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Ron Sdano and Tanya Brown Honored as Grandpa and Grandma Whippet

In recognition of the outstanding support that the community of Whitewater provides to the school, each year the WHS Student Council selects two community members to serve as Grandma and Grandpa Whippet. Grandma and Grandpa Whippet exhibit the kind of support for academics, athletics, and arts that Whitewater High School is known for. This year’s Grandma and Grandpa Whippet are Tanya Brown and Ron Sdano.Tanya has been a lifelong Whippet, graduating from WHS in 1989. She currently works as a social worker and as a side gig, you can find her DJ’ing weddings. Tanya also has four children (Dan, Katie, Emily, and Lucas) who have either graduated or will graduate from WHS. She is seen supporting students at many Whitewater High School events throughout the year. Tanya is appreciated throughout the Whitewater community and exemplifies the #TheWhippetWay. Ron Sdano is also a lifelong Whippet. He graduated from WHS in 1977 and was a Whitewater Unified School District employee for 35 years, spending all of his years at Whitewater Middle School as a Physical Education Teacher. Ron has over 30 years of coaching experience in football, basketball, softball, and baseball. Ron’s children, Geoff and Justin, are also WHS grads. Ron is a huge supporter of the Academics, Arts, and Athletics of the Whitewater community. He is Triple-A Proud. Congratulations, Tanya and Ron!

Author: Amy Houwers   E-Mail: