Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Bulls 4 Life Alumni Website

Classmates check out and join the Bulls 4 Life Alumni Website. It's a great website for all graduates of Northwestern. We need some '72 representation.



Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays!

To all the members and their families of the Miami Northwestern class of 1972. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Lets look forward to making 2009 a great year for our class.

Don Williams

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Northwestern Bulls denied three-peat


By MIKE PHILLIPS
mphillips@MiamiHerald.com
ORLANDO -- Miami Northwestern had a place in history within its grasp after one quarter Saturday night.
Over the next three quarters, Seminole High ripped it away.
The Bulls watched a 21-0 lead slip away, as did their bid to win three consecutive state titles, in a 28-21 defeat in the Class 6A championship game in front of 12,764 fans at the Citrus Bowl.
Despite tight coverage by Northwestern safety Tevin McCaskill, Seminole wide receiver Andre DeBose grabbed a 40-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Ray Ray Armstrong with 33 seconds remaining to cap the Seminoles' comeback.
Northwestern moved the ball as far as its own 45-yard line on its final possession, but the Seminoles ended any hopes of a miraculous comeback when defensive end Dyron Dye sacked quarterback Wayne Times on the game's final play.
The loss ended Northwestern's hopes of becoming Miami-Dade County's first team to win three state championships in a row since the playoff format was adopted in 1963.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Northwestern Bulls: 'We're not done yet'


BY ANDRE C. FERNANDEZ
a1fernandez@MiamiHerald.com
A ''rebuilding'' season became a historic season for Miami Northwestern and Miami-Dade County.
And unlike every playoff round the past three weeks, the Bulls didn't allow Miramar or its star quarterback Eugene Smith any late-game heroics.
Northwestern used a time-consuming running game that limited Miramar to 22 offensive plays in the first half as they amassed a comfortable lead and beat the Patriots 42-23 in a Class 6A state semifinal at Lockhart Stadium.
An estimated crowd of 14,000 watched the Bulls become the first Dade team in the playoff era to advance to three consecutive state championship games.
Northwestern (13-1), winners of 43 of its past 44 games, will try to win its third consecutive state championship when it takes on Sanford Seminole (12-2) next Saturday at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando at 7 p.m. Seminole beat Orlando Boone 21-17 on Friday to advance to its first state championship game.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Northwestern cruises into state semifinals

BY ANDRE C. FERNANDEZ
a1fernandez@MiamiHerald.com
About the only thing Northwestern could be sad about Friday night was knowing it played its last game at FIU Stadium.
But the Bulls need not worry.
With the performances they are turning out, it might not matter where they play for what's left of the season.
After beating previously unbeaten Columbus and rival Central the past two weeks, Northwestern continued to make FIU feel like a second home Friday night by dominating Killian 40-15 in the Region 4-6A final in front of an estimated 9,000 fans.
The two-time defending Class 6A state champion Bulls (12-1) have won 42 of their past 43 games, and are two victories from becoming Dade's first team to win three consecutive state titles since the playoff format began in 1963.

Bulls-Central Video Highlights

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Bulls Edge Central in Playoffs


Northwestern edges Central in playoff thriller
BY ANDRE C. FERNANDEZ a1fernandez@MiamiHerald.com
It's time to throw out the words ''youth'' and ''underdog'' when describing this year's Northwestern football team.
The Bulls are still the Bulls.
Sophomore quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's 43-yard touchdown pass to senior Tyrell Lewis with 15 seconds to play secured a thrilling 38-32 victory against Central in a Region 4-6A semifinal in front of an estimated crowd of 15,000 at FIU Stadium.
Central quarterback Jefferey Godfrey's desperation pass as time expired was intercepted by Northwestern junior Kelly Alexander as the defending mythical national champion Bulls (11-1) avenged a loss to the Rockets earlier this season. Northwestern eliminated Central from the playoffs for the second time in three seasons.
Northwestern has won 41 of its past 42 games and advances to play Killian (10-2) on Friday in the Region 4-6A final at 7:30 p.m. at FIU Stadium.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

I am a Black American

Smokey spittin Knowledge.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

Soul Bowl Weekend 2008

The Soul Bowl Weekend was a good time for everyone that participated!! It will only get better as we make this a yearly tradition. I want to thank everyone that worked so hard to make this weekend a success. I want thank to everyone that attended the weekend activities. Lets continue to work together and accomplish our goals for the good of our class. Remember, together we can make a difference!

