|Trotwood-Madison City Schools||Trotwood, Ohio
Many Trotwood-Madison High School Alumni have been asking for information on our website. We are happy to announce that some have even volunteered to be contact people for their graduating class so that Reunion information, etc. could be posted here.
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Animator for Walt Disney Studios,
TMHS Class of 1976
MARK HENN, CLASS OF 1976: LIFE-TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR
Mark Henn was recently honored at the 2012 Annie Awards for
a life-time achievement in animation with the
Winsor McCay Award. Mr. Henn has been called one of the top 10 most influential animators in the history of Walt Disney. His career at Walt Disney spans over 30 years. He has animated a wide-range of well-known characters including Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Young Simba from the Lion King, and Jasmine from Aladdin.
was born and raised in Trotwood, graduating from
Trotwood-Madison in 1976. After graduating, he attended
Bowling Green State University and Sinclair Community
College before enrolling in the California Institute of Arts
in 1978. He was hired in 1980 by Disney animation studios.
One of his early assignments of significance was to animate
Mickey Mouse in the Christmas classic Mickey’s Christmas
Carol. “For me, being my first big assignment, it was a
chance to shine so I was very eager to do the very best I
could and I did everything I could on that film.” In 1989
his career took a major advancement when he moved to Florida
to become part of the core staff that started Disney’s
animation studio in Orlando at MGM. Congratulations to Mr.
Henn for his contributions to his art and profession, and
for providing entertainment to children world-wide.
Mr. Henn's work for Disney includes Ariel in The Little Mermaid (1989), Belle in Beauty and the Beast (1991), Princess Jasmine in Aladdin (1992), Young Simba in The Lion King (1994), Fa Mulan in Mulan (1998), Princess Tiana in Disney's The Princess and the Frog (2009), and Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin in Winnie the Pooh (2011). He has been an animator on many other films and directed the award-winning short film John Henry (2002).
|Lt. Smith was the valedictorian of the Class of ’93 and grew up in Trotwood. “Trotwood is home. My dad was a financial analysis for GM and a member of the T-M City School Board, and my mom was a teacher.” After graduation, Lt. Smith attended Spelman College in Atlanta, the Country’s oldest all female African-American College. She received a BA in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science. “My love for math evolved thanks to my 7th grade math teacher Ms. Joanne Williams. It was how she taught that made me enjoy it.” In 2000, Lt. Smith obtained a Master’s Degree from Emory University in Public Health and Biostatistics. After teaching for several years at Moorhouse College, she went to work as a contractor for the Centers for Disease Control as an epidemiologist working on birth||
Lt. Jennifer Smith
TMHS Class of 1993
|defects. Today, she is a Lieutenant in the US Public Health Service Commission Corp working on HIV prevention, and is a first respondent for national emergencies. “When we are deployed we can see the immediate impact we have on people’s lives. I love my job and after I retire I am considering picking up teaching again.|
John A. Lumpkin, Jr
TMHS Class of 1994
|John Lumpkin graduated from T-M Schools in 1994 and received a scholarship at The Ohio State University where he majored in Economics, and played both football and basketball. “I was the first in my family to attend T-M Schools. The District had the tools I needed to be successful. I was prepared for college when I set my first foot on Ohio State’s campus and truly enjoyed my experiences over the years.”|
|Mr. Lumpkin graduated from TM Schools with a 3.6 GPA. Today he is an investment broker with Morgan Stanley in downtown Dayton. His family offers a $500 Scholarship to a T-M Schools Student-Athlete in the name of his father John A. Lumpkin Sr. “Our family believes strongly in education and believes you can get a strong education at T-M Schools” states Mr. Lumpkin.|
|If you speak
with Latoya Davenport you quickly find the most common word
she uses to describe her life is blessed. A Trotwood native,
Ms. Davenport graduated from T-M High School in 1995 and
attended the University of Alabama A&M. Eighteen years
later, she has worked on some of the most advanced NASA and
US Army assets in the history of mankind - the International
Space Station, the Space Shuttle program, and the US Army's
crown jewel tank the Bradley M2A3.
"I thought I was going to be an Engineer. Instead I received a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and a Minor in Computer Science." Ms. Davenport spent 10 years working in Houston for United Space
TMHS Class of 1995
|Alliance, a NASA contractor. She was
responsible for testing hardware and software for computer
systems now used on the International Space Station. She
also was assigned to many Space Shuttle missions analyzing
pre and post-mission data. "I was working in Houston during
the Columbia Space Shuttle tragedy. It was a sad time for
NASA and for the Shuttle Program. With Columbia we lost not
only lives but future missions and exploration."
Today, Ms. Davenport works for defense contractor SAIC testing software for the Bradley M2A3 tank. "Most people walk in their garages and see cars. Our garage at work has two enormous Bradley tanks which is an awesome sight." Ms. Davenport speaks fondly of Trotwood community pride but more so of the teachers who influenced her life. "Mrs. Robinson and Mrs. Smith were two role models for me. They were wonderful math teachers, and as African-American women they were a true inspiration for me. They are part of the reason I enjoy my career today and in my spare time tutor kids in math. Success does happen because of T-M City Schools. I truly feel blessed."