Virginia (Jenny) Shannon Harper

Profile Updated: September 4, 2010
Residing In: Starke, FL USA
Spouse/Partner: John Harper
Occupation: housewife and mother
Children: Andy-19, Kayleigh-16 & Skylar-10 and four step kids Mary-31, Greg-29, Ivy-26 and John-22. We also have More…six grandkids.
Yes! Attending Reunion

I graduated from Bradford High School in Starke, FL in 1980. Jan. 1981/82 I had a bad head injury & in coma for 3 weeks and rehab for 1-2 yrs. Married first in 1985, and lived in Tampa & Cape Coral, but divorced in 1987. I attended Jones Medical Business college while working for 2 doctors offices in Starke & Keystone Hgts. I met my current husband and bestfriend, John, in 1988 and we later married and had 3 kids. He had 4 kids by previous wife so we have a total of 7 kids and 6 grandkids. I was saved in 1993 by Jesus and have been working with our church, First Baptist Church of Starke, throughout the years. I've also worked with PTO/PTA & SEC committees at my kid's schools From about 1990 until 2000 I've worked at the Univ. of FLA all over campus and Shands hospital doing full time temporary jobs at secretarial, receptionist, data entry, administrative and various other positions. I've also worked the 2010 Census which I just loved as I reached alot of people I may not have otherwise seen or talked to. The Lord has been good to my family and me. I praise His holy name for He is good. God leads me where He wants me to be. I am a prayer warrior. The best job I've ever had is being a wife, mother and prayer warrior. I Love my husband, our kids and all of our families. I have alot of friends that I dearly love too. I've also missed alot of friends and acquaintences from Ocala that I went to school with at South Ocala Elementary (1-5), Osceola Middle School (6-8) and FHS (9th and the first part of 10th grade). Thankyou for letting me come to this class reunion.

1980 Bradford High graduate, Santa Fe Comm College 80-81, Hillsborough Comm Coll. 84-85 and Jones Medical Business Coll 1987-88.

School Story:

1)I loved the summer between 9th and 10th grade when Thuy Doan and I took Biology in summer school so that we wouldn't have to disect. We had so much fun and the things we go to do. I miss her.
We also had fun going to the bowling alley during PE. At BHS, the exciting thing to do at school was go to the Ag farm or drive around McDonalds and see who else was doing it too. Thuy and I took Agriculture with Mr. Pope our freshman year. That was fun. We were supposed to drive a tractor and we both were scared to do that. Mr. Pope was patient with us though. Thuy was a very good sport and a good friend too.
2) My older brother, Kim, graduated in 1974 from FHS and I ended up with a few of his old teachers. One of them was Coach Hall. The first day in class when Coach Hall saw my last name, Shannon, he asked me if I was related to Kim Shannon. I was so scared, but I said, "Yes Sir". Then he asked me if I was anything like my brother and I matter of factly told him No Sir. He said that's good! My brother used to leave campus for lunch throughout high school, but Coach Hall could never catch him at it.