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Sevalyn H. White, noted Western High School dance instructor, dies

Sevalyn H. White, noted Western High School dance instructor, dies

Sevalyn H. White, a Western High School dance instructor whose acclaimed dance teams were known for creativity and artistry, died Aug. 4 from complications of lupus at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.

The longtime Gwynn Oak resident was 74.

Eva Scott of Wilson Park, who joined the physical education faculty at Western in 1958 and later headed the department, said Ms. White’s dance teams “always won the city-wide dance symposiums” at the end of the year.

“Her teams’ performances were really Broadway-class,” said Ms. Scott.

The daughter of Walter C. Hill, a Bethlehem Steel Corp. steelworker, and Margaret Sterrette Hill-Johnson, a Johns Hopkins Hospital secretary,...

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