Miss Wilma Ann Salmon /
Mrs. Wilma S. Robinson

b. 08 Jan 1934

Currently residing in Norfolk, VA

wrobinson7@cox.net

Warwick High School, Class of 1951; Longwood College, B. S.

Office Practice, Vocational Office Training,
Future Business Leaders of America Sponsor,
Co-Sponsor of the Senior Class of 1956; Co-Sponsor of the Junior Class of 1957 ('58)

Wife of Coach Pete Robinson

 
"Left to right: Miss Wilma Salmon, Vocational Office Training teacher; Mrs. Eleanor Hamilton, Distributive Education teacher; and Mr. Kenneth Bennett, Diversified Occupation teacher, look over some information
on business administration."
    "Mr. Willey and Mrs. Robinson, Junior Sponsors, leave
after a busy day."
1956 Anchor, p. 11 1956 Anchor, p. 133 1957 Anchor, p. 13 1957 Anchor, p. 71
Courtesy of Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC - 05/26/04
Thanks, Eleanor!
Courtesy of Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC - 05/26/04
Thanks, Eleanor!
Courtesy of Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC - 05/26/04
Thanks, Eleanor!
Courtesy of Eleanor Buckley Nowitzky ('59) of NC - 05/26/04
Thanks, Eleanor!
 
I visited Wilma briefly tonight to deliver her two CD sets. 
Her daughter, Evelyn, was also there.

She is a delightful lady, full of life and energy. We chatted
for nearly 20 minutes, but she was late for choir practice.
Otherwise, I would probably still be there.

I took the solo photo of her in such a way as to include the
portrait over the mantel.  The other includes her daughter.

As she was leaving, we agreed to meet again when her photos
of Miss Holladay were developed.

- Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/27/05

How lovely!  Thank you so much, Dave!

Mrs. Wilma Salmon Robinson and Miss Emilie Holladay

Longwood University
Farmville, VA

 
Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Saturday, April 23, 2005  
Images by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/27/05
Thanks, Dave!
Courtesy of Mrs. Wilma Salmon Robinson, Resent by Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/11/05
Thanks again, Dave!
 

Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did on my husband's (Coach Pete Robinson) page on the NNHS Web site. It was very touching, and I appreciate your skill and effort in putting it together. That picture of "Pete" from the '56 yearbook, especially, makes me cry every time
I see it. I've had such pleasure in sending the page to my children and as many of his former athletes and friends as I have addresses for.
I've had wonderful responses of how great they think it is.

Newport News High School was such a special school and all of us "old" teachers are very proud of the way our students have turned out.
I was only there in 1956 and 1957 but know how much it means to all of us! Thanks again for a wonderful job, and I hope to meet you one day.

Sincerely,

- Wilma Salmon Robinson (WHS - '51) (Mrs. Thomas M. Robinson) of VA - 05/25/04
Thank you, Wilma! I'm glad it pleased you!


After viewing the Alumni Listings and enjoying the photos and remarks on the Wilma S. Robinson page,
I could recall vividly the attention this attractive young teacher received
by many of the young men of the Class of 1957 upon her arrival at NNHS.
We all had great respect for Coach Pete "Pistol Pete" Robinson,
so you cannot image the excitement created when their wedding plans were announced.
All of my buddies and I agreed that this was a "perfect match", if there was ever one. We were right!

- Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 06/04/04
Indeed you were!  Thanks, Joe!


Our class adapted Wilma Salmon Robinson as our Class Sponsor, and it was great to see her and her daughter,
who has Coach Robinson's curly hair.

TYPHOON Regards,

- Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 09/12/07
Thanks, Joe!


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