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Karen Hardy Bell

January 2, 2019 by John Slough (Register to contact)

It is with regrets that I report the death of our classmate Karen Hardy. She passed away Nov 22nd, 2018 from a bout with leukemia.


July 27, 2014 by Fatima Yvette Rankin (Register to contact)

To protect privacy, contact info has been removed from this post. Register to see the original with contact info.

Good evening my c/o "94" friends, do I have something in store for us!!! I am super excited to say that, "This reunion weekend will be one to remember for the rest of our life. It is an absolute pleasure to be friends and family with such awesome people.

WSHS C/O "94" 20th Year Reunion, September 19-21

$125 - Singles
$175 - Couples

This price includes the following:

Friday - September 19, 2014

What: Reunited, Mix, Mingle, and Bowl
Where: FunQuest
440 U.S. 72
Colliervile, TN. 38017
When: 6 - 8pm

Shoes + 2 hours of bowling
Hamburger or BBQ Sandwich with Potato Salad or Chips
C/O 94 Reunion T-Shirt (Wear on this day)

Saturday - September 20, 2014

What: WSHS Reunion Breakfast
Where: Cracker Barrel
8000 Lowrance Rd
Memphis, TN. 38125
When: 8:00am

Choice of Meat: Bacon (3)
Sausage (2)
Ham (1)
Plus: Pancakes (2)
Eggs (2)
Hashbrown Casserole

Saturday - September 20, 2014

What: WSHS C/O 94 Prom Night (Formal Event)
Where: Le Chateau
3467 Raleigh Springs Mall
Memphis, TN. 38128
When: 9pm - 2am

Menu: Wings (Seasoned, Honey Gold, and Honey Hot)
Pineapple Glazed Meatballs
Tuna Salad
Pickle & Cheese Medley
Rolls & Crackers
Fruit Platter
Dessert Platter
2 Non Alcoholic Beverages
Cash bar

Sunday - September 21, 2014

What: Praise and Worship

Where: Fellowship of Believers in Christ Church
3485 Rhodes Ave
Memphis, TN 38111
When: 9:00am

Sunday - September 21, 2014

What: Game Day & Karaoke
Where: Le Chateau
3467 Raleigh Springs Mall
Memphis, TN. 38128
When: 3-6pm

Menu: Chicken Strips
Chicken Drumsticks
Bottled Waters, Sodas, & Tea

Deposit Deadlines

In order to secure venues, cover all expenses, and to assure everyone that we will have a fun filled successful event weekend, we must pay each deposit on time. Each deposit must be collected no later than the deadline. If you're able to pay everything at once, you may do so. Any deposits that can be made now, and/or before deadlines are also acceptable. The deposit breakdown is as follows:

Deposit One - $50 Due by July 15, 2014
Deposit Two - $50 Due by August 15, 2014
Last Deposit - $25 or $75 (Single or Couple) Due by September 15, 2014

Acceptable payments include: Cash, cashier's check, or money order if local, and cashiers check or money order if out of town.

Cashier's Checks/Money Orders Payable to: Class of 1994 WSHS Reunion

If mailing send to: Class of 1994 WSHS Reunion

P. O. Box 751052

Memphis, TN. 38175

Receipts will be issued for every payment.

I need everyone attending to give me their name, and/or their guest name, along with contact info. I also need each attendee's shirt size, no later than August 15, 2014. If you have any questions or concerns, you may reach me at (901) 649-XXXX . I look forward to seeing each and every last one of you.

For those coming in to town, please travel safely. If you need to book a flight, hotel, and/or car rental you can find some great deals on this website, http://www.*****/****

Note: I don't have all email addresses, so please forward to other classmates.


Fatima Rice

(901) 649-XXXX

White Station High School News From Around The Web

SCS officials meet with family of White Station high student who committed suicide  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Shelby County Schools officials met with the family of a White Station High School student who took his life last week.

Memphis black boys, 'the foremost vulnerable … population in our system,' are the focus of Ray's new initiative  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Black boys make up about 38% of Shelby County Schools students, but bear the brunt of the negative statistics Joris Ray presented to a crowd of about 200 ...

White Station High School student commits suicide, family says he was bullied

A community remains in mourning after a White Station High School Freshman took his life earlier this month.

