YHS GET-TOGETHER JUNE 2016
YHS GET-TOGETHER JUNE 2016
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YHS '68 Classmates -- Please click on the"Add Your Profile," box below, and write a little information about yourself.  Everyone loves photos!  Adding "then" and "now"photos to your profile will help classmates to recognize you at the big event.

If you need help adding your profile, click on the "Contact Us" tab and we will assist you.

To add your Classmate Profile, you will create a Username and Password, so none of your friends has unauthorized fun with your profile -- but don't forget to hit "the submit" button to save your information!  Also, you can edit your information (tap on the "edit your profile" button.)

This website does not share your personal information including your home & email addresses, or phone numbers, but it does permit other classmates to contact you privately, without revealing your email address on the website.


This website operates in a distinctly different way from Facebook. So don’t expect to be bombarded with emails every time there is a change. The Reunion Committee, however, will occasionally send updates and news to you about the reunion events as they evolve. But please check back on your own to catch up with new classmate profiles, photos and other news. 







 
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Gary Adkins
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I retired in 2010 after 33 years of working at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke.   Had many roles over the years including Director of Career Services, counselor, and teaching Psychology.

Now living on ten mostly wooded acres with my wife Sandy and our German Shepherd Silver.  Still try to run or bike every day, but at a slower pace these days.  Ran my first marathon, the Marine Corps Marathon, in 1977.
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Don Andress
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Curiosity Committed Relationship
I am again a local, leaving in Vienna.

Life is good !
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Bruce Aukland
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My life after YHS is a tale of two careers, one military as a nuclear submarine officer and one as a civilian in the commercial nuclear utility industry.

My life changed dramatically after graduation as I entered the US Naval Academy (Annapolis) as a plebe (freshman). As I tell folks when they ask how it was there I tell them, “It’s a great place to be from, but a really tough place to be.”

I met my future wife (Pamela) on a blind date at the US Military Academy (West Point) of all places during an exchange weekend there my junior year. She was a junior majoring in elementary education at Wagner College on Long Island, NY. I only played football my plebe year. I played baseball (3rd base) for all four years at Navy and was elected the team captain my senior year. Highlights were exhibition games with Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers and Baltimore Orioles. I graduated (with merit) with a BS degree in Operations Analysis and was commissioned an Ensign USN during June Week 1972.

Following commissioning I began my nuclear training at the S1C prototype in Ballston Spa NY. and the submarine officer basic course in New London CT. Over the next 22 years, and during the Cold War, I was involved in the supervision, operation, and maintenance of five (primarily) nuclear attack submarines (SSN). My shore duty assignments included the S3G nuclear prototype training unit (NPTU) and nuclear and tactical submarine fleet inspection team tours. In 1988 I assumed Command of the USS Trepang (SSN-674). In the seafaring world this remains the pinnacle of achievement. As the recruiting slogan goes “Join the Navy and see the world”. Well I have, although some of it was through a periscope. I retired from the Navy in 1994.

After retirement, I worked in the commercial nuclear utility industry. Commensurate with this career change I earned my professional engineer’s (PE) license in the mechanical discipline. My civilian career included supervisory positions at two commercial nuclear facilities in North Carolina and as plant manager at Browns Ferry nuclear plant in AL. I graduated from Duke University’s MBA program in 2004.

In 2008, I began work at Westinghouse Nuclear in Pittsburg PA as an executive primarily responsible for development of the start-up test program for the AP-1000 advanced passive nuclear reactor. I retired from the commercial nuclear field in 2013.

They say the toughest job in the Navy is that of a Navy wife. My wife Pamela is the greatest and I am fortunate to have been married to her now for almost 45 years. Although she often reminds me that I was deployed, in a foreign port overseas or on duty for almost half of my time in the Navy. Along the way I was home long enough to have had three beautiful daughters, Kim, Wendy and Megan. They favor their mother in that regard. We now have seven grandchildren (six boys and a girl). Throughout our marriage we have moved more times than I can count.

I enjoy touring Revolutionary War and Civil War battlefields as well as attending Carolina Hurricanes hockey, Duke and NC State basketball, Carolina Panthers football and Navy/Duke/NC State and Durham Bulls AAA baseball games. We both enjoy spending time with our family and friends at our beach house on the Outer Banks (OBX) NC and at the South Jersey shore in Stone Harbor, NJ.

