Mr. William Howell Sharpe
b. - Price, NC
College, B.S.: Science
General Science, Biology
|1962 Anchor, p. 29|
I remember Mr. Sharpe taught at NNHS with his wife. I am not sure if this is the same one.
- Johnnie Bateman ('67 / '70) of VA - 07/13/08
It is, indeed. Thank you for spotting this, Johnnie.
NEWPORT NEWS - After a three-year,
hard-fought battle with cancer, William 'Bill' Sharpe died peacefully at his
home on Friday evening, July 11, 2008.
Published in the Daily Press on 7/13/2008.
In one of life's strange coincidences, I read an article about Darwin's "Origin of Species" only three days ago and remembered how my ninth grade biology class at NNHS in 1961 was assigned to read it by Mr. William Sharpe. I found it too difficult to read but clearly remember my surprise at being assigned such an advanced and controversial work at a public school in the conservative Southland. I've always considered it emblematic of the very fine education I received at NNHS. Now, reading of Mr. Sharpe's passing, I would like his family to know that his impact has been positive and lasting. (To be completely honest, I didn't really like Mr. Sharpe very much personally because he gave me a B in first semester biology!)
Carol, thanks for all your toil on the website. Eight years of keeping us connected with our roots - a very nice thing.
All the best,
- Charles Braslow, Valedictorian of the Class of 1965, of the Virgin Islands - 07/13/08
Thank you so much, Charles.
Bill Sharpe's first wife, who also taught at NNHS, was Betty Sharpe. I taught with her for several years at Ferguson High School.
- Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 07/14/08
Thank you, Judy. I'll be creating her page soon.
"Talk to the
Animals" midi courtesy of
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 12/10/03
Biology clip art courtesy of http://www.fg-a.com/clipart_science.shtml - 12/04/03
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