Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School.

(My Alma Mater)

My name is Bill "Bax" Baxter (Class of 1974). I went to four different High Schools as my family moved around a lot when I was young. But when I was asked to list my high school on a job application, the one I listed was Thomas S. Wootton High School in Rockville, Maryland (Now James A. Coles). Wootton became my sole alma mater. I had to move in the middle of my Senior Year at Thomas S. Wootton High School and I finished out the year at Marina High School in Huntington Beach, California. As I could not bare the thought of receiving a diploma at any school but Wootton, when I finished up the year at Marina, I flew back to Dulles so I could go through the the commencement ceremony at TSW. The only drawback was my family missed my graduation. I am officially a graduate of Thomas S. Wootton High, Class of 1974. I was voted the Most Improved Student in the Class of 1974. Since I graduated from High School, there have been other milestones and successes in my life. I feel that none of those would have been possible if it hadn't been for my experiences as a Student at Thomas Sprigg Wootton High School. Chapter 11 of Bill Baxter, Self Advocate is a special tribute to my alma mater.


Wootton Patriots.

Thomas S. Wootton High School.

2100 Wootton Parkway.

Rockville, MD; 20850.

Chapter 10.

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Bill "Bax" Baxter, Administrator.