Author: Shari Cooper

Being Honored To Be Honored

On June 24th, I received the Edgar J. Helms Graduate Staff Award from Goodwill Industries International.  The Award honors a current Goodwill employee who exemplifies the mission of unselfish service to people with disabilities or other disadvantaging conditions. I must say, I was shocked and over the moon to find out I had won this... Read more »
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Insensitivity

I was voted nicest personality by my senior classmates in 1991.  It was an honor to take home that award, for I knew some of my classmates had to personally cast their vote for me. Unfortunately, there were a few students in my graduating class who I knew were not so welcoming to people with... Read more »
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A Ground-Breaking Broadway Star

Stage plays have been my passion ever since I was little. I joined Muse Machine in middle school. Muse Machine offers creative experiences and programs for young people and it exposed me to many great productions.  My first play was the musical Guys & Dolls; I absolutely fell in love. I’m happy to say, since... Read more »
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What’s Your Plan?

The recent Tornado events that hit Dayton and surrounding areas have me a bit rattled. I’m happy to report my family, friends, co-workers, neighbors and I are all ok, which I’m highly grateful for. This national disaster really has me thinking, what was my plan? You may think you know what to do but do... Read more »
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Paid In Full

For those who have graduated from college, one of the first things you think about is how you’re going to pay off your student loan. Student loans can stick with you for years unless you get lucky or have a rich guardian angel pay them off! Some students qualify for financial aid and a percentage... Read more »
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We’re Not In Kansas Anymore

The Wizard of Oz is yet another one of my all-time favorite movies! The plot, “there’s no place like home” is just as relevant today as it was 80 years ago. Many have done theater productions of the iconic movie and I’m sure many young girls, have dreamed of playing the main lead of Dorothy.... Read more »
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Back To The Future (Time Warp Prom 2019)

Have you ever wished you could go back in time? If so, what era would you choose to return to? How about 1985? Where it was all about the neon colors, netted shirts, baggy pants and let’s not forget about the puffy skirts. I was warped back in time on April 27th when I attended... Read more »
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Mother’s Tales Happy Mother’s Day

This Sunday is Mother’s Day. Mothers are special; they are our soft place to fall when we have made bad decisions and warden when we need to straighten up. Not only is my mother my parent, she’s also my best friend. She did everything within her power to make sure all of her children had... Read more »
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