Ode to Ramona…

Beverly Atlee Cleary born April 12, 1916, became one of the most famous female authors in the world. Growing up in Portland, Oregon, she struggled with reading until she found the librarian that opened her world. In 1939, she graduated with a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Washington. Ms.…

Running the Race….

Yolanda Gail Devers born November 19, 1966 in Seattle, Washington, became a two-time Olympic champion in the 100 meters race. In 1988 Devers started training for the Summer Olympics and, although qualifying, she faced mounting health problems and was eliminated from the semi-finals. Diagnosed in 1990 with Graves’ disease, Ms. Devers underwent radioactive iodine and…