Who are we and what do we do?

The Washburn Rural Alumni Association was established in the early 1940s and is huge because it is comprised of all persons who attended Washburn Rural. There are no dues, just our connection to Washburn Rural and each other. We have an annual, all-classes reunion at the school. Special thanks to Washburn Rural High School Principal Ed Raines and Auburn-Washburn USD 437 Superintendent Dr. Scott McWilliams who graciously allow us to meet at the high school and cover the cost for printing of our invitations. Every year, the Jubilee Class who is celebrating 50 years since graduation is recognized and presented with WRHS 50 Year medallions.

The Alumni Association maintains and constantly updates a master address list for all alumni. Send your information or changes to us at We need: your name, including maiden name; class year; mailing address; email address; and many give us a phone number also. Thank you for your help! We are the central contact point when individual classes are planning events, and we do everything we can to help.

We strive to stay connected with and support the activities and organizations of current students throughout the district. We preserve historical artifacts of our over 100-year-old school. For example, we have a large collection of yearbooks which continues to grow as families donate their loved ones yearbooks to us.

We are YOU if you attended Washburn Rural! Welcome to the group. We are glad you are here!

Alumni Association Officers

Position Name Class
President Ginger Hales Powell 1965
Vice President Michele Curtis 1994
Secretary Julie Palma Ireland 1975
Treasurer Judy Howbert Forster 1966
Member At-Large Nola Harrison 1959
Member At-Large Sharon Philips Lillo 1973
Member At-Large Diane Dagg 1973
Member At-Large Heide Freundschuh Chermak 2001

Stay Connected

Use these resources to stay connected with other Washburn Rural High School alumni: