OLD BIO’s (save for reference)


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Cindy Bertram — Class of 1958

Cindy’s family has a long history at SHS beginning with her grandmother, Hazel Jordan Orme, who was graduated in 1905, and continuing with her father and mother, Charles “Chick” (’29) and Lucile Schlensker (’31) Orme. She graduated in 1958, and her son Jon in 1989. Cindy’s husband Ray was graduated in 1948, and her brother Hank in 1962.  Many of Cindy’s uncles, aunts, and cousins also were graduated from SHS.
Since graduating, Cindy has been a life member of the SHS Alumni Association (since 1991) and served as the Scholarship chairman for over 20 years. During her tenure, Cindy has coordinated the distribution of over 900 scholarships valued at over $600,000.
Cindy Graduated from IU in 1962 with a BS in Business and stayed another year to earn her MS in Education
Cindy spent 30 years as an educator: business education teacher, counselor at SHS and PMHS, and dean of girls at SHS before retiring in 1996.  Cindy is also a Member of IU Varsity Club, a Life member of IU Alumni Association, and a Charter member of Delta Delta Delta S. Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter and state reference chairman for Indiana.
Cindy spearheaded the founding of Perry Township Families in Action and served as its president and is a Charter member of Southside Youth Council (now Reach for Youth). Cindy is also a longtime member of South Group Women’s Committee of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and currently a member of the Greater Southside Business and Community Alliance Interurban District Project.
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Cheryl Cummings Mead — Class of 1980

Cheryl participated in numerous clubs and social activities while at SHS and worked countless hours to fund her years of competitive skating.

Coupled with a higher education, she has taken that determination and self motivational skill and turned them into a prosperous career: interest in an International Company (Mannings USA) and years with a Trade Association (Hydraulic Institute). She currently is the founder of her own Realty and Small Business Investment company (MeadHome Inv, LLC).

In her spare time, Cheryl enjoys genealogy research; having documented her maiden name several hundred years. She also has traveled, with her four children and husband (desc.), most of North America and visited a multitude of other countries all over the world.

Cheryl continues her passion for organizational and social involvement (Member of The Columbia Club, SEG, ISO40, and Broadway in Indy) as well as her many philanthropic endeavors (SHSAA, Johnson Co Youth Connections, National Arbor Day Foundation and Gleaners Food Bank). Cheryl also is continuing an old SHS tradition of giving back to her community by serving on the SHSAA Board of Directors and Chairing the Scholarship Fundraising efforts.

Morgan Rae McClellan – Class of 2010

During her time as a cardinal, Morgan spent all 4 years on the women’s cross country team and 2 years on the track team. She participated in many plays and musicals — her favorite role was Violet Beauregarde in Willy Wonka her senior year. Morgan was also a part of many other SHS organizations including the National Honor Society and the International Thespian Society. Her senior year, she was voted at the 2010 class president.

Currently, Morgan is a 2014 graduate of Franklin College with a major in Journalism Public Relations. Some of her greatest college memories stem from her membership in Delta Delta Delta, where she was surrounded by leaders who helped her become the person she is today. She will also never forget studying abroad in England with a group of Franklin College students last winter. Morgan is currently the Marketing Coordinator at Cornerstone Autism Center. She is pursuing her passion of impacting the lives of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Morgan is also one of Cornerstone’s Dream Managers and loves helping her fellow staff members fulfill their dreams.

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Jane Fletcher – Class of 1981

During her time at SHS, Jane was a state champion in Cross Country in 1979, 1980, 1981 and a state champion in Girls Basketball in 1980.  She was the recipient of the Nancy Clampitt award in 1981.

After high school, Jane attended Indiana University and graduated with a major in Elementary Ed.  She acquired her master’s degree in elementary education from the University of Indianapolis

Currently, Jane is a second grade Teacher Homecroft Elementary School and was named Homecroft Teacher of the Year for 2010.  In her personal life, Jane is the proud mom of twin boys Clayton and Kyle.  Clayton & Kyle were State Champions in Basketball from Bloomington South in 2009.  They both graduated from IU in 2014

Jane’s legacy extends deep into SHS history.  Her father, Ken Wheeler, graduated from SHS in 1948.  He was a member of the boys basketball team that won a sectional in 1947.  She had two brothers graduate from Southport as well – Kevin Wheeler in 1978 and Kurt Wheeler in 1984

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Jeff Goben – Class of 1970

Jeff was born and raised on the Southside of Indianapolis. Jeff attended Homecroft Grade School, Perry Central Jr. High School and was a 1970 graduate of Southport High School where he President of the schools Booster Club his senior year. Goben attended Vincennes University and Indiana Central College where he studied Business Administration. Jeff is a recently retired banker after a 41 year banking career all served in Johnson County. Goben was a co-founder of Heartland Community Bank that opened in December of 1997. Goben held the position of Executive Vice President and COO. In July of 2012 Heartland Bank sold to Horizon Bank out of Michigan City, Indiana. Goben held a position of Senior Vice President of Retail Banking until he retired in February of 2014.

