—————————————————————— The Past . . . ——————————————————————
  Scott Henderson

  Technical Manager

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—— . . . and The Present ————

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——————————————————— 1978 Reunion Questionnaire ———————————————————

  1) The important people in my life (spouses, partners, children) are...  
That would be Jennifer - my classmate, my partner for the last twenty five years and wife for almost that long, and our kids: Amalya - my thirteen year old daughter, Cory - my eleven year old son, and Margot - my nine year old daughter.

  2) I went to Westtown because…  
Westtown was much better academically than what my local community had to offer, and it was an opportunity to leave home and make new friends. Going to Westtown was an easy choice for me.

  3) My occupation is a Technical Manager and Westtown prepared me for it by …  
I direct a group of software engineers, so I guess that makes me a technical manager. Charlie Brown did a great job of preparing me in math, and Tim Sterret and Josh Schmidt shared the arduous task of teaching me how to write.

  4) My life’s greatest moments and challenges (to date) would be …  

Graduation from college and our subsequent marriage was a major event. The first time I presented some of my work in front of a large audience at a conference was a terrifying and exhilarating moment. Certainly the births of each of our children are vividly etched in my mind. Being involved in the sequencing and annotation of the human genome will probably remain as one of the highlights of my life, made sweeter as the memories of exhaustion and strife are forgotten. The deaths of grandparents, an aunt, and my father-in-law have been bitter-sweet moments that emphasize the finiteness of a life along side the expansiveness of its impact

  5) Westtown’s most inspirational faculty, classmate, friend (multiple choices accepted) would have to be …  
I don't really see there being one inspirational figure, but rather a collage of important influences.

Friends Michael [Bruce] Renda and David Backus - the importance of play in every day life.
Josh Schmidt – a balanced attitude toward rules.
Greg Leibman – the lure of the open road.
David Moon and Tim Sterret – a fascination with ecology.
Tim Loose – the opportunities for adventure in the greater outdoors.

And of course, Jennifer - whose influences have been so strong for so long that I fear we may become indistinguishable.

  6) The most memorable time I broke the rules would be when I …  
Probably the time we snuck into the Belfry, liberated the moose head mounted on the wall, swept it across to the meeting house, and installed it on the facing benches in time for Wednesday morning meeting. The moose messages in meeting demonstrated most of the communities ability to take a joke and run with it. I recall that someone had taken a picture of the conspirators sitting around the moose the night before. Does anyone still have that picture?

  7) Was there a point in your life when you recognized any benefit from your time at Westtown?  
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  8) Do you plan to attend the 25th year reunion in May?  
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