• Mexican Fiesta 2013
      Leon Watson, Class of '59
      Valentine Party, 2013
      Sherry Waggoner Beall, '61
      Class of 1943, 70th Reunion
      Cake to share!
      2013 All School Reunion
      J Dameron 51', Distance Travelers
      2013 Reunion
      Jerry & Beverly, '52 & '53
      2013 All-School Reunion
      Juanita '43 & the Bear cape
      2013 All-School Reunion
      C Phillips Shipp '65 & G Shipp '63
      2013 Outstanding Alumni Awards
      J Lancaster '53 & A Burago '63
      2012 All-School Reunion
      David "Elvis" Holcombe, '62
      Outstanding Alumni Award 2012
      Dr. Calvin McKaig '54
      2012 All-School Reunion
      1959 Classmates
      All-School Reunion Registration
      Mary Jane & Jimmy Williams
      All-School Reunion
      "The Watering Hole"
      Award Presentation
      Tina Tuttle Frost '68
      May GHS Senior Awards Day
      GFSA serves cake
      May GHS Senior Awards Day
      GFSA serves cake
      All-School Reunion
      "Fred" (JP Tallent '62) entertains
      Mexican Fiesta 2013
      Alumni Fun!
      GFSA Honors Basketball Champions
      '53 Team
      GFSA Honors Basketball Champions
      '63 Team
      2013 Christmas Party
      Garland &Shirley Elliott Willett '68
      Christmas Party 2013
      Wanda & Barbara
      Christmas Party 2013
      1962 Classmates
      Halloween 2013
      "Gladiator" President, JP Tallent
      GFSA May Event
      "Honoring Retired Teachers"
      October Halloween Costume Party
      Syntha Traughber West '56
      Memorial Day 2013
      Honoring Our Veterans
      Memorial Day 2013
      GFSA Honors Veterans
    • 2014 Memorial Day Observance
      Once again the Gladewater Former Students Association provided for the ceremony observing Memorial Day. It was held at the Veterans Memorial in downtown Gladewater. The turnout was fairly impressive considering the terrible wind and spotty rain conditions.

      The introduction was made by Gladewater Former Students' Association President John Paul Tallent. A heart warming speech was given by active duty Spec. 4 Jonathan Fontenot of the U.S. Army.
      A reading about the meaning of Memorial Day was given by Union Grove High School students Molly Jasper & Logan Henderson.
      A beautiful rendition of "Taps" was played by Austin McFarland from White Oak who is now a member of the Texas A&M Symphonic Band & Hullabaloo Band.

      If you haven't visited the Gladewater Former Students' Association Veterans' Memorial in downtown Gladewater, we invite you to stop by.  We have one of the most beautiful monuments in the state and we are very proud of our memorial.  If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation towards the upkeep of the War Memorial, just send a check to the GFSA, P.O. Box 1425, Gladewater, TX 75647. Be sure and write Veterans' Memorial Fund on the memo line of your check.
    • New Year, New Board 2014

      The GFSA Board met 9:30 AM, January 18th to close out the 2013 business and begin moving forward with 2014 plans.  2014 Officers elected at this meeting and installed at the General meeting immediately afterwards were:

      President, John Paul Tallent '62
      Vice President, Mike Formby '64
      Recording Secretary, Syntha Traughber West '56
      Corresponding Secretary, Barbara Brooking Henderson '62
      Treasurer, Cathy Phillips Shipp '65
      Parliamentarian, Steve Scurlock '68
      Building Manager, Dale Lange '69

      Larry Clemens '68
      Barry Cook '68
      Paula Jones '62
      Shirley Elliott Willett '68

      The next event for GFSA is a Valentine Party Monday, February 10th at 6:30 PM. It will be a covered dish supper with an exciting program planned. All you former students plan on being there for an enjoyable evening.

    • Alumni Event Photos
      The GFSA Board hosts events throughout the year for our alumni and guests.  The events and dates are posted on our website calendar.  Mike Formby, Class of '64, attends and captures the fun moments for us to view. To view GFSA Annual Event/Party Photos, select an event from the EVENTS tab in the Main Menu at the top of this page.  THANK YOU, MIKE!
    • ALL-SCHOOL Reunion Photos
      David Holcombe, Class of '62, volunteers his time and talent as our official all-school reunion photographer.  The reunion photos made during the 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 All-School Reunion are online and may be viewed by visiting David's website:

      The GFSA considers the Outstanding Alumni Award its highest honor to be given to those former students having achieved significant and unusual accomplishments.  The 2013 Outstanding Alumni Awards were presented at the September All-School Reunion to:
      Jerry Don Lancaster, Class of 1953

      Alla Burago, Class of 1963
    • ANNOUNCEMENTS & Other News
      GFSA AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS TO GHS SENIORS:  Five GHS Senior students each received a $1,000 scholarship to their chosen college during the Senior Awards Ceremony at Bill Waters Gym, Gladewater High School on May 30th.  Recipients had been required to fill out an application and also to interview one of the Scholarship Committee members.  Receving scholastic scholarships were Samantha Clark, Rachel Hitt, Aley Bedair, and Leslie Rowe.  Receiving a fine arts scholarship was Katelyn Phillips.  Congratulations, Seniors!

