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Enter with us through these wide portals to the familiar
halls of learning and enioy with our staff, this school
year of nineteen hundred and forty-four and forty-five.
In recognition of their service and loyalty
to us, we the class of l945 dedicate the
1945 ELK to our parents. They con-
sistently toresow our need and made both
our elementary and secondary education
possible. lt was through their earnest co-
operation that these twelve years have
been made productive, enjoyable, and
worthy of remembrance.
A very important element in any school system is that group of five
public-spirited citizens technically called the school board. On their
shoulders rest the responsibility of hiring the teachers, paying the bills,
considering new ideas, eliminating some of the old, and, in general,
seeing that the school is running smoothly. Their iob is one that requires
lots of thought and work and very little thanks. The students would
like to take this opportunity to extend their deepest appreciation and an
earnest "thank you" 'to them.
LELAND K. FORREST
B.A. Eau Claire State Teachers College
M.A. University of Iowa
Additional study at Oshkosh State Teachers College
and University of Wisconsin
The success of a high school and the
future of its students rest primarily upon the
Superintendent. We have been fortunate
in having a Superintendent who is always
willing to give advice and who is interested
in all of our activities. It is unusual to find
a person with a good sense of humor, who
is also an effectual disciplinarian when nec-
essary. We, the class of " '45", wish to
extend our sincere thanks to Mr. Forrest.
E. GIESE D. DISRUD
HELEN WARD, Secretary
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Second Row: S. Martin, S. Gardner, A. Waltman N Ba nderson 0 ct V Co
V. Raesser, A. Hull, Miss Sullivan.
Third Row: J. Harrington, J. Brellenthin, D. Godtre r nsen
Fourth Row.: D. Wales, N. Zastrow, C. Peters, se azman G Nelson
Williams, M. Rathbun, C. Larsen, F. Schranz
EDITOR . .
ADVISOR . . .
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Classes . . S.
. . . . R. McCabe
. . D. Clauer, J. Harkness
. . . . Miss Sullivan
. . . . J. Campbell
MANAGERS . D. Breidenbach
Bleser, J. Brellenthin, D. Godfrey
J. Harrington, D. Wales
. D. Breidenbach, I. Alder
Bob Christensen, F. Schranz
. . L. Anderson, M. Rathbun
J. Dowse, A. Waltman
Gardner, M. Williams, S. Martin
L. Vincent, N. Biagi
S. Nelson, V. Cody
. . . R. Conner, B. Harry
. G. Nelson, C. Peters, A. Hull
C. Larsen, N. Zastrow, A. Stoflet
Mary Gene Sullivan Commercial
Whitewater State Teachers Col
Beatrice White Home Economics
S ut lnstltute BS Graduate
work at University ol Wiscon-
Marshall T. Paulson-Manual Arts,
Oshkosh State Teachers College,
B.E. Graduate work at Univer-
sity of Wisconsin.
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John Hastings-Physics, Chemistry
Geography, Senior Science, law
rence College, B.A.
Amerette Van Epps-Biology ani
General Science, Beloit College
University of Wisconsin, B.A.
Platteville State Teachers Col
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Librarian, Central State .Teachers
College, Stevens Point, Wiscorl
sin, Post Graduate at University
of Wisconsin, B.S. ?
Kathryn E. Karberg -- English,
Spanish, Speech, University ol
Glendy Chapin-English, Central
State Teachers College, B.S.
Edward R. Giese-History and
Social Science, Central Stale
Teachers College, Stevens Point,
Burr E. Tolles-History and Eco-
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Marion Gessert - Art, Mount
Mary, Milwaukee State, B.S.
Edith Mae Wolters-Vocal Music,
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lege, 5.5. Attended Wisconsin
Conservatory of Music and Wis-
consin College ol Music.
Lawrence Steidl-Instrumental and
Vocal Music, lawrence College,
Ruth Dunbar--School Nurse, Sher-
man Hospital, Elgin, Illinois,
Lorraine E. Merlens--Girls' Physi-
cal Education, la Crosse Slate
Teachers College, B.S.
Lawrence E, Baxter-Boys' Phy,i.
cal Education, la Crosse Slate
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Editor 4, Annual Stall.
Class Treasurer l, G.A.A. l-2.
3-4, Archery Club 3, Pep Club
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spondence Club 4.
G.A.A. 2-3-4, Knitting Club 2,
Spanish Club 3, Red Cross 4,
Transferred from Whitewater
High School in Sophomore
Class President l, Basketball
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Football 3-4, Athletic Council
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Cheerleader 2-3-4, Hi-lites 4,
Sub Deb 3, Jr. Class Play 3,
Pep Club 3-4, Dramatic Club
3, Forensics 3-4.
