1978, Jill attended the 25th-year reunion of her Bell-Avon High School
class of 1953. Also in Avonmore at the time was Chuck Scarborough
(right), who spent much of his youth in Avonmore and went to the same school
Jill attended. He too was destined to achieve celebrity status.
Chuck joined the NBC television news staff in New York in 1974 and
subsequently anchored the evening news on WNBC, Channel 4, NBC's flagship
station in New York City. He presently holds the distinction of being
the nation's longest serving news anchor, and you can read much more about
Chuck's distinguished career by clicking
here. Chuck's grandfather practiced medicine in Avonmore, and
it was he, the Speranza family physician, who presided over the delivery
of Norma Jean, the youngest member of that family, into the world on September
30, 1935. The gentleman on the left in the photo above is Karl Foster,
class of 1934 graduate of Bell-Avon High School.