Oakwood City School District

Alumni Plaza

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Established in 2019 by the Oakwood Schools Foundation in partnership with the Oakwood Alumni Association, the Alumni Plaza is a welcome addition to the most used entrance at Oakwood Junior High and Oakwood High School.
The outdoor space serves many purposes including: a venue for Oakwood students and community members, an outdoor classroom for instruction, a small gathering area for musical performances and an area for pre-game events.

Plaza Dedication Sept. 26, 2020

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Thank you to the loyal alumni and generous community members who made the Oakwood Alumni Plaza possible.

We are grateful for the vision and dedication provided by Lisa Sanford, OSF Board Member & Development Chair. 

Founder
Barbara Mokrzycki Sanderson ‘64

Leader
Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation

Lumberjack
Class of 1967
Cindy Driskell, Jaccyn Design Group

Gold
Class of 1958
Class of 1965
Class of 1968

Blue
Class of 1960
Class of 1980
Class of 2030

Acorn

1943
1957
1959
1961
1964
1972
1977
1978

1982
1983
1984
1988
1990
1991
1997
1999
2002

2007
2009
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

2022
2023
2024
2025
2026
2027
2033
2034

Benches donated in honor of:

Barbara Winston Blackmun, OHS 1945
Class of 1932
Class of 1957
Class of 1958
Class of 1959
Class of 1960
Class of 1964
The Cadavers, Class of 1975
Class of 1979
Class of 1994
Bill Koch, Oakwood Teacher, 1974-1998
Zachary T. Johnson, OHS 2016

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Engraved Brick Pavers:

