Sacred Heart students meet with eldest alumni

Bernadine Gorman and Grayson Pearson, the oldest and youngest living Sacred Heart attendees, got to meet as the school introduced the 103-year-old alumni to the current generation of students.

Students from Sacred Heart met with a very special alumni recently as the school arranged for three students to interview 103-year-old Bernardine Gorman.

Gorman, who graduated from Sacred Heart in 1935, is the oldest living alumni of Sacred Heart. Her family moved to Boone from South Dakota to escape the Dust Bowl, enrolling her in Sacred Heart for her senior year.

"We thought it would be kind of fun to interview them and see what their lives were like at that time," said Sacred Heart marketing consultant Deb Franzenberg. "I wanted to see that they got a chance to interact with someone that had a very different life experience than they do."

Students Mariah Bolton, Avery Chesnet, and Patrick Houser were chosen to meet with Gorman, asking her questions about what life was like when she was their age.

"I thought it was really interesting to meet and talk with someone whose world was such a different time from us," said Bolton.

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