Class of 1958
This year was the planning stage for the new high school. In the middle of October school was closed because of a flu epidemic. Ivan TeLindert began his East Troy teaching career. A high school newspaper was published, and the Hi Inklings column in the East Troy News was no longer weekly. Maxine Fisher supervised the Hi Inklings material which covered only some news items.
The FFA with over 50 members was very active. Merrill Pinch was the advisor of the club. Tom Kelly was selected to play in the National FFA band in Kansas City. This year's President was Jim Haugh. During the spring three members placed in the top four of the Weed Essay State Contest: How We Control Weeds on Our Farms. Second place went to Tom Kelly, third to Bernard Billiat, and fourth to Roy Arnold.
Forensics had a strong representation from the senior class. Six students advanced to the state forensics; three were seniors, Julianne Byrnes, Nancy Chapman, and Bill Pavelchek. Julianne Byrnes repeated her A standing in the classification of Interpretive Reading. Bill Pavelchek also earned an A rating in his Humorous Declamation. Nancy Chapman earned a B rating with her Member of the Wedding.
Miss Kuhlow's final year of teaching Choral music boasted many events. Officers for the choral music curricula were Jeanne Peterson, business manager; Susan Wambold, secretary; Nancy Chapman , treasurer; and Pat Boyle, student council representative. A new addition to the program was the Boys' Octet. The girls smaller groups continued to be the Quartet and Triple Quintet. Twelve vocalists were selected for the Massed Chorus event. The Spirit of Christmas was presented by the Junior and Senior High Choruses. Bill Pavelchek, Bernard Billiat, and Bud Weber were busy using their scientific talents to develop a "snow machine" for a more realistic event during the performance. The East Troy News reported that this was a most excellent concert with a special audience appeal for the scene entitled The Shoppers.
Two of the soloists featured were Nancy Chapman, contralto and Bud Weber, baritone. The spring concert selected musical pieces from various Broadway musicals.
The band also had a great year. Seven were selected for the Massed Band. The band entered Class B for the spring competitions in Whitewater and Madison. They obtained raves from the judges in both competitions.
King Joe Dethloff and Queen Susan Wambold reigned over the Homecoming festivities which were dedicated to Allie Schwartz. There was the parade, peprally, bonfire, and snake-dance leading the football squad to the athletic field. The team has its first conference win over Lake Geneva to make the dance even more enjoyable. During the basketball season the team trounced their arch-rival Mukwonago 78-56.
Senior John MacKenzie was president of the Student Council, and Tom Kelly and Ken Schwall were the senior reps. The officers for the senior class were as follows: President, Jim Haugh, Vice-President, Orval Neitzel, Secretary Jeanne Peterson, and Treasurer Eric Schueler. The Senior Class play was Cheaper by the Dozen. Jeanne Peterson was selected as the recipient for the DAR award. Fifty-seven classmates graduated on a cold outdoor Tuesday evening at the Amusement Park. The valedictorian was Juanita Goedtke and the salutatorian was Bill Pavelchek.
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