Norwood High School Hall of Fame

Sandra Dutton, Crowne Plaza Hotel

Recently I was inducted into my Norwood, Ohio, high school’s “Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.”  It was an exciting day with first a tour of the middle school (my old high school building), then the new high school, with its planetarium and TV station.   At an assembly in the auditorium students introduced the honorees–a scientist who’s written widely on herpetology, a nuclear engineer, a musician, a military advisor to presidents, and posthumously, Vera-Ellen the dancer-singer-movie star, who also attended Norwood High School.  In the evening we had a formal induction in the ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Blue Ash, Cincinnati.  To the left you see me making an acceptance speech, describing some of my favorite teachers.  (I never like to stay behind the podium if I can grab a microphone and move around.)  It was a lovely day, an honor to be recognized, and I enjoyed seeing many old friends.

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