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The Wildcat Food Den is a food pantry in Waggener serving all students in the school. Over 75% of our students qualify for free breakfast and lunch.


Each year the Alumni Association awards deserving students a $500 scholarship to assist with furthering their education.


Honor your favorite Wildcat with a personalized brick. Pay online ($5 convenience fee applied)or send in a check. Please submit this form:


When paying electronically, the cost for the event is $43.00 per person to cover transaction fees.


Class of 1972 Reunion

The 50th anniversary celebration of the Class of 1972 has planned an event for Saturday, July 23, 2022, with a campus tour, and a reception and dinner at a premier Louisville venue (TBA). 

We invite our classmates to put this date on their calendars and share with fellow '72 grads. 

Details will be posted later in the “Class of 1972” tab in the column to the left of this message.

Class Officers: Don Wrege, Brad Barnett, Sarah Fritschner, Ann Mead, Russell Forseth
& The Reunion Committee - Steve Klein, Coordinator

Facebook: Waggener HIgh Class of 1972

Register for updates:



September 3, 2020


Class of 1960, please see the update about the cancellation of the reunion on the "Class of 1960" tab on the left. Please direct any questions to those listed in the announcement. 

Wildcats, stay safe and healthy. 

February 4. 2021


Class of 1961 reunion planning underway


The 60th reunion committee is making plans for this event to be held this year on Saturday, October 9, at the Louisville Boat Club (formerly scheduled for Big Spring Country Club) with a reception and dinner. We are hopeful that the pandemic situation next fall will allow for this to take place.


We hope you will put this on your calendar as an event we all want very much to happen. We have held many reunions and fall luncheons at the Boat Club on River Road and have always had a great time at this stylish and comfortable venue.


Details will be posted later in the “Class of 1961” tab in the column to the left of this message.


Your reunion committee:

Bill Bowden, Dan Gray, Frank Grubbs, Bunny Laffoon, Clay Morris,

Dan Shomer, Carol Walford

Congratulations Alumni Scholarship winners for 20-21!


Esther Murabwa will study business management at Campbellsville University.

Ozge Durukan will study to become a physician's assistant. 

Yoselin Vega will study nursing at Bellarmine University.

Zoey Logsdon will study nursing at Lindsey Wilson College.

Welcome to the class of 2020!

Last year the Alumni Association was able to support this class by purchasing their yearbooks, providing alumni tshirts and yard signs, and awarding six scholarships to the class of 2020. This year we are welcoming them to our alumni family! We are glad you are here and hope that you enjoy hearing what we do to help our current wildcats. 

For the class of 2021, we have assisted in purchasing yearbooks for the seniors, we will hand out alumni tshirts, and we are awarding alumni scholarships. So many good things are going on.

Welcome to the alumni family!


Celebrating the Class of 2020

For the last three years, the Alumni Association has been presenting seniors with Alumni tshirts at senior walk, Even though that didn't happen, we were able to get tshirts to all the seniors, as well as the yearbooks we sponsored and the yard signs paid for by a generous alum. All of that on top of the scholarships we award meant that our seniors were well aware of how much we support them. 

Class of 2020 Scholarships

Congratulations to the 2020 Alumni Scholarship winners! These six students exemplify the Wildcat spirit.

To read an excerpt from their essays and see their future plans, click below to see the slideshow:

Alumni Scholarship slideshow


Re-rescheduling the Hall of Fame ceremony

Greetings Wildcats!

Since there is no vaccine and still concerns about traveling, the Hall of Fame committee has chosen to again reschedule the Hall of Fame ceremony to Monday May 10, 2021. That will give us time to get through another winter and to keep all our inductees, family and freinds as safe as possible. 

There will be no new inductees in that ceremony, only the ones who were to be honored in March 2020 ceremony. 

Fantastic note: some of Fran Ligler's research (2020 Hall of Fame inductee) is being used to develop systems that measure antibody levels against infectious diseases, like COVID-19. Her work is helping us get through this pandemic! Thank you, Fran!