White Station High school closed again due to heating issues  The Commercial Appeal

White Station High school is closed on Friday due to a string of heating issues.

'Angry they haven't learned it sooner,' advocates want more LGBTQ curriculum in Tennessee schools  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Jake Hesselbein came out as gay in eighth grade, but he didn't learn about the history of the LGBTQ activism movement until his junior year at Central High ...

Rezoning debate highlights gap in opportunities at two Memphis high schools  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Some say they aren't ready to bet on Melrose High School's upswing in academic achievement as officials consider rezoning 260 students there.

Parents blame bullying for White Station student’s suicide, hope for change  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The family of a White Station High School student who took his own life last week thinks their loved one was bullied, and they want to make ...

Sally Alexander | Obituaries |  Herald & Review

MONTICELLO — Sally Barr Alexander, 73, of Monticello passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 at her residence.

School board approves some rezonings, holds off on SCS's 3 Germantown schools  The Commercial Appeal

About 700 students will be reassigned to different schools within Shelby County Schools next year after the board approved most of Superintendent Joris Ray's ...

Sugarmon, Carlisle, Greer, and Logan Battle for Council Seats  Memphis Flyer

Erika Sugarmon resembles her father, the late political and legal eminence Russell Sugarmon, in her determination to set aside initial setbacks as a candidate.

Shelby County Schools looking into new app to help students report bullying  WMC

Fernando Montiel's family says he was bullied, but they had no idea until after he took his own life. Neither did his school district. Now Shelby County Schools is ...

$2.5 million permit filed for White Station High School in East Memphis - Memphis Business Journal  Memphis Business Journal

An East Memphis high school is getting a new $2.5 million heating, ventilation and air conditioning system — and that's not just hot air. Wednesday, Jan.

Disturbing behavior reported at Memphis high school

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — At 4 p.m. Thursday, parents of White Station High School students received a troubling robocall from Shelby County Schools informing them ...

SCS closes more schools Wednesday due to heating problems  WREG NewsChannel 3

More Shelby County schools shut down early Wednesday, because their heating systems weren't working.

Problems at White Station High on first day of school

ome White Station High School parents are furious, because their students spent their first day of school standing in line instead of sitting in class.

'Disgusting place' SCS treating rodent problem at White Station High  WMC Action News 5

Rats are taking over a school in Memphis, according to students.

Multiple Memphis schools vandalized Tuesday  WMC Action News 5

Someone vandalized the front doors of a Shelby County Schools high school with profanity and a threat.

Memphis students say they feel 'scared' and 'powerless' after Brandon Webber's shooting death  Chalkbeat Tennessee

In the aftermath of a fatal officer-involved shooting of a 20-year-old black college student, some Memphis students and teachers say they see they see parallels ...

Who was Brandon Webber, the Memphis man shot and killed by U.S. Marshals?  The Commercial Appeal

This story was updated to remove a quote from DeSoto County District Attorney John Champion that incorrectly characterized Brandon Webber. For three years ...

After pressure from school board members, University of Memphis middle school drops its academic requirement  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Leaders of a popular elementary school known for its high academic performance are changing the entrance requirements at a proposed middle school in ...

Where's White Station High School in "Best" Rankings?  Memphis Flyer

College prep public high schools in communities with universities do the best job of preparing students for college. Not too surprising to see this finding...

Shelby County will offer 300 internships for youth this summer. Here's how to apply  The Commercial Appeal

*Fresh* out of high school, Collin Lindsay was paid to work as the graduate assistant to the director of neuroscience at Methodist University Hospital last summer.

How one Memphis student is elevating the conversation about school discipline  Chalkbeat Colorado

A student-organized poster campaign serves as a catalyst for discussions about the climate of White Station High School and disparities in discipline.

Local pastor goes viral with promotion billboards  WMC

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A local pastor is getting a lot of attention for the billboards she has posted across the city. Pastor Kia Moore's plan was to promote “The ...

A year after student walkouts, there's some progress, but Memphis teens still don't feel heard  Chalkbeat Tennessee

A Memphis student may soon sit on the Shelby County Schools board following student demands last year for more input into district decisions, a spokeswoman ...