Band l-2-3-4, Boys' Chorus
3-4, A Cappella 3-4, Camera
Club 2-3, Archery Club 3-4,
Football l-2-3-4, Basketball
I-2-3-4, Baseball l-2-3-4,
Band l-2-3-4, Boys' Chorus
2-3-4, A Cappella 2-3-4,
Swing Band 2-3, Junior Class
Play, Music Club 2-3, Cue
Club Play 2-3, Hi-Liles Co-
Editor 4, Annual Staft 4
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Football l, Basketball 3, Man-
Club 2, Radio Club 2, Aeronau-
lics Club 3-4, Annual Business
A Cappella l-2-3-4, Girls'
Chorus 4, Girls' Glee Club
I-2-3, G.A.A. l-2-3-4, Sub
Deb Club 3, Pep Club 2-4,
G.A.A. President 4, Junior
Class Play, Correspondence
Club 4, Dramatic Club 2,
Homecoming Court ol Honor 4,
Assistant Editor of the Annual.
Girls' Chorus l, G.A.A. 'l-4,
Dramatic Club 2-3, COHGS
pondence Club 4, Class Treas-
urer 3, Class Secretary 4,
Forensics l-2-3-4, Hi-Lites 3.
Tennis I-2, Collectors Club 4,
A Cappella 2-3-4, Boys'
Chorus 2-3-4, Junior Class
Play, Oratory 3-4, One Act
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P w Rifle Club 2, International
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. 1-4, Hobby Club 2, Knitting
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G.A.A. 2-3, Hi-Liles 4, Pep
b Club 4.
Band l-2-3-4, Class President
3, A Cappella 2-3-4, Boys'
Chorus 2-3-4, Football 2-3,
Basketball l-2-3-4, Baseball
l-2-3-4, Hi-Liles 3-4, Music
Club 2, Swing Band l-2-3,
Pep Band l-2-3-4, Junior
Class Play, Dramatic Club Play
2, Prom King 3, Aeronautics
Club 4, Annual Stall.
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Spanish Club 3.
G.A.A. l-2, Pep Club 2, Audu-
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Hi-Lites Statf 4, Annual Stall.
Football l-2, Basketball l-2,
International Club 2-3.
Debate I-2, Tennis l-2-3-4,
Basketball l-2-3-4, Band 1-2-
3-4, Football 2-3, Football
Manager 4, Photography 2-3-
4, Vice-President 3, Speech 3,
Assistant Business Manager for
Band 'I-2-3-4, Archery Club 3,
Rifle Club 2, Football 3-4,
Football Captain 4, Dramatic
Club 2-3, Class President 4,
Baseball 3. -
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A Cappella l-2-3-4, Girl:
Glee Club l-2-3-4, Sub De
2-3-4, Cue Club 2-3, Hi-Lite
4, Annual Stall, Cue Club Pla
2, Junior Class Play 3, Vice
President 2, G.A.A. I-2-3-4
Drum Maiorette l-2-3-4.
Football l-2-3-4, 'Baslxetbal
I-2-3-4, Baseball l, Rifle Clu
2, Aeronautics Club 3, Assist
ant Editor of Annual.
Band l-2-3-4, Football 2-3-4
Swing Band 2-3, Music Clul
2-3-4, Boys' Chorus 3-4, A
Cappella 3-4, Press Club 3
President of Band 4.
Foolball I-2-4, Baslzelball l-
2-3-4, Baseball l, Class Presi-
denl 2, Rifle Club 2, lnler-
nalional Club 3, Class Sgl. ul
Band l-2-3-4, Pep Club 2,
Sub Deb Club 3, Camera Club
4, A Cappella 2-3-4, Glee
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Pep Club 2-3, Hi-Liles 4, Sub
Deb Club 3-4, Band l, Dra-
malics Club 2-3, Annual Slaff.
Foolball l-2, Camera Club 3,
Rifle Club 2, Baseball Man-
ager l, lnlernalional Club 2,
Dramafics Club 3.
Girls' Chorus l-2-3, A Cappella
4, Hi-lifes 4, Pep Club 2,
Hobby Club 2, Dramalic Club
3, Sub Deb Club 3, Annual
A Cappella 2-3-4, Girls' Chorus
l-2, Girls' Glee Club l-2-3-4,
Junior Class Play 3, One Ad
Play Canlesl 4, Hi-Lifes 2-4,
Sub Deb Club 2-3-4, Dramallc
Rifle Club 2, Archery 3, Base-
ball l-2-3-4, Foolball 2-3-4,
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Play 3, G.A.A. l, Forensics
1-2-3, Hi-Liles 3-4, Prom
Queen 3, Homecoming Queen
4, Class Vice-President 3-4,
G.A.A. l-2-3-4, Pep Club
2-3-4, Sub Deb Club 3.
