Devil Doings June 2023 Newsletter


Hi all! I hope everyone in the Blue Devil Community is enjoying a fun and safe summer! The WSAA Board of Directors met earlier this month to discuss plans for upcoming events, fundraisers, the 2023 WSAA Achievement HOF Induction, and more!


Additionally, the WSAA would like all of you to save the date for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the New Wickliffe Campus. This event, put on by the Wickliffe City School District, will take place Saturday, August 19, 2023. More details to come! We will keep the alumni community posted as soon as we receive more info from the school. Stay tuned!


Click the button to the side to see updates from the school regarding progress on the new campus, as well as for information regarding the public auction of items from the schools.

Click Here for New Campus/Public Auction Info

Love the craziness of March Madness?

Want to have fun and help the WSAA?


The WSAA is looking for an enthusiastic alum to run a March Madness fundraiser in 2024. Please contact us at

[email protected] 

if you are interested!


2023 Donors


Gold Donors


Blue Donors

Christine Krumins '71 - In memory of her sister, Karina Krumins - Class of 1973

Lisa Grubiss-Greger '94 - In Memory of Nathan Greger - Class of 2022


Valued Donors


Memorabilia Donors

Bill Reid '60

Lynn Albertson Brom '62 

Nancy Horna Edwards '72




Levels of Giving

Gold Donor - $500 and above

Blue Donor - $100 - $499

Valued Donor - $1-$99


Click HERE to donate today.


You can even give a gift in honor or memory of a favorite teacher or classmate.


Want to donate the old fashioned way? Just send a check to:

WSAA

P.O. Box 195

Wickliffe OH 44092

Where are They Now? Mary Sowul

by Scott Tennant '88


Mrs. Sowul poses with her daughter Holly on Mother’s Day 2023.


You get the sense that, had she remained a home economics teacher, Mary Sowul would have affected just as many hundreds of Wickliffe students’ lives as she did as a high school counselor (a job she describes as “professional encourager”).

 

It’s just that for at least a generation of Blue Devils, it’s difficult to imagine Mrs. Sowul as anything but the smiling, gentle yet assertive presence in the counselor’s office who served as the driving force behind Student Council and helped to define the culture of Wickliffe High School in the 1970s, 80s and 90s.

 

And to think we almost lost her to the Broward County (Florida) public school district…

 

Mrs. Sowul’s story began in Wickliffe, appropriately enough, with her birth in 1942 as Mary Pavelecky. She and her mother lived in the top floor of a house across Ridge Road from the old fire station while her father went off to fight in World War II. Mother and daughter also lived for a year in what is now City Hall at the time when it was still a private residence (with her mom working there as a maid).

 

Her father was unable to reclaim his old job at Cleveland Crane upon returning from the war, but he worked on the construction of Borromeo Seminary and ended up staying there for 37 years as a maintenance and grounds worker.

 

That allowed Mary to attend Wickliffe High School as both of her parents had. Hers was the second class to graduate from the high school building on Rockefeller Road when it was still relatively new.

 

“Band was absolutely my favorite thing about high school,” Mrs. Sowul recalls. “I was actually in the high school marching band from seventh grade on, since grades 7-12 were all together when the high school was located in the current middle school. I played the clarinet and then switched to the oboe my senior year.”

 

Mrs. Sowul says she knew as early as 6th grade that she wanted to be a teacher, though her father didn’t believe girls needed to go to college.

 

“Every year in high school, in addition to my college prep courses, I had to take at least one practical business course like bookkeeping or shorthand that he thought I would need,” she says. “It didn’t leave any room in my schedule for study halls!”

 

Upon graduation, Mrs. Sowul enrolled at what was then Western Reserve University to pursue a degree in home economics. Tuition at the time was $1,800 a year, of which one-third was paid through a scholarship, one-third was a government loan, and one-third was paid by her father.

