THIS IS SURRATTS FOUNDATION E-NOTICE 2008-6 OF JUNE 1, 2008
Here are some items that may be of interest:
1. 2008 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS.
The Foundation is proud to announce the following recipients of this
year's Foundation scholarships:
SAMANTHA SHERRI STANCIL (08) - Charles Waddell Memorial Scholarship:
Samantha graduated with a GPA of 3.5, and was active in Marching
Band, the National Honor Society, the Student Government, and the
Principal's Roundtable Member. She was the Manager of the Tack
Team, a JROTC Officer, the Captain of the Flag Team, Associate
Editor of the Yearbook, a participant in Girls' State, and took
simultaneous courses at PGCC while successfully completing Calculus
I and II and computer programming. Outside of school, Samantha
served as an Assistant Sunday School Teacher at her church.
Samantha will be attending North Carolina Central University in the
BRITTANY MARIE BEAN (08) - General Fund Scholarship: Brittany
graduated as the Valedictorian of the Class of 2008, was JROTC Vice
Wing Commander, and was a member of the National Honor Society, the
Advanced Art Club, the Future Business Leaders of America and the
Principal's Roundtable. Brittany will be attending Norwich
University in the Fall.
DANYELLE DEVONNE MCELRATH (08) - General Fund Scholarship:
Danyelle graduated with a GPA of 3.51, was on the Honor Roll, and
was a member of the Kitty Hawk Air Society of JROTC, the Honor
Guard. Outside of school, Danyelle sang in her church choir
and was on her Church Junior Usher Board. Danyelle will be
attending the University of Maryland in the Fall.
Congratulations to these outstanding members of the Class of 2008!
(Photos and bios of this year's -- and past years' -- scholarship
recipients can be found on the web site at
2. 2008 ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
RECIPIENTS. We also are
extremely proud to announce the three members of the Surratts
community elected to receive this year's Foundation Achievement
Awards. Each of this year's recipients has had an
extraordinarily distinguished career in academia, science and/or
RUSS BARKLEY, Ph.D. (67) is an internationally recognized expert on
child and adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders.
Currently, Russ is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical
University of South Carolina, and Research Professor of Psychiatry
at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in
After serving in the Air Force from 1968 to 1972, including a tour
of duty in Vietnam, Russ obtained his Bachelor's Degree from the
University of North Carolina in 1973. He received his Master's
Degree in 1975 and his Ph.D. in 1977 in Clinical Psychology from
Bowling Green State University in Ohio. He then attended the Oregon
Health Sciences University for internship training in developmental,
learning, and behavioral disorders of children. Thereafter, he
joined the Department of Neurology at the Medical College of
Wisconsin and Milwaukee Children's Hospital where he founded the
Neuropsychology Service and served as its Chief until 1985. He
then moved to the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where
he served as the Director of Psychology for more than 15 years
(1985-2000) and established the research clinics for both child and
adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders. In 2002, he
relocated to the Charleston, SC region.
Russ is a Diplomate in three specialties, Clinical Psychology
(ABPP), Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Clinical
Neuropsychology (ABCN, ABPP). He is a clinical scientist,
educator and practitioner who has authored, co-authored, or
co-edited more than 20 books and clinical manuals. He has
published more than 230 scientific articles and book chapters
related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD and related
disorders. His most recent books include Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment (2nd
ed., 1998), Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete Authoritative Guide
for Parents (2000, 2nd ed.), Defiant Children: A Clinicians
Manual for Assessment and Parent Training (2nd ed., 1997), and Child
Psychopathology (2003), and Your Defiant Child: Eight Steps to
Better Behavior (1998). In 1993, he founded a bimonthly newsletter
for clinical professionals, The ADHD Report (Guilford). He has
created seven professional videotapes on ADHD and defiant children,
three of which have won national awards, including the 1992 and 1994
Golden Apple Award for educational videos from the National
Russ has served on the editorial boards of 11 scientific journals
and as a reviewer for numerous others. He was the President of the
Section of Clinical Child Psychology, Division 12, of the American
Psychological Association (1988), and was President of the
International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent
Psychopathology (1991). Russ has presented more than 600
invited workshops, public addresses, and scientific presentations
internationally, including in Australia, New Zealand, Belgium,
Israel, Russia, Kenya, Venezuela, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland,
Finland, Spain, Italy, Canada, and Great Britain. He has
appeared on the nationally televised 60 Minutes, the Today Show,
Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, and many other
programs on behalf of those with ADHD. In 1994, he received the
Distinguished Contribution Award from the American Association of
Applied and Preventive Psychology, and in 1996, he was awarded the