Knitting Club 2, Hi-Lites 4,
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G.A.A. 2-3, Hi-lites 4, F
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A Cappella 3-4, Glee Club
Sub Deb' Club 3-4, Foren:
2-3-4, Annual Staff.
G.A,A. l-2-3-4, Cue Club 2-
Glee Club l-2-3-4, A Cappel
3-4, Cue Club Play 2, Hi-Lit
4, Sub Deb Club 2-3-
Forencics I-2-3-4, Class Ph
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Class President l, Orchestra
G.A.A. l, A Cappella 2-3-
Sports Editor 2-3, libfflfi
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Audubon Club 3, Knitting Club
2, Conservation Club 2, Hn-
uites Stall 4, Annual Stall.
Tennis l-2-3-4, Basketball l-2,
Rille Club 2, Football 2.
Glee Club l-2-3-4, A Cappella
3-4, Junior Class Play, One
Act Play Contest 4, Assistant
Director at Cue Club Play 2,
Class Secretary 2-3, Forensics
l-2-4, Hi-lite: 4, G.A,A. I-2-
3-4, Sub Deb 2-3-4, Cue Club
2-3, Annual Stall.
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Girls' Glee Club 3-4, Knitting
Club 2, Sub Deb Club 3,
Camera Club 3, G.A.A. l-2-3,
Band l-2, Girls Glee Club 3-4,
A Cappella 3-4, Knitting Club
'2, Sub Deb Club 3-4, Hi-Litas
4, Pep Band l, G.A.A. I-2-3-4,
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Home Economics Club l, Knit.
ll"9 Club 2, Audubon Club 2,
Sub Deb Club 3, Hi-Liles Stall,
Annual Stott. Tranxterred from
Delovan High School in Sophg.
SENIOR CLASS PLAY
First Row: C. Peters, J. Krueger, L. Anderson, J. Harrington, E. Cooper.
Second Row: M. Williams, B. Conner, E. Bleser.
BERTHA THE BEAUTIFUL TYPEWRITER
Daniel D. Desmond
David Desmond . .
Bertha Bancroft . .
Glenwood Garfield .
Blanche Bancroft .
Solly Silverthorne . .
. Elzy Cooper
. Ed. Bleser
Seated: G. Hirn, W. Seymour, E. Tess.
Standing: D. Getzen, W. Morrissey.
Fifty-nine students enrolled as Juniors in the fall of 1944. When votes
were counted after election, it was announced that Bill Seymour was victorious
in campaign for president. Bill Morrissey received the office of vice-president,
and Gertrude Hirn became keeper of records and money. Don Getzen was
appointed Athletic Council representative and Ellen Tess cheerleader.
The Junior 'class play, "Johnny On the Spot.", with Bill Seymour and Kay
Thum carrying the leads proved to their audience that the Juniors were talented
actors and actresses. The play was one of the high lights of the school year.
Early in the school year the Juniors selected their class rings which are to
be of one design. The rings are similar to those of the class of "45".
ln November the Juniors sponsored the annual "Sadie Hawkins" dance
which is becoming a tradition of the school.
The Junior Prom of i945 was a huge success. The orchestra was Raye Block,
a band which we have had before, and which now plays on numerous radio
programs. The decorations were unique and cleverly carried out. The Grand
March was very impressive, led by King Bill Seymour and his Queen, Shirlee
The Junior and Senior Reception with the Juniors acting as host to the
graduating Seniors was a gala occasion despite the fact that several members
of both classes were absent due to their joining the armed forces. This was
the finale of the Juniors' eventful school year.
CLASS OF '46
First Row: Miss Sullivan, G. Hirn, R. Brown, D. Green, M. Steinbicer, H. Bowyer, Miss Chapin.
Second Row: V. Finley, P. Amon, N. Ryan, J, Vogel, C. Voght, J. Sellmon, S. Bartelson, M. Miller.
Third Row: M. Recknagel, V. Sturdy, K. Thum, C. Darn, C. Maclean, B. Clauer, G. Kistler, L. Goodhand,
Fourth Raw: B. Newman, C. Dunbar, C. Tess, D. Schoenbeck, B. Philby, P. Hummel, J. Mmserschmidt,
First Row: Mr. Giese, W. Seaver, W. Seymour, R. Eisentraut, B. Meyer, D. Millard, Mr. Baxter.
Serond Row: H. Thompson, W. Burns, D. Johnson, G. Last, R. VonScotter, W. Morrissey, D. Getzen,
Third Row: J. Dobrick, C. Miller, L. Bleser, R. Augustine, W. Reick, D. Schafbuch, G. Burson, N. Waite.
JUNIOR CLASS PLAY
First Row: C. Dorn, N. Harding, Miss Chapin, B. Newman, E. Tess.
Second Row: 'D. Arnold, G. Kistler, R. Brown, V. Stardy, K. Thum, B. Seymour.
