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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

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

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

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

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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.

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Shelby County Schools board shakes up, Caldwell and Kernell are out  Chalkbeat Tennessee

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Memphis 'Blue Wave' rally canceled after U.S. Senator Cory Booker nixes appearance  The Commercial Appeal

Democrat Cory Booker canceled scheduled Sunday appearance at White Station High School where he was expected to speak at the "Blue Wave" rally.

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

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Shelby County Commission calls town hall to address hot button issues  WMC

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

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

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

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SCS names new Interim Chief Legal Officer  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Shelby County Schools had named a new Interim Chief Legal Officer.

Retired SCS teacher: "I fudged grades"  FOX13 Memphis

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Teen Wears Michelle Obama, Beyonce's Faces On Her Prom Dress  Vibe

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

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A new study finds that early registration deadlines for Boston's school choice program tended to trip up black, Hispanic, and low-income families.

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Memphis parents are navigating conflicting reports about schools that formerly were with the local district and now are charters under the state's purview.

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.

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The Commercial Appeal  The Commercial Appeal

Cybill Shepherd (Center), a senior at East High School, was named Miss Teenage Memphis on 9 Oct 1966. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Shepherd of ...

As Memphis' last public housing project closes, neighborhood schools and families scramble  Chalkbeat Colorado

Foote Homes has been home to tens of thousands of students to attend downtown Memphis schools since the 1940s. But that's about to change.

Joe Jackson, former Memphis Tigers basketball star, pleads not guilty to felony drug and gun charges  The Commercial Appeal

Former Memphis basketball star Joe Jackson plead not guilty to elony drug and gun charges during an arraignment Friday morning.

Jeané Franseen

Jeané Franseen is a native of Memphis, TN and is excited to be home as the Morning Reporter for Local 24/CW 30. Jeané attended White Station High School ...

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The education department has quietly expanded an admissions preference to siblings of some older students, continuing a push to make it easier for families to ...

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Black students are much less likely to graduate from high school and attend college than white students with the same family income.

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To Kelly Bare, a Brooklyn mom who chose her neighborhood school when many others like her would not, the proposal currently dividing Manhattan parents ...

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.

Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi tax free weekends  The Commercial Appeal

Tax free weekend in Memphis starts July 27. What can you buy and how much can you spent?

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.

LITE Memphis invests in teenagers with an eye toward closing the racial wealth gap  Memphis Flyer

Are you a compulsive fashionista shopping on serious budget? Or a healthy eater who wishes you could know for sure your produce is pesticide free?...

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.

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?

Person overdoses in car on Poplar Ave.  WMC Action News 5

A person overdosed and died outside a building on Poplar Avenue.

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.

East Memphis office building being demolished  The Commercial Appeal

The old Meritan building at 4700 Poplar is being demolished so the lot can be marketed for a new user.

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