Memphis student among 161 high school seniors named as US Presidential Scholars  Chalkbeat Tennessee

A Memphis senior is headed to Vanderbilt University in the fall, but first, she will make a stop at the White House.

Memphis church has a message for you mane

Billboards are supposed to grab your attention, but one local pastor is using them to sell a path to salvation. Pastor Kia Moore's billboards use the word "mane," ...

ONLY ON 5: Girl fight attack victim says her voice is 'finally being heard'  WMC Action News 5

The student who was stomped by girls in cell phone video of a fight that happened at White Station High School says bullying led to her being brutally attacked.

Here's the top public high schools in Tennessee, according to U.S. News and World Report  FOX13 Memphis

The U.S. News and World Report has developed the 2019 list for the best public high schools in the country. More than 23000 public high schools were listed in ...

Friday Football Fever: Week 2 scores and highlights  WMC Action News 5

It's Week 2 for TSSAA high school football teams, and that's means it's time for Friday Football Fever.

Hopson to present SCS consolidation plan at Tuesday’s meeting  WMC

Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson is set to lay out a district footprint plan to board members on Tuesday that could call for school ...

Why this Memphis educator hates being called a 'teacher' and loves 'organized chaos'  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Memphis biology teacher Chikezie Madu is one of seven Tennessee educators honored with the nation's highest award for teachers of math and science.

Memphis City Council approves budget, property tax rate  The Commercial Appeal

Memphis' budget process could be decided Tuesday afternoon. The property tax rate would stay flat and city employees will get raises.

3 teens arrested after illegal mushrooms found in cars at high school  WMC Action News 5

Three teens are behind bars after Shelby County deputies found about 85 illegal mushrooms in two cars at White Station High School on Wednesday.

Jesus Patino: 11 Years of Success at White Station HS  Memphis Flyer

May 9 was a big day for White Station forward Justin Shaw. He signed a letter-of-intent to play basketball at Kaskaskia College, a community college...

White Station qualifies for national Science Olympiad tournament  WMC Action News 5

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - White Station High School students are trying to raise $20,000 to be able to travel and compete in a national competition. The Science ...

Memphis to host regional in 2019 The Basketball Tournament featuring team of Tigers alumni  The Commercial Appeal

Memphis has been selected a regional site for the 2019 The Basketball Tournament. The $2 million event this summer will be televised on ESPN.

Johnny Dark, the Memphis deejay and TV broadcaster who introduced the Beatles, has died  The Commercial Appeal

Family members knew him as John Lester Dougherty. But his extended family — a category that includes just about everybody in the Mid-South who watched ...

Mob of girls punch, kick, stomp one another at White Station High School  WMC Action News 5

A fight broke out in White Station High School on Tuesday afternoon. Several cellphone videos that caught the chaos are spreading on social media.

Mother claims her daughter was bullied, attacked at school  FOX13 Memphis

A mother is speaking out after her daughter was attacked by a group of students and shot by another.

Ray Curry Jr. One Of 4 Memphis OL Targets Ole Miss Has Eyes On  247Sports

He's not sure when, but three-star offensive tackle Ray Curry Jr. says he will visit Ole Miss at some point this spring. The 6-5, 288-pounder out of White Station ...

Investigation Underway Into Graffiti Found At Several Shelby County Schools

Parents and students on edge after several Shelby County high schools are tagged with threatening graffiti. As a precaution, SCS leaders brought in extra ...

Shelby County “youth court” program teaches students about second chances  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The "youth court" program in Shelby County helps both juvenile offenders as well as the student volunteers who make the program happen.

SCS teacher's concerns receive curt response from superintendent's office  The Commercial Appeal

A White Station High teacher wrote the superintendent to tell him the school's 7:15 a.m. start time was unhealthy for students.

Looking to curb absenteeism, other chronic problems, Memphis invests in data specialists with Gates money  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Solving problems like chronic absenteeism is the goal of the nearly $1 million philanthropic dollars earmarked for 15 Shelby County schools.

Memphis judge posts Facebook link to Holocaust denier's essay calling immigrants 'foreign mud'  The Commercial Appeal

Criminal Court Judge Jim Lammey recently went on Facebook and posted a link to an article by notorious Holocaust denier David Cole. The article called ...