 

“By my second year I was able to get a summer job as a vacation fill-in at the old Bailey Meter,” she says. “So my father didn’t have to pay that $600 a year anymore. Plus the government had a program at the time where you could get a loan and they would forgive 10% of it for every year you taught. I was in education for so long that I never had to pay any of it back.”

 

Upon graduation, Mrs. Sowul was fortunate enough to secure a job teaching home ec at Wickliffe Junior High. She spent six years teaching there before moving to the high school to teach the same subject.

 

She had met her future husband Ken through a classmate while still in college. The two married the weekend after her final exam at Western Reserve.

 

After earning her master’s degree in counseling from John Carroll University in 1970, Mrs. Sowul and Ken – who later went on to become a successful land developer – started feeling adventurous. They decided to move south to Broward County, which had just built five brand-new middle schools.

 

“Those schools were built with no walls and it was pretty much a disaster,” she recalls. “By the second year I knew I wanted to come back home, and luckily Wickliffe had a program where you could hold your spot for up to two years after you left. I contacted them and said I wanted to return, and that I could come back ready to be a counselor.”

 

At first the Wickliffe administration resisted, wanting her instead to teach home ec again. But in the end they relented, and the first class Mrs. Sowul guided as counselor was the mighty class of 1975, 400+ strong and still the largest graduating class in Wickliffe history.

 

“I really felt like I would be able to help students, and that gave me such a sense of purpose and satisfaction,” she says. “I got to play ‘good cop’ and be the encourager and support person.”

 

One of her claims to fame, she says, was becoming the first teacher in Ohio to go on paid maternity leave. Her daughter Holly was born just before Thanksgiving 1973. Ohio’s maternity leave program for educators was going into effect the following week, and her principal at the time allowed her to take three personal days to bridge the gap between Holly’s birth and the launch of paid leave in the state.

 

One of the things for which Mrs. Sowul was best known during her time at Wickliffe High School was building Wickliffe’s Student Council into a model program for other schools. Perhaps her biggest innovation was making it a volunteer council, rather than one in which all representatives would be elected from their homerooms.

 

“It had usually been the popular kids who won the elections, but they were busy already and sometimes didn’t really care much about the job,” she says. “The kids who couldn’t win the elections never got to do anything, so I made a corporate decision after a year of being the advisor to make it a volunteer council. That opened up opportunities for a lot of kids for whom Student Council really was life-changing.”

 

Under Mrs. Sowul’s advisorship, Wickliffe’s Student Council grew to nearly 90 students and took on large-scale projects such as Homecoming, Spring Fling, the bloodmobile, Student Government Day, and distributing holiday food baskets to Wickliffe families in need.

 

“Student Council advisors from other schools would ask how we got it all done, and when I said it was because we had a volunteer council, their answer was, ‘My council members would never vote for that,’” she says. “I told them it was never up for a vote. I just made the decision myself because I didn’t know any better!”

 

Mrs. Sowul is also very proud of the Adolescent Psychology course she and Bob Smith designed and taught to freshman. She has especially fond memories of Mr. Smith.

 

“He taught me so much about having meetings with upset parents,” she says. “His style was to get everyone moving in a positive direction together and reminding all of us that we were there for the same reason: to do right by the child. I loved Joel Eisen, too. They were the most incredible administrators.”

 

Mrs. Sowul cherishes her time at Wickliffe and remembers it as a place where “the sense of community and old values lasted longer than it did at neighboring schools…There’s such a strong sense of family – even inter-generational family – that has kept it strong.”

 

Having retired in 2001 and having turned 80 years old last November, Mrs. Sowul now lives in Mentor and devotes much of her time and energy to being a grandmother to Jane, Lauren and Kimmy, the children of her daughter Holly Wiertel and husband John (who have been married for 26 years). She sums up her years as a Blue Devil by citing a line from a student’s commencement speech: “You can take the student out of Wickliffe, but you can never take Wickliffe out of the student.”