      THANK YOU to the members of the Class of 1956 for choosing the GFSA SCHOLARSHIP FUND for your memorial donations “In lieu of flowers”. Your contributions in memory of your classmate and friend DR. DONALD HERMAN WILLIAMS allowed the GFSA to award an additional scholarship this year at the GHS Senior Awards Ceremony!

      GFSA ... HOSTING EVENTS AND HAVING FUN, TOO! The Association has been very busy the past several months hosting several worthwhile events (Retired Teacher Banquet, directors speaking at GHS Globe Scholar Luncheon, War Veterans' Memorial Dedication, and hosting a Cake & Punch for GHS Seniors Awards Day. Just click on the EVENTS tab at the top of this page, select an event and take a look at what's been going on. And, a BIG THANK YOU to Mike Formby, Class of '64, for his duties as "GFSA Event Photographer" and for posting the great photos on our website!. 
      Do you know a Gladewater Former Student who has been honored or recognized in your community, school, workplace? Please let us know! Just email the information to info@gladewaterformerstudents.com and we will recognize that alumnus on this website and in our quarterly newsletter mailed to members of the Association.
      DID YOU KNOW...that what you read on this website is only partial coverage of all the good things happening with the GFSA? The GFSA newsletter is published and mailed quarterly, so don't miss out. Anyone who has not paid dues within the last two years will be dropped from our newsletter and All-School Reunion Registration List.  To get re-instated and to be able to keep up with the GFSA or to be able to vote for New Directors each year, simply send in your dues (or pay online now).  We'll get you on the mailing list.

      THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS AND TO OUR OTHER MEMBERS WHO ARE CONSIDERING A DONATION TO THE GFSA! (Remember, donations are tax-deductible and all donations, no matter the amount, help and are greatly appreciated!)         

      Are you listed in our Business Directory? Support the GFSA with a Sponsor Ad!  If you or your company would be interested in helping to sponsor our website and receiving an ad in the Former Students business directory, please contact us today at webmaster@gladewaterformerstudents.com
    • Search Site
    • Welcome GHS Alumni
      WELCOME GHS ALUMNI to the official website for the Gladewater Former Students' Association, dedicated to all former students of Gladewater High School, Gladewater, TX. 

      LOCATION:  The Former Students' Building is located at 2509 Hendricks, Gladewater, TX 75647.  Click here to view our location map.

    • Alumni Dues Reminder
      The annual dues are now due in January, so if you haven't paid them yet, please do so as soon as you can.  Just visit the Membership tab at the top of this page and choose "How Do I Join or Renew Dues" to pay by credit card via PayPal.  Or, if you prefer to pay by check, then choose the link on this same page to the Membership form, print out, complete the form and mail to GFSA, P.O. Box 5878, Gladewater, TX ;75647.

    • Calendar
      • Sep 9, 2014
        6:30 PM
        Board of Directors will meet 6:30 PM at the GFSA building. No meal will be served.
      • Sep 27, 2014
        The All-School Reunion will be a one day event. Class of 1964 will host as the 50 Year Reunion Class. Details will be forthcoming.
    • Reunion Photos
      Photos provided by David Holcombe, Class of '62, Holcombe House of Photos.  THANK YOU, DAVID!  David provides this service free of charge to the GFSA.
      2012 All-School Reunion, Friday night
      2012 All-School Reunion, Saturday night
      2011 All-School Reunion, Friday night
      2011 All-School Reunion, Saturday night
      2010 All-School Reunion
    • GHS Alma Mater

      Dear Gladewater,
      Alma Mater,
      On the field we cheer you,
      In our hearts revere you.

      Dear School Mother,
      We love no other
      As we love and honor you.

      We shall treasure friendships
      Made within your halls,
      Mingled with the memories
      Of Your hallowed walls.

      Dear Gladewater
      Alma Mater
      We will be ever true to you!

      Cothburn Madison O'Neal
      GHS Band Director

    • GHS Bears Fight Song
      2012 Bears Football Schedule

      Here come the Bears,
      Better let them by!

      Here come the Bears,
      With the battlecry!

      See them rollin'
      Puttin' on the steam!

      Everybody's rootin'
      for the team!

      They've got the steam
      and they've got the fight!

      They'll win the game
      All right!

      They can't be tamed
      And they can't be beat!

      They don't know
      the word Defeat!

      So, everybody on your feet
      'Cause here come the Bears!

      Ken Bennett
      GHS Choir Director