Third Row: B. Clauer, N. Ryan, C. Dunbar, C. Maclean, C. Voght.
"JOHNNY ON THE SPOT"
A comedy in three acts. Presented in October l944
Johnny Williams, a temporary hero .
Melinda, his mother .... .
Grandma, his grandmother . .
Wayne, his lady killer brother . .
Dee, the cheering twin . . .
Danny, the ieering twin . .
Julie, a young hero worshiper .
Bubbles, her flattering friend .
Marge, her noisy friend . . .
Sherry Lee, a young radio singer . .
Nadine, an authority on hats .
Wilma, a young reporter . .
Sal, a young photographer .
Christie, a hat-shop siren . .
Katie, Danny's little shadow . .
. Bill Seymour
. Don Arnold
. Viola Stardy
. Kay Thum
. Ellen Tess
. Norma Ryan
. Carol Voght
. Betty Clauer
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Seated: A. Leach, D. Dexter, V. Bass.
Standing: P. Field, F. Eames.
Weathering their first year of High School, the "Sophs" continue to carry
on with the same success they had in their Freshmen year.
At the beginning of the year, they elected Douglas Dexter, a newcomer to
Elkhorn, as their president along with Agnes Leach as vice-president. Vivian
Bass was elected Secretary-Treasurer. Frank Eames was chosen to represent them
on the Athletic Council and Phyllis Field won out as Cheerleader to help keep
up our school spirit.
To help them in time of need and strife, Mrs. Van Epps, Miss Karberg, Mr.
Hastings and Mr. Paulson are their able class advisors,
As is the usual custom, the "Sophs" honored the other classes with an all
school party, April seventh.
Although they have been with us but a short time, the "Sophs" are well
along in gaining honor for their class what with their members taking part in
several school activities including Music, Sports, Forensics and Dramatics. Several
of their girls were chosen to take part in the all-school play. Many of them
have brought home honors in Music, Debate, and Dramatics in competition with
Not to be outdone by any class, these twenty-seven boys and thirty-five
girls seem to more than enioy their share of popularity.
They have traveled only half the way to their goal, and we know that in
their last two years they will continue to show more of their ability and success.
First Row: Mrs. Van Epps, D. Forrest, A. Leach, A. Kirchhoff, B. Hart, E. Plaffenberger, P. Dasher,
Second Row: V. Bass, l.. Walbrandt, B. Sommers, P. Field, B. Plautz, P. Share, H. Woodman, B
Weaver, M. Desing.
Third Row: N. Larsen, J. Foster, L. Rupp, V. Becker, R. Marsh, D. Barlelson, M. Dill, P. Sanders
Fourth Row: G. Kurick, I. Juettner, P. Sanders, V. Cervenka, M. Harding, A. Gregerson, P. Butler
G. Johnson, M. Roetter.
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First Row: Mr. Paulson, J. Lee, D. Jones, R. Sorenson, D. Dexter, Mr. Hastings.
Serond Row: R. Patek, E. Papenlus, D. Seymour, M. Brockmann, H. Ansledt, J. Holden, 8. Stollet.
Third Row: M. Reed, J. Paddock, F. Eames, J. Fuchs, W. Skoine, B. Dewart, R. Morrissey, H. Palenshus.
Fourth Roi: G. McGahey, J. Potter, C. Strong, J. Remer, G. Kraulrlis, D. Johnson, H. Gruenwald.
Seated: C. Tess, M. Piper, P. McKenzie.
Standing: B. Dunbar, B. Erickson.
On the first day of school Elkhorn High was proud to open its doors to one
of the largest classes for many years, the class of "48". lt was composed of
67 "Freshies", 33 boys and 34 girls. Under the able assistance of their "Big
Brothers" and "Big Sisters", the upper-classmen, they soon became accustomed
to life at Elkhorn High.
Mary Piper was the winner of the election for President. Assisting Mary
were Carol Tess, vice-president, Betty Erickson, secretary, Bill Dunbar, Athletic
Council Representative, and Phyllis McKenzie, Cheerleader.
Many of their members soon became active in band, chorus, and many of
the other school activities. The Freshman class as a whole seems well interested
in sports and many of them show great promise in the field of basketball, baseball,
Romance and dates prosper in every class and this class of "48" was no
exception as we soon found out at the all-school party given in honor of the
Freshman soon .after the opening of school. The "Freshies" now became a part
of the social life at Elkhorn High and entertained at an all-school party on May
25 which was well attended and much enioyed by all present.
Under the able assistance of Miss Mertens, Miss White, Mr. Steidl, and Mr.
Disrud, Freshman class advisors, the Frosh are well along the way to success and
we are proud to say to them, "Welcome to Elkhorn High."
