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Page 10 text:
ORRIN G. THOMPSON - Superintendent of Schools
B, Ed. Northern Illinois University
MS. Northwestern University
St. Olaf College
Universitv of California
University of Chicago
ROBERT F. SKELLY
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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
Orrin G. Thompson
Superintendent of Schools
CHARLES B. WALDEN - Assistant Superintendent
B. Ed. La Crosse State Teachers College
Phil. University of VVisconsin
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CHESTER C. ALEXANDER - Principal
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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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