Do You Remember ?....
Red & Black
Symbolizing the Western lady, the dove stands above the crowd
by being dignified, unique, poised, and beautiful.
Lucem accepimus, lucem demus.
(We have received light, let us give forth light.)
Let our voices blend together
In the praise of Western High;
Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior,
Our spirit will not die.
Your traditions of truth and honor,
Of loyalty and right,
Are the ideals you have given
To each Westernite
Western’s faculty and students
Pledged to work in harmony,
To make us worthy leaders
Of our community.
Her achievements have been proven
By her colors flying high.
The red and black waves proudly
O’er Western High
To you, Western High School
We pledge our faith and loyalty,
To serve your name in love and honor
And to follow your standards faithfully,
For e’er we’ll remember your motto so true;
We’ve received light, let us give light-
A lesson well learned from you.
Written in 1913
Dear Western, we greet thee with songs of thy praise
And with hopes that unchanged may be,
That forever in safety each ship thou wilt guide
O’er the tempest of destiny’s sea,
May thy colors for aye wave proudly on high,
May thy name e’er be linked unto fame;
For we’ve loved thee, now love thee, and ever shall love
And ever shall honor they name.