Sabra Ganoe Veach ’84 | Handley 100th Anniversary Notable
Sabra Ganoe Veach ’84

Sabra fell in love with John Handley High School and took advantage of the experiences it provided. She was a member of the National Honor Society and the National Art Honor Society. She was a member of the band drill team and earned a JAA scholarship as a three-sport athlete competing in basketball, volleyball and track.

She worked on the school newspaper, The Gavel, and the yearbook, The Handlian. She was a member of the Booster Club and participated in the Junior Variety Show and the Senior Play.

Sabra was the president of the Distributive Education Club of America (DECA). One of her fondest memories was her part time job as a costumed delivery person. Her favorite was the chicken.

She was class secretary both junior and senior year. Sabra was named “Best Dressed” senior by her classmates which led her to earn a Fashion Merchandising degree from Shepherd University. She continued her athletic career playing volleyball for the Rams.

Sabra is currently the Business Development Manager for Real Property Management Elevation.

As in high school, Sabra has been very active in the Winchester community. A Past President of the Winchester Host Lions Club, she has served on the board of the Friends of the Handley Library, the Judges Athletic Association, TV3 student / athlete board, and the Wayside Theatre. She has worked on committees with the Top of Virginia Chamber of Commerce, the Northwestern Workshop and the Opequon Presbyterian Church.

She has been an assistant volleyball coach at Shenandoah University and a volleyball referee for the Virginia High School League.

Sabra is currently a Vice President of the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival.

Sabra and her husband, Les, have three children who graduated from Handley. Cassidy, Class of 2013, is a Marketing Manager; Callie, Class of 2015, is a Security Operations Investigator; and Cameron, Class or 2017, is a Systems Engineer.

Sabra expressed appreciation to the One Handley Committee for all they are doing to carry on Judge Handley’s wishes for the Winchester community and to her parents for giving her the greatest gift anyone could give another person: They believed in her!

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