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Jo Layne Bowes Reminiscent of the good old days, the 1968-69 Homecoming Court travels by covered wagon through the wild West. Highlighting Rocky ' s Round¬ up, Jo Layne Bowes was crowned Rock Island High School ' s 31st Homecoming Queen on November 1, 1968. Jo Layne ' s court included Jack¬ ie Freshwaters, Leanna Nelson, Monica Pealstrom, and Laura Swedberg. The Girl ' s Athletic Associ¬ ation presented a necklace to each of the royalty. Senate honored the royalty with a corsage and bracelet. Petitions were attained by twenty-eight Senior girls, with fifteen girls receiving the re¬ quired twenty-five signatures. These girls were voted upon by the junior and senior class¬ es, which later chose the royalty. The Queen presided over the subsequent parade, game, and dance. 200
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Travelers return with deeper understanding Three travel programs en¬ abled nine Rocky students to spend last summer abroad. Students that toured Eu¬ rope through the People-to- People Program were Debbie Brasier, Gail Hansen, Tom Strasovich, Rhonda Osbourne, Pat Ryan, and Bonnie Wag¬ ner. Their six-week itinerary included England, France, Ger¬ many, the Netherlands, and Belgium. Dawn Shoemaker, spon¬ sored by the Presbyterian Youth For Understanding, spent the summer in Holland. She was one of 250 Americans under this program who were guests of a European family. Dave Garber also traveled. Sponsored by a summer camp, he spent approximately seven weeks in Israel. Travelers display several of the many souvenirs brought back from Europe. 199
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Leanna Nelson Mo nica Pealstrom Laura Swedberg and Court reign over Homecoming activities Queen JoLayne Bowes and her court listen, enthralled by the entertainment provided at the Homecoming Assembly. 201
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