Mark Ackerman

Profile Updated: June 11, 2016
Residing In Burke, VA USA
Occupation Semiretired
Yes! Attending Reunion
Are you planning to attend the reunion?

Yes

What have you been up to since you graduated?

I own a video taping business in the Washington, D.C. area.
Some of you probably remember that during my senior year I worked for Jane Scott of the Plain Dealer, where I wrote the first article announcing that the Beatles would be having a concert in Cleveland. Reporting became my passion, which brings me to today as this has been a strange week, losing two sports icons that I had the pleasure of meeting: Muhammad Ali and Gordie Howe.
I was hired by the Ali family to video tape his President's Citizen Award presented by President Clinton at the White House. I was privileged to have met Ali, his wife, President Clinton, and Elizabeth Taylor, who also received an award. I met Gordie Howe at the Capital Centre where he was presenting an award and I was refereeing the shoot out between periods. These were two incredible moments for me and now both of these icons are gone in the same week.

What are your memories of high school (i.e. secret crush, embarrassing moment, funniest thing you did in high school, favorite high school hang out, favorite teachers)?

My favorite time in high school was being in the choir and going on choir trips to Toronto and New York.

My favorite hang outs were lunch at Mawbys, Jasons. and Royal Castle.

What did you do right after high school?

I went to and graduated from Ohio State University after high school.

What did you want to do or think you were going to do when you finished high school?

I wanted to work in broadcasting and did that in Cleveland and Columbus.

How old do you feel? Any gray hair yet?

I feel my age (67) and do have gray hairs.

What would we be surprised to know about you?

How often good memories of high school years come up in conversations.

Request up to 2 songs you would like to hear at the reunion

Satisfaction- The Rolling Stones
I Feel Good- James Brown

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I was sorry to read that Fred had passed away. He was a friend at Wiley and I send my thoughts to his family.

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