 

Mrs. Sowul would be happy to hear from former students. She can be contacted by emailing [email protected].

 

Mary Sowul (left) with her daughter Holly (second from right) and granddaughters Jane, Lauren and Kimmy.

Wickliffe Blue Devil Mascot

by Nancy Krihwan Perlic '66

Marcia Gleason Rosneck '66

Teri DiMattia Shine '72

In a recent newsletter, we answered the question of who created the Blue Devil design, but some time ago, the question was asked, when did the Wickliffe School System adopt the Blue Devil and why? Marcia Gleason Rosneck, Teri DiMattia Shine and I worked on seeing if we could answer the question. 



We knew that the Blue Devil was in existence in the 60s, so we worked backwards from there. At the time, we were fortunate to be able to access the Wickliffe Library digital site with many of the yearbooks available. Teri and Marcia also had access to older yearbooks that dated back to 1926. 


What started as a hunt for the origin of the Blue Devil, uncovered a treasure trove of information found in those books from the early years of Wickliffe High School and about those that attended and taught.



The first Wickliffe High School sport was basketball; their opposing teams were Madison, Mentor, Fairport, Kirtland and Perry. However, in the early yearbooks there was no mention of the Blue Devils. It was in the 1933-1934 yearbook that we found our first mention of “Blue Devils” in print. It read: Wickliffe High School’s Blue Devils won the basketball championship of the Lake County League for 1933-1934. They finished the season untied and undefeated in League play. The reserves lost only two of their games and tied Mentor for the first honors.


Wickliffe won her first championship under Coach Mills’ in 1930. The Blue Devils lost only three games that season and were eligible for competition in the tournament at Brush. In the afternoon they defeated Oberlin and were matched with Mayfield, who had drawn a bye at night. The game was fast and close all the way with Mayfield winning in the last quarter. 


While we did not get an exact date when the Blue Devil appeared, it was clear that the early 30s appears to be the beginning. Many colleges also adopted the Blue Devil as their mascot including Duke University (1923), Lawrence Teck (1934) and Central Connecticut State University (1946) to name a few.


The website for Duke University states that they adopted the Blue Devil as their mascot from the “les Diables Bleus”. The story goes that during World War I, the Chasseurs Alpins, nicknamed "les Diables Bleus," were well known French soldiers. They first gained attention when their unique training and alpine knowledge was counted upon to break the stalemate of trench warfare in their native region of the French Alps. Unfortunately, the Vosges Campaign in March 1915, failed to alter the status quo even though the Blue Devils won accolades for their courage. However, their distinctive blue uniform with flowing cape and jaunty beret captured public imagination. When the United States entered the war, units of the French Blue Devils toured the country helping raise money in the war effort. Irving Berlin captured their spirit in song describing them as "strong and active, most attractive . . . those Devils, the Blue Devils of France."

We found a list of high schools that adopted the Blue Devil mascot across the United States as well including Illinois, Georgia, South Carolina, Pennsylvania and of course Ohio. It is believed that, like Duke University, the Wickliffe High School Blue Devil was also inspired from these brave French soldiers.

WSAA Annual Golf Outing

Coming August 2023


Friday, August 4, 2023

9:00 a.m.

Pine Ridge County Club

30601 Ridge Road , Wickliffe

Cost $75 per person

Includes lunch, prizes

   


Scramble Format

Play from best tee shot, until ball is holed.

Each player must have at least two tee shots.


Skins

Birdie or better – Two tie – All tie

Pin shots – Par 3s

$10 per player – all skins money returned as skins payout


Trophy

To be held by winning team until next event

and name to be inscribed on trophy.


Please contact Tim Reid to reserve your spot

[email protected]

216-299-9293


*Note: We can put individuals with a foursome if they do not have a group. 


Get a Group and Reserve Your Spot

Congratulations to our 2023 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to this year's scholarship recipients: Zach Touschner, Madison Nicholson, and Jack Tennant.


