James Greenlee

Profile Updated: December 21, 2021
Class Year 1984
Residing In Reynoldsburg, OH USA
Spouse/Partner Andrew J. Kenkel
Occupation Graphic Artist
Homepage www.greenleegazette.com
Yes! Attending Reunion
If you participated in any extra-curricular activities while attending WYHS, what were they?

Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Marching Band, Ramette Live Band

Assisstant Production Editor, Production Editor The Ramble Newsmagazine

Stage Crew, Drama

Did you play in the band? If so, what section?


Did you attend Eastland?


School Story

I went to Beechwood Elementary (along with my brother, Jason, who is Class of 1985). Much later, my sister Jennifer (Class of 1992) would also attend Beechwood until my parents moved to Westerville. At Beechwood, I got interested in graphics, and was encouraged my Mrs. Castle who let me distribute a one-sheet "school newspaper" in 6th Grade, which poked fun at teachers, and had puzzles, games and cartoons. I played trumpet in 5th and 6th grades, and earned a Citation of Merit award in 6th.

I went to Rosemore for Jr. High from 1978-80, not great years for fashion, or to go through adolescence at the same time. The less said about this the better, but I did meet some long-term friends there, and continued in band, switching to French Horn.

I started at Whitehall-Yearling in 1980, and my primary extracurricular activity was marching band. WYHS otherwise didn't "kick in" for me until early Junior year, probably because it wasn't until then that I had a car, and also because I joined publications and photography, and became the assistant production editor of the school newspaper, The Ramble. Marching band continued through all four years (along with concert and symphonic band), and competition drill team band for The Ramettes. Senior year, I was production editor of The Ramble, probably one of the last years before they started to go digital. The last two years of high school, I also participated in several plays and musicals behind the scenes.

Comments &/or Hobbies

I went to CTI (now Columbus State) after high school, for graphics. This wasn't a good time for that, since the Macintosh computer was released the same year, and desktop graphics wouldn't be a "thing" for about five more years. So, I worked retail, then banking, then found myself in the amusement industry (parks and attractions) for about eight years which took me to Las Vegas for twenty years!

While there, I changed occupations to graphic arts after all, and have been in the sign industry ever since, now about twenty years also. I met Andrew in Las Vegas just about that long ago, and we got married when it became legal. After a couple of decades 2000 miles away, we moved to Ohio in recent years to be closer to family.

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