Beryl May, of Celina, (but born and raised in Great Britain), came to the United States through marriage. She is quick to point out that she was not a World War II bride, coming to the States after that time period. As a child, she was schooled in the Godolphin and Latymer School for Girls in London, England and had wonderful stories to tell the students who listened attentively about a school culture to which they had no frame of reference. A boarding school where uniforms are required, she provided interesting insight as to why parents choose private boarding schools in relationship to public schools here in the United States. She visited and spoke on October 17, 2013, to Mr. Wally Ellinger's Sociology Class at Celina High School.
Janet Haisley, Celina, employee of Emerson, New Products Division, has a unique territory in her job. She travels to Turkey and the Middle East regularly as she sells large, commercial compressors for Emerson, which employs 135,000 people world-wide.
On October 3, 2013, she visited Mr. Wally Ellinger's Sociology Class at Celina High School, bearing wonderful Middle Eastern foods for the students to taste and spoke about the culture of that mysterious part of the world as part of his ongoing effort to bring local speakers into the classroom.
She also had pictures and very interesting stories to tell which enlightened the students who munched goodies while she talked. The engaged students asked many thoughtful questions afterwards.
Debby Cowdry, of Celina, is an independent consultant for the NORWEX company, a cleaning supply firm committed to radically reducing the use of chemicals in personal care and cleaning to promote health. Her territory is unique because it involves travel to China, and organizing private sales parties in the homes of Chinese women where the products are sold.
On October 10, 2013, she visited Mr. Wally Ellinger's Sociology Class at Celina High School, and spoke to the students about her interactions with the average Chinese person.
She also had pictures and very interesting stories to tell which enlightened the students. A discussion time followed.