Class of 1968





The school board and administration were in the planning stage for a new middle school. "Back to School" Parents' Night was a successful event during the November American Education Week. This event was planned by faculty members Dona Gesell, Betty Smute and Rosalie Skalet. The high school boasted 468 students with ten new teachers. Each of the new teachers was featured in the East Troy News throughout the school year.
The Student Council President for the year was Day Whitmore. The Debate Team had a successful tournament in West Allis and an undefeated Affirmative at Oak Creek. Among team members were Shirley Voght and Larry Fin. The National Honor Society inducted twenty-eight junior and senior members. The ceremony began as a courtroom scene with evidence presented as to the twenty-eight students academic achievements, school involvement, and leadership qualities. The FFA formed a new committee to help lower the rate of farm accidents. The Farm Safety Committee had members Ken Moat, Bob Moat, David Orchard, Jack Van Wyke, and John Schmidt. David Orchard also received the State FFA Guernsey Award and was elected Director of District Two. Not to be outdone, the FHA participated in the demonstration contest in Lake Geneva. Lynn Carlson, a senior, qualified to compete in the State Fair with her demonstration called My Dream Dress. The Letterman's Club hosted a Donkey Basketball game with two games: Women faculty vs Secretaries and Men faculty vs Businessmen of E.T. Thirteen hundred people enjoyed the event.
The Band Spectacular was the show of the fall at the Mukwonago football game. The fifth through twelfth grade band members performed a marvelous half-time show. Co-captains of the football team were Tom Crubaugh and Don Rhode. The Homecoming King Jeff Thayer crowned his Queen Shelley Erickson. The basketball team was plagued with injuries for the opener of the season. At one time the team had a seven-game winning streak. Some of the team's players were Joe Van Beek, Ken Walbrandt, Tom Crubaugh, Ron Duffy and Roger Voskull. The conference charged admission for the first time to the wrestling meets. Some senior wrestlers were Tim Lightfield, Ron Robran, and Day Whitmore.
The musical comedy for the year was Swinging High with Mary Hubbard as the student director. Twenty-four musicians, both vocal and instrumental, qualified for the State Tournament. The Junior class chose Hello Young Lovers as their theme for the Prom. Two senior artists had exhibits chosen by the Milwaukee Journal Art Contest. Lynn Carlson's painting entitled The Aging Actress and Sally Kalvestraand's abstract oil entitled Three Ways were the selected entries. The Senior Home Economics class was the state runner-up in Fleischmann's Yeast Menu Planning Contest. For their award they were able to select a small appliance for the department. About fifty seniors worked on projects at Baker Lab repackaging cough syrup. The earnings of $3100 were toward a New York trip.
A few of the many senior awards were as follows: DAR, Sandra Alley; Lawlor Memorial, Tom Duffy; American Legion, Tom Crubaugh; and Lions Club, Patti Ebert. The salutatorian of the class was Stephen Brandt and the valedictorian was Ken Koehler.

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