To say I have Beech Grove blood running through my veins is an understatement! I come from a long line of Beech Grove graduates. My grandmother, Sarah Lucille VanSickle Starks class of 1938. My grandfather, Orion Lee Starks class of 1939, my dad Gary Lee Starks class of 1962, my mom Pamela Kay Smith class of 1964, and my Uncle Steve Smith class of 1969.
Fast forward to 1991, when I returned to the hive and was hired as an Instructional Aide by Mr. Jim Flanders. Since 1991, I have worked at South Grove Intermediate. I am proud to say my son, Rylan, who was part of the 2022 State Championship basketball team and the 2022 Sectional Championship baseball team, will graduate from Beech Grove in 2023!
I am very proud to be a Beech Grove Hornet!