Class of 1937

This senior class was small in number graduating, only 22 students. The East Troy News featured a section called Hi Inklings with the high school students writing the column. Although the events of the school were reported, the column also included chatty items about the students, faculty, and support staff.

The six-week exams seemed to be extremely important and "tough". A new competition of the year was building model airplanes for judging in a contest in the spring. Because of the start of World Wart II in Europe the young men were very interested in this competition. History classes studied the leaders of the world: Ahamberlin, Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Roosevelt, and so on.

The football season began with an alumni game. One of the senior leaders was Charles Zinn, but the alumni of Gib Tess and many players from the '27 team wiped the high school team. However, the high school team went on to be third in the conference. The music program was very strong this year. Some of the senior band members attended a concert and a contest in Milwaukee: Nancy Dickerman, Ruth Marshall, and Elizabeth Williams. The Girls Glee Club and band performed very well at the district contest in Lake Geneva. A new course was added to the commercial curriculum, bookkeeping.

In the chatty news the students were a little apprehensive, but did realize that any company would need to have the ledgers kept accurately. An all-school operetta Tom Sawyer was performed in the spring. Florence Zinn directed the senior class play Jayne Eyre with Hazel Blink playing Jane. Graduation was May 27th, and even though the total number of students was small, the class had the largest percentage of members on the Scholastic Honor Roll, nine of the twenty-two. The students planned the graduation ceremony, which was different from the usual mode. The nine honor students conducted a panel discussion of Conservation of Our Natural Resources.

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