Lincoln High Class of '71

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Steele Family Matters

Steeles Still Instilling Values

Swethearts/Scholars to Spouses/Parents


Many of us may wonder whatever became of our class valedictorian and salutatorian / high school sweethearts   Basil Steele and Brenda Collins.   Well theirs is a story-book  romance.  Basil and Brenda recently celebrated their 31st  wedding anniversary.   Wow! 

Chips Off the Ol' Block


From the time they got married, the Steeles have made their home in Albuquerque, New Mexico where Basil has worked as an electrical engineer and Brenda a librarian and stay-home mom.  It is no surprise that these love birds who each hold a master's degree (confirmed before getting married) are the  proud parents of two college graduates.


Beauty Plus Brains


  • >>Bridget Jocelyn Steele
  • >>Age 27
  • >>2003 Graduate of  Bowie State University   (Bowie, Maryland)
  • >>Bachelor  of  Science in Mathematics Education
  • >>Honor Graduate (cum laude) ; GPA 3.56
  • >>Taught a year of algebra & precalculus at Gaithersburg High School in Maryland
  • >>Presently pursuing dual degree -- Master's/Ph. D. in Mathematics Education at the University of Central Florida


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Man of Steele


  • >>Basil Jerome Steele, Jr.
  • >>Age 24
  • >>2005 Graduate of the University of Dubuque (Dubuque, Iowa)
  • >>Bachelor of Science in Computer Graphics & Interactive Media
  • >>Honor Graduate (cum laude);  GPA 3.64
  • >>Track Star:  3-Time Winner of NCAA Division  III Indoor Track & Field National Champions in Men's 55 Meter Hurdles
  • >>Four-Time NCAA Division III All-American
  • >>Athlete of the Year  (Two Times)
  • >>Senior Academic Athlete Award


Congratulations to Basil & Brenda for their individual educational and professional accomplishments.  There could have been  no better role models for Bridget and Basil, Jr.  There is no question as to where Bridget inherited her mathematical genius and Basil, Jr. his organizational/technological  expertise. They walked right in their parents' footsteps.  Like so many of our classmates, Basil & Brenda have proven to be excellent parents.  Our prayers and warmest wishes are with them and their children.