Zach Touschner

Zach kept very busy during his time at WHS. He participated in Student Council, Culture Club, Learn. Lead. Serve, Community Circles, Students Demand Action, National Honor Society, Leadership Lake County, National Network for Partnership Schools, Kindness Krew, Rockefeller Road Revue, National Art Honor Society, and swim team. He held many leadership roles such as class officer, Student Council president, Culture Club secretary, Students Demand Action founder and president just to name a few! Zack has volunteered for the Wickliffe Family Resource Center's WicKloset, Middle School Mentoring, Junior Leadership Program, Playhouse Square STARS Program, and Vineyard Community Church Food Pantry to name a few. Zach has juggled all these activities while working part time at various jobs. Zack will be studying Business Administration and Health Science at Northeastern University.


Madison Nicholson

Madison was also very active during her years at WHS. She participated in National Honor Society, National Art Society, CTE Program, softball, and basketball. Madison was secretary for the FFA program. In addition to her school activities, she volunteered for the Wickliffe Basketball Recreational League, the Nowacki Foundation, National Honor Society, and put in over 80 hours at the Euclid Animal Shelter. Madison has also juggled all these activities while working part time. Madison will be attending The Ohio State University to study environmental engineering. 


Jack Tennant

During his years at WHS, Jack participated in track and field, cross country, both instrumental and jazz bands, Rockefeller Road Revue, Buckeye Boys State, Leadership Lake County, Student Council, and National Honors Society while also holding leadership positions as class officer and band president. Jack volunteered many hours to the Wickliffe Swing Band, and through his church, helped with yard work for elderly church members and prepared meals for families at Ronald McDonald House. In his spare time, Jack even manages to work part time. Best of luck to Jack as he continues his education in the computer engineering program at Cleveland State University.

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Wickliffe’s 1993 slow-pitch softball state championship


by Scott Tennant '88

Members of the 1993 Wickliffe Blue Devil state champion softball team pose soon after winning their second consecutive title (and third consecutive Chagrin Valley Conference championship). 

Thirty years after Wickliffe High School won the second of back-to-back slow-pitch softball state championships, all that remains to mark the occasion are two banners hanging in the gym and a slew of memories in the minds of those who experienced it.


In fact, when you talk to those early-90s Blue Devil softball players, you realize just how deeply ingrained the memories really are, and how the pride they take in their accomplishment endures even now.


“We were a well-oiled machine,” recalls Melanie (Slupek) Melaragno, a senior right-center fielder on the 1993 title team. “There was a lot of camaraderie and respect for each other. We all knew each other’s strengths.”


Indeed, the core of that ’93 team had played together in Wickliffe recreation leagues since they were 5 years old. As right fielder Angie (Sabruno) Slapnik puts it, “We knew each other’s moves before they even happened. I played right next to Melanie in the outfield and we knew what the other one was going to do. We knew what pitch Amy (Fuerst) Shaw would throw and what the infield would do.”


There was undoubtedly some degree of pressure on the squad going into the season, given that the 1992 team had won a state title as well as its second consecutive Chagrin Valley Conference (CVC) championship. But that didn’t seem to bother any of the ’93 seniors tasked with upholding that legacy.


“I personally did better under pressure,” says Carol (Biondolillo) Bucar, a senior second baseman that year. “We knew we wanted to win and what it would take.”


What it would take was a stellar 39-9 season record and a 4-0 performance in the state slow-pitch softball tournament held that Memorial Day weekend in Mount Vernon, Ohio.


The tournament run included victories over Deer Park (from the Cincinnati area) and Villa Angela-St. Joseph, and two wins over CVC rival West Geauga.


The second of the two victories against West G came in the state championship game. The back-and-forth affair wasn’t decided until Wickliffe’s Jenny Brazalovics, the tournament MVP, smacked a two-out, bases-loaded single in the bottom of the seventh inning to score Heather McNutt with the winning run and secure a 13-12 Blue Devil win.