Don Williams - Class President

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Bulls trounce the Generals


Northwestern dominates Jackson
in Soul Bowl

BY ALDEN GONZALEZ
Miami Herald Writer

There was a time -- not too long ago -- when the annual Soul Bowl between Northwestern and Jackson featured some of the most competitive football in South Florida.
Judging by the 2008 version, those days are long gone.
Northwestern went into halftime with a 26-point lead, outgained Jackson by 253 yards and barely broke a sweat in cruising to a 39-0 win Friday night at Traz Powell Stadium.
The Bulls (9-1) have won five consecutive Soul Bowls over Jackson (3-7) and just missed beating the Generals by at least 40 points for the third consecutive year. Jackson has not won the Soul Bowl since the last time it was a 6A school, in 2002.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Obama Inaugaral

CLASSMATES:
SO FAR I HAVE RECEIVED 18 CLASSMATE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THE MOST HISTORICAL EVENT OF ALL TIMES IN WASHINGTON DC JANUARY 20, 2008.
AS YOU ALL ARE WELL AWARE OF THE EXCITEMENT GENERATED BY OBAMA BEING ELECTED PRESIDENT, THE INDIVIDUAL IS HAVING A HARD TIME AS FAR AS GETTING INFO. I.E. HOTELS (MAYBE RICHMOND VA, BALTIMORE MARYLAND AND POSSIBLE AS FAR AS NC), ACTIVITIES ONCE WE GET THERE, IT SEEMS THAT A TICKET IS REQUIRED FOR MOST EVENT, HE IS TRYING TO SEE WHAT OTHER ACTIVITIES THAT MAYBE WE CAN ATTEND THAT REQUIRES NO TICKET. ALSO THE CITY PROBABLY WILL BE UNDER LOCK DOWN AND GETTING INTO THE CITY DEFIANTLY WOULD BE A PROBLEM, HE'S TRYING TO GET INFO. ON WHERE THE BUS WILL PARK AND IF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION WOULD BE PROVIDED TO GET US FROM POINT A TO B.
A LOT OF DETAILS NEEDS TO BE CHECKED.
REST ASSURE THAT I WILL GET BACK TO YOU ALL AS SOON AS I GET INFO. BECAUSE I WANT TO BE ABLE TO LOOK BACK AND SAY I WAS THERE, EVEN IF WE JUST DRIVE UP FOR THE ONE DAY AND COME BACK WOULD BE JUST FINE WITH ME. THAT WOULD BE THE ALTERNATE PLAN.
DAZ

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Obama Hustle (Remix)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

'Change has come'

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Soul Bowl Weekend November 13-16




Get your tickets now for the Soul Bowl Classic Weekend!!


Contact Don Williams for ticket info at 954-967-5665 .


Lets support our Mighty Bulls in the Soul Bowl!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

First Annual Northwestern All Alumni Unity Cruise


For additional information or to book cabins
call Anita Bryant (c/o 71) at 305-915-9219

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

In Memory- Kenneth 'Alfalfa' Rolle

MIAMI NORTHWESTERN SR HIGH'S CLASS OF '72

It is with deepest regret that we announce the passing of our fellow classmate
On Friday, October 10, 2008

Mr. Kenneth 'Alfalfa' Rolle
* *
Funeral arrangements are as follows:

* *
FUNERAL DIRECTOR:
Range Funeral Home, 5727 NW 17th Ave, Miami FL 33142

* *
VIEWING/VISITATION/WAKE will be held on –
Friday, October 17, 2008, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
New Birth Baptist Church Cathedral of Faith, 2300 NW 135th St., Miami FL

* *
FUNERAL SERVICES will be held on
Saturday, October 18, 2008, 12 noon at New Birth Baptist Church

* *
Condolences can be sent to the Rolle Family at:
433 NE 89th Street, Miami FL 33138

We extend our sincerest sympathy to the family and friends during this time of sorrow.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Message from Don Williams

My fellow classmates,

In the past weeks we have lost two of our beloved classmates. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and loved ones in this time of great sorrow. As we fondly remember Harold Sampson and Kenneth 'Alfafa' Rolle, their spirit remains with us as we move forward. Our class must continue to bring Faith,Spirit and our Talents together as we dedicate our efforts to the classmates who have gone before us. Now is the time for us to come together as one, for together we can make a difference.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Our Deepest Sympathy

The Northwestern Class of '72 wishes to express our condolences to the families of Harold Sampson and Kenneth Rolle. May God Bless you and keep you in this hour of sorrow.

Blog Response

Thanks for all the positive responses I've received about the Bull's Blog. If anyone wants to contribute directly to the blog, let me know and I will put you on the author's list. Please send me any pictures so I can post them on the slideshow. My email is mostony@gmail.com

Friday, October 10, 2008

Looking for Marsha Ealy

Marsha,
Carolyn Harrell(Green) wants you to contact her. 305-376-2713 or greenc170@aol.com

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Meeting Notes

NORTHWESTERN BULLS
C/O 1972
MEETING MINUTES
09/26/2008

ITEMS

DISCUSSION
ACTION

OPENING
MEETING & MINUTES


The meeting was called to order at 4:40 pm, with Derwin Cunningham offering the prayer. Don thanked everyone for coming and we continued with the Agenda.


ONGOING


WELCOME


Our classmate Vanessa Bush-Gibson was here visiting from Fayetteville, GA
Her visit home was for a sad occasion, but she found the time to hang out with us. We enjoyed having her. We had a ball.


