2009-11-19 / Letters

Thanks Hustontown High For Teaching Experience

To The Editor:

The November 5, 2009, edition of the “News” reported my employment as a teacher at Hustontown 60 years ago.

The opportunity to teach English and biology, coach boys and girls basketball (with practice on a dirt base, outdoor area and all games away), coach girls softball, assist with the yearbook and teach baton twirling to youngsters served as an experience that significantly influenced my career.

It is indeed remarkable after so many years, to be able to thank the students, fellow teachers, the principal, the board of education and residents of Hustontown for the opportunity to teach at the high school.

It was also wonderful to see the photograph of Beulah (remarkable) Gordon, with others at the Class of 1951 reunion. She was a fine basketball player.

Coincidentally, the “News” came to my attention by Jack Strait, brother of Russell Strait, who is a subscriber. I am married to their sister, Delores.
Robert H. Saylor
Windber, Pa.

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