WJI Buzz - Plummer, Lowry, Siemon-Netto, Vincent

Jul 6, 2009

Janelle Plummer (WJI alum 05) produced a mini-documentary titled "Eco-tourism in Luray, Virginia" during the summer of 2008. The mini-doc premiered at Weschler Theater in Washington, D.C., in June of 2008. The film was shown June 29, at Lord Fairfax Community College in Luray, Va.

Rich Lowry (WJI speaker 04-05) has co-written a novel called Banquo’s Ghosts with Keith Korman. The book was published in March by Vanguard Press.

Dr. Uwe Siemon-Netto (WJI teacher 02-04) was honored by the German American Heritage Society of St. Louis with its Friedrich Hecker Freedom Award on March 7, 2009, at the organization's 19th Annual Founders Banquet. The award is named for an 1848 German revolution leader, who immigrated to America and later fought in the Civil War as a Union officer. It is presented each year to an outstanding individual who has worked for the promulgation of cooperation and understanding between Germany and the United States.

Lynn Vincent (WJI teacher 00-06, 09) co-authored the recent book The Blood of Lambs with Kamal Saleem, telling his story as a former Muslim terrorist. Another of her books, Same Kind of Different as Me, coauthored with Ron Hall, has been on the New York Times bestseller list for 35 weeks. Vincent is now collaborating with Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to co-author her memoirs, to be published next year by HarperCollins.

 

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