''Survivor: Palau'': Meet Wanda Shirk
Eliminated Feb. 17, 2005
HOMETOWN Ulysses, Pa.
OCCUPATION English teacher
THE SCOOP This wacky mother of two has also been a foster parent to 25 children and has taken in exchange students from three countries.
PROS Solo-backpacked 85 miles in the Pennsylvania mountains at age 50.
CONS The island's eldest woman is unlikely to win immunity pitted against the young cubs in the physical challenges.