C. Anderson Aldrich Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics
for his research career in child development. In 1998, he received
the Award for Distinguished Contribution to Research from the
Section on Clinical Child Psychology, (now Division 53) of the
American Psychological Association. In 2002, he received the
Dissemination Award from the Society for a Science of Clinical
Psychology, Division 12, of the American Psychological Association
for his career long efforts to dispel misconceptions about ADHD and
to educate the public and other professionals about the science of
(More information about Russ' distinguished career can be found at
[Ed Note: Russ is perhaps even better known as the bass player in
the original Tuesday Boots! (See photo at
RICK LIFTON, M.D., Ph.D. (71), an internationally recognized
expert on hypertension, is Sterling Professor of Genetics, Medicine
and Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Chair of the Department
of Genetics, Director of the Lifton Lab, and Director of the Yale
Center for Human Genetics and Genomics at the Yale University School
Earlier this Spring, Rick was awarded the Wiley Prize in Biomedical
Sciences for discovering genes that cause many forms of high and low
blood pressure. Rick joins a very distinguished roster of past
Wiley Award recipients, among them Nobel Prize-winning scientists
Andrew Fire, Craig Mello and Robert Horvitz. The Wiley Prize
recognizes contributions that have opened new fields of research or
have advanced novel concepts or their applications in a particular
biomedical discipline. It honors a specific contribution or a series
of contributions that demonstrate "significant leadership and
Rick has identified ten genes that cause very high blood pressure
and ten genes that cause very low blood pressure. He also found that
these genes are involved in the regulation of salt balance by the
Dr. Liftons findings highlight the importance of dietary salt in
the causation of hypertension, a major risk factor in cardiovascular
disease, which is the leading cause of death worldwide, said Gnter
Blobel, M.D., chair of the Wiley Prize awards jury. Robert
Alpern, M.D., Dean of the Yale School of Medicine, said, Liftons
research has demonstrated unequivocally the importance of renal salt
handling in the regulation of blood pressure. While hypertension can
be due to over constriction of blood vessels or abnormal salt
handling by the kidney, Lifton has found in multiple genetic causes
of high and low blood pressure that the etiology resides in the
kidney. These findings have settled a controversy that
persisted for much of the 20th century.
Rick received his Bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College, and his
M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University. (Additional
information about Rick's distinguished career can be found at
DAVE DECENZO, Ph.D. (73) has served as the President of Coastal
Carolina College since 2007. Dave joined Coastal's
administration in 2002 when he was named dean of the E. Craig Wall
Sr. College of Business Administration. He was named provost and
senior vice president of academic administration in May 2006. Before
joining the Coastal faculty, Dave served as director of partnership
development in the College of Business and Economics at Towson
University from 1999 to 2002.
Dave earned a Bachelor's degree in economics from the University of
Maryland College Park and a Master's degree and Ph.D. from West
Virginia University. An experienced industry consultant, Dave
has served a wide variety of clients including Citicorp Global
Technology, Moen Inc., Motorola and others. His major academic
interests are in human resource management, management and
organizational behavior. He is the author of textbooks that
are used widely at colleges and universities throughout the United
States and the world.
He serves on the board of directors of the Myrtle Beach Regional
Economic Development Center, and he served a two-year term on the
Conway Chamber of Commerce's board of directors.
As Dean of Coastal's Wall College, Dave led the move to establish a
Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. He also
helped create the Wall Center of Excellence, designed to enhance and
reinforce business students' skills through experiential learning.
As provost, he instituted Centers for Excellence to support student
internships, research and travel in each of the university's four
(You can visit Dave's Blog at
Congratulations to these three members of the Surrattsville
community on their stellar career achievements!
(Photos and bios of this year's -- and past years' -- Achievement
Award recipients can be found on the web site at
3. FASHIONABLE ALUMNI WINDOW
DECALS AVAILABLE. As noted in
the last e-Notice, by popular demand -- and thanks to the efforts of
Pat Becker Oles (71) -- the Foundation is now making "Surrattsville
Alumni" window decals available. (A sample is found at
Note that the actual size of the decals is 4" x 4" rather than the
size shown on the web site, and they have a white background and
These decals are of the "static peel-off" variety, so they have "repositional
adhesive backing," and attach, and detach, easily from windows with
no muss or fuss. The suggested donation for the decals is
$2.50. If you'd like to show your Hornet pride by displaying a
decal on your vehicle's window, please send your donation and your
mailing address to Henry Smith at 815 Stoneleigh Road, Baltimore, MD
21212, and we'll mail a decal to you.