“We knew the players at schools like West Geauga and Kenston because we played them so often,” says Melaragno. “Those were some fun, competitive games, including the state championship game. We had a lot of respect for each other, but we also played for bragging rights.”


The players also had great respect for their coaches, the late Pete Humphrey and Ray Milavec. The two legendary Blue Devil educators squeezed the absolute most from a lineup already brimming with talent.


“They taught us how to work together as a team, for sure,” says Bucar. “We had to learn that even if you lose, you have to suck it up. If you struck out, they reminded you that you had another at-bat coming up and had to shake it off.”


Adds Slapnik, “Together, those two men were a force to be reckoned with. We respected them as coaches because they respected us as players.”


In more ways than one, high school softball is different now from what it was in 1993. For one thing, all Ohio high schools now play the fast-pitch version of the game, including Wickliffe. There also seems to be a difference in the way the generations approach and embrace the sport.


“Everything with softball now is so hyped up versus when we played,” says Slapnik. “It wasn’t as intense back then in terms of travel ball and off-season training, but I think we had more of a genuine love for the game in our hearts and minds.”


It also didn’t hurt that the Blue Devils had one of the most dedicated and highly vocal cheering sections to be found anywhere.


“It was such a tight community,” says Melaragno. “It was an amazing feeling how our friends, our parents and the city rallied around us and supported us each step of the way. It's a feeling you can only wish for your kids to experience with their sports teams.”


Though there has never been an official team reunion, many of the players have gotten together over the past 30 years to reminisce about the good times and celebrate one of the highlights of their tenure at Wickliffe High School.


“Off the field we may have had our own groups,” says Bucar, “but on the field we were a family. That’s what I absolutely loved. That was your community and those were your people. I’m so glad it all happened the way it did.”



1993 WICKLIFFE SOFTBALL TEAM MEMBERS

  • Diana Ball
  • Rhiannon Barstow
  • Carol Biondolillo
  • Jenny Brazalovics
  • Krista Bucar
  • Michelle Donnelly
  • Jenny Glover
  • Cary Hepper
  • Melanie Joss
  • Kim Kause
  • Sue Kirchner
  • Katie Kunstel
  • Karin Lantos
  • Heather McNutt
  • Joana Moyle
  • Angie Sabruno
  • Amy Shaw
  • Melanie Slupek
  • Heather Smith
  • Amy Steiner
  • COACHES: Pete Humphrey, Ray Milavec

Brewer-Tarasco Wickliffe American Legion Post #7


by Nancy Krihwan Perlic '66

David Krych '71 - Past Commander Post #7

Renee Sivaroli – Wickliffe American Legion Auxiliary 

While most of us have family members or someone we know that served in the Armed Forces, the Wickliffe Schools Alumni Association would like to thank all our alumni that have served. Wickliffe honors many brave veterans on flags that line Euclid Avenue and have named recreation fields after a couple alumni that gave the greatest sacrifice. 


On November 9, 1944, twenty-six civic-minded veterans of Wickliffe met to form an American Legion Post. With thoughts of God and country and the opportunity to offer better community service for the veterans of Wickliffe, Post #7 was created and named Brewer-Tarasco in honor of the first from Wickliffe who sacrificed their lives in the two World Wars.

In the early years, the Dutch Mill located at 29919 Euclid Avenue was a hangout for teenagers that served food and soft drinks. On October 23, 1945, the papers were signed to purchase this property which then became the permanent home of the Wickliffe American Legion Post #7.  

I must say, I hadn’t given much thought to what the American Legion is all about, until I was looking for an article for the WSAA newsletter. I knew that the American Legion Brewer-Tarasco Post #7 has been part of Wickliffe’s landscape for many years. David Krych a WSAA board member and a member of the Wickliffe American Legion was a great resource to get the information I needed.

