• YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of S.A.H.M.E.SchoolS.A.H.M.E.School 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    LOVE STORY WITH ITS ORIGINS IN YONGSAN GARRISON

    Note from Sue Kizer Fri, Mar 30, 2018
    To: “yongsanlegacy@gmail.com”
    Coco,
    Rick and I were that couple in the class of 1971 that most thought would end up married. Turns out they were right, just about 40 years later than expected. I had to return to the states for our senior year, he graduated with our class in Seoul. Communications were laborious back then, letters and tapes often took 10 days or longer. Too bad FB didn’t exist – our lives might have been a very different story. We ended up going our separate ways. I’d just retired in 2013 when I found him on FB. We began communicating in real time – so much more effective. He was providing end-of-life care for his mother in Tennessee. I was able to travel and so I came to visit him in Nashville and never returned to Albuquerque. We married in 2015.
    (That’s the condensed version)
    Sue

  • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of S.A.H.M.E.SchoolS.A.H.M.E.School 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Note from Peter T Yeschenko march 25th 2018
    Who remembers our school fight song?! I was attending SAHS when they came up with the song…I think they tailored it after the University of Wisconsin school song…but not sure…:)

  • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of S.A.H.M.E.SchoolS.A.H.M.E.School 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Note from Diane Dahnert on february 2018
    Hi, Mr. O’, (former teacher at SAHS) I hope you’re feeling much better. I just wanted to share a story with you. Back in 1983 when I was a senior at Liberty High School in Brentwood, CA (I left Korea in 1978), I took an art class as an elective. One day I was perusing a stack of magazines in the art room when I found a copy of “School Arts” Volume 78, Number 1 from September 1978. Imagine my surprise when I saw the Photo Gallery section. I have included those pages below. I showed it to my teacher, Mr. William Peters. I then raced home to get my Chosun ’78 and returned to show Mr. Peters those very photographs in my yearbook. I’ve kept the art magazine all these years and just found it today. Thought you’d like to see.
  • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of S.A.H.M.E.SchoolS.A.H.M.E.School 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Who saw Mr. Shively, from Seoul American High School (SAHS) trying out the Skate Board in front of SAHS 1974?
    Mark Brady (SAHS Alumnae) captured the moment!

  • YongsanLegacy commented on a Photo in the group Group logo of S.A.H.M.E.SchoolS.A.H.M.E.School 3 months ago

    note from Charles Woodruff
    Susan as Freshman at SAHS from the 1963 yearbook.
  • YongsanLegacy commented on a Photo in the group Group logo of S.A.H.M.E.SchoolS.A.H.M.E.School 3 months ago

    note from Charles Woodruff
    Susan as as a Sophomore (1964)at SAHS from the year book
  • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of S.A.H.M.E.SchoolS.A.H.M.E.School 3 months ago

    Note from ‎Peter T Yeschenko‎ . Credits: Peter T Yeschenko

    I’m sure some of you already know this but for the ones who don’t……

    DID YOU KNOW THAT….Susan Blakely, Film & Television Actress, graduated from Seoul American High School!

    Susan Blakely was a Army Brat. She is the daughter of Weezie, a former art teacher, and Colonel Larry Blakely, a career Army officer.

    She attended Seoul American High School where she was a member of the Class of 1966.

    She was a SAHS cheerleader her sophomore year 1963-64.

    Her credits include: roles in the “Savages” and “The Lords of Flatbush.” Her most memorable career projects were the mini-series “Rich Man, Poor Man” and a CBS three hour mini-series entitled, “Will There Really Be a Morning” which was a presentation of Frances Farmer’s autobiography.

  • Coco Cugat posted an update in the group Group logo of S.A.H.M.E.SchoolS.A.H.M.E.School 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    (This is the letter I intend to send to the Stars and Stripes, and perhaps the same one to the Seoul District Office! Stars and Stripes just ran an article about this. gamel.kim@stripes.com Please help!! This needs to be stopped! I will furnish you with the addresses of those responsible at Korea District Office an the Pacific Office and the DC Office!!”

    Thomas Brady, Director, DoDea
    Thomas.Brady@hq.dodea.edu
    Lois Rapp, Pacific Director of Student Excellence
    Lois.Rapp@pac.dodea.edu
    Judith Allen, Director, Pacific West (Korea) District
    Judith.Allen@dodea.edu

    Thank you, this needs to be stopped!!

    Mr. O

    Do not take American out of Seoul American High School!!

    I taught at Seoul American High School for 34 years, starting in August of 1963! It was Seoul American High School then and it was Seoul American High School when my wife and I retired in June of 1997! I taught art, grades 2 through 12 those first few years . Seoul American Elementary was 2 through 8 at the time. At one time Seoul American High School was 7 through 12. In the early 70s there became a Seoul American Middle School with 5th through 8th graders!