I look forward to meeting old friends and making new ones. I particularly wanted to establish social contacts with YHS classmates who may live in the NC triangle region.

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Margaret Barnett (Caldwell)
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After college at Mary Washington, I worked as social worker, married, then stayed home with our children for a few years.   I returned to paid employment, served as a substitute teacher, then was a workforce development professional for my last 10 years of work.  I have always volunteered and continue to serve in  multiple capacities in my church and community.  I coordinated a ministry with adults with special needs for 28 years, and did conference leading and writing for Baptists from 1988 - 2000.  

I still sing in church and community choirs and ensembles.   My husband of 42 years does the same, as well as serving church and community in other ways.  We enjoy seeing our three grown children and three grandchildren when we can, and have fun doing social ballroom dancing weekly.  P.S. : Remember "The Six of Us" folk group?
Adrian Bass
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Retired Educator Married
I went to Michigan State University and never left Michigan.  A lifelong educator, I worked at an Outdoor Education Center with Elementary School kids; taught adults how to use computers when they used 5 1/4 inch disk drives; then became an administrator at the community college in Lansing, working in quality management and continuous improvement.  

Married for 40 years, no kids so we can spend our beagles' college fund on travel.  Retired just means no one pays me for all the committees and boards I volunteer for.  Enjoying life in Charlotte, MI on our 75 acres farm.
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Roberta "Bobbie" Bebb (Veazey)
Retired Professor of Music Married 2
Following graduation I went to the University of N. C. At Greensboro, graduating with a Bachelor of Music in Voice and a Bachelor of Music Education.  That summer I married my husband Scott and moved to Lexington, Kentucky where he was finishing his Bachelor of Architecture. We recently celebrated our 45th anniversary. Upon his graduation from  the University of Kentucky, we moved to Champaign-Urbana, Illinois to pursue our respective master degrees, I in Music Performance and he in Architecture at the University of Illinois.  We graduated in 1976 and moved to Evansville, IN where I began my career teaching Voice at the University of Evansville and performing and Scott joined the firm that he would eventually own.  We lived there until retirement at which time we moved to Louisville, KY which we love. 

We've been blessed with a son and daughter and three grandchildren. Our son is a lawyer and musician (he plays in the Philharmonic and conducts the youth orchestra) and our daughter is a music therapist and cellist in Wisconsin. Both are happily married. Life is good and retirement is the BEST!!!
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Bonnie Bell (Byrd-Demyan)
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retired Married 2

I met my first husband the first day I arrived at college and we were married in December, 1969.  He passed away in September of 2002.  My sons were still teenagers at the time since we had waited eleven years to start a family.  I remarried six years later.  I managed to get both of my sons through high school, college, marriage and now they are starting families of their own.  I have two delightful grandsons, almost four and seven months old.  

 

Professionally, I specialized in working with students having reading difficulties.  This lead to developing a reading program for early readers, training professionals in early reading techniques and teaching graduate school.  I also started my own business after I retired so that I could provide professional development to teachers and received contracts from publishing companies to represent their reading materials in the state of Maryland.  

 

I am now completely retired.  My husband is a pilot and we travel a great deal both within the US and abroad.  

 

I’m very excited about our 50th reunion.  I attended the 20th reunion, so it has been almost 30 years since I have connected with anyone in our class.  Thank you to those who have organized this. 

