1982: Summer 2014

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Elizabeth Bastian Chapin

Barb Koiro Daye and family all live in Frederick. Daughter Eliza owns a home just around the corner! Husband Mike retired from coaching football for 30 years and decided to return. He works for Frederick County Public Schools and Barb works as a traveling nurse. Barb and Mike have done a lot of traveling over the years including the 2012 Super Bowl and Indy 500! Barb’s sister lives in the Reading, Pa., area; she and Liz Bastian Chapin are acquainted. My apologies to Barb for just submitting her news. Debbie Booth Cieri said her family is happy and healthy! She and husband are building their dream home at the Magothy River in Maryland to enjoy in their retirement years. Her oldest Rachel is a magazine editor for the Sun Tribune group. Oldest twin is a senior at Methodist Univ., in North Carolina majoring in music education, and younger twin just became an emergency medical technician. Amy Blades Steward of Easton recently co-authored her first book, Charles H Thornton:  A Life of Elegant Solutions, with renowned structural engineer, educator and mentor Charles H. Thornton, Ph.D., PE of Easton. Over the last 30 years, Thornton has engineered some of the world’s tallest and most innovative structures through “disruptive innovation.” He also founded the ACE Mentor Program, a nationwide nonprofit organization offering guidance and training in architecture, construction and engineering to more than 40,000 inner city high school students in 106 cities across the U.S. The memoir’s cover was designed by Amy’s son, Conner Dorbin of Easton. Her oldest son Andrew recently graduated from Temple Univ. in Philadelphia with a film degree and is working for PRS Guitars as a videographer. Amy’s youngest son just graduated from high school and will attend St. Mary’s College of Maryland in the fall. Marcea Horton Cotter welcomed her second grandson Asher Mason Davenport in October 2013. Marcea, family and grandchildren vacationed at Disneyworld earlier this year! They included a visit with Ellen Yodzis Patton and her family while in Florida. Jackie McDaniel West continues to be quite active with tennis! She plays and captains numerous women’s teams in her area and has won several Virginia titles. Her involvement in the past year includes coaching both junior varsity and varsity girls at Cape Henry Collegiate. The varsity girls won States in her first year as coach! Jackie also teaches tennis to middle school-aged girls. Although reluctant to coach at first, Jackie has enjoyed the experience and looks forward to season two in the fall. Her daughter is heading off to Elon Univ. in North Carolina this fall; Jackie’s son is studying culinary arts at Johnson & Wales Univ., in Rhode Island. A new active Goldendoodle puppy named Cooper is helping to fill the “empty nest.” Liz Bastian Chapin has enjoyed several visits with Joy Miller Beveridge in Reading, Pa., and Frederick this year! The Carroll Creek Frederick area is wonderful! It is surely a must see when you return to Frederick for a visit! Gretchen Steinmetz Keith and I see each other throughout the year with a “girls birthday club” in Reading, Pa. It is a good excuse for some mutual friends to get together and celebrate our birthdays! Both of Gretchen’s son’s are engaged; one wedding is planned for 2014! It is always great to hear from different classmates! Feel free to send me your news anytime so I can save it for the next publication!

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