Educator marks 100th

Friends and family celebrated Naomi Shafer’s 100th birthday with a March 17 dinner party at her Charles Town home. A 1929 graduate of Storer College in Harpers Ferry, she went on to earn degrees from Morgan State College and West Virginia State College in Institute and her master’s of arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania. After working for years as a college guidance counselor, her students and fellow faculty members created a tribute that family members and other loved ones say still describes Shafer today: “When she came to South Philadelphia High School, she brought dignity, grandeur, tenderness, love, perception, grace, charm, kindness, humor, politeness, goodness, judgment, prudence, integrity, sincerity, trust and a talent with young people.”

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