Where are they now?

MIKE ORR
City where you reside: Brentwood, Tenn.

Year graduated from VCHS: 1977
Education or training after graduation: Graduated from Western Illinois University in 1982 with a double major, marketing and transportation.
Family: Parents, Bill and Joy Orr; wife, Mary (Rames) Orr; children, Michael, Christopher, Andrea and Sam; grandchildren, Brantley and James.
Occupations during and after high school: In the trucking industry since 1982; president and chief executive officer of Midstates Logistics.
School activities/clubs/sports in which you participated: Basketball, football and baseball in high school, and three-year starter at linebacker in college.
School friends: Joe Cearlock, Joe Barth, Mike Critcheloe, Bruce Cuppy and my brother, Dave.
Vandalia teachers/coaches/administrators remembered: Coaches Skip Carroll, Walt Leidner and Dick Hood.
Fondest memories of Vandalia: Sporting events, from Little League baseball through high school; riding bikes and, eventually, driving around town; and swimming at the pool.

MARY (RAMES) ORR
City where you reside: Brentwood, Tenn.
Year graduated from VCHS: 1977
Education or training after graduation: Bachelor’s degree in physical education from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind.
Family: Parents, Dr. Donald and Mrs. Phyllis Rames; husband, Mike Orr, high school sweetheart; children, Michael, Christopher, Andrea and Sam; and grandchildren, Brantley Michael and James Donald.
Occupations during and after high school: Tennis instructor and membership coordinator for the YMCA (part-time).
School activities/clubs/sports in which you participated: Tennis team; Girls Athletic Association, known as GAA; and National Honor Society.
School friends: Lynn Cocagne, Patti Adams, Shayla Wiss and Christi Bandelow.
Vandalia teachers/coaches/administrators remembered: Favorites were Bill LaDage, tennis coach; Dorothy Wells, P.E. teacher; and Ed Mills, high school biology teacher.
Fondest memories of Vandalia: Vandalia was a wonderful place to grow up! We would walk downtown with friends after school, and ride around through town on weekend nights. Went to all Vandals sporting events.
 

Mike and Mary (Rames) Orr

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