Rock Island High School - Watchtower Yearbook (Rock Island, IL)

 - Class of 1968

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Rocky Students Become World Travelers Among the many Rock Island stu¬ dents who traveled in Europe during the past summer were Debbie Glas- sner, Cathy Ryan, Janet Roeske, and Becky Wagner. These girls toured with the People to People Ambassa¬ dors. The young Ambassadors saw most of the usual tourist attractions, in¬ cluding the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, the Eiffel Tower, and the Berlin Wall. Rocky High sent two students to Europe through the American Field Service. Senior Jeff Gersick went to Finland for the summer, while Laura Van Der Kamp flew to Spain. Another Senior, Anne Stone, stud¬ ied for a month in Blois, France, and spent another four weeks touring Europe. Senior Judi Ziffrin and her family also spent six weeks touring Europe during the Summer of ' 67. OUR OWN AFS students, Jeff Gersick and Laura Van Der Kamp, leave on the first leg of their journey to Spain and Finland. 13

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AFS Scholars From Columbia, Germany THREE PROSPECTIVE CHEERLEADERS for Rocky, foreign exchange students Giselo Espeioge, Carlos Pazmino, Wiebke Heitmann, will spread the school spirit to far-off places. GISELA IS AN excellent pianist and enjoys all jmusic from Bach to the Beach Boys. CHARLIE TRIES HIS hand at a favorite Amer¬ ican Pastime. Rock Island was the home of three teen-age foreign exchange students this past year. Two were sponsored by the American Field Service and one by the Scott-Rock Island County Council of Churches. Gisela Espelage, an AFS student from Germany, lived with the Wil¬ liam Kepes family. She was active in many of Rocky ' s clubs and sang with the Senior Glee. Gisela likes sports, especially skiing. Coming from Columbia was Carlos Pazmino. Charles, as he became known, lived with the Robert Car- rolls. Charles also enjoyed sports, clubs, and people. Sponsored by the Council of Churches was Wiebke Heitmann who resided with the George Shoemaker family. Wiebka is also from Ger¬ many. She enjoyed parties, clubs, athletic events and, most of all, peo¬ ple. FOREIGN EXCHANGE STUDENT Wiebke Heit- monn feels at home when she listens to " The Mammas and Pappas. " 12



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Study Pays Off in Scholastic Recognition GREG GILLETTE-VALEDICTORIAN DUANE STEVENS-SALUTATORI AN Scholastically, the Class of 1968 was a profitable one for Rock Island. September brought the announce¬ ment of the thirty-two students who ranked in the top five percent at the end of their junior year, therefore becoming automatic members of the National Honor Society. Specific class rank was determined in February at the end of seven semesters. At this time, the aca¬ demic leaders of their class —valedictorian, salutatorian, and top ten —were named. In addition to classroom work, Rocky students par¬ ticipated commendably in scholarship competition. The lowa-lllinois Gas and Electric Company Scholarship Pro¬ gram chose three senior boys as part of the ten semifi¬ nalists in the company ' s Illinois district. Recognition was based on test scores, high school transcript, leadership, and the principal ' s recommendation. As a result of high ACT scores, a total of 200 area students were named as semifinalists by the Illinois State Scholarship Commission, 94 of whom attended Rocky. They had the choice of a monetary or honorary award, applicable to any state college or university. sl?ivNDINr ' Z Z Tn " ® ’ Z ore. KNEELING: Greg Gillette, valedictorian, Duane Stevens, salutatorian. STANDING: Dee Dee De Her 6th; Sherr.ll Dovis, 4th; Jim Brenneke, 8th; Bob Goldmon, 7th; Stephanie Enburg, 10th; Terry Gibson, tied for 4th- Penny Gorsuch, tied for 10th; Tim Sable, 9th; Laura VanDerKamp, 3rd. ' 14

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