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Handley Grads on Their Notable Dads

In an early Father’s Day tribute, hear reflections about some of the outstanding men, now deceased, who have been selected as Handley 100th Notables, and the lessons they imparted as dads.

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Handley 100th Gala

Thanks to all who joined us for the Handley 100th Anniversary Gala on May 18, 2024 to celebrate the celebration.

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A High School of Today & Tomorrow

Delve into the Handley of the present and future. What is Handley like today? What motivates Handley students? What do they study in school? What extracurricular activities inspire them? How do they like to spend free time? What do they see in their futures?

We’ve invited a contingent of current students to share perspectives and answer questions on Thursday, May 9 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. at the Handley Library auditorium. Come meet the students of Handley’s next century. Facilitated by Valerie O’Keeffe, Handley theater teacher. Free and open to all.

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Handley Students Who Became Handley Teachers

If you missed out on joining us on April 25, 2024, Perspectives From the Other Side of the Desk: Handley Students Who Became Handley Teachers, enjoy below.

Hear from a panel of Handley educators who were once Handley students: What teachers most influenced them as students at Handley? What led them to come back to Handley as educators? What has changed since they attended Handley? What has remained the same? And more, including answers to your questions. Moderated by Mitch Hoopes, Handley Class of 1996 and current Handley Technology Education Teacher.

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Fireside Chat w/ Ambassador William A. Eaton ’71

If you missed out on joining us on April 18, 2024, enjoy below.

Ambassador William A. Eaton, Handley Class of 1971, is the honoree of the April 18th installment of the Handley 100th Alumni Speakers Series. Eaton had a distinguished career with the United States Department of State, serving in posts around the world in times critical for those countries. He was nominated by President George W. Bush as Assistant Secretary of State for Administration, serving during the term of Secretary Colin Powell, and was later confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Ambassador to the Republic of Panama. Eaton’s remarks on April 18 will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Handley Library auditorium in a fireside chat format. He will be interviewed by his Handley classmate Harry Smith. The talk is free and open to the public.

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Part 2 “Judge Handley and the Handley Bequests” by Garland R. Quarles

Part two of a two-part book discussion about Judge Handley, his bequests to Winchester, and the formation and role of the Handley Trust. Facilitated by Kimberli Ball, Attorney and Vice-Chair of the Handley 100th Celebration, and by Dennis McLoughlin, Attorney and Chair of the Handley Board of Trustees.

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Part 1 “Judge Handley and the Handley Bequests” by Garland R. Quarles

Part one of a two-part book discussion about Judge Handley, his bequests to Winchester, and the formation and role of the Handley Trust. Facilitated by Kimberli Ball, Attorney and Vice-Chair of the Handley 100th Celebration, and by Dennis McLoughlin, Attorney and Chair of the Handley Board of Trustees.

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Fireside Chat with Giovanni Taliaferro ’96

Giovanni Taliaferro, a 1996 Handley High School graduate, is vice president of memorabilia and design for Hard Rock International. He gave a “fireside chat” on Tuesday evening at Handley Regional Library as part of Handley’s 100th Anniversary. Interviewing him is Handley classmate Mitch Hoopes.

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A Fireside Chat with Jimmy Wilkins (’63)

On Wednesday, October 4, 2023, the Handley 100th Anniversary celebration continued. As part of the Alumni Speaker Series, the community joined Barry Lee an James R. Wilkins Jr. for a “fireside” chat.

If you were unable to attended the event, enjoy.

Video credit: Birchfields

Photo credit: The Winchester Star

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American Tenor Norman Shankle

On Thursday, September 7, 2023, the Handley 100th Anniversary celebration continued. As part of the Alumni Music Series and the Alumni Speaker Series, the community listened to Norman Shankle. Shankle, a 1988 Handley graduate and former Shenandoah University student, has enjoyed worldwide renown in his classical and operatic career. He performed to piano accompaniment and discussed his life and career since his Handley days.

If you were unable to attended the event, enjoy watching below.

Handley 100th Music/Speaker Series | Norman Shankle

Norman modified his performance as he went along. His original list of pieces to perform were as follows.

Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)

Minstrel Man – Margaret Bonds (1913–1872)

Silent Noon – Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)

Ah! Leve-toi, soleil! – Charles Gounod (1818–1893)

Love Went A-Riding, H.114 – Frank Bridge (1879–1941)