Elizabeth “Betsy” Carper Sibert '60 | Handley 100th Anniversary Notable
Elizabeth “Betsy” Carper Sibert ’60

Betsy Carper entered the 4th grade at Handley in 1951. She was on the volleyball team, in the Latin club and in the choir. She took piano lessons at school and performed in numerous recitals. Her family moved following her junior year and she graduated from James Wood High School in 1960.

Betsy worked in the medical field her entire life. She was a Certified Surgical Technologist at Winchester Obstetrics and Gynecology and helped deliver countless babies during her career.

Not only did her 3 children graduate from Handley High School, Betsy and her husband had 7 foster children who attended Handley. She also hosted 13 exchange students from all over the world who attended Handley their senior year and graduated from Handley.

Betsy made many significant contributions to Handley while the 23 children in her care attended the school.

She participated in 17 system wide musicals performed at Handley and was a seamstress for the costumes in these musicals. She supported the soccer and tennis programs. She was the secretary of the Judges Athletic Association for 3 years. She and her husband, Gary Sibert, received The Outstanding Handley Band Boosters award in 1999-2000.

Outside of Handley, Betsy participated in the Winchester Medical Center Follies to raise money for the WMC Auxiliary. She chaired the program for 11 years while serving on multiple committees.

She made costumes and assisted with alterations for the Winchester Little Theatre and contributed to the Henry and William Evans Home by donating dolls that she created by hand for the annual auction.

She made hundreds of masks for doctors’ offices, vet’s offices, friends, and family for free during the pandemic. She published a book entitled "My Life Woven Through Time" in 2022.

Currently, Betsy is a member of the Mega Donor Club of the American Red Cross. She has donated over 32½ gallons of blood and continues to give blood every 56 days. She is the top female donor in Winchester.

Betsy is a Deacon and member of the Chancel Choir at First Baptist Church. She is a member of the WMC Auxiliary Board and currently chairs the WMC gift shop committee. She assists the Winchester Medical Center Operating Room Reunions and organizes the Class of 1960 reunions for both Handley and James Wood. She attends Handley football games regularly, assists with Handley Centennial events and is a true Judge through and through.

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