First Row: Miss Mertens, M. Genens, J. Matheson, C. Ellsworth, M. Matheson, M. Harris, P. Murphy,
Second Row: L. Belk, D. Grundman, J. Martin, R. Thompson, M. Piper, C. Goodhand, P. McKenzie,
M. Catlin, B. Erickson.
Third Row: B. Bigelow, K. Schmidt, T. Christiansan, B. Newman, P. Enright, B. Clauer, M. Schultz,
P. Seltmann, M. Vaughn.
Fourth Row: C. Kurtz, S. Diehls, V. Hintz, C. Tess, P. Brown, V. Tomaszewski, V. Reed, M. Drew,
First Row: Mr. Steidl, J. Weaver, W. Jacobsen, R. Jacobson, F. Krehoff, J. Ames, C. Seaver, Mr.
Second Row: F. llleser, D. Sanders, A. Lauda, D. Burns, K. Amon, D. Van Scotter, D. Belk, R. Sakamota,
Third Row: M. Louda, J. Paddock, B. Crosbey, R. Pierce, R. Arnold, D. Vincent, D. Vorpagel, D. Amann,
Fourth Row: G. Redenz, D. Mann, J. Weaver, B. Dunbar, H. Heusser, R. Hanny, H. Wheeler, A. Hobbs,
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Seated. D. Breidenbach, D. Getzen, Mr. Hastings, Mr. Forrest, F. Eames.
Standing: B. Dunbar, Mr. Baxter, Mr. Disrud, Mr. Paulson.
For the past three years our Athletic Program has been under the guidance
of the Athletic Council. The Council governs the four maior sports, basketball,
baseball, football, and tennis and sets the requirements of earning letters, pro-
viding training rules for the athletics, and so forth. The group includes all the
coaches, the principal, and a boy selected from each of the four classes. Presid-
ing over the council this year is Mr. Hastings and the Secretary is Mr. Disrud.
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Managers: D. VanScotter, A. Hobbs, D. Burns.
Seated: R. Pierce, J. Weaver, G. Redenz, D. Breidenbach, H. Schmidt, W. Skoine, R. Morrissey, J.
Harrington, H. Heusser, F. Eames, B. Morrissey, R. VanScotter, D. Hobbs, B. Dunbar, J. Fuchs,
Standing: Mr. Hastings, H. Wheeler, F. Krehall, R. Conner, R. McCabe, O. Moyer, R. Sorenson, D.
Millard, J. Brellenthin, T. Heusser, B. Harry, F. Schranz, J. Harkness, D. Jones, B. Seymour,
D. Dexter, R. Hanny, J. Ames, D. Godfrey, Mr. Baxter. ,
The 1944 Elkhorn football squad completed its season with four games won
and three games lost. The team was well balanced in both line and backfield.
The fine work of Coach Baxter and his able assistant John Hastings showed on
more than one occasion. The team's drive and fighting spirit amassed a total
of 103 points to their opponents 92. At a banquet following the final game,
John Harrington was elected honorary captain.
Elkhorn 19 . East Troy 0 Elkhorn 12 Whitewater 6
Elkhorn 27 . . Delavon O. Elkhorn 7 . Lake Geneva 14
Elkhorn 19 . Delavon Deaf 12 Elkhorn 12 . Burlington 46
Elkhorn 7 . . . Waterford 14
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Seated: R. Morrissey, M. Reed, B. Hanny, B. Seymour, H. Heusser, D. Geizen, D. Jones.
Siandingz W. Skoine, B. Meyer, B. Jacobson, Mr. Paulson, C. Seaver, J. Cusack, F. Eames.
D. Burns, D. VanScot?er, R. Sakamofo, J. Fuchs, J. Weayer, B. Dunbar, G. McGahey J Weaver
Mr. Baxter. ' '
Firsl Row: F. Krehoff, R. McCabe, R. Sorenson, R. Conner, D. Millard, Mr. Boxler.
Second Row: D. Sanders, D. Belk, K. Amon, R. Crosby, G. Sokomolo, F. Schronz.
Third Row: H. Heusser, R. Morrissey, W. Morrissey, R. Hanney, D. Gelzen.
Fourth Row: H. Wheeler, H. Schmidt, J. Harrington, D. Breidenbuch, J. Brellenlhin, E. Cooper.
Firsl Row: F. Nuppe, Mr. Hcslings, D. Godfrey, D. Jones, E. Bleser.
Second Row: B. Christensen, G. Redenz, D. Wales, I. Alder, J. Campbell.
N. Bicgi, E. Tess, P. Field, P. McKenzie.
BASKETBALL CHAMPS BOWLING CHAMPS
E. Cooper. F- Nvppe. J- HUHU1955, D- Wales. J- Campbell, sounding. M. williams, C. Pew., G. Neuwn, N. Biagi.
B. Burns. Kneeling: A. Wcltman, S. Gardner.
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First Row: A. Kirchholf, B. Hart, D. Clauer, M. Rathbun, Miss Mertens, B. Ellsworth, D. Green, E.
