Did you hear the buzz?
SHS Alumni DVD
Featuring music, video clips and stills from several decades!
Available now. Contact Steve Cooper.
I've been contacted by Basheba Witte-Kodrowsky, daughter of William Bernard Witte (class of 1956). William was a football star, who went on to Marshall and died suddenly on July 4th, 1975 at only 37 years of age. Basheba promises to provide some pictures, programs and other assorted memorabilia. We will create an alumni spotlight page and weave her memories into this site. UPDATE: The page is complete. Please check out the Alumni Spotlight page for William's name.
Bill Camp helped with some of the names. Steve Cooper filled in the missing names.
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2011 Marks the 100th Anniversary of Spencer High School!
Here is H. Laban White, the gentleman who pioneered the creation of the school:
The school came about from the efforts of H. Laban White, a letter writing campaign, and a bond proposal. The letters were printed in the newspaper of the time and are recorded here. It is an interesting read.
Here's an excerpt, as published in April 28, 1911.
The Board of Education of Spencer Independent District have been considering for some time the proposition to establish in town a High School, with a full accredited course as prescribed by the State Superintendent of Schools and to built and properly equip a building for such purposes. Why should Spencer not have such a school? Other and smaller towns have. Clendenin is building a $30,000.00 high school building and Clay county has just voted bonds for such purpose. No fewer than 50 young people of Spencer are now away from home attending school taking the high school branches, at a cost to each of no less in any case than $300.00 per year and from that on up to $500.00 and $600.00. Why not keep this money at home and the young folks under home influences?
Welcome to Spencer High School Alumni Association of Spencer, West Virginia.
Where is Spencer, WV?
For those of you with Global Positioning Systems, we are proudly located at:
The rest of us can just click this Google map link.
The association remains active throughout the year, with the same officers continuing for one year. Support is needed from all graduates near and far. We are still collecting all memorabilia including: rupicolas, graduation programs, pictures and videos.
You can help!
Use the Get Involved link to contribute. We need you to update your information, tell us about other alumni and to tell us when a SHS alumni has passed.