford Ferguson, III Dr. Robert Gross Mrs. Kay Ferguson Theis Mrs. Suzy Smith Welfelt Mr. Bruce W. Hunt Mrs. Leeanne Prichard Hunt Mr. Tommy Summers Mrs. Karen Rutledge Wayman Mr. Tim Weil Ms. Nicole Thomas Mrs. Leigh Walker Bowman Mr. Britt L. Fair Ms. Sarah Deering Mr. Barrett Willingham Ms. Leigh Weller Paddon Mrs. Catherine Hennessy Markert Mr. Marshall Hunt Mrs. Brittany Dunlap Hunt Mr. Carter Hunt Mr. Bailey Hunt Ms. Emma England Ms. Laura Bassel Mr. Connor England Ms. Megan Gittins Ms. Kay Hitzelberger Ms. Holly Holcomb Mr. Claiborne Myers Ms. Margot Potts

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to all of you: parents, grandparents, alumni and friends, the Mad for Plaid annual fundraising campaign has been very successful again this year. While gifts still continue to come in as of the printing of this newsletter, nearly $2.4 million dollars have been received in support of the teacher salaries, technology and the current needs at our schools. Your gifts are making a tremendous difference in lives of our students and teachers. Look for a full listing of how the dollars have been used in our summer newsletter. The key to the success of Mad for Plaid – our Volunteers! A heartfelt thank you from all of us at the Highland Park Education Foundation office to the more than 200 volunteers who helped with the campaign. A special thank you to our leadership who dedicated so many hours of their time and talent to making this year such a success!


Cordelia Boone (Foundation) Melanie Evanko (Foundation) Keith Laycock (Foundation) Katie Pedigo (MIS) Chris Popolo (MIS) Delaney Rolfe (HPHS) Missy Rothwell (HPMS) Mersina Stubbs (Foundation)

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Co-chairs Elect:

Rebecca Beasley (HPHS) Suzanne Baird (HPMS) Becky White (MIS)

PTA Presidents:

Susanna Ogden (HPHS) Nancy Monning (HPMS) Carol Robertson (MIS) Amy Bales (Armstrong) Caroline Williams (Bradfield) Kelly Love (Hyer) Stacy Kelly (UP)

Administrative Committee Chair:

Sign Distribution Committee Co-chairs:

Grandparent Committee Co-chairs:

Stewardship Committee Co-chairs:

Mary Cynthia Church

Lucky and Brooks Cullum Margo and Bill Goodwin Sally and Houston Holmes Sally and Forrest Hoglund

Angie and Paul Pirok

Ann Fielder Jenny James

Donor Recognition Party Co-chairs:

Carol Dalton Fran Matise


Building Update

Thank You! We are thrilled to announce that the addition on the Education Foundation / Alumni Association house is complete. We are thrilled

with our newly added space and very grateful to those who made it all happen. There are so many people to thank for their help and support, but while this list is far from complete, those listed below dedicated a significant amount of time and talent to making this a reality.

Our heartfelt thank you to: Bill Manning Manning, Snelling & Mcilyar General Contractors inc

Mersina Stubbs Pappas Designs

Highland Park High School Alumni Association Board of Directors

The Hoglund Foundation

Charlie Little

The staff of the HPISD Maintenance Department

Kristy Robinson

Robert Clark

The staff at the HPISD Business Office

Gage Prichard

Frank Reedy

Doug Thompson

Highland Park Education Foundation Board of Directors

Highland Park Board of Trustees and Administration

Kelly Walker Benchmark Environmental Consultants We are particularly grateful to our neighbors, students and volunteers for their patience during the construction.

STARS Summer Research Program I have always looked forward to a career in science. I knew that I wanted the opportunity to be on the forefront of exploration. Up until last summer, I had had no real experience in the lab or in the hospital. STARS allowed me to gain that experience. An experience that cannot be surpassed- a first exposure to what a real life scientist does. If you had asked me at the beginning of last summer what Ink 4ab arf null Astrocytes meant, I wouldn’t have been able to tell you, but since STARS, I can tell you anything you want to know about them. The opportunity was tangible- it was a situation where a high school student participated in ground breaking research. I gratefully acknowledge support from the Highland Park Education Foundation in underwriting my research last summer. The funding of HPHS students needs to continue. The STARS student research platform provided a unique opportunity to conduct my own research under the guidance of positive role models. The time at UTSW allowed me to interact with those recently at my point in life - young and searching for meaning and purpose in my nascent Maddie Smoot scientific career. Highland Park High School Senior The Stars Program is part of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. This eight-week program is designed to give students an opportunity to work side-by-side with a faculty host in a research laboratory. Participants are paid a stipend and are required to present the results of their research at the end of the summer. If you are interested in helping fund a Highland Park student for this program, please call 214-780-3063.

