Volume 4, Number
10, May 2000
MSO WEB SITE - http://www.pearyhs.org/
Patti Murphy Minnick <Pminnick@cn-inc.com>
found out about the website from my sisters - Phyllis Murphy and Cris
Administrator Spouse: Rusty, Children: Amber Leigh 17 months
Incidents: Fun times spent with my close friends Terri & Debbie,
failing 10th grade gym class (only because I gave myself an
extented lunch period), Dance Club, leaving school early to cruise with my
boyfriend and lots of homework from Gibbs English class!
High School: Spent years hanging around the Rockville area, in 1989 moved
to Cancun, Mexico where I worked very hard at having a fun time.
Returned in 1991. Now
married to Rusty who works for his family own business “Minnicks,
Inc.” (HVAC). I work
part-time as an administrator which keeps me in touch with the work world
and enables me to spend lots of time with my 17 month old daughter Amber.
Plans: Enjoy my family, have another child, keep playing the big game
lotto and continue to hang out with Terri, Michelle, Colleen and other
high school friends.
Teachers: The dance teacher (Diane S. ?) I can’t remember her name. She was soooo laid back and easy to talk with.
Also, as much as I thought I disliked him Mr. Gibbs was a great
teacher—I wished I had paid more attention to what he was teaching and
less complaining about how hard his class was.
Valerie Emerson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
found out about the website from a Peary Alumna.
Incidents: Working on plays directed by Mr. Gibbs
High School: Member of a volunteer fund-raising group associated with the
Teacher: Mr. Clark and his history class.
Lori Ann Sasso Lydard <email@example.com>
found out about the website? Another alumni told me about it.
Occupation: Legal Secretary, Spouse: Martin, Children: One
stepdaughter Beth Ann Lydard age 22, Grandchildren: None, yet.
Incidents: Rollerskating in the senior court and to algebra class in my
High School: Married at 19, divorced at 29, remarried at 31. I moved quite a bit before settling down in Frederick with my
Plans: Travel the country and see Alaska.
Teacher: My English teacher (I can’t remember her name) but she was the
best English teacher in the world.
Sharon Scott Uhal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
found out about the website? My daughter saw a website address on
local cable network.
local cable network.
retired, Spouse: Timothy, Children: Jennifer-age 25 teacher, Steven-age 23
Incidents: Ms. Vadala’s English class. Lunch at McDonalds.
High School: Too much to fit in this tiny space!
Plans: Enjoying retirement. Moving
to Delaware and plan to spend lots of time at the beach.
Teachers: Ms. Vadala. Mr.
Wick. Our Home Economics
Teacher-can’t think of her name though!
They just had the most impact on me at school.
alums I know about? Paul
Hadeed is living in Damascus, Maryland
Fun to look at all of this! Especially
the old pictures!
1963-1965 Joint Reunion Chairpersons
wanted you to know that we’re getting a great response to the 63, 64,
and 65 joint class reunion that will be held August 11th, 2000
weekend. Thank you to all of
those who have already sent back their information and check, which has
been a big help in our planning.
are working on the reunion books now and if you haven’t responded yet
and plan on attending PLEASE send back your information and a check ASAP.
We need to hear from you by the June 30th deadline since
the books will be then going to press but it would help us tremendously if
you’d send back your information now for there are many other things
that have to be addressed in advance for the planning of the weekend.
for some reason you are unable to attend—we would still like to have
your information sheet filled in and returned so you can be included in
the reunion book. Remember
too, that you may order a class photo that night for 11.00 which includes
shipping and handling. And
for only 8.00 more, a second photo may be purchased of another class.
Each class will have their own photos taken.
The photographer will only be accepting cash and checks that night
and NO CREDIT CARDS. So
please come prepared. Also if you’re unable to attend you may still
order a class picture and reunion book when you send back your
information. BUT we must know in advance.
Needed-----if you can help on Saturday night at the registration table
Please let your class coordinator know.
This is a “fun” job greeting all your friends and helping to
hand out reunion books, name tags, etc.
so now is your BIG chance. If
you have a special talent or would like to participate in a skit we’re
looking for you. Decisions
will have to be made soon....
looking forward to a wonderful weekend and seeing everyone.
Beck Burch - for the class of ‘63, email: Cacky50@aol.com
Cotton Hendrix - class of ‘64. email: email@example.com
Brown Carter - class of ‘65, email: ECARTER236@aol.com
Senseman-Privette - class of ‘66 (for teachers, staff, and other
who would like to attend) , email: Gale7@Juno.com
who would like to attend) , email: Gale7@Juno.com
Daniel T. Cheng <firstname.lastname@example.org>
found out about the website? I
was talking to a woman who’s children went to Peary and she told me of
Civil Engineer, Spouse: Bonnie, Children: Jeffrey D. 20 and Andrew S. 16
Incidents: Class Trip to Expo 67 in Montreal was a blast.
sneaking out after Curfew. Williamsburg Trip was just as fun.
High School: Bachelors and Masters from University of MD in 1972 &
1978 respectively. Senior Vice President at Johnson, Mirmiran &
Thompson which is a consulting engineering firm.
Plans: Work less hours & play more golf
Teachers: It’s been so long I can’t remember.
real pleased that there is a Web Page. Unfortunately I haven’t
maintained any contacts with fellow alumni except for Jay Philips. I hope
to get updates on events.
Leilani Shannon Vail <Vailetc@aol.com>
found out about the website from my sister - Patti Shannon Wilder.
Fund Raiser, Spouse: Floyd, Children: Tara Alecia Correnti-Vail (21),
Kierstan Lorraine Correnti-Vail (18), Elizabeth Vail (14)
High School: Two years ago my husband and I traveled around the world with
a Christian Emergency Relief Organization called Samaritan’s Purse.
