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Sharon Dothage - 2004-04-20 - Secretary to Hickman High School Principal
Noelle Gilzow - 2002-05-29 - Science teacher:  Honors Biology, Biology, CBC, Chemcom
Martin Hook - Email removed  2011-01-24 - HHS Faculty since 1980, Director of Choirs
Christi Hopper - 2002-05-29
Edith Dee Irwin - 2002-06-21 - Math Teacher (Algebra 2) for 1 year - 1965-66
Lisa Nieder - 2002-05-29 - UM-St. Louis:  BSed., UM-Columbia: M. Ed. - Math Teacher
Judy Nolke - 2010-11-02 - school counselor at Hickman for 25+ years
Tonya Mirts - 2004-03-03 - Girls Basketball Coach
Bruce Smith - BIO & PIC - 1993-1996 and Sub 1991-1993
Wayne Thomas - Email removed  2009-03-01 - Business--Retired 1981
Helen D. Williams - BIO - Retired 1963
 

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Bill Arrandale - 2004-09-07 - son of Sidney Arrandale, deceased (Class of 1928) & Jean Meredith (Class of 1933)
 


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Bruce Smith November 10, 2005
After leaving Hickman in June of '96, I spent a year at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago.  While there, I became involved in an alternative education model which continues to be my passion to this day: Sudbury schooling.  I moved around a bit, and currently store my stuff in Boulder, Colorado.  I got married in June of 2004 after 6.5 years of cohabitation, but we've been separated for a few months now.  I've currently got a day job at the University of Colorado in order to save up money for returning to active Sudbury staffing and getting my new nonprofit (The Center for Advancing Sudbury Education) off the ground.  I'd love to catch up with anyone who remembers me from my Columbia days. Best wishes to all...

Helen Davault Williams was the third child of Rev. William A. and Margaret Emma Williford Davault.  She lived in Columbia, Missouri where she taught at Columbia High School and David H. Hickman High School from 1924-1963.  There she was director of speech activities and was vice-principal for 15 years.  In 1917 she was married to Charles H. Williams.  Their daughter, Helen Emily, now Mrs. Brooke Peirce, was head of the English Department of Baltimore University and her husband was head of English at Gaucher College.  Mrs. Williams graduated from Will Mayfield College and Southeast Missouri State Teachers College, then received her A. B. degree from Missouri University and a Master's degree from Washington University at St. Louis.  She was elected to the honor organizations of Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Lambda Theta and Delta Kappa Gamma.  Her social sorority is Gamma Phi Beta an she was active in P. E. O. and Quota Club.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Columbia where she wrote and helped present a pageant on the history of the church for its sesqui-centennial.  While at Hickman High School, Mrs. Williams directed the senior plays, the assemblies and, for several years, coached the debate team.  She was most dedicated to the speech choir work because of the influence of beautiful poetry on her students and the joy it brought to audiences.  The following paragraphs from a program folder, used when the choir performed for a Summer Arts Festival in 1960 at the State University in Brockport, New York, tells of that achievement.  It said, "A combination of dancing, dramatics and narration is the basic make-up of the 115-member nationally known Hickman Verse Speaking Choir.  It has performed at the National Convention of Oral Reading Arts in Chicago and appeared before the National Insurance Convention at the Jefferson Hotel in St. Louis.  In New York State they presented programs at three branches of the State University, the Nazareth College at Rochester and Cornell University at Ithaca.  Mrs. Helen D. Williams, a teacher by vocation, is the originator, producer and director of the choir.  One of the highlights of her career was when she was commissioned by the Missouri State Teachers Association to write and present a choric drama for their centennial before 16,000 people."

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