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IN MEMORIAM As of February 8, 2013 1931: 1935:

Mary Langley Bumb • 3-16-12 Andrew Rollins • 8-23-12 Polly Kettle Haynes • 10-2-12 Les Shelton • 1-2-13 Louise Corrigan Jordon • 11-9-12

1936: Jacqueline Mansfield Crenshaw • 10-22-12 George Cullum • 1-4-13 1937: Dorothy Davis Falvey • 7-5-12 Mami Lou Albertson Taylor • 12-5-12 1938: Nell Vaughan Westmoreland • 12-18-11 Edythe Merrill Allen • 8-31-12 1939: Patricia Compton Mitchell • 1-10-12 Gene Bell Miller • 7-25-12 Beverley Bourne Vance • 8-27-12 1940:

Charles Foley • 8-3-08 Burnell “Beegie” Surles Gruver • 12-22-12 Ted Noyes • 1-27-12 Josephine Ashner Herz • 1-28-13


Gerry Hamilton Perry • 7-13-12 Anna Buchanan Miller • 8-13-12 Reuben Knight • 8-22-12 Myer “Monk” Harris • 10-21-12 Elgin Ware • 11-20-12 Paul McElroy • 12-18-12


Patsy Henry Storie • 9-10-12 Peggy Martin Goodwin • 9-20-12 Betty Jo “Bones” Moore Butler • 10-13-12 Louise Dowdell Parker • 12-10-12 Richard Jenkins • 1-20-13

1943: 1944:

Betty Barnett Johnson • 6-9-12 Lloyd Smoot • 8-9-12 Ruth Patterson Maddox • 9-29-12 Channing Woods • 12-1-12 Frances Farley Moore • 12-27-12 Nita “Tubby” Moore Adkisson • 1-27-13 Bill Weiss • 8-8-12 Mary Jane Ware • 8-17-12 Wally Freeman • 8-23-12 Carolyn Stevens Majors • 10-19-12 Mary Dell Kirksey • 12-16-12

1945: John Hundahl • 12-23-12 Carolyn Martin Grissom • 1-10-13

1946: Tam Mott • 7-19-12 Bobbie Jean Wallace Harrell • 5-20-12 Joida Whitten • 11-11-12

1957: Carolyn Henenberg Herron • 5-2-12

1947: George Charlton • 10-26-12 Diane Cook • 10-2012 Dick Osburn • 11-18-12

1960: Gary Love • 7-20-12

1959: Tim Templeton • 4-27-12 Merilyn May Smith • 8-24-12 1962: Lee Carter • 12-16-12


Charles Pistor • 7-8-12 Bill Lindsley • 7-24-12 Herb McJunkin • 12-6-12 Sandy Dalton • 12-12 Ann Thompson Maguire • 1-3-13 Vernon Spicer • 1-6-13 David Frankfurt • 2-2-13


Mildred Nettle Bickel • 7-11-12 Robert Rice • 8-26-12 Leland Fansher • 11-10-12 Nettye Magrill Henderson • 2-1-13

1950: Angus MacDonald • 10-10-12 George Hurt • 11-11-12 Suzi Smith Tubb • 1-25-13

1963: Shirley Valentine Hurt • 10-16-12 Ric Nesbit • 10-19-12 John McConnell • 12-17-12

1965: Harriet Schoellkopf Deison • 12-29-12 1966: Howard Fitch • 9-16-12 Fr. Steve Davies • 9-14-12 1967: Terri Rogers Connolly • 5-23-12 Betsy Korn • 1-26-13 1968: Janet Bishop • 2007 Bruce Wilde • 10-28-12

1969: Donna Denney Manofsky • 1-22-13 1970: Rick Clark • 7-9-12 1971: Cyndy Selecman Morgan • 11-15-12

1951: Bob Munn • 6-25-12 Tony Goodwin • 8-3-12 Shannon Francis • 11-8-12

1972: Tim Shannon • 10-14-12 1973: Kim Rothpletz • 8-25-12 Edward Drake • 8-30-12 Jackie Phillips Miller • 1-8-13


Bud Brewer • 12-21-11 Mary V. Moore • 7-8-12 Stuart Wallace • 8-5-12 Jean Ditzler Berg • 9-7-12


Janette McKinley Parker • 7-5-12 Marilyn Kendrick Frog • 11-11-12 Noell Rather • 12-13-12 Jock Ashby • 12-23-12


Ruth Ann Faust Murr – 12-9-09 William Scott • 8-2-12 Joyce Higginbotham Campbell • 9-16-12 Margaret Land Dillaha • 9-18-12 Bart Bragg • 9-25-12 Gloria HulseyWhitson • 1-18-13

1990: Wyatt Pasley • 2-7-13


Evelyn Dippel Shae • 7-13-12 Jimmy Hudson • 7-21-12 Cecilia Straus DeLoach • 8-31-12 Debbie Dunlap Elliott • 10-29-12 Betty Sue Lively Blaylock • 12-25-12

