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An Important Message From Your Alumni Association Board

Spring 2023


Dear Fellow Knights and Ladies,


A small but dedicated group of graduates of Southeast High School has worked for years to keep the memory and spirit of our beloved school alive.   We’ve been able to maintain and improve the Alumni Museum in the former library, preserving The Round Table, Class Shields, The Crusader yearbooks, copies of The Tower, and numerous sport, performing arts, ROTC, and other memorabilia.  We’ve given scholarships to deserving Southeast graduates and attended graduations and sporting events.  We maintain a website with a wealth of historical, current, and interesting information about  Southeast,


In order to keep the Alumni Association alive and well, we need your help.  The years have gone by, and your alumni association board is getting old.  You can do the math - out of our 17 member board, 1 of us graduated in 1960, 1 in 1961, another in 1962, 1 in 1967, 2 in 1968, 1 in 1969, 2 in 1970, 2 in 1972, and 3 in 1973.  You get the idea.


We really need your support!  Will you consider serving on the alumni association board?


Board members serve three-year terms and meet monthly except for the summer or in the case of significant weather events.  We will meet again on September 14 before the annual meeting on Thursday, October 12, when new board members will be elected.  Attending these meetings will give members wishing to become more active and prospective board members an opportunity to familiarize themselves with alumni association business.


Please indicate your interest by sending an email to


With very best wishes,


Your Southeast High School Alumni Board


Richard DeHart SE’67, President


Kim Hamilton Anderson SE’72                           Joe Hathaway SE’73

Regina Barksdale SE’89                                       Pamela Ogelsby Henderson SE’82

Diana Horine Bay SE’68                                       Denise Washington Kelly SE’73

Michael Bay SE’68                                                Donna Jo Cooper Lawson SE’69

Angela Bennett SE’70                                           Mike McNeil SE’70

Renee Bennett SE’72                                             Dean Sparks SE’60

Bonita Benson SE’73                                             Preston Washington SE’62

Linda Williams Eddy SE’61                                 La’Keisha Williams SE’99

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At the end of each year, the alumni association president compiles a Year in Review for all alumni.  Check out this year's letter to see what your alumni association did in 2022. 

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Thank you for supporting Southeast!

In a KCStar article published 10/13/21, KCPS stated that declining enrollment over the past decade has resulted in several schools that are significantly under capacity and unable to offer all of the extracurriculars, athletics and support services that schools with full enrollment are able to provide.  The initial Blueprint 2030 recommendation was to close 10 schools over multiple years.


After receiving feedback from parents, alumni and other members of the community, a new recommendation was drafted.  On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, the school board approved the following:

  1. KCPS will continue operating 35 of 37 schools.

  2. KCPS will close two schools, Longfellow Elementary and Troost Elementary, at the end of the current (2022-2023) school year.

  3. KCPS will pursue a General Obligation Bond in Spring 2024.

  4. KCPS will revisit additional facility recommendations after further engagement and a bond vote.

Thank you for staying informed about issues affecting Southeast High School.


Southeast High School Alumni Association, Inc.

Upcoming Events

Alumni Board Meetings

Meetings are usually held on the second Thursday of the month, and all alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Thursday, September 14, 2023


Kansas City Public Library, Waldo Branch, Room B
201 East 75th Street, KCMO


Southeast Homecoming

Watch this space for future plans.

Red & Blue Ball

We regret to announce that the annual Red & Blue Ball 

Fundraiser Sponsored by Southeast High School Alumni Association, Inc.​

has been canceled for 2022 due to Coronavirus concerns.

Watch this space for 2023 event information.

Until the​n, check out the photo carousel below from the 2019 event.


Please send us informatio​n about your upcoming reunions; we will be glad to post it on the website.


Senior Breakfast

May 2023

Members of the Alumni Association will be present for this exciting event held at the school.  This is when we plan to announce the Alumni Association Scholarship recipient for the Class of 2023.

Welcome to the 2019 Red & Blue Ball 

Show Your Southeast Spirit!

Shirts are available in S, M, L for $10.00 each plus shipping.
XL for $15.00 each plus shipping.
Cups are $2.00 each plus shipping.

To order your very own shirt and/or cup contact

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