Thank you to Lynn Webb Wood '76 for purchasing yard signs for our 2020 graduates!  The students were surprised by the happy faces of teachers, staff, and coaches. Congratulations Waggener Class of 2020!

The Waggener "Old Athletes Group" met at Mission Barbecue in St Matthews on March 3 with Jamie Dumstorf and gave the group an update on the past winter and upcoming spring Wildcat sports scene.  The gray hairs peppered him with questions and left feeling excited about what the players and coaches are accomplishing.  Commitment was a theme that emerged in all areas of the briefing.  Following coach's talk the guys retold some past ballgame heroics that probably warranted a little fact checking.  But really, how correct does a person need to be?

Jamie Dumstorf, athletic director, briefing the group about the WHS sports programs.

(L to R) Wally Oyler, Brent Robbins, Stan Tucker, Steve Graef

(L to R) Bill Kitchen Jim Brunnhoeffer, Pat Morgan

(L to R) Scott Davis, Jamie Dumstorf, Larry Ethridge, Kit Georgehead

Congratulations to these 2020 Hall of Fame Inductees!


Mike Berry, 1979

Tracy Williams Drain, 1993

Gary Eisenmenger, 1974

Michael “Blaine” Hedges, 1987

Michael Herchenrader, 2003

Frances Smith Ligler, 1969

Barry Master, 1969

James May, 1961

Steve Wigginton, 1980

Phill Coomes, coach

Robert “Bob” Redman, coach


Ceremony details:


March 16, 2020

6:00 pm

University Club at University of Louisville

200 East Brandeis Ave

Louisville, KY 40208



Two options to RSVP for the event (by March 9, 2020):

  1. Mail in payment: submit the bottom of this linked form with payment to:

Waggener High School Alumni Association 

330 South Hubbards Lane

Louisville, KY  40207

Re: Hall of Fame dinner


    2. Electronically: Fill out RSVP form ( and make payment selection.


$40 per person ($43 electronically), Inductee at no cost.

*All proceeds go toward alumni funded projects such as the Food Den and Scholarship program.*


Please contact Kristen Heckel with any questions at

Congratulations to our Class of 1969 Women's State Golf Champions!  Gigi Baird and Cynthia Lipson were honored at this year's State Golf Tourney.

Waggener tradition at it's finest.  Football Alumni, graduation years 1960-2005

Left to right: Scott Davis, Larry Ethridge, Brent Robbins, Bud Orr, Kit Georgehead, Jim Brunnhoeffer, Stan Tucker, Gary McGaughey, Coach Alfonzo Smith, Mike Rodgers, Joey Bloyd, Dale Seebold, Steve Graef, and Wally Oyler.

The Wildcat Food Den is an in-school food pantry serving every student in the school.  

Over 75% of our students qualify for free breakfast and lunch.  Many students don't have enough food at home or maybe none at all.   The Alumni Association supports, funds, and runs the Wildcat Food Den right in the school.  This is a room filled with shelf stable items, frozen meals, fresh produce, juice, milk, and personal care items. We are open 1:45-2:45 every Tuesday and Friday.  The students can come in to grocery shop, FOR FREE, and take food home for themselves and their families.  In December we served 520 children, 102 adults, 15 senior citizens, and distributed more than 1,500 pounds of food.

Dare to Care provides fresh produce on a weekly basis.  Plehn's bakery donates a generous amount of their beautiful breads, rolls, and buns.  The Alumni and our generous members of the community have donated and supported our efforts.  

Healthy, well fed, students are better equipped to learn, to thrive, to be kind, and to be happy.  Feed the kids, better the community.

If you would like more information please contact Lori Cooper Brown  502-379-1335


Cheryl Goff (1986)  12/6
John Spencer (1991)  12/9
David Pearlman (1964)  12/15
Jamie Smithers (1989)  12/16
Thomas Sherman (1964)  12/19
Charles Polk (1969)  12/20
David Hornaman (1960)  12/21
Steve Graef (1960)  12/25
Kelli Wise (2004)  12/27
Steve Porter (1961)  12/28
Terri Mansker (1991)  12/30

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