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Teri Sharkey
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2015-12-09 14:52:35
Claude Shehane
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2015-12-09 15:03:21
Cheryl Sheirburn (Golightly)
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Retired 2016-02-21 15:29:44
From the 40th reunion:
 
My life after WJ in a nutshell: Anyone that knew me well might remember my pursuit of Art.  I took as many art classes as was allowed in high school.  I continued to take art classes at MJC for one year, and worked at Rose Williams in Bethesda.  Fall of 1967 I started a career in Cartography with DOD at the Army Map Service compiling topographic maps.  I enjoyed the artistic aspect of map making.  I worked at the Defense Mapping Agency for 5 years.  While there I had a brief marriage and then in 1972 I was laid off during Lyndon Johnson's RIF (reduction in force) of government employees.  This was due to my lack of veterans' preference.  While unemployed on severance pay I met Robert (Bob) Golightly thru mutual friends and relatives.  Bob was at the time a Cryptologic Analyst in the Navy, stationed at NSA.  Shortly after, I became employed with NOAA in the Department of Commerce, drafting aeronautical charts.  Bob and I were married at my parent's home in 1973 and have been ever since.  Bob left active duty in 1974 to become a civilian employee at NSA and a Naval Reservist.  I started Cartographic related classes at night thru GWU.  I continued classes until fall of 1975 when Jennifer was born.  I returned to work at NOAA after my maternity leave and left again for good in 1977 when Robin, our second daughter was born.  Raising our daughters was the most demanding job I have had.  But fun and rewarding!  I am grateful for the opportunity.  Several years passed and Bob left NSA for the private sector.  Meanwhile I became an active volunteer at the school my daughters attended and a Girl Scout Leader.
In 1986 we left Maryland for the Rocky Mountains.  Bob was to open a new office for GTE in Colorado Springs. This was nothing for Bob, who had lived all over the world before he met me.  However, it was quite an adjustment for our girls and me.  Not just the altitude.  Our home in Monument, CO at 7142' is at the base of the Front Range.  Bob and I still live in the home we bought 20 years ago.  The Air Force Academy is just south of Monument and Pikes Peak overlooks the area.  It has been a great adventure.  In 1997 Bob left defense contracting and became involved in managing private universities.
Our girls are on their own, still in CO.  Jennifer is married and the mother of our three year old granddaughter, Ailey.  Jen is teaching at DU and about to graduate with her PHD in English Literature.  Robin is single and the mom of a Lab and a Bloodhound.  She works for Franklin American Mortgage Corp. 
Three years ago Bob and I each decided to pursue our high school dreams.  Bob owns a quarter horse and participates in equestrian activities.  I am enjoying watercolor painting.  I participate in as many classes, workshops, and Art Shows as possible.  In September I sold a painting for the first time! 
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Stuart Sheldon
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Ronald Sherrow
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Graduating WJ was the culmination of 10½ years exposure to Montgomery County’s concerted and mostly successful effort to educate “baby boomers.” Our cohort was very fast growing, and I know now ─ I certainly didn’t realize this back in WJ days ─ we were very fortunate to grow up in a county that met huge challenges to quickly build and equip many quality schools, and to recruit thousands of competent teachers, counselors, and administrators.

I received a great education at WJ, despite not acquiring good study skills and habits until late in my college years. Dismal grades dominated my WJ-era report cards; yet, WJ teachers never abandoned me. They nurtured my curiosity and understanding of any subject that appeared to hold my interest beyond a gnat’s lifespan. Thanks to my teachers, my ACT/SAT scores were above the national averages of our times, and my WJ and NB education laid a solid foundation for eventual success in the military, college, work and life. I am grateful.

In March, our senior year, I enlisted into the Naval Reserve, at Bethesda Naval Hospital. Navy boot camp and Hospital Corps School followed WJ graduation. Assignments included: Quantico Naval Hospital pediatrics unit; Flight Deck corpsman and surgical assistant onboard the aircraft carrier Independence; and completion of active duty as senior corpsman of the pediatric/well-baby clinic at Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base.

I graduated the U of MD with a Journalism B.S. in 1976; I returned as a physics/astronomy major for one year (Dean’s list and undergrad astronomy TA. Finally, homework mattered!). Worked at area hospitals during college, advancing, after college, to Director of Community Relations for Holy Cross Hospital.

In 1984, I entered the emerging health information management field, and co-designed the first real-time patient information system for Saint Elizabeths Hospital, then, a federal facility with approximately 900 inpatients and more than a thousand outpatients. By 1987, I was an information management consultant at Metro, helping to implement, improve, and administer their first real-time, enterprise Cost Management Information System for major construction and capital improvement programs. CMIS eventually tracked over $13B and 8,000+ contracts.

