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David Shrum
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New Market AL Aerospace Married 3

Hey!
  I have been in contact with a few of you since Richardson put up this website and great to reunite.  Looking forward to the short time together.  Lots of blessings in my life and sounds like for many of you as well.  I was married in 1971 to a Connecticut girl and we had two great kids, Jason (34) and Kim (31) who just made my a grandpa for the first time.   Through my own selfishness, I divorced Kathie in 1990.  In 1993 I married Shari and in 1999 Kacie (9) was born.  Another undeserved blessing!   After college I worked for Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, CT.  Then in 1982 for Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin) in Orlando.  In 2004, Northrop Grumman (the old Westinghouse) hired me.  over the years in aerospace,  I've bumped into Joe Harland, Walt Havenstein, and Larry Carmichael.  In 1990 I started the first public high school lacrosse team in Florida. I started 7 more and formed an organization to grwo and spread HS lacrosse.  I coached HS lacrosse for 10 years.  Today there are 75 boys teams and 77 girls teams and this year it was declared a Florida HS sport with a State Championship.  Lot of fun.  We now live in Crownsville, very near Annapolis.  My interests are my wife, my kids, my church, youth group, mission work, and lacrosse (still playin' altho the team name is "The Geezers")  We plan on headin' to northern Alabama in a year.  My folks are there already, my sister, and Shari's mom.  Tryin' to stop the geographical spread we all became victim to after we left for college.  Look forward to seeing you all soon!   Shrummer

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Merle Ladd (Silverman)
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Foster City California Early childhood educator Married 3
I graduated from Cornell's college of Architecture, finally, in 1974. I took time off after junior year, got married to a Navy pilot, and returned to finish while he was on cruises, including Viet Nam in early '72. We have 3 grown children: 2 men also in the Navy, Navy SEAL and Naval Aviator. Our daughter is married to an entrepreneur and has our granddaughter, now 1 year old, and lives an hour away. 
I practiced architecture everywhere we lived in the Navy until it got too hard to move so much. I fell into a teaching job at a Catholic school and found my true calling. When George retired from the Navy in '89 we moved to the Bay area where he is a test pilot for UAL. I joined an educational publishing firm for 10 years. After many consolidations, I left in 2000 and focused on early childhood education. Now that I have fibromyalgia, it is tough to work with the little people, but I manage, they are our future!
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Merle Ladd (Silverman)
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Moraga CA Retired Married 3
New address. We moved here in March 2017 to be near our grandchildren. 
Eugenia "Sissy" King (Smith)
San Antonio TX Resolution Specialist Married 3
Graduated 1968, married high school sweetheart, Floyd Smith, November 1968 who I met while attending Lee H.S my sophomore year. We have five grandchildren. Floyd is retired but I plan on working another 5 years. Grandson starting Churchill as a Freshman in 2017, 50 years after I started my Junior year there when the school opened. Who would have thought! I guess we have come full circle. Send Eugenia "Sissy" a MessageSend Eugenia "Sissy" a Message
Michael Smith
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potomac md. Frontier Construction Co. Inc. Married 2
hello fellow bulldogs   looking forward to the reunion  i have been in touch with bunch of the old gang  mostly a positive response  i will continue searching for classmates  if anyone knows how to contact bill earman-maggie horne-bob christmas-jo ann lugert-mike mcann-david drew-paula levine-dave love-bob armstrong  please contact me  i prefer the phone  i never went to typing class @wchs and the 1 finger method takes forever! Send Michael a MessageSend Michael a Message
Gerry Snider
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Leesburg Va Auto Dealer Divorced 3
Transfered to Bullis. Then went to U.of Tampa. Married a girl from Whitman. Was married for 21 years.I Have three children. Jennifer 28, Twin Boys, Travis and Wesley 22. I have three grandchildren. Send Gerry a MessageSend Gerry a Message
Lois Stouffer
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Santa Fe NM Financial Advisor Single Again 1
After Churchill it was the University of Wisconsin for a BFA and BAE but a detour with Math as a major for a while. Then it was teaching Ceramics at Northwood. Mr. Jewler was there but Phil Jehle had yet to arrive. I ended up leaving since the school was on the closing list. I headed West with my MFA in Ceramics and Ceramic Art History to Santa Fe, NM where I've been ever since. Not thrilled with the lifestyle of artist/teacher, I took up Math again and with a little more training began a private practice as a Financial Advisor. I enjoy lots of public speaking on Philanthropic Gifting and making sure my clients retire well. I'm even about to apply that skill to myself in the next few years so I can ski more than a few days a week.

I got my potters wheel out of moth balls last year and am getting a body of work together for the first show in 25 years. The skills are coming back and the work looks decent so it's rewarding to squeeze in some time in the studio.

I have a wonderful and creative son (Ben) who loves theatre and I've become a costumer for the children's theatre company so I can keep track of him.  He's 14 and I might live throught these teenage years. Everyone else seems to have survived! I guess no one stays 14 forever and he won't either.

The Reunion was great and I thank each of you who worked so hard to put it together. It was full of surprises and laughs and reconnections.

