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

January 2015 – December 2015

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 2015 we:

Provided financial support for the Lassos by
  • Paying the entry fee for Spurs dance competition
  • Assisting Lassos with competition outfits
  • Assisting Lassos with purchase of dance wear for 2015-2016
  • Donating LAA purchased uniforms to Lassos
Preserved the Lasso roping tradition by
  • Donating ropes to girls wanting to tryout for Lassos
  • Participating in a roping clinic to prepare girls for Lassos tryouts
  • Judging roping skills at Lasso tryouts
Raised funds to support the Lassos by
  • Hosting our annual social and fundraiser at Chris Madrid’s honoring Lassos of the ‘80s
  • Producing and selling LAA Fiesta medals
  • Participating in The Big Give charity fund raising drive
  • Designing a Lasso charm available for purchase
  • Holding a golf tournament fundraiser at Cool Crest
  • Actively seeking and receiving a $1,000 donation from City of San Antonio for scholarships
  • Receiving a $5,000 donation from Schoener Foundation
Mentored Lassos by
  • Awarding two scholarships to seniors in the amount of $1500 each
  • Hosting our annual Lasso Breakfast to honor senior Lassos
  • Awarding senior Lassos a year’s membership in LAA and a keepsake rope charm
  • Providing lunch and motivational speaker for Lasso summer camp
Demonstrated our support of the Lassos and Thomas Jefferson High School by
  • Attending Night in Ole Jeff
  • Supporting the Lasso alum who was Battle of Flowers Parade director
  • Attending the Lassos’ Fiesta Dance Performance at Good Time Charlie’s
  • Attending the Lasso Spring Show
  • Attending and supporting Chuckwagon and Jeff on Parade
  • Buying an ad in the Monticello yearbook
  • Purchasing an ad in the football program
  • Attending and supporting the annual Ice Cream Social
  • Performing at the Alumni Football Game
  • Attending the Homecoming Football Game
Continued to raise the visibility of the Lasso Alumni Association by
  • Attending monthly meetings of the Jefferson Educational Leadership Community to keep Jefferson Community informed of LAA activities
  • Hosting our Lasso alumni mixer
  • Hosting our annual meeting and holiday social
  • Attending class reunions on an ongoing basis to provide information on LAA
  • Participating in the Mireles Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament

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



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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