Goben has been involved in many charitable organizations throughout his career. He has been a member and a Past President of the Greenwood Sertoma Club for 26 years. Goben also is a Past President of the Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce. Goben is still very active in the United Way of Johnson County, Leadership Johnson Advisory Board and the Johnson County Community Foundation.

Goben also served as treasurer of the Southport High School Alumni Association for 5 years. Goben is married to his wife of 40 years Micheline and they have 2 sons PJ who resides in Scottsdale AZ. and son Tony and his wife Emily (Chance) Goben and 1 grandchild (4) Chance David Goben. Goben is an avid golfer where he has been a member of Dye’s Walk Country Club since 1963. Goben and his wife enjoy family, friends, travel and exercise. Goben is very proud to be serving on the SHSAA Board.

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SHSAA Executive Committee – Information about the members

Jay Danner, President – Class of 1970

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Jay Danner was born and raised along with his 2 brothers and sister in Homecroft. All graduated from Southport High School. Jay attended the local Grade School, Perry Central Jr. High School and was a 1970 graduate.

Danner graduated from Indiana University where he received a degree in Business. Jay worked 24 years for his family’s retail business till it closed in 1990. Danner then started Classic Golf Gifts a business he’s presided over for 20 years. He brought back a golf game, Mini Indoor Golf, that was his favorite as a kid. Jay has enjoyed playing golf for over 50 years.

Danner was involved with the Southside Sertoma Club for 10 years serving his club as President then District Governor where he distinguished himself as a leader. He coached his three children over 8 years in Basketball and Baseball. His wife and children graduated from Southport and he has enjoyed being President of the Southport Alumni Association since 2011.

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Brent Bockelman, Vice President – Class of 2001

Brent attended Southport Elementary, Southport Middle and Southport High School.  While attending SHS, Brent was involved in numerous clubs, sports and activities.  He participated in cross country and basketball and lettered in baseball his junior and senior years.  He helped start the “Food Fight” with the KEY club which was a benefit concert put on by students that happened annually for nearly a decade.  He was also president of the student booster club his senior year.

After graduating from Indiana University in 2005, Brent returned home to SHS to be a teacher.  He started teaching English at the high school in ’05 and remains there today.  In that time, he has volunteered as a sponsor for the student booster club and has served on the baseball coaching staff each year.  Brent also completed his masters degree in education at Indiana Wesleyan University in 2012.  He currently resides on the southside with his wife, Sarah.

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Michael Zinser, Secretary – Class of 2001

Michael is a 2001 graduate of Southport High School, receiving the Alumnus of the Year scholarship upon graduation, and is a 2005 graduate of the University of Notre Dame.   While a student at Southport, Michael was a 1 year varsity letter winner in tennis, and a 4 year varsity letter winner and 2 year team captain in swimming.   Michael was also active in the Booster Club and was Vice President of the National Honor Society his senior year.    Michael also holds the distinction of being an Eagle Scout.

Michael has been serving as Treasurer of the Southport High School Alumni Association since July 2014, and is currently a Sr. Personal Banker at Huntington National Bank in Greenwood, IN since July,  2005.   Michael is a southside resident along with his wife Julie, and three children, Addison, Liam, and Claire.   In his free time, Michael enjoys golfing, fishing, and relaxing with his family and is an avid Notre Dame football fan.   Michael looks forward to the opportunity to continue to serve as Treasurer of the Alumni Association and help give back to Southport High School for all of the support and memories it has provided to him.

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Ken Raasch, Web Design – Class of 1970

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Ken was born and raised in Southport, attended Homecroft Elementary, Perry East Middle School and graduated from Southport High School in 1970. After high school, Ken went to and graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Computer Technology.

Ken’s entire professional career was spent in the Information Technology sector, working for Jefferson National Life Insurance for the first 5 years and then with Anthem Insurance for 34 years. During his career, Ken was a programmer, network support analyst, managed the installation of voice and data networks in building construction and remodels, managed the software packaging and distribution team, and headed the IT department of an Anthem subsidiary, Raffensperger Hughes & Co.

Ken retired in 2005 at which time he turned his full time attention to his own business, Raasch Enterprises, Inc. Raasch Enterprises is a custom furniture and cabinet company.

Being an avid fisherman Ken spends 6-7 months of the year in Minnesota and Canada fishing and when the fish are not cooperating you can find Ken on the golf course.