Metro hired me to administer CMIS in the 1990s; later I assumed capital budgeting duties. I retired in 2010, from the Metro Transit Police Department, where I was their first civilian budget officer, and later, Metro’s first Public Safety Business manager. 

I have been happily married for nearly 25 years to a wonderful person, Connie, who was pleased to meet so many of you at our 50th (and 40th) reunion. We live in Chevy Chase View, just south of Kensington, moving here in 1993. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with WJ alums to plan and execute the WJ Class of 1966 50th Anniversary Reunion. May we all enjoy good health and happiness!  

 

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Deborah Shooshan (Powell-Milley)
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Robert Showkeir
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Brenda Shreckengost (Marshall)
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Ned Shultz
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From the 40th reunion:
 
I lasted 6 months at Case Institute of Technology, finding the lure of seeing the world a lot more appealing than Schroedinger’s equations. Bailing for California,  I failed to notice that a war was going on, so actually ended up spending my travels/tours in Viet Nam and Italy  as a microwave radio specialist.  I noted in my diary: “ More attention to timing in the future.” 
 
Italy is a story in itself, but one anecdote is that when the astronauts were circling the moon for the first time, their messages back to the world were going through my microwave site.  I had the ability to patch into the connection! As I pondered the international positive impact of the sublime homage “Hi Mom, I love you!” I hesitated too long and the moment passed.  Timing.
 
I started school again at Montgomery College, finishing at the University of Oregon.  During that time I married, and my father assured me that that it was by far the smartest thing I had ever done.  While Patty and I have stopped our yearly renewal contracts on each other (we’re celebrating our 35th), I have to agree with my Dad.  My timing was improving.
 
Med school at Yale, residencies at Washington University and the University of Minnesota and a yearning to get away from the city brought my family to rural Norwich, Vermont, where I worked at Dartmouth and we raised our four children in a log home. As the last left the nest, we opted to move to Nashville, Music City, where people actually take lessons on improving their timing! 
 
My daytime job became designing, building and implementing computer systems for doctors and nurses: Medical Informatics.  But the more interesting development, was that’s when I got in the Groove, which is the blues/Jazz way of saying you ARE the timing: it moves through you.  I’m the bass player in a rock cover band that plays around the country at mostly medical conventions, along  with other members of Vanderbilt University staff and faculty.  As our web site (http://www.soulincision.com/) states “It’s Never Too Late to Rock and Roll.”
 
Fellow Travelers, my 40 years have been remarkable for my traveling companion, Patty, my children, and the good fortune in the friends I’ve made. 
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Judith Shumaker (Devey)
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Wow! Not really surprisingly, the profiles of our fellow classmates are very interesting….if not, fascinating! So many accomplishments, so many varied career paths, so many unique personalities, I have enjoyed reading each and every one.  My life has been filled with so many blessings, albeit a bit more mundane than most but the bottom line is I’ve experienced more joy than sadness, more pride than embarrassment, and much more laughter than tears. I was very shy and intimidated by such a huge class at WJ, so I don’t think I really came out of my shell until after graduation. I met our fellow classmate, Gib Devey the summer after we graduated. (He was only at WJ for 2 years…..I never knew him there.) I graduated from MD U. in 1971 (yep, I took 5 years) with a degree in Family Counseling and a minor in Early Childhood Development. Gib and I were married that same year and settled in Gaithersburg for our first 5 years. We moved to rural Calvert County in Southern Maryland with our one-year old daughter, Christine and loved it! A year later our son, Mark was born and I was blissfully happy as a “stay at home mom” for 5 years. In 1985 I began my other career working with Calvert County School Public Schools as a Kindergarten and Pre-K Assistant (great job!) until the Principal tapped me for a Federal Grant Programs Director and grant writer. I became involved at the State level and then was elected to the National Board of Directors where I served until my retirement in 2010. Since December 2004, our children have presented us with five beautiful and fascinating granddaughters so they have been my focus pretty much since then. Gib and I are “Mumsy” and “Grampy” to them and there is no sweeter sound in the world than their voices calling for us! We now reside in Fredericksburg, VA but we can often be found on top of our mountain in Burlington, WVA, our second home. We enjoy traveling mostly to countries of our European and British roots. Life is so good, blessings are more than abundant and I’m looking forward to catching up with lots of my 750 + or – WJ classmates next May at our 50th reunion….nah, we can’t be that old?! Send Judith a MessageSend Judith a Message
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