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The Handley 100th Celebration is organized by Alumni volunteers and the following community partners and organizations.


Harry Seabright Smith '71 | Handley 100th Notable
Harry Seabright Smith ’71
Harry holds his Bachelor of Science from Radford University and is a graduate of the LSU Graduate School of Banking. […]
Gerald F. Smith, Jr. '79 | Handley 100th Notable
Gerald F. Smith, Jr. ’79
Gerald “J. J.” Smith met Kaye DeHaven (Class of 1980) on the Handley Junior Historical Society trip to Richmond/Williamsburg/Yorktown in […]
Claude B. Smalts, Jr '34 | Handley 100th Notable
Claude B. Smalts, Jr ’34
Claude Smalts was born in Winchester in 1916 and started helping his father in the family business on National Avenue […]

Past Events

Handley 100th Anniversary | Apple Blossom
Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival Program
Night of Essence & Excellence
Night of Essence & Excellence
Art & Architecture | Handley 100th Anniversary
Artist & Architect of the Jewel on the Hill: Walter Roy McCornack

The Trail Blazer

April 7, 1924
March 21, 1924
March 6, 1924

The Judge

Handley Watches (Jay Carpenter: Handley Class of 2002) in collaboration with Bell’s Fine Clothing (Shendows: Handley Classes of 1956, 1979, and 1982) have designed a commemorative watch to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Handley High School.

$100 of each watch purchased at full-price ($275) will be donated to the Handley 100th Celebration.

Eugene’s B. Smith's 2023 painting of John Handley High School is his third rendering of Winchester’s beloved high school from which his and his wife Sarah’s two children, Kayla and Brennan, both graduated. Previous renditions of Handley featured a landscape perspective from the school’s vast campus as well as an architectural focus of the school’s iconic cupola. This new painting, an architectural rendering of the school’s stately façade, features the beauty of the school’s campus in springtime.


Winchester Education Foundation | Winchester, VA
Opportunity Scholars | Winchester, VA
Winchester Public Schools | Winchester, Va
Judges Athletic Association


United Bank | Winchester, Va
Frederick Block & Stone
Handley Watches
Bell's Men's & Ladies Fine Clothing
Legacy Synthesis | Winchester, Va
Mt Hebron Cemetery | Winchester, Va
First Bank | Winchester, Va
Bonnie's Southeruy Market & Bakery
Navy Federal Credit Union | Handley 100th Anniversary
Alamo Drafthouse | Handley 100th Anniversary

Let's celebrate the event 100 years in the making.

1923 Movement

Show your Handley Pride by donating $19.23.

$ 19.23
Handley Notables

Learn about the unsung heroes and the folklore legends; the trailblazers and the keepers of Handley Pride.

Steering Committee




Harry Smith ('71)

Chair, Steering Committee

Banking Executive

Kim Ball ('78)

Vice-Chair & Chair of Events


Nancy DeArment

Chair, Finance & Fundraising


Jerry Headley ('56)

Chair, Archives & History

Major, US Army (ret.)

Gene Schultz ('71)

Chair, Handley Notables

Andy Vipperman ('95)

Chair, Marketing & Communications

President, LegacySynthesis

Mady Rodriguez

Susan Braithwaite

Principal, Handley High School

Cynthia Burton ('87)

Editor, Winchester Star

Tom Dixon ('71)

Teacher/Coach, Retired

Debbie Foltz


Doug Joyner ('78)

Director of Human Resources, WPS

Maggie McCampbell Lien

Public Information Officer, WPS

Carl Rush ('97)

Chief Equity Officer, LCPS

Reed Prosser ('91)

Director, Student Activities, Handley High School

Dr. Jason Van Heukelum

Superintendent, WPS

Larry Weiss

Executive Director, WEF

Jimmy Wilkins ('63)

Owner Wilkin's Companies

Bonnie Sandy

Assistant to the Superintendent, WPS

Steering Committee

Harry Smith

Chair of Steering Committee

Kim Ball

Vice-Chair & Chair of Events

Nancy DeArment

Chair of Finance & Fundraising

Jerry Headley

Chair of Archives & History

Gene Schultz

Chair of Handley Notables

Andy Vipperman

Chair of Marketing, Communications & Alumni Relations

Mady Rodriguez

Susan Braithwaite

Cynthia Burton

Tom Dixon

Debbie Foltz

Doug Joyner

Maggie McCampbell Lien

Carl Rush

Reed Prosser

Jason Van Heukelum

Larry Weiss (WEF)

Jimmy Wilkins

Bonnie Sandy

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