BENTON HARBOR 68 AUSTIN 71
"Often a bridesmaid, never a bride," this seems to
be Benton Harbor's fate as, for the third time in four
years, the Tigers made the long trek to Lansing only
to return with no better than a runner-up trophy. Nerv-
ousness, a disease that never before plagued the Tigers,
seemed to trouble them as the first quarter was almost
complete before they got started. After trailing by 6 at
halftime, the Tigers gained the lead in the third frame,
but lost it early in the last quarter, something that never
before happened all season. The outcome could have
been very different had it not been for some missed
free throws in the last 2 minutes but still they came from
IO points back to lose by a mere 3. Chester Walker, in
spite of the fact that he seemed very tired, demonstrated
his all-state ability by stuffing in 25 in spite of being
guarded by DeBusschere, Austin's all-state center. Ron
Lange, who suffered a slight scoring slump in the
semi's, swished through l9, While Duane Dunbar con-
tributed l2 points plus plenty of fight. Although Peap-
ples got only 3, his spirit was largely responsible for
a fourth quarter rally that almost made it. After the
most heartbreaking defeat of the year, the Tigers
proved they deserved their reputation for good sports-
manship by being the first to congratulate Austin.
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GEORGE PEAPPLES Valeclictorian
George Peapples, Valedictorian of the Senior Class, has led a very
busy three years. He has maiored in English, Mathematics and science.
His minors are Social Studies and Latin. George has also participated in
many extra and curricular activities. Among these are the Student Coun-
cil, Mu Alpha Theta, Varsity Club, HiY, National Honor Society and Band.
George as a senior holds the position of Mayor of Benton Harbor High
School. His ability as an athlete is well known in this community. He
was a starting guard for the basketball team and has done well in
tennis and cross country. The past three years during football season
you have seen George lead the excellent marching band as drum maior.
As far as his future is concerned, George doesn't have any definite
plans except to go to the University of Michigan.
ALVIN FILSTRUP Salutatorian
Alvin was chosen salutatorian of the i958 senior class. He has maiored
in English, Mathematics, and Industrial Arts while his minors were
science and social studies. Besides carrying heavy schedules all four years
he has also been active in sports, clubs, and other extracurricular ac-
tivities. He was on the cross country team in his sophomore and iunior
years and also the golf team in his sophomore year. He was Business
Manager of the Greybric Staff, on the Tiger Staff, in the Hi-Y Club,
Spanish Club, J.A., National Honor Society and was president Of The
VALERIE FISHER Class Speaker
Valerie Fisher has been selected by the senior class to be one of the
speakers for graduation this June. Valerie has maiors in English, Mathe-
matics, and natural science. Latin, French, and social studies are her
minors. ln addition to her school work, Valerie is very active in extra-
curricular activities. She has been a member of the band four years and
is serving as Secretary of the band this year. She was in the Orchestra
when she was a sophomore. She has been very active in the vocal de-
partment during her four years in high school and is currently on the
executive board. Valerie has been in the Biology Club for three years.
She has been a member of the honorary groups of Mu Alpha Theta and
National Honor Society for her iunior and senior years. Valerie was
elected to Promethean in her senior year. Valerie plans to attend North-
western University next year.
RICHARD SMALL Class Speaker
Richard Small is one of the most active Seniors in the class of '58, He
is a member of the National Honor Society, President of Biology Club,
Editor of the Greybric, active member of Hi-Y, member of the Tennis
team and in the Band. Besides these extracurricular activities he has
maintained a 3.6 grade average and has maiors in English, Mathematics,
science, and in social studies. Dick has made no definite plans for the
future but is interested in medicine.
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