The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 13, 1966 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, September 13, 1966
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GHS Marching Band Competes At Worthington Turkey Day Garrigan High School bandwiU travel one hundred miles to Worthington, Minnesota, for the annual King Turkey Day parade, September 17. This event Is characteristic of Worthington because it has long been the turkey center of the world. High school bands from Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota will compete for the trophies. First, the bands will be divided into two categories according to their school enrollment. Then, they are judged on their marching, playing and general appearance. Last year, trophies were won by Sbley and Estherville, Iowa. The G.H.S. band will be led by their newly selected drum major, Steven Walker and the four twirllers, Linda Briggs, Nancy Courtney, Susan Nelson and Marcia Winter. This is only the second year that Garrigan has had a drum major. Steve's duties include giving commands as well as leading the band. STAK Garrigan High School Algona, Iowa, 50511 September 13, 1966 Exams Measure Students, School With US Norms Iowa Educational Development Tests are being given throughout this week to all G.H.S. students. The tests were originally developed in Iowa City, Iowa, and have since been used throughout the nation. The purpose of the I.T.E.D. exams is to rank students according to their educational development and progress. These tests also help faculty members note the individual weaknesses in the students' abilities and accomplishments and thus help them to improve. The tests cover such areas as math, science, English and history. j The tests also provide both national and state norms for the pupil and school. Garrigan Initiates Friday Dress Up A "new" look will soon be seen in Garrigan halls when for the first time a day will be set aside to "Dress Up." Every third Friday Garrigan boys will don suit and tie and girls will be able to exchange their uniforms for Sunday wear. An all- school Mass will be offered on these days in the gym, giving Garrigan students a chance to receive the sacraments and unite themselves in prayer and spirit as well as in body. The idea of the dress-up day is not new. It was discussed in length by Student Council members last year and added to the school agenda this year. Once again, the early morning question that has been solved for girls these past six years will pop up again, "What ever will I wear today?" ****************** THE STAR is published twice a month by the students of Garrigan High School, Algona, Iowa, 50511. EDITORIAL BOARD: Kathy Boudewyns, Ruth Cassel, Jean Kayser, Kathy Plathe. REPORTERS: Katby Boudewyns, Ruth Cassel, Jean Kayser, Joan Kohlhaas, Kathy McGuire, Sue Nelson, Kathy Plathe. PHOTOGRAPHER: Steve Walker. ADVISOR: Sister Mary Maun, O, S. F. Leaders Explain Citizenship Week Under 'the motto, "Today we learn, tomorrow we lead," Hawkeye Boys', and Girls' State convened June 5 and 6 respectively. Attending Boys' State at Camp Dodge were: Don Courtney, Gary Loebig, Dick Mueller, Bill Reding, and Dave Smith. Attending Girls' State at the State College of Iowa was Jean Kayser. Citizens of both states were divided into two parties. Nationalists and Federalists, upon their arrival. Throughout the course of the week city, state, and county governments were set up through active campaigning. The 832 Boys'State citizens were also divided into 13 counties and 26 cities while the 304 Girls' State citizens were divided into 2 counties and 4 cities. These two mythical states are projects of the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary which acquaint the young people of the state of Iowa with the functions of a representative form of government, and teach them the duties, privileges and responsibilities of American citizenship. What a citizen puts into these two mythical states is what he gets out of it. No campagining is compulsory. Garrigan's representatives made their mark in these mythical states. While quarterback, Bill Reding was heading his team to win the Boys' State football championship, Dave Smith was campaigning for Commissioner of Public Safety and i;un Courtney Parents Experience Back-toSchool Night September is back-to-school time for parents as well as students at Garrigan. Parents returned to school on Wednesday, September 7, at 8 p.m. They followed the class schedule of their son or daughter in an abbreviated form, visiting the classes, meeting the teachers, and becoming acquainted with the textbooks. The evening ended with light refreshments in the cafeteria. was campaigning for his Lieutenant. At the same time Jean Kayser was campaigning for Secretary of State at Cedar Falls. The next day all Girls' Staters were