    Seoul American High School was distinguished from Seoul Foreign School, Seoul International School! Now Seoul High School will sound like like a Korean High School in Seoul! This is not good!!

    In the fall of 2018 there will be a Seoul American High School reunion held on South Post. I cannot image how those grades will feel arriving and finding Seoul American High School no longer exists as such!!

    Seoul American High School was a wonderful school with wonderful students! I an still in contact with many of them, some turning 70! Many have come to visit us after we retired to Hawaii’s Big Island and are still coming! Also, a Seoul American High School reunion was held here in 2000!

    My wife and I met in the fall of 1963 when we both arrived as new teachers freshly recruited in the States! We married in the old South Post Chapel in June of 1968, our son, Sean Michael, was born at Seoul Military Hospital in March of 1975, and graduated from Seoul American High School in June of 1993!

    The schools on South Post will be around for only a few more years, as is! Please leave the name alone!!

    Sincerely,

    Michael F. O’Brien

  • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of S.A.H.M.E.SchoolS.A.H.M.E.School 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    Seoul American High School
    Note and photos by #CharlesWoodruff
    This should answer the question as to why a school on an Army post has a falcon for its mascot. (From the first #SAHS yearbook in 1960) #yongsan Yongsan Legacy #yongsanGarrison #Seoul
  • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of S.A.H.M.E.SchoolS.A.H.M.E.School 7 months, 1 week ago

    Boys Dorm Gains Mother,……..And we didn’t leave in the near future… Source: Teacher Mr. Michael O’Brien @arline38
  • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of S.A.H.M.E.SchoolS.A.H.M.E.School 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    Note from Charles Woodruff
    For those of you who attended or graduated from SAHS in the last 15 years, we just learned that our school psychologist, Dr. Spencer Walton will be moving to Camp Humphreys right after Christmas vacation. Doc Walton is the best and has had a positive impact on countless students and coworkers over the years. I wish him all the best in his new job. He will be missed! Our loss is definitely Humphreys’ gain!
  • Note from John Nowell @janowell:
    Yes, I remember Mrs. Irene D. Lee very well. I had occasion to meet with her on numerous activities. She was always pleasant to work with. May she RIP.
    • Note from Lee Doyle:
      Irene Lee and Dra McGill are both Legacies
      • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of S.A.H.M.E.SchoolS.A.H.M.E.School 8 months, 2 weeks ago

        SEOUL AMERICAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL On SOUTH POST UNDER SNOW ALERT -Winter 2005_ Photo by @joseph-f-pagano-jr
      • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of S.A.H.M.E.SchoolS.A.H.M.E.School 9 months, 1 week ago

        “My Life in Asia” By: Kathleen Lin~
        April 28, 2014 at 5:18am
        I learn languages easily. Asian languages are my favorites. I went to a Thai school, and a Korean University. I had a dog in Vietnam named (điên quá ), which means ‘Crazy’ because he bit everyone who came to the gate. I have a scar on my right hand for trying to feed (điên quá) a bone by shoving it down his throat when I was just two years old living in Vietnam.
        I often use languages to get out of trouble, however in some instances not. In Korea, I got caught up in the protest by students at my Ewha Woman’s University and was forced into the streets where the Korean officers with space like gas suits yelled at me to go back. I pretended at that time not to speak Korean at all, and thus yelled “I am an American!” Naturally, I ran to the nearest circle to catch the bus back to the base. Too much blood was being shed with clubs and such, and not my idea of a good school day.
        This was when Park Chung-hee, a Korean general, and statesman, who led South Korea from 1961 was assassinated in 1979. That was the year I graduated from Seoul American High School. I find it interesting that he served from the time I was born to the time I finished my secondary education. Now you all know just how old I am! I’m sure all my classmates reading this will remember this event in Seoul, Korea.
        In the Thai school, I got into trouble also by not pronouncing the words correctly. For this, they would snap a ruler on my hand. Often times I would do things to get out of having to stand up there and get randomly whacked. So what I did was to eat in the classroom, by pulling out my cookies just when they announced spelling time. I would get thrown out of the class and told to sit with the kindergarteners, which was not quite so bad since I got to eat more cookies…until my brother and his friends walked by to tease me. I just held up the cookies and said; “Nah Nah Nah I got cookies and juice and you don’t!” Well, pretending to not speak the language worked for me for a while.
      • YongsanLegacy posted an update in the group Group logo of S.A.H.M.E.SchoolS.A.H.M.E.School 9 months, 2 weeks ago

        Note from Former Studemt Peter T. Yeschenko: A good friend of mine, Sang Grossi and me playing cards at the teen center on Yongsan in 1977
      • Note from Former student John Bright: I remember Mr Won, he would chain smoke 2 cigarettes in minutes between classes. Lol
        • Note from Former student John Bright: I graduated in ’84, and he was still there.
          • Note from former student Kim Cole: Does anyone know how long he taught at sahs?
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