Wilbur Wright Alumni 
...Class of 1956


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Wilbur Wright
Athletic Hall of Fame
Awards Dinner

The eighth Wilbur Wright High School, Don Meineke Memorial, Athletic Hall of Fame Awards Dinner was held Saturday, October 23, 2021.

Those honored included 11 multiple-sport athletes, one All-Ohio basketball player, the 1968 championship fencing team, 1971 championship golf team, the 1971-1972 championship football team, and six very special people who have provided Distinguished Service for Wilbur Wright High School either as coaches, teachers, or as alumni.

In total, the number of individual Athletic Hall of Fame honorees now stands at 108. Whereas the school was in existence for only 42 years, the current plan is to add the final 12 honorees in 2022 and then find an appropriate and accessible location to display the composite plaques with our honorees' names.

Hopefully, classmates will agree that an Athletic Hall of Fame is a hall of outstanding athletes and not just a hall of good athletes.

Pictures and additional info can be seen on the Hall of Fame web site.

Wilbur Wright Class Links

A link button has been added on the left panel [Class Links] for
all known Wilbur Wright sites.


The following link has pictures of our high school as well as other pictures of Dayton history. Note the Parkmoor, but not the one on Linden Ave.  Also Rike's, were we rushed to see the Christmas display each year in the massive display window on the corner of Second and Main St.  Courtesy of Don Winegar


Information on School Structure

Gallery Link...

A new button has been added to the the link bar to the left. It links to the "Gallery" on the Go Pilots web site.

Go Pilots is a web site created for the "2008 All Classes Reunion". In addition to information on the reunion it also includes pictures of the Alumni Room prior to it being moved in 2009 as well as other pictures about WW and classmates.

Help Us Find Addresses
for Lost Classmate Contacts

We are requesting your help in updating our class contact list.

The following classmate addresses are unknown and we would like to place them on our mailing lists. By clicking on this list you will find those classmates with no contacts as well as a form for sending us contact information.

Thank you

 The site has been created as a means to better communicate among class members. Therefore we would be grateful for your feedback, suggestions, and involvement by submitting articles, pictures or other information pertaining to our class or school to achieve our web site goals.

         1956 Alumni Committee

Wilbur Wright Women
                     by Jan Marquardt


The monthly luncheon meeting of the Wilbur Wright Women was a great success!

As you can see, we are having a good turnout, but we miss you!   Please join us for a good time.

Remember, it's the 3rd Thursday of the month at Marion's Pizza on Shroyer at Patterson. We have tables reserved in the back room so we can chat and stay as long as we wish.

Jan Gifford

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Wilbur Wright Men
                by Dave Swartz


Join us at the monthly Men's meeting

.Dave Swartz



Love this Doctor! 

Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true? 
A: Heart only good for so many beats, and that it... Don't waste on exercise. Everything wear out eventually. 
     Speeding up heart not make you live longer; it like saying you extend life of car by driving faster. Want to live
     longer? Take nap. 

Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?
A: Oh no. Wine made from fruit. Brandy distilled wine, that mean they take water out of fruity bit so you get even 
    more of goodness that way. Beer also made of grain. Bottom up! 

Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio? 
A: Well, if you have body and you have fat, your ratio one to one. If you have two body, your ratio two to one. 

Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program? 
A: Can't think of single one, sorry. My philosophy: No pain...good! 

Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you? 
A: YOU NOT LISTENING! Food fried in vegetable oil. How getting more vegetable be bad? 

 : Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle? 
A: Oh no! When you exercise muscle, it get bigger. You should only be doing sit-up if you want bigger stomach. 

Q: Is chocolate bad for me? 
A: You crazy?!? HEL-LO-O!! Cocoa bean! Another vegetable! It best feel-good food around! 

Q: Is swimming good for your figure? 
A: If swimming good for figure, explain whale to me.

Q: Is getting in shape important for my lifestyle? 
A: Hey! 'Round' is shape! 

Well... I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets. 

And remember:

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!" 


For those of you who watch what you eat, here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies. 

1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans. 

2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans. 

3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans. 

4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans... 

5. The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

CONCLUSION:  Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.