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Betsy Black (Summerlin)
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Retired - Part Time Cashier Widowed 2
50 years after High School - What a concept!  Will be good to see how everyone has aged and find out all the great things everyone has accomplished in their lives.  I have lived in Richmond since 1971 and have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.  Loving my home of 30 years and work part time at Office Max as a cashier.  Have had many careers, but my best accomplishment is my kids and grandkids. See you all next year! Send Betsy a MessageSend Betsy a Message
Patti Blackwell (Blaine)
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Greg Borden-Neary
semiretired mechanic Married
A lot of water under the bridge. After graduation I got my B.S. From Old Dominion and my M.S. And Ph.D. from University of Colorado. I put myself through school working as a mechanic. My wife Mary Ann and I  got married in 1978. We moved from Boulder to Charlottesville where Mary Ann got her MBA from The Darden School. After her graduation we moved again to Minneapolis and I taught across the river at Macalester College in St. Paul and Mary Ann went to work for Target.  Long story short after 6 years in the frozen north Mary Ann was offered a great position with Circuit City. As many of you know college teaching pays extremely well!  When MA got home from the interview I asked her what they were offering and she told me it was over twice what we were making together and we would be moving to a small beach community in North Carolina. Thus ended my career in academia. We've survived 14 moves in our newly 40 year marriage including a stint in Toronto. I've occupied my time with a small company in partnership with a good friend. We began doing frame off restorations of midyear Corvettes and when we tired of that we moved on to '65-'70 Shelbys. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Send Greg a MessageSend Greg a Message
James Bowden
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Defense Consultant Widowed 3
Thank you - everyone putting this together. 
I write.  If you want to read me look on Facebook - my full name, James Atticus Bowden - or my blog Deo Vindice.  My wee story is pretty much there.  Thanks again for all y'all have done. 
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Chris Boyes
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Retired Accountant Married 4
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Nancy Boykin
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Actress Married 1
Hello, All!  I'm so grateful to say that my years since High School have good ones and filled with adventures.  My career in the theater has taken me to places around the country --living for some time in New York City, Los Angeles and now Philadelphia.  I've had the opportunity to do many, many plays over the years and I am thankful for the many friends I have made.  Although acting remains my primary focus, for years I also taught and have just retired from teaching at Temple University.  My husband, Dan, is an actor and director and my son, James, is currently in graduate school getting an MFA in Acting.  We live in an older stone house in Elkins Park, just outside of Philadelphia.  We have grown to love the city for it's no-nonsense attitude -- not to mention some very good restaurants.  In our spare time we enjoy travelling and have the good fortune to spend some time teaching in London.  Most summer we go into the wilderness for a week or so of backpacking/camping/hiking/fishing in Wyoming.  I hope that I will be able to make it to the reunion.  It would be a treat to see everyone and catch up. Send Nancy a MessageSend Nancy a Message
Linda Brekke
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I am currently ( for 15 years) the Controller at Paley Rothman, a law firm in Bethesda. I am divorced and have three children who, in total, have 6 children. I've lived in the same old (built in 1898) house in Falls Church for 40 years (I sound like my mother!) Speaking of my mother, she is 96, happy and healthy living in Mclean. My brother, Tron, and sister, Gervais, still live in the area, too. Life is good and life is busy!!

I am happy to still enjoy and love friends from our Yorktown days and cannot wait to reunite with more!
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Roger Brown
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I graduated from Yorktown in the spring of 68.  In the fall of 68 I enlisted in the USAF .  In the fall of 72 I got out of the USAF and married the girl next door.  I entered college to get an Accounting Degree.  I got and job with the Office of the Secretary of the US Senate in 1976.  I ran their Payroll /Personnel Systems for 30 years and retired in 2006.  Now I do camera and vdeo editing work as a volunteer for a local TV station.  I do volunteer work  VDGIF CWF Volunteer Program.   My wife  (of  43+ years) and I moved to Pennsylvania in the sumner of 2016 to chase our grand children.  So far I've had 1 wife,  2 daughters, 2 grandsons, and 1 granddaughters.  Send Roger a MessageSend Roger a Message
Glen Bumgardner
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Alive and well in the Rocky Mountain West.  Been here longer than any other place.  3 1/2 hour drive to Glacier National Park.  5 hour drive to Yellowstone. Send Glen a MessageSend Glen a Message
Ellen Burch
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It's been so much fun to catch up with everyone.  Guess it's my turn.  After graduating from the University of North Carolina, I ended up in the communication research field for public television/radio and then cable (The Travel Channel).  This career took me from DC to Seattle to Dallas and back to DC.  Retirement came a little earlier than I expected, but so far, so good.    Send Ellen a MessageSend Ellen a Message
HelenRuth Burch
retired Girl Scout Program Director Single
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Joannie Burroughs
Retired banker, now Non-Profit Pres. www.JohnBurroughsAssociation.org Married 2
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Betty Buser (Huff)
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50 years? Didn't we just turn 18? Time flies! I've been lucky enough to have truly enjoyed the years from graduation to reunion. After Yorktown I attended Radford, met my husband Bill (a Va Tech grad) and a year later we married and began our 30 years of Bill's active duty Army career. Along the way I finished college, taught middle school and held various jobs and positions throughout the world. We have two sons and seven grandchildren who complete our busy life. We are currently living in North Georgia close to grandchildren. It's fun seeing classmates profiles and placing names with faces! Many thanks to everyone involved in bringing us together again! Send Betty a MessageSend Betty a Message
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