I’ve mentioned several times how much I enjoy receiving actual letters in the mail, after spending most of my life communicating by fax, e-mail and voice mail. And I especially enjoy receiving letters from Lake Highlands High School graduates, and their parents and friends.
My daughter also has a keen anticipation for anything that hits the mailbox addressed to her. Not too long ago, she received her copy of Seventeen magazine.
She was wowed to see page after page of photo credits by 1989 LHHS graduate Aimee Herring. Aimee received her degree in English and photography from Texas Christian University and spent two years as a photography assistant before moving to New York City last year, portfolio in hand, uttering those proverbial words, “If I can make it there…”
Parents Ann and Gerald are very proud, and they’re not at all surprised with her quick success in such a competitive environment.
I’m still compiling my list of Lake Highlands graduates who entered the teaching profession, and I have received a good response so far. Keep the information coming.
Lee Porter has two teachers in her family. Mike Porter, ’76, is choir director, assistant band director and history teacher at Ford High School in Quinlan. Greg Porter, ’78, coaches football and teaches speech in Coperas Cove.
While attending the “A” Team breakfast with my daughter (yes, I am very proud), we were surrounded by teachers who were graduates.
Martha Thompson Moroch, ’76, is currently principal at White Rock Elementary School. Martha Walker Travis, ’76, teaches at Lake Highlands Junior High. She also attended Wallace Elementary School and Lake Highlands Junior High. Pam Neese Westfall, ’72, was at the breakfast and told me she was in the first musical produced at Lake Highlands High School in 1972, titled “The Fantastics.” She says the performance was held at the junior high, because there wasn’t an auditorium at the high school.
I’ve found that often a reader will find something in my column that sparks his or her memory. After reading about teacher Martha Carona Lammers in a previous column, Mrs. Betty Edwards wrote to me that while attending a PTA meeting at Lake Highlands Elementary more than 35 years ago, a woman sat beside her and introduced herself as Mrs. Carona. The conversation that followed went something like this:
Mrs. Carona: “I have a daughter in fourth-grade.”
Mrs. Edwards: “I do, too.”
Mrs Carona: “My daughter’s name is Martha.”
Mrs. Edwards: “Mine is, too.”
Mrs. Carona: “We live on Liptonshire.”
Mrs. Edwards: “We do, too!”
And the coincidences have continued. Martha Edwards Myers, ’68, is also a teacher.