Ptaffenberger, H. Bowyer, P. Dasher.
Second Row: V. Bass, S. Martin, L. Belk, J. Martin, N. Ryan, J. Vogel, L. Walbrandt, B. Sommers,
M. Piper, C. Goodhand, B. Plautz.
Third Row: P. McKenzie, P. Share, M. Catlin, B. Bigelow, K. Schmidt, C. Voght, N. Biagi, C, Dorn,
C. Mclean, R. Marsh, B. Weaver,
Fourth Row: L. Anderson, A. Waltman, S. Gardner, G. Kistler, N. Larsen, K. Thum, B. Clauer, E. Tess,
B, Clauer, P. Enright, P. Brown, B
'Fifth Row: V. Cervenka, L. Goodhand
Nelson, V. Reed, V. Tomaszewski,
Newman, R. Brown.
C. Peters, B. Newman, C. Dunbar, D. Bartelson, M. Dill G
Under the able direction of Miss Lorraine
Mertens G.A.A. sports are destined to be more
popular with girls.
During the season of i944-45 tournaments
were conducted for soccer, basketball, and tennis.
The sports were directed by seasonal managers.
Winter sports, which included basketball and
bowling were under the direction of Rosemary
Brown. Ellen Tess directed Fall sports which were
soccer and volleyball. Spring sports, basketball
and'tennis, were under the direction of Lois Good-
One of the proiects of the year was
Athletic Banquet which the G.A.A. served and
The Annual Playday was held at Elkhorn
year. The G.A.A. playing hostess to East Troy,
Delavan, Delavan Deaf, Whitewater, Lake Geneva,
and Darien. The day was spent in playing
basketball and other entertainment which was
furnished by some of the girls.
This ended a very eventful and happy G.A.A.
A. Gregerson, G. Hirn, M. Williams, D. Forrest, A. leach.
The G.A.A. soccer tournament wi
favored with mild weather so all tl
games played were enioyed. In an
dition we had a new soccer fie
which the Seniors made during the
Phy. Ed. classes.
The winning honor was carried o
by the Senior team when they be-
the Junior team in a close game.
First Row: M. Rathbun, D. Clauer,
Second Row: S. Martin, L. Anderson, B. Ell
worth, G. Nelson.
Third Row: Miss Mertens, V. Cody, M. Wi
liams, C. Peters.
A strong Junior team carried 0
the honors of Champs by defeatin
the Senior by the score of 49 to 4
for the Championship.
Both the Seniors and Juniors wel
undefeated until the final gami
Each having defeated the Freshma
and Sophomores in previous game
First Row: C. MacLean, C. Dunbar, L. Goa
hand, B. Newman, E. Tess.
Second Row: C. Voght, G. Kistler, D. Gree
Third Row: Miss Mertens, R. Brown, K. Thu
The G.A.A. basketball season v
brought to a close this year with t
Junior team having the honor
They played very close but exe
ing games, edging out their opp
nents by a small margin each tin
The Juniors had a very quick a
First Row: C. MacLean, B. Newman, N, Ryan
Second Row: Miss Mertens, G. Hirn, I
Green, E. Tess, R. Brown.
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First Row. B. Sheldon, F. Graft, E. Pfaffenberger, B. Clauer, M. Harding, R. Marsh, N. Harding,
Second Row: Mr. Steidl, D. Bartelson, J. Potter, H. Gruenwald, V. Tomaszewski, B, Plautz, H, Schmidt.
Third Row: E. Katzman, B. Conner, J. Harrington, D. Van Scotter. B. Harrv, S. Nelson. A. Kirchholt,
R. Brown, S. Gardner, V. Reed
TREBLE CLEFF CLUB
Firsi Row: M. Drew,
Second Row: V. Boss
V, Hinlz, C. Ellsworth, M. Genens, P. Dasher, Miss Wolters.
, L. Belk, D. Grundman, J. Marlin, B. Sommers, C. Voghl.
Third Row: B. Erickson, K. Schmidt, M. Vaughn, N. Larsen, P. Sellmcn, H. Burns.
Fourfh Row: V. Becker, J, Foster, C. Dunbar, P. Sanders, V. Cervenko, V. Reed.
Firsl Row: H. Bowyer, E. Plcffenberger,
Second Row: M. Piper, P. McKenzie, P.
Third Row: E. Kalzmon, V. Roesser, T.
Fifth Row: A. Leach, D. Forrest, M. Wi
Clouer, E. Tess.
eson, C. Larsen, D. Clover, S. Nelson. I
Field, P. Share, Miss Wollers, B. Pluulz, J. Vogel, N. Ryan, S. Marlin.