4. FOUNDATION "GETTING YOUNGER"
CORRESPONDENT FEATURED ON CBS.
Some of you who watch golf on CBS might have seen our own Ann Weaver
Pelle (71), and her husband Mike, featured on the "Rules of the
Game" feature during the Wachovia Championship. Although the
questions stumped them, they really enjoyed their 15 minutes of golf
5. TIP ON FINDING LOST
YEARBOOKS. We received this
email from Grover Stanley (67): "I noticed the items in recent
e-Notices about help finding a yearbook. I found that the school has
many left overs, but the big problem is they want $125 each for one.
I found mine on eBay for $15. Just run a search for Surrattsville
and they will come up if any are on there. Thanks, Grover"
6. 78/79 REUNION DETAILS.
The Classes of 1978 and 1979 have finalized their 30 Year Reunion
plans, as follows:
-Friday, July 11, Golf Outing at Twin Shields
-Saturday, July 12, Cocktails & Appetizers (Cash Bar), Annapolis
Elks Lodge (8-12),
"Featuring the Eric Scott Band (Class of 81)"
-Sunday, July 13, Picnic (12-6), Sandy & Gene's
$55.00 Per Person before May 15. $65.00 after May 15.
Final deadline is June 15. Make checks payable to: Karen
White, 11803 Crown Drive, Dunkirk, MD 20754. One price for
Saturday & Sunday!
For more information contact Jeanne LaRoque (78) at
email@example.com or Karen White
7. HISTORICAL PHOTOS ON WEB
SITE. Please don't
forget that we're attempting to get as much background information
as possible about the historical photos on the Foundation's web site
(For this purpose, "historical photos" means any of the photos on
the web site from 2007 to the present.) If you have any
background information on any of the photos on the web site, please
send it to
8. ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF
SURRATTS HISTORY (CON'T).
Please don't forget: to celebrate Surrattsville's first century,
we're looking for facts and stories about Surrattsville's history to
include in e-Notices and add to the Foundation's archives. If
you have any, please send them to
also love any historical photos for the Foundation's archive.
Here's this month's installment of the Surratts history story.
These "Facts About Surrattsville" appeared in the Clinton VFD Old
Timers Club's 2006 calendar (along with lots of great historical
photos of Clinton):
"In 1869 it was a small white frame building with adjoining stable
and outside plumbing fixtures. In 1907, on June 3rd, Surratts
had its first graduate, Blanche Teresa Hurtt. In 1917 a new
two story frame structure was built. In 1919 the old school
building was sold. In 1948 two rooms were added to the two
story frame. In 1952 a new annex building, containing a modern
cafeteria, multi-purpose room, gymnasium, home economics facilities,
science lab and six classrooms, was added.
School Colors: 1907: blue and gray; 1929: blue and gold; 1944:
maroon and gold; 1950: green and white. Yearbooks: 1929: The
Blue and Gold; 1938: The Shield; 1944: Salmagundi (Spanish for
mixture of things); 1946 - Present: The Boomerang.
Alma Mater: written by Rosa Ferris in 1951.
Principals: Mr. Eugene Burroughs, 1898 - 1899, 1901, 1014; Mr.
Arthur Meloy, 1899-1901; Mr. T. B. Gwynn, 1914-1918; Mrs. MacKay,
1918-1922; Mr. Summers, 1922-1927; Mr. High, 1927; Mr. Truman Klein,
1927-1942; Mr. John Bond, 1942-1948; Mr. John M. Pryde, 1948-1967;
Mr. Kalman J. Vozar, 1967-1970; Mr. Donald Buck, 1971-1977, Dr.
Mildred Biedenkapp, 1977-1981; Mr. Eugene Colgan, 1981-1992, Mr.
Robert Dredger, 1992-1994; Mrs. Francis Collins, 1994-1997; Mr.
William Barnes, 1997-2005; Ms. Alice Swift-Howard, 2005-Present."
9. AND SPEAKING OF SURRATTS
HISTORY .... We received this
great memory from Billie Barr Winstead: "Hello Henry: Just
have to add something to our history of Surrattsville--When I
transferred there from Hine Junior High in 1934, the existing school
was under construction, classes were held in the multi-purpose room
which had been divided by temporary partitions into classrooms.
