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Re: Alma Maters
In Response To: Alma Maters ()

Brookfield Village Elementary School, Oakland, CA (Kindergarten)

Lafayette Elementary School, Market St., Oakland, CA (1st & 2nd)

Clawson Elementary School, Peralta St., Oakland, CA (3rd - 6th)
..declared a "genius" by administrators and elevated to 4th grade after 6 months in 3rd grade (boy, were they ever wrong!!)
..participated in Glee Club
..named school's best speller, photographed in Oakland Tribune
..chosen to represent school to greet famed Ms. Marian Anderson
..received more awards than anyone else at graduation ceremony

Hoover Jr High, Oakland, CA (7th - 9th)
.7th grade -
..made honor roll (once)
.8th grade -
..participated in Jr Statesmen of America club
.9th grade -
..special participant in Acapella Choir choir and citywide competitions
..member of Hall Monitor squad editor of school newspaper
..elected to Student Council (secretary)
..awarded Spanish Cup at graduation ceremony

McClymonds High, Oakland, CA (10th grade)
..was a little fish in a big pond --- and drowned (LOL)

Summer participant in Upward Bound Program at UC Berkeley. Classes were English, Biology and Art. The food was free and deLISH!

JFK High on Cutting Blvd., in Richmond, CA (11th & 12th grades)
..graduated with about a C minus average. Washed ashore!

Contra Costa Jr., College, San Pablo, CA (whatever)

Linton Business School, El Cerrito, CA (transitioned)
..completed 6-mo Clerk-typist course in 2-1/2 mo & 9-mo Secretarial Acctg course in 3-1/2 mos. Got my first clerical job thru that school and retired from office work in 2005.

Banged around for a while at Laney Jr College in Oakland, CA. Completed a correspondence course for paralegal (wills, trusts and estates) but am not licensed. Currently enrolled in an online course to learn Medical Transcription, through CSU-Stanislaus in Stockton, CA. Plan to start my own home-based transcription service. Setting my own hours will still allow me time for genealogical and family history research. And I might as well go ahead and complete my college education...what the hey!

Georgia Walker-Adams

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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