Austin High School Class of 1962

Stephen F. Austin High School, Austin, Texas
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The Austin High School Alumni Association has launched its Web site,  
With over 43,000 graduates, the site provides a means to celebrate the pride, traditions, and
history of Austin High as well as keep up with what's currently happening with the school and
the association. By registering with the site, you can publish your address information as well
as locate other AHS grads who have registered. (Please remember to
notify us also if your
address changes!)
Austin High today
Monthly Class Get Togethers
Join us on the second Thursday of each month at 11:15 a.m. for lunch at Molcas Mexican Restaurant,
8127 Mesa Drive, Austin 78759.  Molcas is located on Mesa Drive, between Steck Ave. and Spicewood Springs Dr.
Our group has been having anywhere from 10 to more than 30 classmates at our lunches. We hope you will join us!

E-mail Rick Gentry (  if you plan to attend so he can reserve seats at the restaurant. If you
decide at the last moment to drop in, however, that's OK too.

Enjoy more
pictures of recent as well as past get togethers. Many thanks to Margie for organizing our get togethers for
many years previously and for hosting past
holiday parties.
rev 1-20-2017
Austin High School
Alumni Association
Austin High School Continuing Education Foundation
The Stephen F. Austin High School Continuing Education Foundation was created in 1994 to provide assistance to
current students who may be at risk of dropping out of school due to financial hardships and to provide scholarships
for post-high school education. The foundation is currently trying to raise $50,000. Donations or pledges of $1,000 by
Memorial Day 2014 will will receive a matching grant.

The foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization which has raised over $125,000, primarily through individual
contributions, to provide scholarships for deserving students. Donations may be made by check or online through the
Web site. Marty Douglas Rosenfield, Class of '62, has been very active in the organization having served
as president and board member.

As a result of the large attendance at our 50th reunion and the generous Maroon Angel gifts, our class was able to
donate $5,000 to the scholarship fund in memory of our deceased classmates. The first Class of 1962 scholarship
was awarded in May 2013 to Veronica Zarr. Veronica graduated in the top 10% of her class and has been accepted to
UT Austin to start her quest to become a doctor. Veronica is a first generation American and will be the first in her
family to attend college. Her mother is the only working member of the family. Veronica's high school activities included
four years in marching band playing the flute, National Honor Society, Ballet Folklorico, Mu Alpha Theta (math honor
society), AHS math club, and taking AP classes since the 9th grade.
Veronica received her award from Hall of Honor
member Gerald Adams, class of 1956 and co-founder of the AHS Continuing Education Foundation.
Our Austin High School
now the home of Austin Community College
It's fun to see how Austin has grown since we graduated in 1962.
From the town that was dominated by the legislature and the
university (and very quiet when they were not in session), Austin
has evolved into a vibrant and exciting city. Enjoy the
history and
culture, entertainment venues, shopping and dining, and
recreational and outdoor activities that Austin has to offer.
Today's Austin
Jeanine and Drew West and Rick Gentry, September 2016
David Northington and Roy Smithers, September 2016
Reunion Committee
Dear Classmates,

If the reunion planning committee has your email address, you will have received an Evite invitation for our 55th class reunion
in Austin, in April. Please respond to that invitation so that we can keep a running number of guests.

If you did not receive an Evite invitation in mid-January, please send your email address to Sarah Tapley at

Here is all you need to know about our reunion events:

To be fully registered,
RSVP by March 20 by mailing your check, payable to “AHS Class of ’62,” for $62.00 per person to    

Sarah Burcham Tapley
3107 Riva Ridge Road
Austin, TX 78746

If you wish to make an “Angel” donation to help defray the costs of the reunion, please add extra money to your check and
make a note to Sarah. Whatever extra money we have at the end of our accounting will be given to Austin High for

Thursday, April 6, 2017, Westwood Country Club, 3808 W 35th St, 6:00-10:00 p.m.

  • Plenty of parking with shuttle service from parking lot and side street
  • Tables will be set up in the large room and the garden room for easy visiting and roaming.
  • Cocktail buffet, served all evening. Water and iced tea available.
  • Cash-only bar + no ATM machine
  • Bring any photos or memorabilia for Memories tables.
  • Dress: business casual
  • Be ready for hugs and lots of visiting.

Friday, April 7, 2017, Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701, 6:00-10:00 p.m.

  • We named this event “But Wait, There's More!” with a nod to our out-of-town classmates who, we hope, will make the
    effort to attend the reunion if they have another opportunity for catching up with long-time friends. (Notice we didn’t say
    “old” friends.)
  • Each person orders from the menu and pays for his/her own food and drink. Cash or credit cards are accepted.
  • Parking available in the nearby State Parking garages after 5:00.
  • Come comfortably dressed.
  • Be ready for another night of hugs and lots of visiting.

If you have questions, please contact Theo Wilkes Coonrod (,  919-389-8757) or Sarah Burcham
Tapley (,  512-327-0068).

We hope to see you in Austin in April!

Your reunion planning committee: Theo Wilkes Coonrod (chair), Dinah Ledbetter Boultinghouse, Terrell Cass, David Coonrod,
Bunny Starnes Davis, Susan Page Driver, Rick Gentry, Dave Gregg, Tommy Hill, Sherry Martin Hill, Jane Cornick Jamison,
Carolyn Aldridge McFarland, Kathy Young McGhee, Maryann Hamilton Pyle, Margie Sanford, Carolyn Bell Sharkey, Jeannie
Barcus Strange, Jerry Tapley, Sarah Burcham Tapley, Julie Valentine, Steve and Marian Wilson