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 WashburnRuralHSAlumni@gmail.com.
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
||Ginger Hales Powell
||Julie Palma Ireland
||Judy Howbert Forster
||Sharon Philips Lillo
||Heide Freundschuh Chermak
Use these resources to stay connected with other Washburn Rural High School alumni: