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Christine F. Sleeper

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Licensed Pilot and Member

Ninety-Nines
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Liaison
    Herndon HS

Education

  • Masters
    Radcliffe
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Web References
Christine Sleeper, Retired ...
www.zontafairfax.org, 27 Jan 2001 [cached]
Christine Sleeper, Retired Latin Teacher, Herndon High School
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Christine Sleeper
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Christine Sleeper
Retired Latin Teacher
Herndon High School
Christine Sleeper was chosen as Woman of the Year by the Zonta Club of Fairfax County, Virginia.
Christine Sleeper is a retired Latin Teacher from Hemdon High School.For 30 years, three phrases decorated her classroom: Carpediem.Labor ormia vnat.Gaude.Seize the Day, Work conquers all things, and Enjoy!The words set the pattern for her life and the inspiration for her students.She has double medaled in the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics and begins each day with a 20-lap swim.She was named Virginia's distinguished Foreign Language Teacher in 1980.For her 80th birthday was honored bythe Town of Hemdon for her dedication to youth in the community, noting that she had taught nearly 3,000 students in Fairfax County.She has a Masters from Radcliffe and is a licensed pilot and member of the Ninety-Nines, an international organization of female pilots.
National Latin Exam: Committees
www.vroma.org, 5 Sept 1999 [cached]
Christine Sleeper, Liaison, Herndon HS, 700 Bennet Street, Herndon, VA 20170
American Philological Association
apaclassics.org, 17 June 2010 [cached]
Christine F. Sleeper, Herndon High School, Herndon, VA
Herndon resident Christine ...
www.timescommunity.com, 12 June 2007 [cached]
Herndon resident Christine Sleeper, 90, (third from left) honors Red Cross volunteer Elizabeth A. Richardson, who served in WWII and is now buried in Colleville sur Mer, France.
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Herndon resident Christine Sleeper, 90, (third from left) honors Red Cross volunteer Elizabeth A. Richardson, who served in WWII and is now buried in Colleville sur Mer, France.
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Christine Sleeper has seen the ravages and secondary effects of war up close.This may have had an impact, she says, on why she now lives every day to the fullest.
The 90-year-old Herndon resident was a Red Cross volunteer in France during World War II.Last month, some 63 years later, she went back to lay a wreath on the grave of a Red Cross worker who was killed there during that time.
Sleeper began her career as a teacher in Derry, N.H.; where she taught French to soon-to-be pilot and Apollo astronaut Alan Shepard.
"He didn't use it much up in space," she said, laughing.
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In 1941, while still in her 20s, Sleeper became one of the very few women of that era to earn an airplane pilot's license for herself.
"The country was preparing for war," she recalled.
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Sleeper worked at the airport for two years but felt that she could do more for the war effort.
"I applied for the American Red Cross," she said."I got in and was sent to Naples, Italy.It was a toss up.Half my group went to Egypt and the other half went to Europe."
Sleeper was eventually transferred to Paris, France, where she returned last month with other Red Cross workers to pay respects to a fallen comrade.
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"It was wonderful going back, especially with others who had also been there before," said Sleeper, who married and went back to teaching after the war.
Sleeper later taught Latin at Herndon High School, where she retired at the age of 84.
"I decided that I had better resign and get going here and do some traveling, so I went to the Antarctic," she said matter-of-factly.
OFFICERS, DIRECTORS,&COMMITTEES
www.apaclassics.org, 8 July 2006 [cached]
Christine F. Sleeper (2005-2007), Chair
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