B. Harl, A. Kirchhofl, M. Moth
Christiansen, V. Sturdy, C. Dorn, B. Weaver, R. Marsh, 5. Gardner, N. Biogi, A.
ourfh Row: M. Harris, M. Dill, D. Borlelson, C. Pelers, K. Thum, E. Clouer, B. Clouer, G. Kurick, A. Hull.
lliums, G. Hirn, A. Gregerson, l. Vincent, J. Messerschmidl, P. Bvller, G. Nelson, B.
Seated: N. Biagi, P. McKenzie, M. Piper, M. Vaughn, B. Clauer, Miss Goetch.
Standing: M. Dill, V. Cody, C. Peters, G. Nelson, P. Sanders, V. Reed, M. Williams, D. Forrest
A. Kirchhofi, B. Hart.
DEBATE AND ORATORY
First Row: Mr. Tolles, B. Weaver, I. Juettner, P. Dasher, A. Gregerson, V. Reed, P. Brown.
Second Row: M. Harding, D. Burtelson, 1. Matheson, B. Sorenson, E. Cooper, N. Harding, T. Christian
sen, M. Piper. '
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Sealed: Margery Williams, Carolyn Pelers.
Standing: Mary Harding, Elly Cooper.
Seoiedz D. Barielson, A. Kirchhoff, M. Piper, C. Tess.
Standing: Miss Chapin, N. Harding, S. Nelson, R. Marsh, P. Brown, M. Harding.
Seated: l. Anderson, B. Weaver, S. Martin, L, Goodhond, A. Stoflet, I. Juettner, Miss Goetch.
Standing: P. Hamrnel, B. Clauer, B. Newman, E. Katlmon, M. Harding, N. Harding, M.
Rathbun, J. Matheson, A. Kirchhoff.
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Developing pictures and learning
to thread and operate a movie
machine occupied the time of this
Under the guidance of Mr.
Disrud the Aeronautic's Club
has become popular with
many boys interested in fly-
ing. The nine members chose
Bob Colvin for President, and
Bill Seymour for Secretary.
They have four booklets for
information, some of which
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Corresponding with boys and girls
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Seated: J. Campbell, J. lee, D. Arnold,, W. Seymour, Mr. Digrud,
Standing: J. Weaver, Last, F. Eames.
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First Row: M. laude, R. Hanny, R. Jacobson, R, Sakamoto.
Second Row: D. Vincent, R. Pierce, D. Mann, K. Amon, l.. Bleser, W. Burns, R. Patek.
Third Row: R. Arnold, F. Krehoff, E. Bleser, W. Jacobson, E. Frietag, Mr. Baxter.
The skill ot using the bow and arrow was acquired by members of this club.
Mrs. Van Epps, M. Piper, V. Tomaszewski, M. Harris, J. Ames, A. Lauda, K. Schmidt.
Activities consisted of field trips, collecting leaves and building a bird feeding
station which has been erected on the school grounds.
First Row: I. Alder, E. Bleser, R. Connor, R. Brown, H. Bowyer, Miss Sullivan, C. Strong, W. Seaver.
Second Row: S. Martin, V. Finley, N, Ryan, J. Vogel, B. Sommerg, P. Share, S. Gardner, A. Waltman
Third Row: C. Voght, N. Biagi, C. Dorn, C. Maclean, W. Burns, A. Statlet, V. Roesser, A. Hull.
Fourth Row: N. Larsen, N. Zastrow, E. Clauer, K. Thum, C. Peters, G. Kistler, J. Dowse, B. Philby,
Fifth Row: G. Nelson, B. Clauer, G. Hirn, P. Butler, N. Harding, M. VVilliams, D. Forrest, M. Rathbun
The Press Club this year is under the
diligent leadership of Miss Sullivan. At
the first meeting Bob Connor and Jack
Brellenthin were elected co-editors, and
Ivan Alder, sports editor. lt is the duty
of the club to see that the school news is
typed and taken down to the Independ-
ent office by five o'clock on the Monday
that they meet.
This year they excluded all gossip from
the regular Hi Lites and published it in a
monthly school paper, which the Press
Club sends outialso. ln this paper all the
school gossip and happenings plus spe-
cial features that fit in with the time are
put. We take our hats off to Miss Sullivan
and this year's Press Club.
B. CONNER, J. BRELLENTHIN, Co-Editors
I. ALDER, Sports Editor
The attractive poster
around school advertising
plays, dances and schoo
activities are all made b'
the Art Club. We would lik-
to thank their advisor Mis
Gessert, and the member
for their grand work whicl
displays ingenuity and tal
ent. The officers are: Carc
Tess, President, Ellen Tess
Vice-President, and Aleth
Seated: l. Belk, Miss Gessert, E. Tess, I.. Vincent.
Standing: R. Thompson, P. Enright, C. Tess, C. Ellsworth, M. Schultz.
