"I don't know if we each have a destiny or if we're all just floatin' accidental--like on a breeze."
Following the citation crediting Mr. Gump were the words "submitted by Leslie Sherman." Leslie graduated from Our Humble High School in 2005. She died a year ago today in her French classroom (she was fixin' to sign up for Russian, too, the next semester) on the second floor of Virginia Tech's Norris Hall. We will remember Norris Hall and what happened there. We will remember Leslie and the joy she brought to our lives.
This pic was taken at the Marine Corps Marathon in DC in October '06. Leslie's good friend, Becca, also a VT student and one of our Former Yearbook Cherubs, was waiting with the sign that said, "Run, Leslie, Run!" A paraphrase, of course, from "Forrest Gump," Leslie's favorite movie. BTW, Leslie finished the Marathon in 4 hours and change. She was training for the next New York Marathon when she died. We'll keep on truckin', Leslie--we promise.
Leslie Geraldine Sherman:
April 9, 1987-April 16, 2007