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Name:  Debra (Debbie) Carney

I twirled with the Strutters from:  1980-1987

When I twirled I lived in:  Danvers

I now live in:  Centennial, CO

After high school I:  Graduated from the University of Vermont with a BS in Mathematics in 1991.  Then I received my PhD in 1998 from the University of Maryland.  After that I taught at the University of Texas and the University of Connecticut before coming to the University of Denver.  I am married (my husband is also a math professor at DU) with 2 kids (a girl and a boy) and 1 guinea pig.

Currently I:  Am a lecturer in the Math Department at the University of Denver.

My most memorable twirling moment:  There are too many good memories from competitions, parades and trips to remember.  I made a lot of terrific friends.  I have fond memories of riding the bus to parades and singing "The bear went over the mountain" ad infinitum!

What life lesson I learned from twirling:  I should have practiced more!

My twirling teacher was:  Elaine

I still take out my batons once in a while (true/false):  True

I twirled at:  Danvers High School

The team I was on was:  I can't remember the names (it has been 20+ years!) but I do remember the songs we twirled to: It's Raining Men (by the Weather Girls) and Conga (by Gloria Estefan).

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