The Red Cross at school,
under the supervision of
Miss Beatrice White and
Mr. Marshall Paulson is an
extension ofthe Junior Red
Cross. The Girls make
quilted slippers and knit-
ted afghans, which will be
used for wounded soldiers,
while the Boys work on
lamps, ash trays, and scrap
books for hospitals.
RED CROSS CLUB
First Raw: M. Catlin, B. Bigelow, S. Bartelsan, J. Seltmann, Miss White, W. Skoine, J. Pot
Second Row: T. Christianson, V. Cody, B. Clauer, D. Johnson, J. Weaver, J. Reimer,
Weaver, H. Schmidt, Mr. Paulson.
Third Row: J. Jacobson, E. Papenfus, M. Brockman, D. Seymour, D. Sanders.
The Civics Club, under the
direction of Mr.'Giese, is in-
terested in discussing mod-
ern world problems. They
have debates on current
events during their meet-
ings and have become very
proficient debaters. They
have gone on field trips to
Wisconsin institutions and
have profited greatly from
learning how to express
themselves concerning re-
Seated: T. Christianson, V. Tomaszewski, P. Brown, B. Erickson, Mr. C-eise.
Standing: B. Clauer, M. Catlin, P. McKenzie, K. Schmidt, F. Bleser.
Fl", ROW! M- DOSFHQ, M. Piper, B. Newman, P. Seltmann, M. Vaughn.
Second Row: V. Reed, M. Drew, M. Matheson, C. Larsen, M. Harris, Miss Goetch
With Miss Goetsch ad-
vising them, the Sub-Debs
are in the know as far as
etiquette on the social
graces. Their activities in-
cluded knowledge on pos-
ture, personality, poise,
and dancing every other
Monday during their meet-
ings. They gave an all-
school Christmas dance
and gave a tea for their
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First Row: Mr. Tolles, C. Strong, J. Lee, H. Gruenwcld, E. Cooper, D. Dexter.
Second Row: B. Crosbey, M. Brockmunn, V, Becker, L. Rupp, C. MacLean, P. Sanders, V. Cervenka.
Third Row: G. Johnson, J. Fuchs, W. Skoine, W. Dewart, D. Schofbuck, W. Reik, H. Schmidt.
For the display of various collections of newspapers, coins, etc., the trophy
case in the lower hall, this past year, we thank this industrious club.
Seated: C. Strong, D. Forrest, Miss Goetch, B. Plautz, H. Gruenwuld.
Standing: M. Harding, A. Leach, G. Kurick, P. Dosher, R. Marsh, A. Kirchoft, B. Weaver, A. Gregerson
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First Row: A. leach, A. Kirchott, Miss Chapin, B. Hart, G. Kistler.
Second Row: N. Ryan, B. Sommers, R. Marsh, C. Voght, B. Weaver, V. Sturdy.
Third Row: L. Goodhand, D. Bartelson, M. Dill, N. Larsen, K. Thum, B. Clauer, P. Sanders.
Fourth Row: C. Tess, M. Harding, A. Gregerson, P. Butler, J. Messerschmidt, N. Harding, D. Forrest.
The Dramatic Club, under the supervi-
sion of Miss Chapin, and the very cooper-
ating club members have done a very
good iob in organizing and putting on
plays during the year.
The club has put on "Nine Girls" an
all-school play which went over as a
success. The girls were in charge of the
stage, property committees and all the
make up. Money from this play will go
in the Dramatic Club treasury.
They have also decorated a room in
the basement of the hi'gh school as a
dramatic room for meetings and for make
up. Club members have worked very hard
painting it and redecorating it themselves.
During the whole year they had nine
plays and the pupils acted and put them
on themselves, also under student direc-
During Christmas the club put on a
very interesting play called, "The Per-
fect Gift". lt was enioyed by all.
First Row D Clauer B Ellsworth M Rathbun R Brown M. Roetter, P. Dasher, Miss M'ertens.
Second Row V Bass S Martin J Martin I. Walbrant P Field, L. Anderson, P. McKenzie, M. Catlin,
ard Row M Desing N Biagi V ody E Cauer Clouer, P. Enright, E. Tess, P. Brown.
The school spirit is reflected back to the Pep
Club and for their achievements we say a very
grateful "thanks". The Club composed of twenty-
two members, chose Leora Anderson as president,
and Miss Lorraine Mertens is their director.
Among the many activities of the Pep Club
the most important is instilling school spirit into
the student body. To maintain this spirit, which is
the encouragement to our teams, the members are
always composing rousing cheers and are respon-
sible for the pep meetings.
One of their accomplishments of the year was
the annual homecoming program. Starting with a
mass pep meeting, snake dance and free movie,
it came to a climax with the homecoming dance
and coronation of the homecoming king and
queen. Homecoming was a great success.
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