Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: At Dormont High School, PA, Dr. Paul voted 'Best All-Around' in 1953!Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Fri, 04/20/2012 - 07:09
Of course he was! Was there any doubt that he'd be cool then, as now?
Everyone loves Ron!
By Zachary Weiss, FOR THE PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Friday, April 20, 2012
Although Dormont High School's graduating class of 1953 named Ron Paul "best all-around" student, Marlene Holmes-Dunn and other classmates never thought he would run for president.
"I doubt very much that Ron thought he would run for the office either," said Holmes-Dunn, 76, who still lives in Dormont. Paul, she said, was someone who got involved in academic and extracurricular pursuits, but "I don't think at that time any of us would have ever thought that."
The Texas congressman who grew up in Green Tree brings his long-shot campaign home today. He will meet with supporters for a private luncheon at the Holiday Inn in Oakland and then hold a town hall-style meeting at 7 p.m. at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum. Paul will hold a Sunday afternoon campaign rally on the lawn at the Independence Mall visitors center in Philadelphia.
Some awesomely notable quotes from Dr. Paul's HS Alumni:
Eileen Muse coordinates reunions for Dormont's 99-member Class of 1953. She recalls Paul as "a gentleman and a gentle man."
"The last one [High School Reunion] he attended was probably 2003. He enjoyed the heck out of it," Muse said. "We knew he was a congressman, and he never was a bragger or an egotist. He was always the guy we went to school with."
Jim Cromie, spokesman for Keystone Oaks School District, which now includes Dormont, said other graduates often mention Paul's character.
"I just got a sense that he was one of those people that was charismatic, dynamic, intelligent and a very driven guy," Cromie said, noting that classmates who might not have foreseen his rise in politics "could clearly see that this was a man who had a lot of qualities going for him."