Posts Tagged ‘Deb Sherman’

Coupeville teaching legend Deb Sherman hangs out with one of the grandkids during a basketball game coached by son Brad. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

This was an unusual task.

With sports shut down most of the year thanks to the ongoing pandemic, selecting the best photos of 2020 was both easier and harder than normal.

For one thing, with virtually no games after February, there were a LOT less pics, and pretty much every sport except for basketball was AWOL.

Still, actually getting down to 20 was once again brutal, especially when it came to cutting from about 24 down to the final group.

But I did it.

So here we go, in no particular order, the photos which stand out to me.

Makana Stone changed continents, but continues to scorch the hardwood. (Photo property of Loughborough University)

Future Wolf stars show their support for current sweet-shooting sensation Hawthorne Wolfe. (Morgan White photo)

Avery Parker proudly displays some of her pandemic artwork. (Corinn Parker photo)

Natalie Hollrigel smushes Mica Shipley for charity. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Mask in place, Kylie Van Velkinburgh joins her CHS softball teammates in a return to action.

Sean Toomey-Stout gets bendy.

Greg White (left) and Larrie Ford share a laugh.

Ty Hamilton splashes home a bucket.

Chelsea Prescott yanks down a rebound.

Ja’Tarya Hoskins fires the javelin right before COVID-19 shut down sports. (Brian Vick photo)

Nick Armstrong grapples for control of the ball. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Sylvia Arnold hugs husband Garrett after being gifted with a restored version of her grandfather’s truck. (Photo courtesy Jerry Helm)

Ryanne Knoblich goes low during volleyball practice. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

A taekwondo champ comes in hot.

Jessenia Camarena claims a loose ball.

Melia Welling celebrates graduation with her mom.

Xavier Murdy slices ‘n dices the South Whidbey defense.

Mica Shipley, with a little help from Gavin St Onge, stands tall.

Lauren Grove, one of the strongest women I’ve written about, remains unbowed while recovering from a kitchen fire. Follow her example as we head to 2021.

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Deb Sherman, here with some of her grandkids at a basketball game coached by son Brad, joins Coupeville Elementary School teachers to read students a bedtime story. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Local teachers continue to find new and creative ways to stay in touch with their students during the pandemic shutdown.

Today’s example is a bedtime story read by educators at Coupeville Elementary School, presented in the video below.

Follow along, as they bring new life to the lovely tale of The Kissing Hand, written by Audrey Penn and illustrated by Ruth E. Harper and Nancy M. Leek.


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Mary ConliskĀ 

Some positive news out of Coupeville, as a former Wolf completes the first leg of her military journey.

From mom Dawnelle Conlisk:


Coupeville High School 2013 grad Mary”Beth” Conlisk graduated from the Air Force Security Forces today. She received her police badge.

It’s a different world and things have really changed.

No family allowed, no leave to come home and visit.

But we can’t get stuck on all of that.

Instead, we’re focusing on the accomplishments of today.

Eight weeks of basic training and 13 weeks of tech school.

She did it, she completed in and she is defending all of us.

She started this journey in October 2019, when life was “normal.”

Receiving letters along the way from Mrs. (Deb) Sherman’s 5th grade class.

She really wanted to come meet this amazing class in her uniform while she was supposed to be home for a month, before heading to her first duty station.

I can’t thank these 5th graders enough for keeping her spirits up. Such an awesome surprise for her.

Today I may not have been able to give her the hug I was dreaming of and taking a gazillion pictures.

But I can still celebrate and let her know we are totally behind her and cheering her on.

Congratulations, Airman Conlisk!

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