I vividly remember that Geometry class was held on the stage because
that was where I got my first glimpse of the boy I would marry, Jack
Gwynn. Since the school included all twelve grades, for a part
of the year we attended only half a day. Billie"
[Ed Note: Teachers and students were certainly resourceful in
10. SEARCHING FOR 58 GRADS.
The Class of 58 Reunion Committee (c/o Jean Merriman Beardmore (firstname.lastname@example.org)
is searching for three classmates they cannot find: Joy Irving
Kearney, Eva Pearson, and Kathy Hummer Grumbling. Please
contact Jean if you have any information about these Hornets or
members of their families.
11. CLASS OF 62 ACTIVITIES
UPDATE. Len Owens (62),
email@example.com, submitted this
update on the Class of 62's upcoming reunion plans:
September 27, 2008, Picnic, Noon, Gilbert Run Park, La Plata, MD,
Just off Route 6. Bring your own picnic.
Possible additional events include dinner on Friday night (September
26th) and/or Brunch Sunday morning (September 28th) and golf.
All of these additional events are based on class interest.
After our 45th reunion last September, we discussed the possibility
of a picnic in Southern Maryland in this following year. Many
classmates indicated an interest in a picnic this September.
Some who attended the reunion and some who were unable to attend
indicated an interest. Gilbert Run Park is available. I
hope you are still interested in a picnic. This is meant,
primarily, for those classmates in the Washington area. Of
course, if you are in town on this weekend, pleased try to attend.
Some classmates do not always read their emails. Others have
only US mail access. If you would like to call a few
classmates, please indicate your willingness to make a few phone
Note: It is important. Please let us know if you will
plan to attend. Thank you, Your Reunion Committee
12. DWIGHT REED (81) MEMORIAL
GOLF OUTING. Dawn Reed
Schumaker (84) reports that the 6th Annual Dwight Reed Memorial Golf
Outing will be held on Friday, June 28, 2008 at The Links at
Challedon in Mt. Airy, Maryland. Anyone interested in
registering a foursome or sponsoring a hole should contact Dawn at
proceeds will be donated to cancer research.
13. CLASS OF 64 PLANS REUNION.
The Class of 64 is planning a 45th reunion in February 2009, in the
form of a three night cruise to the Bahamas! The Class reports
that "all are welcome to join us." For details, contact Jaime
Seaman (64) at
14. CONGRATULATIONS KARIS
CHRISTIAN! Karis Christian
(08) was recently named Scholar of the Week by the Prince George's
County Schools. The e-news item on Karis' selection can be
Karis, who will attend Delaware State in the Fall, has a 3.88 GPA,
has taken AP Statistics, AP Biology and AP Biology Lab, served as
AFJROTC Personnel Officer and Deputy Support Group Commander, is a
member of the National Honor Society, the AFJROTC Drill Team, the
Prom Committee and was Editor of the Yearbook. Congratulations
Karis, on this very well-deserved recognition!
15. HUBCAPS TO APPEAR IN
CHARLES COUNTY. We've
just learned that The Hubcaps will be performing a free concert at
River Artfest in Indian Head on June 7. Information about the
festival can be found at
What a great way to celebrate 350 years of Charles County history!
16. YEARBOOKS SOUGHT.
Juan Tauler is looking for copies of yearbooks from 1968 - 1970.
Please contact him at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you have
any information on how he might find them.
I hope you're all well and enjoying the first hints of the impending
All the best, Henry Smith (71),
MANY THANKS TO THESE (EARLY) DONORS
TO THE FOUNDATION'S 2008 CAMPAIGN
Steve Profilet (71)
Chuck Teubner (64)
Pat Becker Oles (71)
Janet Goddard Sullivan (54)
Vivian Bounds Edelen (Former Faculty; 1938-1942)
Linda Dorsey Blum (66)
Vicky Simontacchi Young (57)
Sally Weingarten (77)
Bill Harris (71)
Ellen Talbert-Miller (61 and Former Faculty), In Memory of Harrison
(Bo) Waite (70)
Denise Hope (72), In Memory of Robin Danielson (72)
Nancy Miller (67), In Memory of Virginia Mitchel McLaughlin (64)
Bob Marr (71)
Deborah Cox Marr (72)
Donna Rae Sturtevant Smith (70)
Henry Smith (71)