Hey all! It’s Day 4 of the A-Z Challenge and we’re up to the letter D. Today my D stands for Dodge — as in Grace H. Dodge Vocational High School! Class of 1983 right here… 🙂 I’m sorry, it’s now known as Grace Dodge Career and Technical Education High School.
It’s funny how I knew absolutely nothing about the namesake of my high school until I did some research for this challenge. Grace Hoadley Dodge was a philanthropist. You can click on her name to read more about her.
Here is a more recent picture of the school I found online. I’d include some pics, but photos and albums are still packed away in boxes. I think my daughter has possession of some of them too. Another reason I’m partly ‘winging’ this years challenge.
After doing some research, I’ve come to find that Dodge has become one of the lowest rated schools in the City. That makes me sad. I was lucky that there were teachers that really cared back then and when I was starting to think I didn’t need high school, a few of them knocked sense into me before I quit. I wound up having years left of growing up to do, but I still thank those teachers that cared.
Did you know that the following people were born in Da Bronx?
- Doctorow, E.L.-Writer, Editor, Professor and here is his website
- Darin, Bobby-Actor, Singer
- Dash, Stacey-Actress
- DeCandido, Keith-SciFi/Fantasy Writer, Musician
- DeLillo, Don-Writer
How did you do in high school? Ever feel like you wanted to quit something important but people stepped in and helped save you from yourself? How awesome is it that E.L. Doctorow was born in the Bronx!
See you mañana!