RESOLVED


POST OFFICE BOX


Glenda checked on the post office box (sizes & price). We discussed the size and voted that we would obtain a 3x51/2 box for $58.00/12months.

RESOLVED



BANK ACCOUNT
INFORMATION


We discussed opening up a Bank Account for the dues and other monies. Maxine Bennett pointed out the fact that the class had previously incorporated, and that it is a good idea because otherwise the treasurer would have to use her social security # as the tax ID # when an account is opened. We voted to keep the same ID # as before, and Glenda & Don will research changing the names of the old officers to the new ones, to avoid having IRS problems.


ONGOING

BY-LAWS




We discussed the By-Laws, and decided to let Don contact Sam regarding the By-Laws from previously.


ONGOING

SOUL BOWL CLASSIC
WITH MIAMI JACKSON
CLASS OF ‘72
(TENTATIVE EVENT)
Don spoke with Nathan Adderley (#88) president of Jackson c/o ’72 regarding a joint Soul Bowl venture they wanted to have with us (Nov. 14, 2008). They agreed that each class would keep the proceeds for their own treasurer from whatever they sold (i.e. Tee-shirts, dinners, or whatever.) A meeting was planned for Tuesday evening 9/30/08 at 7:30 pm, at the Roman Pub, with


ONGOING



ITEM

DISCUSSION
ACTION
SOUL BOWL CLASSIC
WITH MIAMI JACKSON
CLASS OF ‘72
(CONTINUED)



Miami Jackson c/o ’72 officers to finalize this upcoming event, which would be called Miami Northwestern/Miami Jackson Class of ’72 1st Annual Soul Bowl Classic. It will kick-off on Thursday evening Happy Hour from 5 pm-10 pm at the Roman Pub. Friday evening Tailgate party at Traz Powell Stadium from 5 pm until game time. The After party at the Roman Pub
immediately following the game. Saturday: Jungle Queen Cruise at 6 pm.
NOTE: Money for the Jungle Queen has to be paid 1 week prior to the cruise.


ONGOING





Everyone agreed to these activities and voted unanimously.


ONGOING


TEE SHIRTS



Don spoke with someone RE: Tee Shirts. He was told we could buy the Tee shirts for $5.00 and sell them for $10.00. Turn over time for printing them is
3-4 days.


ONGOING


CLASS THEME


Don pointed out the fact that every class member’s role is significant, regardless of how small the role may seem, therefore he suggested we use the theme “Continuing to bring our faith, spirit, and gifts together.” But the group wanted to know what gifts are we bringing? So we took a vote and decided the theme will be: “Continuing to Bring our Faith, Spirit, and Talents Together.”


RESOLVED

WORSHIP
SERVICE

Deacon Charles Wade has invited all class members to worship at his church, Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church 6931 NW 17th Avenue on Oct. 26, 2008 at
11:00 am. He is asking that those planning to attend to please RSVP by Oct.
19, 2008, so that they can reserve seating for the class according to the numbers. Please do this by e-mailing Shelley Dames at shelley33056@yahoo.com or call (786) 457-4076.


ONGOING



ITEM

DISCUSSION
ACTION


RECOGNITION


Don brought up the gesture to recognize Sam Solomon and Daseline McPhee for working so hard to make the 30 and 35 year reunion a success. A
Thank you also to the other officers and members who worked with them.


RESOLVED





Special gratitude to Terri Morgan-Johnson and Regina Mims-Kee, respectively for opening up their homes and allowing us to have the first two (2) class meetings.

RESOLVED


FOR THE GOOD
OF THE CLASS

Charlene: “Pray for one another”
Terri: “Keep up the good work.”
Regina: “Stay prayerful, stay strong, and keep on keeping on.”
Shelley: “There is strength in numbers. Let’s make this a success.”
Dot: “Put God first. Keep on recruiting members.”


RESOLVED

FOR THE GOOD
OF THE CLASS
(CONT’D)



Charles: “We’ve always been a strong class.”
Derwin: “It’s good to be here.”
Des: “It’s good to be semi-involved. …..We’re like family….I Love all of you.”
Vanessa: “Receive the Blessings of having each other…Keep the e-mails coming.”


RESOLVED

FOR THE GOOD
OF THE CLASS
(CONT’D)


Glenda: “Hope we can continue to have these meetings and keep up with each other.”
Clarateen: “Glad to be here and glad everyone else is here for each other.”
Don: “Good Meeting!! I want to thank everyone for coming and thank you Regina for having us.”


RESOLVED


MEETING AJOURNED


The meeting was adjourned at 7 pm, with Clarateen’s closing prayer.


RESOLVED



IN ATTENDANCE


Terri Morgan-Johnson Shelley Dames
Don Williams Derwin J. Cunningham
Charles Clinch Charlene Joseph
Vanessa Bush-Gibson Regina Mims-Kee
Glenda Tyse Dorothy Mobley-Williams
Maxine Bennett Clarateen Kirkland