2018 best high schools in Tennessee, according to new rankings  FOX13 Memphis

The US News and World Report is out with its annual best high schools report.

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Caldwell and Kernell out on Memphis school board, other incumbents return  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Chris Caldwell and Mike Kernell lost to newcomers Michelle Robinson McKissack and Joyce Dorse-Coleman while Billy Orgel and Shante Avant kept their ...

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Memphis-area youth win National Civil Rights Museum honor  The Commercial Appeal

The National Civil Rights Museum and International Paper are honoring several Memphis-area youth who have made positive change in the lives of others.

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Memphis-area storms clear up following downpour, though rain possible again in afternoon  The Commercial Appeal

The National Weather *Service* said a big weather system that dumped rain on the area in recent days has moved away - though a substantial chance of more ...

Shelby County Democrats: The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight. Again.  Memphis Flyer

In August, 2016, Tennessee Democratic Party chair Mary Mancini announced that the state party executive committee had voted to disband the Shelby County ...

Officers at WSHS to ease fears following threat  WMC Action News 5

Memphis Police Department and Shelby County Sheriff's Office deputies are on the scene at White Station High School for precautionary reasons after a threat ...

U.S. News & World Report: Here's how high schools rank by metro area in Tennessee  Knoxville News Sentinel

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the top high schools by metro area, including Knoxville, Nashville and others.

Amid renewed focus on job training in high school, Memphis students consider their options  Chalkbeat Colorado

Students at Melrose High School cited health sciences, criminal justice, and business management as their top career fields in an informal survey.

Tami Sawyer Won’t Wait; Enters Memphis Mayoral Race  Memphis Flyer

It has been no secret that Tami Sawyer is disinclined to wait on events. Clearly, the progressive activist and first-term Shelby County commissioner would rather.

New program aims to make advocates out of Memphis high schoolers  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Ten schools in Shelby County are participating in the program, which tries to get students involved in education policy issues.

Class of '66 Stands Out At White Station  Memphis Daily News

There was clearly something special about the 1966 graduating glass of White Station High School. BATES. LIGHTMAN. The graduates that year include an ...

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A Memphis teen's prom dress has been the talk of the internet this week, and now she's sharing the message she hoped was spread through the dress' ...

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Retired SCS teacher: "I fudged grades"  FOX13 Memphis

Allegations of academic corruption and grading fraud continue to pile up around Shelby County Schools.

Here's who's running for Memphis school board in August  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Fifteen people are vying for four seats on the Memphis school board. The election is Aug. 2.

Vols signees, targets named to ALL-USA Tennessee team  247Sports

A handful of Tennessee's signees and several Vols targets in the 2019 and 2020 classes were named to the ALL-USA Tennessee Football Team on Thursday.

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East High history teacher receives fellowship, hopes to reform US history lessons  The Commercial Appeal

An East High School history teacher was awarded the James Madison Fellowship to help develop U.S. history in secondary education.

Video: Adults join fight between students at Memphis high school  FOX13 Memphis

A fight broke out inside Overton High Tuesday. Fists were flying inside the Shelby County school, not only between students, but police said two women went ...

Joe Jackson's drug and gun arrest in Memphis: What we know now  The Commercial Appeal

Joe Jackson, former Memphis Tigers White Station High School basketball star, was arrested Wednesday on felony drug and gun charges. Here's what we know ...

Memphis school board election: 14 running for 4 seats in August  The Commercial Appeal

This year's Shelby County school board election promises a lot of action after a relatively quiet race two years ago. The election is Aug. 2.

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McKissack brings a statewide view and experience building schools from the ground up  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Michelle Robinson McKissack thinks of her decision to run for Shelby County Schools board as a “slow drip.” There wasn't a singular moment that convinced her ...

Memphis family fears missing teen could be victim of sex trafficking  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis family wants your help tracking down their loved one. Each year thousands of young girls are swept into sex trafficking.

Glenn Cofield case: Weeks after killing, homicide is unsolved, family waits for news  The Commercial Appeal

More than five weeks after the killing of well-known financial services executive and volunteer Glenn Cofield, the homicide is unsolved.

Tennessee's early in-state Class of 2020 targets  247Sports

GoVols247 takes a closer look at Tennessee's early in-state targets in the 2020 class.