  • Class of 1961
  • Peter M. Smith, OHS Class of 1958
  • The Almoney Family, 1961, 1986, 1988, 1990, 2019, 2020, 2023, 2025                    
  • The Carlile Family, Jay ’99, Kevin ‘02        
  • The Almoney Family, Charlie 2019
  • Emmy Cobb, Class of 2017 
  • The Almoney Family, Grace 2020  
  • Kristin Cobb, Class of 2007
  • The Almoney Family, Emma 2023 
  • Michael Cobb, Class of 2007           
  • The Almoney Family, Henry 2025             
  • Bud and Tee McCune, Class of 1943         
  • Rannie AlSamkari MD, Class of 1993
  • Steve and Molly Cobb, Class of 1978         
  • The Arzola Family, Will 2021, Kate 2025, Emi 2022, Claire 2029                     
  • The Conard Family, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1984, 2017, 2021, 2024,
  • Leakas – Chip, Andy, Lori, Drew,  Scott 1974-1981                     
  • The Connell Family, Katie 2018, Will 2021, Sarah 2024
  • In Memory Of Peter Mitchell, OHS 1968
  • In Memory Of Tom Connell, OHS 1968
  • In Memory Of Rick Nichols OHS 1968
  • Mark Dalton, OHS 1968
  • Roger Dalton, OHS 1972
  • The Davis Family, Emerson ’23, Evie ’26, Elle ‘30
  • The Deck Family, Carson 99, Lindsey 02, Morgan 32, Taylor 35
  • The Dewing Family, Marissa 2019, Owen 2021
  • The Butler Family, Lucas ’21, Stella ’27, Claudia ’24, Drew ‘30              
  • The Coynes, Jonathan 1996, Ashley Patton 1997
  • Thanks, Parents, for the OHS Education. Michael & Carlee (68)            
  • The Gelbart Family, Mila - Class of 2028, Kai - Class of 2031                 
  • Hemmelgarn Family, Brian ’82, Chris ’84, Kevin ’17, Claire ‘19
  • In Loving Memory, Kent LeValley, Class of 2004             
  • The Gibson Family – Jake, Connor, Graham                      
  • Stephanie Hemmelgarn, Brittany Hemmelgarn, Kerri Hemmelgarn
  • Harry G. Ebeling - “Mr. Oakwood,” Class of 1950             
  • David Gray, Class of 1988               
  • Houdeshell Family, Kurt 1992, Steph 1989, Elise 2022, Macy 2025
  • Many Cherished Memories, The Edmonsons                   
  • Virginia and Edman Gray, Class of 1957   
  • The Ireland Family, Jeff-1972, Ellen -1972, Elizabeth & Olivia
  • The Eisenach Family, Jeff 1975, Sandra 1978, Leigh Ann 1981 
  • In Loving Memory Mack & Mabel Hummon, OHS 1926-1965               
  • Rowen Jessup, Class of 2030
  • The Epley Family     
  • Elizabeth Hardy PhD, Rick Omlor
  • Micah Jessup, Class of 2033
  • Fehrman/Ackerman, 1981-1982-1984-1988-2015-2017-2019-2021          
  • The Harlamert Family, Irvin ‘48 Henry ’82, Bruce ‘84 Laurie ‘88        
  • Evelyn Jessup, Class of 2034
  • The Fraim Family, Marth Berry F. 1938, Libby F. Doheny 1967 
  • Heidelberg Distributing Company
  • Jessup Family Est. 2009
  • Frydman Family, Dan 2004, David 2007, Melissa 2014
  • Carol Vontz Miller & Vail Miller Sr., Class of 1964            
  • The John Family, CJ 2012, Zach 2015, Natalee 2021
  • Dr. and Mrs. RW Gaines, Columbia Missouri, OHS ‘60      
  • Albert Vontz III, Class of 1970
  • Lizzy Johnsen OHS’09, Anna Johnsen OHS’12, Danny Johnsen OHS‘17
  • Class of 2016, Zachary T. Johnson, You smile, I smile!                 
  • The Lunne Family, Dan ’88, Molly ’91, Tommy ’19, Andrew ‘21            
  • The Pohl Family, Rich, Carol, Sharon, Sarah, John
  • Kevin Jones, Class of 1982              
  • Martindale Family, Callie 2018,  Peyton 2021, Tripp 2023
  •  Jacob Derek Polete, Sept. 2002 - Nov. 2018, Loved and Remembered
  • Colleen Jones Greer, Class of 1983
  • The Mhaskar Family, Will 2024, Annie 2025, Graham 2027
  • The Ramey Family, Rachel 2012, Kristen 2014
  • Stephen & Douglas Kander            
  • The Millat Family 
  • The Reiff Family, Alexander – 2030, Benjamin – 2035
  • The Kolodesh Family, Isabel 2021, Jake 2025                
  • Isaac Miller, Grace Miller, Daniel Lazarz  
  • The Ruetschle Family
  • The Lahmon Family, Mackenzie 2014, Sam 2019            
  • The Murphy Family, Taylor 2005, Evan 2007            
  • In Honor & Memory of Barbara Mokrzycki Sanderson, OHS 1964     
  • JoAnne Lane Carl, 1960                  
  • In Loving Memory of OHS Teacher Randy Neff 1957-2018            
  • The Sanford Family, Madeline – 2015, Matthew – 2018
  • Judy Lane Wiggin, 1962                  
  • Barbara Nichols O’Hara, Class of 1959                  
  • The Schnell Family, Sophie’20, Claudia’23, Charlotte ‘27
  • Doug Lane 1963
  • Bob Lane 1967         
  • The Parker Family, Bob 1956, Bev 1960, Geoff 1987, Lisa 1989
  • Oakwood High School, Where Our Love Began, Rick-Jane Schwartz
  • The Lockwood Family, Jane 1976, Jim 1978, John 1987  
  • The Plunkett Family, Madeleine Rae – 2019, Robert James - 2022                   
  • The Simms Family
  • The Smallwood Family, Grace-2018 Luke-2021, Jack-2024    
  • Dan Weckstein, OJH Principal, 2007-2016
  • The Spurlino Family        
  • Lena & Tim White Jr., Timothy L. White III, Oliver H. White
  • The Stack Family    
  • In Honor of Molly Wagner: Paving the Way to Accessibility
  • Stephens Insurance Agency
  • The YihongXie Family Lucky Maiqi – 2008, 2018 12
  • The Strawsburgs, Jon ’72, Steve ’72, Rich ’77,  Robert ‘07     
  • Robert B Young Family, Class of 1967
  • In Loving Memory of Anne Hartshorn, OHS Class of 1947
  • The McCormick Girls, Wendy ’78, Kelly ’80, Meg ’82, Katie ‘89       
  • Maxwell R Snyder, Madison E Snyder, Class of 2012 & 2014
  • Lissa Priest Fickert, OHS Class of 1971, Counselor & Coach
  • The Teegardens, Doug-54, Lois-55, Scott-86, Kate-88       
  • The Family of Burnell & Karen Roberts
  • Hannah Wagner 2009, Rob Wagner 2012, Aubrey Wagner 2016                    
  • Paul and Jenny Waller, Zoe ’21, Parker ’24, Tanner ’27, Asher ‘30