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Birmingham Chapter of Westfield High School Alumni Association is one of six remaining alumni chapters which were formed after the 1971 closing of Westfield High School. The founder of the alumni association, Clarence Reeves, Sr. determined that the close relationships shared between the students and with the teachers and principals deserved to be continued in the form of yearly all-class reunions which would be hosted by the various chapters formed in several cities around the country. The Birmingham chapter was formed in 1973 under the leadership of founder and first president James Jordan.(1973-1982) As of 2018 the succeeding presidents of the chapter have been Luzadie Grant (1982-1983), Edgar Terry (1983-1996), Alma Green (1996-2011), Murray Morrow, Jr. (2011-2013), Eddie Hendrix (2013-2015) and Mary L. Milner (2015-present). The Birmingham chapter, as well as the other chapters, is still actively involved in ongoing projects and activities, such as scholarships and charitable causes that will insure the continuation of the "Ole Westfield Spirit."