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Page 8 text:
Tradition is past memory If this be so It is little wonder
that the Elgin Tradition has gained its present dimensions
Memories of the school and its life are many a congenial
chat with Mr Alexander between classes after school dis
cusslons with faculty members about our personal frallties or
our athletic teams chances the seniors as they prepare for
the lunlor Panthers as they prepare to accept the heritage
handed them the sophomores the largest class ever to enter
our building as they formulate plans for two more busy years
these are the experiences of one year that have added to
our tradition and made it meaningful and this IS the school
that has provided these memories
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next year's challenges and the current year's responsibilities . . .
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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
lf-.S. lX'lusl-cingum College
lVl.A. Northwestern University
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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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