 

The number of fundraisers, services and support the American Legion gives to veterans, military and their families, and our local community is astounding. Year-round they collect toiletries and non-perishables for the VA-CBOC Outreach Center; they also network with other food banks to maximize efforts. For the VA hospital patients, they collect lap/afghan blankets, gently used blankets, and new linens for the VOA-Veterans Resource Center for homeless male veterans on East 152nd St.. Our Wickliffe post has made donations to the Sub-Zero Homeless Veterans Mission, VOA-Harper Village for Homeless Women & Children, veteran domiciliaries, and animal rescue agencies.


The American Legion Brewer-Tarasco Post 7 has found creative ways to collect goods and raise funds: golf outings, championship sporting events, card parties, pasta dinners, clambakes, Kentucky Derby dinners, raffles, and selling Post #7 and veteran apparel. Local retailers and members help to supply door prizes, basket raffles, lottery boards, 50/50s, and ping pong ball drawings. If you think that concludes the list, you would be wrong; they also sponsor monthly steak-shoots, quarterly Left-Right-Center events, gaming machines, and more. 

 

For the past 10 years Post #7 has had school supplies and toy drives under past commander Joe Rivera. Along with their usual recipients, these drives also provide thousands of items for the children of Wickliffe, the Wickliffe Family Resource Center, local nursing homes, and other local schools. The youth programs offer scholarships specifically for Americanism, Miss/Mr. Poppy, Juniors and Oratorical contestants. 


In addition, Post #7 offers services helping veterans with consulting, PC registering, researching DD214s, taxes, service-dog handlers, food bank and prescription deliveries, and helping widows with estate assistance. They also provide the valuable service of driving those that need transportation to VA or County Veteran Services for appointments. Junior members make hundreds of thank you notes and greeting cards for first responders, nursing home residents, and those in VA centers. 


The dedication of many of the members extend to the National Legislation Center (keeping in touch with local congressmen weekly), Be the One Program, 100 Miles for Hope Challenge, and the American Legion Media Alliance. Members also participate in Wreaths Across America, memorial flag placement at various local cemeteries, homecoming ceremonies, memorial services, Honor-Guard , and remembrance events.

Besides the serious fundraising efforts and services they offer, the American Legion also has fun events that bring smiles to all.

The next time you see American Legion members selling poppies, you can appreciate all the ways the money raised helps veterans along with other worthy organizations. Each year in May and June as many as 1400 poppies raise between $1600-$1800.  

The red poppy is a nationally recognized symbol of sacrifice worn by Americans since World War I to honor those who served and died for our country in all wars. It reminds Americans of the sacrifices made by our veterans while protecting our freedoms. Wear a poppy to honor those who have worn our nation's uniform.

The four petals of the poppy represent dedication, sacrifice, responsibility, and compassion. The red petals stand for the vast outpouring of blood. The black center represents the mud and desolation of all battlefields. The green of the stem and foliage is symbolic of the forests, meadows and fields where generation of Americans have perished to make this land free. The stem represents the courage and determination of our fallen warriors. The assembled flower is a symbol of resurrection, which is sure to follow. 


We hope you have a new appreciation for the Brewer-Tarasco American Legion Post #7 and all that they do. They are always looking for new members to continue the support and services to our wonderful city of Wickliffe. If you would like more information on joining or wanting to help, you can call 440-585-4191 , stop in at 29919 Euclid Ave. after 1:00 pm, or email [email protected].

Class of 1973 - 50th Reunion

The Class of 1973 is having a two day reunion event.

Please see the details below for more information.


