The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 30, 1965 · Page 8
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Editorial U*t week Father Edward Mason taught his final class at Garrigan High School, m that last class, he commented on the fine spirit of Garrigan and reminded us of the Importance of maintaining such good school spirit. Looking back over the last year that Father has been with us, we can honestly say that he helped this spirit to develop. By Jr* J ,. y manner Md cheers disposition, he made himself a friend of everyone. Regardless of the activity, helping freshmen with a carnival project or helping a seniorto determine the college of his choice, Father was always there with a helping hand. Whenever the going was getting rough, Father Mason was there at hand to give some friendly advice. If it was backing our team through a tough season or encouraging students before an important examination, Father Mason was behind the scenes. He could always be found at all games and school activities. Father understood our feeling and tried to make us realize that sometimes what we wanted was not always good for us. He acted as the student's voice and gave our views on subjects that were of interest to us. With the transfer of Father Mason, we lost a very fine teacher — n friend as well. —Michelle Erpelding and Patrick Crawford The GARRIGAN STAR will be appearing monthly In this paper. If you like this new arrangement, idrop a lint to the school and [express your ideas. We would 'appreciate your comments. G.HS Homecoming Royalties Named Algono, (la.) Upp«r Det.Mdlnet-? by Ruth Cosset Crackle of burning leaves ... beat of a drum . . . kick of a • football... tears of a queen... and the hum of a dance band. These are all sounds which G. H. S . students will become familiar with between now and the eve of Oct. 9, Garrigan's Homecoming. The Seniors pictured here were, chosen by their fellow classmates to be members of the Homecoming Court. A vote of the entire student body will decide who will reign as the 1965 Homecoming King and Queen. The presentation of the King and Queen will take place at halftime during the Homecoming game. During the week of Oct. 3, the Seniors will be gathering wood, boxes and paper of all shapes and sizes for the huge bon-fire which is to be held Friday night. A skit depicting the victorious Golden Bears will then be presented. The pep band, along with the cheerleaders, will lead the student body in cheers and songs. Talks will be given by guest speakers concerning the actual football game against Dubuque Wahlert. Laboring over Homecoming decorations for the gym will take up a great portion of the Seniors' time on Friday and Sat* urday. New ideas will be expressed by all and then put into place to form one complete picture. Yet, all plans do not remain within the school. G. H. S. alumni are all making plans and setting dates for that "big night home". As they watch the acti*. vities their memories will be filled with thoughts such ast "remembers when I made the winning touchdown, or played in the band, or when 1 was among the Homecoming Royalty". But the main event is yet te come, the game. This year the Golden Bears tackle Dubuque Wahlert. Hopes that the scoreboard will be on Garrigan's side fills the atmosphere of the G. H. S. halls. After the game, students and alumni will dance to the music of Ray Faubaus and his orchestra. Then as the clock strikes 12, good-byes will be said. Shirley Heimer Sharon Ludwig Janet McGuire Betty Plathe Richard Bleich Michael Lickteig William Milder Joseph RingsdorF~ • •••••••••••••••••'••••••••••••••••••••••••••••I rgan High School Star {Stephen Schuller | Scholarship j Winner Sports The Way I See It by Patrick Crawford Patrick Dougherty Great Guys Dep't t I am sure that all of us were surprised when Pat Daugherty resigned last July as Head Baseball coach at G.HJ3. Now from the mailbags I have pulled a little piece of correspondence from Center- vUle. Coach Daugherty is now at Centervllle Junior College and, as usual, is head baseball coach. He is also an assistant on the football staff and the physical education supervisor of the public school system, In the classrooms, coach Daugherty wi\l be teaching a methods course. - o We all hated to see Pat go, for he was a great coach and a real inspiration for the Garrigan students. - o New Comers Dep'tj Welcome to G.HJS, for two new coaches, Mr. Duane Kramer and Mr. Thomas Puetz, Coach Kramer is a 1965 graduate of Buena Vista (coach McCall's old territory) and atpres; ent is handling the freshman football .team and is an assist- ant on the varsity football staff. Later on, coach Kramer will take on the sophomore basketball. Coach Puetz (as in Rltz) also a 1965 graduate (Westmar), is at present, in charge of the grade school football program and is a varsity assistant. Later on. he will work with grade school basketball program; In the classroom you will find Coach Kramer keeping the Biology classes under control while Coach Puetz Is taking care of either, Economics or American History. - o Alumni Dep't: From the mailbag, I find a letter from Notre Dame University's department of sports publicity on the progress of Paul Seller, former Garrigan great. According to Bill Giles of the department staff; "Paulhaspro- gressed well since coming to Notre Dame. As a freshman, he was noted for his size, strength, and speed. However, last year's squad