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 2017, we accomplished the following:
  • Participated in a roping clinic in preparation for Lasso tryouts
  • Judged roping skills at Lasso tryouts
  • Hung pictures of the Lassos from the 1940s to present in the new Lasso/Dance building
  • Hosted an Sip & See open house of the new Lasso/Dance building
  • Supported Lassos in the Rodeo Parade
  • Supported Lassos in the Crowd Pleasers competition in San Marcos
  • Assisted Lassos with purchase of competition outfits
  • Sold Fiesta medals and raffle tickets
  • Received a donation from the Schoener Foundation
  • 9th Annual Social & Fundraiser at Chris Madrid’s-Celebrating the 10th anniversary of LAA
  • Supported Lassos in the Fiesta Flambeau parade
  • Attended monthly Jefferson Educational Leadership Community meetings, hosted by Ed Garza
  • New Lasso/Parent Meeting – Offered 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
  • Supported SAISD Dance Festival at the Alamo Convocation Center
  • Attended and supported Chuckwagon and Jeff on Parade
  • Awarded five scholarships to seniors in the amount of $1,500 each
  • Hosted a dinner at Spaghetti Warehouse for the Lassos
  • Awarded Lasso seniors a year’s membership to LAA and a silver rope charm
  • Provided meals to the Lassos, director and managers prior to football/basketball games
  • Purchased ad in the Mighty Mustang football program
  • Social and fundraiser at Ajuua Mexican Restaurant
  • Supported and attended the Jefferson Ice Cream Social
  • Attended class reunions to provide information on LAA
  • Inventoried all Lasso uniforms, ponchos, and garment bags
  • Ordered spurs for the Lasso officers
  • Continue to work on roping skills with the Lassos
  • Held 4th Annual Boots, Birdie & Bogey Golf Tournament at Cool Crest Miniature Golf
  • Invited Lassos & parents to play in the tournament; spots donated by sponsors
  • Attended Alumni Football game (Jefferson vs. Brackenridge) & roped at half-time
  • Members, family & friends attended fundraiser at Good Time Charlie’s
  • Attended reception at Alamo Stadium, hosted by Ed Garza
  • Attended Tommy Bowl
  • Supported and attended the NDEO Youth Sharing Performance at the convention center
  • Held Annual Holiday Social and Meeting
  • Supported Lassos in purchasing poinsettias
  • Attend Holiday Dance Extravaganza

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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