W.T. White Celebrates 50 Years of Spirit

W.T. White High school students, teachers, and alumni gathered on the weekend of April 11 to celebrate and reminisce about 50 years of Longhorn pride.

The festivities to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Preston Hollow campus included an alumni golf tournament, class reunions, and an all-class reunion at Brookhaven Country Club.

Perhaps the biggest highlights were the alumni tours, which allowed former students and community members to see how the school has evolved over the years, and an assembly in the school auditorium that featured groups of graduates from each of the school’s first five decades.

There were plenty of opportunities to recognize faculty members for their service, but perhaps nobody was cheered as much as David Shepherd, the school’s baseball coach for more than three decades who received a blanket made by Darlene Morley, a 1976 graduate. Shepherd led White to 33 straight playoff appearances before retiring in 2014.

— From staff reports

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