I wrote a tribute to Sherwood High School, and wanted to pass it on to you. (Feel free to copy, post send on, etc.) At this time this fundraiser is my only source of income. If you can think of anyone who may be able to help, I need it. I lost my livelihood saving another person. Tribute To Sherwood High School I spent the first fifty years of my life in the Sherwood area, and married a girl from here, ( Pam Palm, class of seventy, Springbrook High.) We have been marred for thirty two years, and raised four children here. I became a builder, Add A Room, Inc.
We are products of our environment, and as children, by our teachings.
I feel fortunate that I was born
and raised here, and was a part of Sherwood High School, from 1957-1963. The
Administration did a good job. They kept us safe and especially well fed.
William Miles, Gene Lugar were in charge then. The teachers were wonderful. They
did their job well. The kids were best of all. At Sherwood, we learned our
lessons of all types, how to act both in, and out of class. In June of 1994, we
moved to Florida, and remain there. On Oct third 2005, I swam into a Tropical
Storm named Tammy, and saved a surfer from drowning. I was the only one that
entered the water during the rescue. It took about 25-30 minutes to do. The
fellow I rescued is OK now, 29 years old, married, and a father of two boys. I
did not fair as well, and had a heart attack that day, another in August 2006,
and one neck surgery done, one more to go, then lower back surgery. I lost my
livelihood as a result of the rescue, and became totally disabled. I want to
thank Sherwood and all the people involved, for giving me the courage necessary
to rescue someone from a stormy sea. I feel that if fifty of the people on the
shore at that time were from Sherwood, forty nine of them would have dived into
the water to helped, while one went to get help. Why? Because they were raised
like me, most were good swimmers and strong , brave people, mentally and
physically. Sincerely, Brian & Pam Bobb