required to take the State Citizenship Test, which covered the principles of government dealt with during the week. After returning home all citizens were required to give a report to their sponsoring organization and also to their respective schools if possible. Having completed a week of work, study, and companionship, citizens of both states had an inauguration of state officials. Presiding over Boys' State inauguration was Governor Harold Hughes, while Lieutenant - Governor Robert Fulton presided over the Girls' State inauguration. DRUM MAJOR STEVE WALKER Officers' Plans Spark Year's Athletic Schedule Two weeks of school were climaxed last Friday by a burst of enthusiasm from the crowd for Garrigan's football game and band show. Behind the scenes of this first game were three clubs, G-Club, pep club, and band club, which recently chose officers for the 1966-67 school year. The G-club, the athletes themselves, chose Dick Mueller for president and Bill Reding for vice-president. The secretary for the year will be Bob Schmitt with Gene Lickteig as records keeper. Pep Club officers are Kathy Boudewyns, Fran Goecke, Pat McGuire, Cindy Reding, Kathy Plathe, and Janette Miller as president, vice - president, Musicians Attend Summer Institute Music filled the vacation days of John Forbes, Hazel McEnroe, Vickie McGuire, and Sue Nelson who attended the Summer Music Institute held at the State College of Iowa in Cedar Falls from July 31 to August 7. The objective of the camp was to provide more musical knowledge and experience for the participants. The variety-filled registration day was climaxed by a theory test for placement in theory classes. This was followed by a picnic. The weekday schedule began on Monday with an 8 a.m. class in theory, followed by band or orchestra practice. After, there was either an art lecture or music history class to attend. Chorus or stage band filled in the remaining time before lunch. The afternoon provided more rehearsal time and an opportunity for students to use the private practice rooms. Class lessons in voice, piano, organ and various other instruments were also offered. A highlight of the week was the announcement of the song contest winners. Each student was required to compose a song with lyrics. The winners then made their debut on Saturday night, singing their entries for the entire camp. On Sunday, the closing day, the big event of the week was scheduled, the final concert. Its participants included members of the chorus, stage and concert band and the orchestra. "As the strains of the final number sounded, I regretted having to leave," said Sue Nelson. "Yet, hopes for the next Summer Music Camp brightened my thoughts." Many campus recreational facilities were open to the members of the institute. Swimming pools, tennis courts, bowling alleys, television, campus stores, pizza services, college plays, dances, hootenanies, watermelon feeds, counselor stunt night, faculty and student recitals and slides, all filled in the limited spare time. secretary, treasurer, program chairman, and poster chairman respectively. These and the other 118 members of the club are responsible for the posters, programs, and pep rallies preceding each game. Steve Walker will set a new pace not only as the band club president, but also out on the field as Garrigan's drum major. Vice - .president is Theresa Sigsbee, secretary - treasurer, Kathy Plathe, and equipment manager, Jim Becker. Equally important is the selection of Linda Nitchals and Mary Hamilton as librarians, and Dianne Bode and Mary Kay Miller as uniform custodians. Crusaders Visit South Bend, Ind. On midnight; August 24, 14 Garrigan High School students were transformed into 14 delegates to the Catholic Student Mission Crusade (C.S.M.C.). National convention. They boarded a bus at Hum^oldt which whisked them away for exactly four days and fifteen minutes on Notre Dame's campus in South Bend, Indiana. After a brief stop in Chicago to view the Museum of Science and Industry and the Museum of Natural History, the delegates continued onto Notre Dame where they-were greeted by a number of tours, lectures) exhibits, and evening entertainments. "The Church in the World" was the topic of the Most Reverend John H. Wright, D. D. Bishop of Pittsburg, as he spoke to the delegates from every state gathered in Stepan Center. Friday morning was spent in conferences, exchanging ideas. Later, the students were shown slides of the missionary priests and sisters in Africa, South America, and China. Although all the members of Garrigan's C.S.M.C. club were not able to go to Notre Dame, the fourteen participating students were able to bring back many ideas and suggestions which will aid the others in their aim of helping the missions, both at ,home and abroad.

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