Class of 1947

The 50th reunion class of 1947 will hold their own class gathering in conjunction with the annual E.T. Alumni Association meeting on June 7, 1997. They plan to have dinner at Lake House Inn with a picnic at Booth Lake on Sunday.

The fall of 1947 was the first year that a kindergarten class was offered. The senior class had the distinction of being the largest class to ever enter and graduate from East Troy High School. Fifty students graduated. One student, Jim Casey, served 14 months toward the end of WWII, but returned to graduate from E.T.H.S.

Coach DeWitt lead the football team to a second place finish in the conference. The team defeated Union Grove in the Homecoming game with a score of 25-0. The gym was decorated in the Western motif for the dance. A covered wagon and saddles were among the decorations, and apple cider was served. The basketball season began with the death of the coach, Mr. Doyle. Joe Spicuzza was his replacement, and he remained the coach and swimming instructor at Booth Lake for a few years.

Pat Yeheigh had the lead in the Senior Class comedy. The prom of the previous year had a circus theme with King Bob Sengebush and Queen Doris Joliffe. During the class's freshman year a secret newspaper emerged with articles appearing on the school bulletin board periodically. Of course, the articles included many interesting insights about the students and faculty. The newspaper advisor, Miss Zinn, never knew who was responsible. The class also enjoyed many hayrides and trips to Vass's melon patch.

The officers of the class were President, Roy Barr; Vice-President, Jack Sadenwasser; Secretary, Mary Wagner; and Treasurer, Jim Kniep. The class valedictorian was Lois Sadenwasser. The senior trip was a tour of the Walworth County Office in Elkhorn. Mr. Lacey, a resident of East Troy, treated the entire class to lunch in Elkhorn.

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