See you again!







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Grace Janelle Sherfy (Straszheim)
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Potomac MD attorney Married 2
Here's my life update since WCHS. 
 
I graduated from Sweet Briar College in 1972 and thereafter from both Georgetown University Law School and its graduate school of law.  I worked for 20+ years in Washington DC law firms; 6 years' ago I  went in-house with a local trust company, Sandy Spring Bank, as counsel for the trust division.
 
I live in Potomac.  Both our homes (Burbank Drive and Foxhunt Lane)  were purchased from parents of other WCHSers, class of 1968!  As a result of staying so close to home, my parents were always nearby - until their deaths.  I even had the opportunity to work in the same law firm as my father for a two year period -- both of us are tax lawyers, albeit with different specialties -- mine is death taxes. (Great combo, eh -- death and taxes!) 
 
I've been married since 1976; I started off with 3 stepkids,  then aged 10, 8 and 3.  My husband is on the faculty of the economics department at the University of MD at College Park; he's presently associate Provost. 
 
In addition to the first 3 children, we eventually added two more -- now 24 and 21 -- with a total spread of 22 years  between eldest and youngest.  Our children have been a huge focus of our lives, with virtually our entire marriage having atleast one child always in residence (even now)! 
 
I've got one adult child with MS; a grandchild with aplastic anemia; I also have become  a counsellor for parents of children with retinablastoma, a vision disease of young children.  I'd welcome any advice/experience others may have on these problems and am happy to share what I know.
 
In my free time, I play golf and care for two horses  (both Arabians).   I compete the horses in 50 mile "endurance race " in MD, PA and Delaware. I use all of the old Potomac bridle trails to train on --  one of the wonderful beauties, still, of Potomac -- though few people make use of them (or even know that they exist).
   
I look forward to this reunion immensely -- and hope to learn more about others' life experiences.  Notwithstanding our parents' "finest generation," much has occured in our lifetimes that dramatically altered the expectations and opportunities that we all saw before us as we graduated from highschool -- for the most part, while we were still young enough to learn, adapt and thrive from the changes.  I'm curious to know if others feel the same way.  I consider the following among the top contentors  -- 
the impact of Vietnam war and Watergate corruption on our government;
women's educational & employment prospects improved dramatically; and
belated advancements have been realized  in black and hispanic minorities' educational and employment opportunties. 
Additionally, the sexual revolution occurred, in line with our own coming-of-age, ushered in with reliable birth control availability that, at least for our age cohort preceded the risks that later generations of youth have confronted with with STDs and AIDs.
 
Warmly,
GraceJanelle (Sherfy) Straszheim
 
PS:  Soon after leaving high school, I was able to  abandon use of my first name in favor of my middle namerso you'll have to remember me, atleast for email purposes, as "Janelle."  
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Debbie Stratton (Stratton Mott)
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Springfield VA Publishing Consultant and Publisher Married 2
Can it really be 40 years? Looking forward to reconnecting with all and remembering the fun we all had. After Churchill, I attended Bucknell U (PA) and then went on to U. of Maryland for Masters in Journalism. I've been in the Wash metro area since graduating and started a publishing consulting business 24 years ago, working with associations/membership organizations on the business of communications and publishing trade magazines. My husband Roger and I have two daughters. The eldest just started her first year of elementary school teaching. Our younger daughter is a sophomore in college. 

Roger is a lobbyist for Verizon, working with the the House and Senate, and we both enjoy the politics of Washington, lots of travel, summers at Bethany Beach, and family and friends. 
 
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Beverly Caywood (Sweeny)
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Louisville KY Retired Married
I'm a cocker spaniel now rapturously residing in Dog Heaven . . . Cloud 9, or if you prefer, K-9. Nice up here. No fleas. No scratch. And speaking of, guess who built an entire airplane from scratch?   My former owners, Al and Beverly Sweeny.   Not that anyone cares, yet, eons ago, and thanks to a merciful lowering of the school's academic standards, Bev Caywood miraculously graduated . . . in Potomac, Maryland . . . from Winston Churchill High. Named, I presume, after a cigarette.   Humans are weird.   More facts in this colorless resume: Bev taught several subjects (plus how to deal marked cards from the bottom) to American children in West Germany where she met Al. How? By lurking in a dark doorway and  calling out, "Are ya lonesome, Sailor?" Even though he wore an Air Force uniform.   Luckily, the pilot was Al Sweeny who became (next to me) her favorite guy, and hub.   Ah, our drama unfolds. Beverly had a tumor removed from her spinal cord. She is now well. Al's well. All's well and all's swell. In their Cozy Mark IV they fly at 200 mph to Oshkosh and other Bahama islands.   When not helming (or whatever) as Al's co-pilot, Bev reads the superbly written novels by Robert Newton Peck, who's hitched to Bev's loyal friend Sam.   She visits at the Peck's far too frequently, Everyone mentions me, their dear departed Mr. Brown. Please, no pity. Today I'm lunching with two other celebrities--Lassie and Rin Tin Tin. Send Beverly a MessageSend Beverly a Message
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