Class of 1927

School began September 13th with 118 students and four new faculty members: Mr. Monroe Manley, math and band; Miss Eva Smith, commercial; Miss Gertrude Morvalt, domestic science; and Miss Clara Johnson, history. Mr. Brown, the custodian, had accomplished many room and library improvements during the summer; especially welcome was the additional ventilation for the basement rooms. The high school offered four courses of study: Commercial, Home Economics, English and French. The sports offered were football, basketball, and baseball for the boys. The Girls Glee Club was a popular extra for the girls. Each week the newspaper had a section of High School Notes, and a very important section was the results of the speed tests in the Commercial course of study.

Miss Alyce Justin scored first throughout the year beginning with 60.2 wpm and achieving the highest time of 80.9. (Although the article never mentioned as a fact, but this speed was probably in taking shorthand.) The boys' sports were outstanding with the contributions of many fine athletes participating in all three sports.

The Homecoming weekend began with a Pep Rally (called a mass Meeting) on Friday night. The cheerleaders were lead by Miss Crosswaite. The team "crushed" Mukwonago with a score of 40-7. A dance followed the Saturday game at the Woodman Hall. But the basketball team enjoyed 11conference victories. The team never lost a home gave in two years. A few leaders were Healy, Drago, Zinn; Wood, Marshall, and Hegley (see photo). There was a strong rivalry with Waterford, and the WIAA staged a three-day tournament in Waterford. The basketball team won the tournament and was the first in the history of the school to bring home a trophy.

The Senior Class Play of the year was the comedy Mary's Millions. Thirty-one seniors graduated on the second of June. The salutatorian was Laura Ludtke and the valedictorian was Alyce Justin.

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