Trey Carter Honored Among Top 35 Millennial Influencers  Memphis Daily News

Patrick “Trey” Carter III has been named one of the Top 35 Millennial Influencers in the Country by the Next Big Thing Movement, a global network of more than ...

Nashville organization drops $26,000 to support a single school board candidate in Memphis  Chalkbeat Tennessee

TennesseeCAN spent more than $26000 on behalf of candidate Michelle Robinson McKissack for mailed advertisements, phone calls, and texts in late June.

E-cigarette explodes, rips away chunk of Cordova man's face, breaks some teeth, lawsuit says  The Commercial Appeal

The explosion of the vaping device ripped away a chunk of David Bishop's face, burned him, and broke some of his teeth, a lawsuit alleges.

(AUDIO+VIDEO): Former Tiger Joe Jackson in-studio with Jason & John on Monday  ESPN 92.9 FM

Former Memphis Tiger Joe Jackson joined Jason & John in-studio at 11:25 AM.

Memphis students mourn gun violence in own communities as they walk out during national protest  Chalkbeat Tennessee

T'erika Miller listed off names and ages of students who have been killed by gun violence in her community during a walkout organized by Memphis students ...

Vigil honors killed Shelby County firefighter  WMC Action News 5

Shelby County Fire Department identified the off-duty firefighter killed in a one-car crash on Walnut Grove Road near Houston Levee Road.

Carver High ends as it began, in a segregated city  Memphis Commercial Appeal

George Washington Carver High School was opened in 1957, a product of a racially segregated society.

Friends, family remember U of M student killed in Argentina balcony fall  WMC Action News 5

Friends and family of a popular University of Memphis student is mourning his death following a tragic accident in Argentina.

Leader of Teachers’ Cheating Ring in Memphis Gets 7-Year Term  New York Times

Clarence D. Mumford Sr., a former assistant principal in Memphis, was sentenced to seven years in prison for orchestrating a scheme to help teachers cheat on ...

Carver High School closing  Memphis Commercial Appeal

This year's graduates of George Washington Carver High School in South Memphis will be its last after the Shelby County School Board of Education voted ...

Former Memphis Tigers basketball star Jeremy Hunt sentenced to 43 days in jail for DUI  The Commercial Appeal

After his second DUI in five years, former Memphis basketball star Jeremy Hunt will have to serve 43 days in jail starting next week.

Tennessee Super 25 high school football poll  The Commercial Appeal

Who are the best high school football teams in Tennessee this season? The USA Today Network - Tennessee has started its Tennessee Super 25 poll. A group ...

Memphis Actor/Comedian Harold Foxx Makes Off-Broadway Debut  Memphis Flyer

The Old Testament character Job had his share of problems. He lost his home, his livelihood, his health, and his family. Craig Lucas' play I Was Most Alive With ...

Another Terrible Photo of the Tropical Freeze  Memphis Magazine

Everyone in East Memphis remembers the Tropical Freeze. So why didn't anyone take a good photograph of it?

Man kicks disabled dog 7 times during fight with wife, court records say  FOX13 Memphis

A man is behind bars after attacking a disabled dog and his wife, court records said.

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High school student crashes car into East Memphis house  WMC Action News 5

A White Station High School student crashed his car into a house in the 1200 block of S. Perkins Road while on his way to class on Thursday morning.

161 Students From Across the Country Named 2018 US Presidential Scholars  U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the 54th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their ...

40 Years, 40 Athletes  Memphis Magazine

In advance of our upcoming 40th anniversary, here's a look at 40 athletes who made a significant impact in Memphis since 1976.

Bluff City bicentennial: 200 Memphis music moments  The Commercial Appeal

From the birth of W.C. Handy to the current success of Justin Timberlake and Yo Gotti, here are 200 events that shaped Memphis' musical history.

Radio personality Mark Billingsley dies after weeks of illness  Memphis Commercial Appeal

Billingsley had worked on the air for decades and hosted an afternoon show on country station Kix-106.

The Tropical Freeze | Ask Vance Blog  Memphis Flyer

Even my team of psychiatrists has a hard time explaining my obsession with the Tropical Freeze, the frozen custard joint that stood at the southwest...

Judge on the Spot | City Beat  Memphis Flyer

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