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Mrs. Hooker loses her battle with cancer

Charlotte Hooker It is a sad week for the WiHi Tribe as we mourn the loss of Mrs. Charlotte Hooker who passed away on Sunday, September 23rd, after a valiant fight with cancer.  Mrs. Hooker taught math and computer science courses at WiHi for 20 years and retired in June of 2018. She inspired students to further their math studies as the advisor of the WiHi Math Team and Mu Alpha Theta, the Math National Honor Society. 

Mrs. Alaina Vickers, Math Department Chair and long-time friend and co-worker of Mrs. Hooker shared the following words about her friend:

“If I chose two words to describe her it would be "giving" and "nerd."  

She was the most giving person in the world and always put the needs of others before herself.  If something needed to be done here at WiHi, she would be the first to volunteer.  She ran the Math Team and for years when it was WiHi's night to host the other schools, cooked dinner for over 150 students and paid for it out of her own pocket.  She was also always tutoring someone, whether here at WiHi or outside of school, and never turned away a student in need of help. 

She was the biggest "nerd" out of all the math teachers, and we mean that in a wonderful way.   If she was playing cards she would "count them" for fun.  If she was watching a TV show, she would do Calculus in the down time, so she was not bored.  If there was a challenging logic puzzle presented, she was the first person to solve it.   She truly loved mathematics and computer programing and that spread that love to her students who will never forget her passion.”

Mrs. Hooker will also be remembered for her love of her favorite holiday, Pi Day (3.14).  She will be greatly missed by all of the staff and students who have been fortunate enough to work with her and learn from her.  The WiHi Tribe would also like to send our deepest sympathies to her family.  A service will be held at her church, Immanuel Baptist Church, 1514 Old Ocean City Rd., Salisbury, MD 21804 on Saturday, September 29th at 11:00 am. 

Pi Cake