Elgin High School - Maroon Yearbook (Elgin, IL)

 - Class of 1959

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ORRIN G. THOMPSON - Superintendent of Schools B, Ed. Northern Illinois University MS. Northwestern University St. Olaf College Universitv of California Harvard University University of Chicago ROBERT F. SKELLY Administrative Assistant lf-.S. lX'lusl-cingum College lVl.A. Northwestern University .xdclminidfrafion 61740 !2u'.5uif of gxcefdfnce . .v The Superintendent's Message . . . The pursuit of excellence is the only goal worthy of a great school system. During its ninety illustrious years. Elgin High School has enjoyed more than a share of success. The efforts of the Board of Education and its staff have reflected the educational aspirations of a thoughtful community. To develop each student to the maximum of his unique abilities has persisted as a primary objective. We congratulate each of you as members of our largest graduating class for your outstanding achievements. You have brought recognition to yourselves and to your school in a variety of fields. including music, art, dramatics. debate, jour- nalism. athletics. and Student Council activities. We are especially proud of your accomplishments in academic pursuits, Our testing program has shown that your class is among the top ten percent of high schools in the country. We extend our best wishes to each of you in your future endeavors. Orrin G. Thompson Superintendent of Schools CHARLES B. WALDEN - Assistant Superintendent B. Ed. La Crosse State Teachers College Phil. University of VVisconsin Page 6



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T--o- -l-Q... +1- 'Aa f 'I' hail' suv ef! CHESTER C. ALEXANDER - Principal AB, Illinois State Normal Univcrsiv. XLS. Indiana University University of Colorado. Columbia Universitv, Northwestern Universitx minidfrafion .911 .jcvping :UNA our .7-afhllion 0!Oll,5!ClI1t'L.I1g fLlll.lIl..5fl'Clf0I'J . . . Traditionally. the strength of a school may be measured by those xvho have guided its program. Elgin High School has been fortunate to have had outstanding leaders xvho have devoted their talent and energy in the role of Principal. Three years ago, as tradition xvould have it. another respected administrator and friend. Mr. Chester Alexander. began hs duties as principal, This short span of time. xvith its sputniks and rocket- launchings, has been perhaps one of the most turbulent periods of educational reorganization our country has seen. However, Klr. Alexander has not only met those contemporary demands vvith foresight. but has also sustained and built the "Elgin Traditionf' We have observed his congenial interest in the xvelfare of every student . . . his insight into each school problem . . . and his active participation in every facet of school and community activity, These are the qualities in our principals that have built the foundation for the 'iElgin High Tradition", and these are the qualities xve are proud to attribute to Nlr. Alexander.

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