Now myself and two others who were also on the trip are raising
$90,000 for feeding families in Kosovo.
Plans: We are leaving again May 23, 2000 for Kenya, Uganda and Kosovo with
Samaritan’s Purse for two weeks to visit projects sites.
This time we are taking our 18-year-old daughter Kierstan who is a
photography student at a Colorado college (who is also a prospective
missionary!) Part of our trip
was to also go into the Sudan but is now scrapped because the
Samaritan’s Purse work in a Sudanese hospital is continually being
Teacher: Mr. Parker an English teacher......because he dated my girlfriend
after we were out of high school!
alums I know about? I may
have an address for Jan Sieling Palm.
Robin Rose Fine <email@example.com>
found out about the website from fellow alums.
Homemaker, Spouse: David, Children: Rachel -- 3 ˝, Mitchell -- 9 months
High School: Went to Univ. of Md. and received a BS in
Marketing/Journalism. Worked for AOL for 4 years until I met my
husband-to-be. Moved to Pennsylvania to live with him. Eventually got
married, and moved back to the Washington area. I now have 2 great kids,
and work as a homemaker and volunteer for my daughter’s nursery school
and other local organizations.
Teachers: Mr. Clark—went on his annual senior trip to Europe with the
best friends in the world! Mrs. Rosen—best English teacher anyone could
for an update on fellow alum Alan Marcus—anyone know what he’s up to?
Mike Deitchman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
a great website created by a crewmember of the USS Robert E. Peary
FF-1073. I was surprised to learn there was a third ship named after Peary
(actually the first). You’ll find more information at the following URL:
The webmaster was kind enough to advertise our planned Rededication of the
bell Tower on June 16th.
Michael D. Fox <email@example.com>
found out about the website from friends and family.
Service Consultant, Spouse: Rose, Children: Jessica L. Fox 13 yrs and
Victoria Fox 3 yrs
High School: Military—Married—Divorced—Married—Two Kids—Two
MORE KIDS---KEEP WIFE AND CATS
Alice Goldberg-FitzHugh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
found out about the website from my sister. Spouse: Will, Children: Reid
Fitzhugh, 18 months
High School: Went back to school to get a second degree in Graphic Design.
Worked for Computerworld. Had a child.
Plans: Start my own business in designing and creating knitwear.
a second child.
Patrice John Baugher <email@example.com>
found out about the website from the High School Reunion letter.
Occupation: Teacher, Spouse: Tom, Children: Christopher J. Age 17,
Bryan T. Age 15, Andrew J. Age 9, Grandchildren: Perish the thought!!!
High School: I graduated from Western Maryland College in 1979. Married my college sweetheart, and travelled the world as an
Army Officers wife. There is nothing like living in another country to
give you perspective. We are now happily settled in Indiana raising our
best friend in High School, Jimmy Keppler, who moved to Illinois so
didn’t graduate from Peary. But
may now be in the area and a VIP. Seeing
him would be worth a trip from Indiana.
Karen Schwartz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
found out about the website from classmates.com.
Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant, Children: Shane Wise age 21,
Grandchildren: not yet :-)
Incidents: The Road Rally. The
girl’s bathroom and Quaaludes.
High School: Married twice, divorced.
One son. Went back to
school twice, yeah me...college....so love my work as an emergency
alums I know about? Leslie Taylor is Leslie Dean living in Ocean City with
her husband and 4 children.
Jenny Lewinski Sylvester <email@example.com>
found out about the website from a former classmate.
Services Tech/Union Representative, Spouse: Bobby, Children: Bryan 31 and
Kelly 25, Grandchildren: Alexis 5
High School: Working for Bell Atlantic and Communications Workers of
heard there was going to be a picnic this year?
Steve Repas <Srepas370@aol.com>
found out about the website from Bob Pearce, Class of 1969.
Addiction Counselor, Spouse: Karen, Children: Terry age 34 and Tony age
32, Grandchildren: Ashley 12, Nicholas 11, Garrett 8, Holly 9, Sawyer 6
Incidents: Being named “ Most Improved Student” in 1970.
I was trippin when Fred Dunn announced my name.
High School: Trying to understand life.
Plans: Will soon be moving to Greensboro, North Carolina (wife was
Teacher: Without a doubt Mrs. Carrie Luck, She was a tiny terror.
Linda Wojtyna Dempsey <Chalkn8r@aol.com>
I found out about the website from Mr. Alumni Host, Joey Chornock.
Occupation: Teacher/Freelance Writer, Spouse: Dwight, Children:
Cody age 9, Grandchildren: no, no, no, no, no...
Incidents: Just sharing general teenage angst with Marji Saile (Fabian).
High School: Do you realize how long ago that was?
I don’t think I can remember it ALL!
I worked in the medical field for a very long time as a registered
respiratory therapist. I met
my husband at work. After our
son was born, I returned to school to become a special education teacher.
It has NOT been a good time for teachers!
I took a leave of absence from the school board in November, 1999.
I have been writing freelance since then. Currently, I’m working for a company that publishes preps
for state assessments. The
best thing is... working at
Tracy A. Wright <firstname.lastname@example.org>
found out about the website through searching the internet.
Incidents: Chorus, Lil David, Kim White, BABS, Kathy, and Sally
High School: Working in the mental health field either in the treatment of
alcohol/drug abuse or Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)
I am currently working for a contractor providing the EAP at the
Pentagon for the past tens years.
Plans: I also have a jewelry making business “The Cat’s Meow” that I
want to expand.
Teachers: Mr. Masterani, Guidance Counselor, and Mr. Pierce, Chorus
Teacher, fun class!