Celebrating 100 Years of Oakland Technical High School
Sharon O’Neal Wirtz ’58
My family moved to Oakland the summer before my senior year. Janice Neuns, who was a year behind me, walked with me to school that first day. A student named Michael Crane gave me a tour of campus. I have been ever grateful for being assigned to Miss Burnett’s English class. I was assigned to advanced art even though I had never had an art class. Mr. Sam Richardson so inspired me that I took some art in college and have continued with it as a hobby. After learning that I had two years of yearbook experience, Miss Murphy consented to consider my two years on a yearbook staff as a substitute for the required journalism class. I started dating the sports editor, Mike Wirtz. We will celebrate 52 years of marriage in October.