This year marked the real advent of girls' sports when the board approved a girls' intramural athletic program. However, East Troy already had initiated some girls' sports five or six years before. During the fall sports' season the girls varsity tennis team won the league championship. The following girls represented the team at the sectionals and at the first WIAA State Tennis Tournament for Girls: Jan TeLindert, Maureen Manley, Mary Brook and Marlene Keohler. At the spring sports awards Mary Brook was MVP for tennis and Sherry Rovig was MVP for golf.
Homecoming was traditionally celebrated with Queen Sherry Domres and King Rick Krukowski presiding over the court of honor which included the senior reps, Diane Mangless and Debbie Zinn. The "Dry Ice" band provided the dance music.
The boys cross country team was only a six member team with captain Pete Madden. The East Troy Athletic Booster Club was organized this year. As a very interesting and worthwhile field trip the Social Problems class visited the Stockbridge Punsee reservation near Bowler. In April the Student Council sponsored a Starve-In. The twenty-one participating students raised $500 for East Seals. Accolades and honors were among the year's happenings. A dinner at Linden Terrace was held in the spring to thank and honor Margaret Ketterhagen for her 40 years of Junior High School teaching.
In sports Lee Hammerling, who was MVP in football and basketball, was given the National W award from the University of Wisconsin. Brent Berneau and Rick Lewandowski were commended by the National Merit Scholarship, and Brent was also selected for America's Youth-in-Concert tour in Europe. Barb Trader and Cathy Haskins won the Voice of Domocracy contest. The FFA placed very high in the National Hoard's Cattle Judging Contest. At graduation the class of 1972 chose the daisy as their flower and colors of blue and green.
The class president was Lee Hammerling. Salutatorian honors went to Brent Bernau and the class valedictorian honors to Laurie Justin.