Friday July 28th


Where: Trevi Catering

          29717 Euclid Ave

          Wickliffe, OH 44092


Time: 7:00 PM - Midnight

Food: Appetizers & Cash Bar

Dress: Casual

Cost: $50 per person


RSVP and payment deadline is June 30th

Saturday July 29th


Potluck Picnic


Where: Blair Ridge Park

          5360 Blair Rd

          Leroy TWP, OH 44077


Time: Noon - 4:00 PM



Bring your favorite dish to share

We have not been able to locate the following people:

Joann Able

Mary Jo Bill

Nancy E Brown

Paul J Clark

Deborah J. Cole

Roosevelt Cousett

Paul P Delehanty

Larry Forte

Gieselle Garcia Pereira

Debbie Hartman

Theda Ingram

Deborah L Joseph

Vera S King

Kenneth Krajewski

Karen A Likovich


Patricia J Muncey

Ron Nelson

Ron Nelson

Charlotte Nida

William Obbish

Carol A Plut

Bernadette Podlogar

Ria Polizzi

Debbie L Resmondo

Gerald Rohr

Richard Thomas

Theodore W Walker

Roxanne M Willis

Diane M Wilson

Debra Wolford

If you have any information on our missing classmates or have additional questions please send an email to [email protected]

Class of 1983 - 40th Reunion


Yes! You read that correctly. It has been 40 years since we last walked the halls as seniors at WHS.


Save the date!

DATE: September 8, 2023

PLACE: Lino's

TIME: 6:30 pm


For more information contact Bernadette Nicoletti Martens at

[email protected]

or

Click HERE to visit our Facebook page!


$20 per person - RSVP & payment due by August 10th

We will no longer be selling tickets at the door

Payment includes appetizers and one drink ticket

Venmo your payment to WHS-class1983


More details will be provided as the date approaches.

Can't wait to see everybody!

50th Class Reunion


Save the Date

Friday, July 26, 2024

LaVera Party Center

Willoughby Hills


1974 Classmates can send their information

(address, phone and email) to: 

[email protected]

Reunion Central

Speaking of reunions, is your class starting to plan a reunion?

Did you know most graduating classes have a Facebook page?

Need more information about your graduating class?


Click HERE to visit our Class Representative Page


We are still looking for representatives for the Class of 1959, 1961-62, 1964-65, 1967, 1976, 1979, 1981, 1990-1999, 2001-05, 2007, 2009-10, 2013-2022


If you would like to volunteer to be your class representative, please contact Susan Skufca Bell at [email protected]

Memorabilia Donations?

Cleaning out the

basement or garage?

Do you have any

Wickliffe Schools' memorabilia?

 

The WSAA is accepting donations

for our memorabilia collection.



If you have items to donate,

please contact Teri Shine at [email protected]

HELP WANTED


The WSAA is looking for enthusiastic alumni with fresh ideas for all committees. 

Sports fanatic? Fundraising guru? Twitter happy? We have a place for you! Contact us at [email protected] 

to let us know what areas/committees you would like to learn more about

and explore.


WSAA Board Members
  • Susan Skufca Bell '82 - Secretary, Newsletter Editor, Class Rep Admin, Fundraising
  • Gail Shindly Bencina '81 - Social Media, Fundraising
  • Mark Cline '75 - Scholarship Committee
  • Frank Foti '74 - WWBD Network, School Connection
  • Dave Hintz '82 - Chairman, Achievement Hall of Fame
  • Dave Krych '71 - Achievement Hall of Fame, Scholarship Committee
  • Gloria Whitmer Majeski '74, Scholarship Committee
  • Nancy Krihwan Perlic '66 - Newsletter Editor, Social Media, Teacher Connection
  • Connie Kosanovich Powall '83 - Legal Counsel
  • Leah Reese - Executive Director
  • Teri DiMattia Shine '72 - Memorabilia, Hall of Fame & Scholarship Committees
  • Bob Smith - Honorary Board Member
If you are interested in getting involved with the WSAA, have any questions, or want to get in contact with any of our board members, please email us at [email protected]

Newsletter Editors:

Susan Skufca Bell '82

Nancy Krihwan Perlic '66


Ideas for future articles? Questions? Comments?

We would love to hear from you. Please email us at

[email protected]


WSAA

 P.O. Box 195

Wickliffe, Ohio 44092

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