I am Cheryl (Swarthout) Burks, Rep for Class of ’68. I live in Leon County, TX and have found that a LOT of my classmates live in this area. I love working on genealogy, have several County sites for TXGenWeb, have a site for Sam Houston High, and have a small online store,

I had never attended a reunion or knew where my classmates were or what they were doing until I attended the Multi-year reunion in 2001 and then became very interested in trying to contact as many of my classmates as possible. It was so great to find so many and be able to connect again. I became so involved in trying to create a database and keep it updated each year. I was always one of the “shy” ones in school and through the use of facebook, email, and cell phones I learned very quickly to be outspoken and found out sometimes that will get you in trouble. I am thankful for those who helped me through the years to learn that things aren’t so different than in school. There are still the little “groups” or then there are the “outsiders”. I am just very proud to say that “I am a Sam Houston High School Tiger” and a very proud “NORTHSIDER”!!!