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

 - Class of 1968

Page 19 of 280

 

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THE CREAM OF the crop naturally rises to the top, the top 5% of the class are, FRONT ROW: Linda Graupner, Stephanie Enburg, Cathy Deneckere, Patsy Bell, Betsy Erb, Sherrill Davis, Kathy Kepes, Debbie Schroeder, Diane Petit, Chris Temple. STANDING: Bob Goldman, Bill DeSchinckel, Terry Gib¬ son, Alice Madelung, Greg Gillette, Tom Chappell, Jim Brenneke, Dave Downing, Jan Roeske, Jim Kaisen, Dee Dee Detwiler, Ed Hamming, Tim Sable, Denise Taylor, Kent Sackfield, Don Stewart, Duane Stevens, Keith Ringberg, Laura VanDerKamp, Penny Gorsuch, ABSENT: Betty Jo Birkhahn. PLEASED AT WINNING top honors in the lowa-lllinois Gos and Electric scholarships are Duane Stevens, Jim Brenneke, and Dave Downing. STATE SCHOLARSHIP SEMI-FINALISTS are still able to muster a smile after mass testing. 15

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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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LAST YEAR ' S JUNIOR Marshals, Tom Chappell, Greg Gillette, Dee Dee Detwiler, Mary DEBBIE BRASIER SPENDS a great deal of her time Jo Boynton, plan on marching again this year as graduating Seniors in the gradua- behind a typewriter fulfilling the role of Rocky ' s tion exercises. Times-Democrat correspondent. FIREMEN ATTEMPT TO extinguish the blaze which destroyed 47-year old Clinton High School on January 6th, Rocky Senate donated $250. to aid in CHS restoration; meanwhile, CHS students attend junior high schools on a split-shift program.

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