|KEENE STATE TODAY FALL 2009|
Jean Hatch Stedman is retired from teaching.
Ann Robitaille writes, "Just want to share some news of my recent Wagon Train Trail Ride. The Pendleton Round Up folks have put on this ride for 28 years! The people are great, and it was a well-organized ride and a wonderful 'horse' vacation. We rode from June 22 to 27. There were about a dozen wagons and 150 riders. The ride catered all three meals, and they provided hay for the horses. I went with four friends from my barn, and we had a blast! We will be retuning next year! This Thursday, a big group from our barn will be hauling the horses to Sheep Springs Horse Camp in the Deschutes National Forest (about a four-hour haul). We're 'horse camping' for four days. Each campsite has four stalls or long runs for the horses. We'll be trail riding every day. It's quiet, peaceful, and beautiful. All you hear is the slight breeze through the trees. There is no humidity and no bugs - perfect!"
Rena Holland writes: "My husband and I have two sons. I begin my third year at Burlington Christian Academy. I will be teaching seventh grade language arts and literature this year. I would love to hear from Fenibo, Dirkje, and Anita!"
From Phil Bellingham: "The 100th Reunion was invigorating. There were two others from our class there, Judy Moody and Steve Merrill. The dance was excellent. The band and singers had the place rockin'. The other functions were great too. Here's a big 'atta boy and girl' to those who helped to keep the good times rolling. Classmates, please remember to send in your news!"
IN MEMORIAM: Paul S. Burrows '76
Congratulations to Swans Creek Elementary School (Dumfries, VA) Principal Barry Rosenberg, who has been awarded the 2009 Outstanding Principal Award from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. He is one of two principals that will be recognized at the Dean's Circle of Friends dinner on October 8 in Charlottesville.
Steve Woodard writes: "Wow! Where has the time gone? Since graduating, I've gone the technology route, working for several software companies, living in Japan for four years building one company's business, and now settling in the Boston area working for another one! After the sale of my last company, I finally went back to school to pursue my real passion - music and music business. I finished a program at Berklee College of Music and started a small company to do publishing and artist management on the side. I still play guitar in a swing, funk, and blues horn band called Insufficient Funds. Perfect, eh?"
IN MEMORIAM: James L. Pelletier '79