Tom Harmon

Profile Updated: April 3, 2009
Tom Harmon
Class Year: 1984
Residing In: Apex, NC USA
Spouse/Partner: Leticia
Occupation: Special Ed. Teacher
Children: David, born 1993
Mark, born 1997
Christopher, born 2002
Yes! Attending Reunion
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I feel like I’m writing my obituary. If any of you are looking forward to my funeral and want a free eulogy, just read the following:

After graduation, I enrolled in USC (go Cocks!). For those of you who remember, I broke up with my high-school sweetheart, Velvet :)

In college I met my future wife, Leticia. We married soon after graduation. (In April, we will celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary…God, we are all getting old.) I doubled majored in Finance and Economics. I spent most my working career at Ford Motor Company at several locations, working as a Dealer Service Analyst and various supervisor positions.

After 9 years at FoMoCo, I left for a non-profit position (I wanted to change the world… boy, am I naive). We moved to Raleigh and I worked for a mid-size non-profit. I was Director of 5 programs, including several that worked with homeless families.

After the birth of our third son (we have 3 boys). I decided to become a stay-at-home dad. It was a cool experience changing diapers, feeding the baby, and doing all that stuff that moms are always bitching about. While I was at home, I enrolled in graduate school. I completed my Master of Education at North Carolina State University, double concentrating in Mental Retardation and Learning Disabilities.

I now teach in a self-contained high school Autism classroom. It’s pretty funny to think of Tom Harmon as a teacher…sometimes you become what you dread the most. Some of things I’m active in are: my local Catholic church, Pro-Life organizations, the Knights of Columbus, sailing on Lake Michigan and the Boy Scouts. When I’m not teaching or spending time with my family, you might find me on my Star motorcycle cruiser…and thinking about the coolest decade…the 80’s.

School Story:

Some of my fondest memories of SHS:

The awesome senior class trip to the Bahamas. Jason Myers buying moonshine in Nassau and later puking on the ship….dancing to Van Halen’s “Jump” during the cruise.

How about going to all the home and away football and basketball games. Thanks to all the players and, especially the cheerleaders, for making the events so much fun. Hey, I didn’t win the coveted Spirit Award for nothing.

My favorite party was at Chuck Ogden’s house. Man, you knew how to throw a party. I went to very few college parties that were that wild, and that much fun.

Speaking of partying, how many of us remember the “hill”. So many nights partying with Paul Dost, Chris Fleming and Jason Myers. Including the night Paul and I ran and climbed a fence to get away from the Clemson cops.

Speaking of cops, the night Scott Shaw, Chris Fleming and I got busted before a Jefferson Starship concert in Greenwood.

It seems most of my favorite memories have to do with doing illegal activities and/or involves law enforcement. Man, we had fun.

But my favorite memory is the time I was able to give the beautiful Beth Swan a ride on the back of my motorcycle. Thanks, Beth.

Referred by:

Paul Dost

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