was very solid at offensive tackle (Jim Snowden and John Meyer were both drafted by the pros.), leaving very little chance for a sophomore to break In, Paul did manage to play seven minutes last fall, He is considered a prime candidate for a starting berth on this year's squad. Seller worked well last spring and often ran with the first offensive unit, This fall he is right in contention but again his competition is stiff. Paul will see a lot of action this fall.... He could prove to be a valuable member of this year's Fighting Irish team," From the looks of it, Paul is making quite a name for himself. And apparently, he is one small town boy who will make good, - o- School Spirit Dep't: .Vow B«tr fans have been faithful supporters of the team on the gridiron. Let's keep it up I - o - Happiness is being a cheerleader as shown by Janet McGuire, Patricia McGuire, Standing, Anne Penton, Msrcia Berte, and Marlon Kohlhaas, Star Dust ^^j by Sue Nelson September announces the beginning, of a new school year and for G, H. S.'ers this means the first edition of the new Star, football games, bus trips, pep rallies, and the back-to-school Jitters. Why just a week or so ago Father Boes, with a great deal of faith and courage, began hitchhiking to school. At the Estherville vs. Garrigan game the Estherville coach locked Mr. McCall in the warm- up room, forcing him to squee-ee-ee-eeze out the window. After almost three weeks of study, Mr. Sterba asked one of his Spanish students how many brothers and sisters he had. He proudly replied, "The weather's fine 1" In chemistry class, Cindy Reding sat calmly trying to blow off the fire on her finger. No, not actually her finger, just the bandage that was neatly wrapped around it. Judging from some comments made by the students, this summer has been quite an adventure. If you hear some geometry students talking about blue and green geese don't think they're seeing things. Sister Mary Ita has been referring to these rare specimens in finding her solutions. The doctors are giving G. H. S.'ers a rough time from the looks of all the crutches and bandaged legs and arms going around. Pep Garrigan Way by Francii Goecke Who will lead the Garrigan student body in cheers this football season? This question was decided the first week of September as a crowd of hopeful, peppy girls tried out for varsity cheerleaders, All the girls did a group cheer and then one individually, The judging group was made up of the faculty and representatives of the G Club and Pep Club. It was a difficult decision, but six girls were chosen for the season, They are Marion Kohlhaas, Janet McGuire, Marcia Berte, Anne Penton, Patricia McGuire, and Linda Gant as substitute, The girls made their debut in new uniforms-black sweaters with gold G's and gold pleated skirts with black insets. The junior cheerleaders were chosen from the'sophomore class later, These girls are Margie Froehlicn.Barbara Winkel,Karen Wlnkel, Jeanne Crotty, Susan Elbert, and PatriciaScherer, Their Talking over the recent election are the three newly elected class presidents. Father Friedmann, William Milder, Richard Muller and Ronald Gllbride. Shown here are Citizens Of The Limelight Students by Phyllis Llchter The first official act of the student body each is the election of class officers. The officers were chosen by ballot in the various classes. Each class elected a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, historian and social chairman. Senior officers include William Milder, president; Michael Lickteig, vice-president; Shirley Heimer, secretary; Kenneth Erpelding, treasurer; Linda Dodds, historian; and Victoria McGuire, social chairman, The Junior class chose Richard Muller, president; William Reding, vice-president; Catherine Boudewyns, secretary j Glenn Elbert, treasurer; Catherine Plathe, historian; and Patricia Loebig, social chairman, Ronald Gilbride was the choice of the Sophomores for pre -ident; Steven Reding, vice-president; Shirley Stoffel, secretary; John Muller, treasurer; Susan Elbert, historian; and Jean Milder, social chairman, In an impressive ceremony, these students were installed as official leaders of their various classes. Father Marvin Boes acted as Master of Ceremonies for the event held on September 16 in the school gym, An open- Ing hymn was sung by the entire student body, followed by two numbers by the Garrigan band. Father Cecil H. Friedmann t superintendent, then officially installed the officers.. Each class president received a lighted candle and pledged the support-of his class officers to uphold the ideals and traditions of Garrigan High School. The principal address was given by Father Friedmann, in which he urged the newly elected officers to duty, honor and loyalty. A final number by the band concluded the ceremony. uniforms are white sweaters with gold G's and black skirts with gold insets. The cheerleaders have a large and active pep club to back them. The senior Pep Club consists of juniors and seniors. It has approximately sixty-five members. The officers are Marion Kohlhaas, President; Janet McGuire, Vice-president; Vicki McGuire, Secretary; Donna Mullin, Treasurer; Shirley Heimer, program Chairman; and Nancy Fox, Poster Chairman. Enrollment Soars The total number of Garrigan students this year reached 503, with girls totaling 244 and boys 259. This year's enrollment is the largest in Garrigan's history, The Junior class claims