2007: Travis McKinley • 7-5-12

1974: Gary Kimmel • 1-2-13

1975: Stephen Bull • 7-15-12 Karl Hukill • 11-10-12 1983: Alex Zocchi • 10-20-12 1985: Fred Vehon • 11-17-12 1986: Mack Payne • 10-12 1998: Kristin Koons Jackson • 12-11-12 2000: Jordan Webb • 9-5-12 2001: Fisher Floyd • 12-13-12 2002: Matthew Shamburger • 11-2012 2011: Bradford Killen • 6-23-12 2012: James Harrison • 7-7-12

1956: Tom Toland • 1-20-13

Former Teachers and Staff Robert Roe • 6-16-12 taught Chemistry and Physics at HPHS Madie Echols Robinson • 7-2-12 taught English and Journalism at HPHS Larry Jackson • 8-16-12 taught Social Studies at HPHS for 14 years

Anne Hargrove Smiley • 12-7-12 librarian at Armstrong Eloise Barton • 12-12-12 secretary to the Principal at Bradfield from 1952-1961, spouse of the late Harry Barton, former HPHS Band Director Bernice Robertson • 1-16-13 taught at Hyer from 1940-1975

Gloria Lee Robnett • September, 2012 Maryellen Volker • 1-23-13 taught at Armstrong taught at Armstrong Diane Cook • October, 2012 taught Spanish at HPHS from 1959-1990 18 | SCOT TIMES | spring 2013

If you would like to make a tax deductible memorial contribution for a deceased classmate or former teacher, the HP Education Foundation gratefully accepts & promptly acknowledges all gifts in remembrance of teachers, friends, and loved ones. Gift in memory of: __________________________________________________ Or/ Gift in honor of: _________________________________________________ Amount:__________________________________________________________ Make check payable to Highland Park Education Foundation Or use Credit Card: q Visa q Mastercard q Discover Card # _______________________________________ Exp. Date: ____________ Notification of gift should be sent to: ___________________________________ Address:__________________________________________________________ Given by:__________________________________________________________ Address:__________________________________________________________ Alumna


Donor’s Relationship to HPISD: circle Current Parent Parent of Alumni Grandparent

Mail to: 4201 Grassmere Lane, Dallas, 75205 or make a donation online at


“ENTER TO LEARN, GO FORTH TO SERVE” Highland Park Education Foundation Board Members 2012-2013 President

Connie O'Neill





Jae Ellis

Vice President Will Beecherl

Kristy Robinson

Phyllis Riggins

Pat Bolin Doug Thompson

Board of Directors Tom Abbott Rick Anigian Webber Beall Mary Frances Burleson Bob Carter Jim Crank

Barbara Daniel Emily Deutscher Liza Ellis Melanie Evanko Ann Fielder James Gibbs

Fred Hamm Art Harding Drew Harris Jim Hitzelberger Blackie Holmes Jenny James

Kathy Jenevein Keith Laycock Spence Kendrick Frank Marshall Elizabeth Modory Gage Prichard

Doug Roach Delaney Rolfe Charlie Spradley Jack Turpin John Walter Marnie Wildenthal

Advisory Board Cyndi Bassel Dick Davis Wade Smith Cordelia Boone

Susan Farris Sara Lee Gardner Margo Goodwin Winnie Hamlin

Juli Harrison Don Houseman Olin Lane Greg Potter

George Reynolds Sandra Snyder Mersina Stubbs Bob White

Ex-officio Dr. Dawson Orr

Jan Peterson

Jenni Scoggins

HPHS Alumni Association Board Members 2012-2013 President

VP Membership

Spence Kendrick ’79

Vice President PR


Kaki Roach ’79

Cynthia McDonald Cummings ’59

Chrissie Shelmire McAnulty ’87


Francie Stevens Johnsen ’84


Eddie Mahon ’56

Board of Directors Patsy Freeman Kramer ’45 Olin Lancaster ’49 Barbara Bourn Arnett ’51 Tish Heard Drinkwater ’55

Ann Binford Collins ’56 Cele Dunlap Johnsen ’60 Susan Drake Rogers ’60 Anne Lutterloh Pierce ’62 Jim Castellaw ’74

John Van Amburgh ’74 Kathleen Thrash Parsons ’79 Marc Taubenfield ’80 Dina Jones Steele ’82 Jae Ellis ’90

Liza Graham Ellis ’90 Michael Boone ’93 Drew Harris ’96

Advisory Board Marty Prince Nichols ’41 Julie Ann Hudson O’Connell ’52 Syd Carter ’54 Petrea Carter Boone ’56

Kathy Thomas Krueger ’59 Jackson Harkey ’67 Iris L. Bradley ’72 Josh Bracken ’86

Are you interested in becoming part of the HP Education Foundation Board of Directors or the HPHS Alumni Association Board of Directors? Please contact Jan Peterson @ 214-780-3063 or Jenni Marks Scoggins ’90 @ 214-780-3060.

Lolly Ruebel Landwehr ’86 Todd Porch ’86 Greg Hurt ’88 Sam Flores ’96

Have you remembered the Highland Park Education Foundation in your will or family estate plans? Please contact Executive Director Jan Peterson for information and for any questions: 214-780-3063 or [email protected]

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