About the Lassos

The Lassos have reflected the unique heritage of Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio, Texas since 1932. A service, performance and spirit organization, the Lassos continue to make a difference in the lives of young women by developing them as leaders and by encouraging academic excellence.

In the decades since the Lassos’ conception, changing economic conditions, demographics, and income levels in the San Antonio School District contributed to the dwindling of its members from 200 to just 10 girls in 2006.

Realizing the importance of the Lasso experience, concerned alumni founded the TJHS Lasso Alumni Association in 2007. The LAA helps current Lassos understand and appreciate the history of the organization, while fostering personal pride in each of its members. Through the efforts of the LAA, Lasso membership continues to grow.

The TJHS Lasso Alumni Association is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit. Consult your tax advisor regarding the deductibility of your donation.

Lasso Alumni Activities

Our organization is small, but in the true Lasso tradition of working together for the betterment of the current Lassos and Thomas Jefferson High School, we accomplish a lot.

During 2019, we accomplished the following:
  • Coordinated the writing of a book on the Lassos history
  • Participated in a roping clinic in preparation for Lasso tryouts
  • Judged Lasso tryouts and paid for professional judges
  • Supported Lassos in the Rodeo Parade
  • Supported Lassos in the Crowd Pleasers competition in Seguin
  • Sold Fiesta medals and raffle tickets
  • Received a donation from the Schoener Foundation
  • 11th Annual Social & Fundraiser at Los Barrios
  • Provided financial aid for uniforms and dance wear
  • Purchased ad in the Monticello yearbook to support the Lassos
  • Participated in the Big Give charity drive
  • Attended Lasso Spring show at Jefferson
  • Attended and supported Chuckwagon and Jeff on Parade
  • Awarded four scholarships to seniors for a total of $6,500
  • Hosted a dinner at Spaghetti Warehouse for the Lassos
  • Awarded Lasso seniors a year’s membership to LAA and a silver rope charm
  • Provided meal for the Lassos summer camp provided by Crowd Pleasers
  • Provided meals to the Lassos, director and managers for several events
  • Purchased ad in the Mighty Mustang football program
  • Supported and attended the Jefferson Ice Cream Social
  • Attended class reunions to provide information on the association
  • Inventoried, measured and distributed all Lasso uniforms, ponchos and garment bags
  • Ordered spurs straps for the Lasso officers’ boots
  • Continue to work on roping skills with the Lassos
  • Held 6th Annual Boots, Birdie & Bogey Golf Tournament at Cool Crest Miniature Golf
    • Invited Lassos to play in the tournament
    • Secured donations and sponsors
  • Attended Alumni Football game & roped at halftime
  • Held Annual Holiday Social and Meeting

Donate to the TJHS Lasso Alumni Association today to help keep the legacy alive.

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Memorabilia

The Lasso Alumni Association needs your help in continuing to collect Lasso memorabilia for our display in the Student Union Building. These items—from bars and scarves to boots, megaphones and pom poms—are an important part of Lasso history.

We are especially in need of Lasso uniforms from throughout the years. Your photos, newspaper clippings and other keepsakes are welcome as well.

Contact us today about donating to help keep the Lasso memories alive.

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