the largest membership with 139. The Freshmen follow close behind with 136, The Sophomores number 120 and the Seniors 108. Participate In 4-H Convention by Ruth Cassel Seven G. H. S. students were among twenty-sixKossuthCouuty t delegates to attend the Citizen' ship Shortcourse in Washington, D. C., August 27 through September 5. Those attending were: Steve Detrick, Linda Dodds, Lenora Hilbert, Victoria McGuire, Sharon Roethler, Sheila Frideres and Charlene Thilges. They spent Saturday night in Cleveland, Ohio with host families. Arriving Sunday in Washington, they joined other delegates from Missouri, Wisconsin and southern Iowa at the National 4-H center. The days we re filled with group meetings and scheduled tours. Some of the sights they viewed were: the Capitol, White House, Senate, House of Representatives,Arlington National Cemetery, plus many more. All representatives were on committees and three from Kossuth county, Linda Dodds, Paul Thorson and Linda Hoeppner took part in a special ceremonial assembly Friday evening. Linda Dodds commented, "I wished all G. H. S. students could have had the opportunity to hear the excellent talks given on such topics as 'Communism' and 'Teenage Relationships'." All School Play Cast Chosen by Judith Besch The time of the. year when students brush up on their speech pronunciation, voice'*quallty, and acting ability is here again. Seventy-five interested students eagerly portrayed their talents on September 9th, 10th and llth as all school play tryouts were held. The cast for "The People vs. Maxine Lowe", a murder mystery, was chosen in a very democratic manner. Any student could try out for more than one part. And then all tryout participants chose the best one for the individual roles. " "The students did an excellent job of Judging" was the opinior of director Sister Mary Michael, 0. S. F. The cast includes the following: Sue Nelson, Jerry McCarthy, Glenn Elbert, Mary Bray, Mary Foley, Tom Arndorfer, Gary Loebig, Vicky McGuire, Bonnie Reising, Florence McGuire, Sue Hall, Margaret Studer, Pat Crawford, Neil Nurre, Bob Nichols, Bill Obrecht, John Studer, Ronald Kohlhaas, Harlan Brown and Steven Walker, plus the jurors. The play will be staged in early November. Band On Parade by Mary Beth Sterba Black and Gold flashes to the cadence of drums and the music of stirring marches as the Garrigan Golden Bear Band once again helps to make the football season exciting. Things really bustle in the band room as practice sessions are held, props painted, horns repaired, and white shoes polished. The formations are practiced with the invigorating feeling of "on with the show," This season the fans will join Junior in his touching but hilarious experiences in "Junior Joins the Band". Bill and Sal will bring romance to the gridiron with the band's help in "Cupid Capers". "Hail, Hail the Gangs All Here" will be heard as the Grads are welcomed back to the G. H. S. hallowed halls at Homecoming. Dads will be saluted at a special show in their honor, These are just a few of the half-time features that are in store for the fans. With the admonitions of "Keep In Step", "Get Those Lines Straight", and "Lift Your Feet" ringing in their ears, the Garrigan band steps out and takes its place in this intriguing Fall Panorama. Stephen Schuller Stephen Schuller, son of Mr, and Mrs. Ervin R. Schuller of Whittemore, was named a semifinal winner of the National Merit Scholarship Competition. He is among the highest- scoring students in the state of Iowa on the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, administered last March in over 17,600 schools nationwide. More than 14,000 Semiflnalists were appointed across the country. To become Finalists, the students must substantiate their qualifying test performance on a second examination, submit recommendation by their schools and fulfill routine requirements. All Merit Scholars for 1966 will then be selected from the Finalist group. At least 97 per cent of past Semiflnalists have become Finalists. Each Finalist receives a Certificate of Merit in recognition of his. outstanding per- 'formance in the program. Finalists are eligible for the scholarships sponsored by NMSC and- over 280 corporations, -foundations, colleges, unions, trusts, professional associations, other organizations and individuals. Names of the Merit Scholars chosen from among the Finalists will be announced about April 27, 1966. High school grades, creative accomplishments, leadership qualities, extracurricular activities and school citizenship of the students are evaluated, , along with test scores, in selecting Merit Scholars. Winners of sponsored awards also meet sponsor criteria. Each Merit Scholarship is a four-year award covering the undergraduate college years. The winner's stipend is tailored to his need, up to a maximum of $6,000 for the four years in most cases. For the student already financially able to attend the college of his choice, the award is $400 for the four years. Winners choose their own colleges and courses of study. More than 11,000 students won Merit Scholarships in the first decade of the prog ram, which was founded in 1955 with grants from the Ford Foundation andtheC^r- negie Corporation of New York. About $42 million in financial assistance to Merit Scholars and their colleges has been expended or committed through the program thus far.

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