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TESCOTT ALUMNI GATHER FOR REUNION

The 56th annual meeting of the Tescott High School graduates and friends convened Saturday evening, May 28, in the north gym of the school. A total of 170 guests enjoyed a meal served by Liz Lee, General Lee's Catering, of Tescott.

The program portion of the evening began with a performance by the THS cheerleaders under the direction of Teena Church. Lindsy Liggett played the Star Spangled Banner as a flute solo, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Veterans were recognized.

Answering the class roll were 117 graduates. The classes of 1980, 1975, 1970, 1065, 1960, 1955, 1950, 1945, and 1940 were all celebrating special years and were well represented. Mr. Keith Scidmore of the class of 1930 celebrated 75 years since graduation.

Gifts were presented to the following people:
Sam Deckert, newest member, Class of 2005
Keith Scidmore, oldest male graduate, Class of 1930
Cleo McClure, oldest female graduate, Class of 1933
May Sheppard, oldest teacher, 94 years young
Sally Morrison, person coming the farthest from the East (Washington, DC)
Duane and Mary Ann Berthelson, persons coming the farthest from the West (Phoenix)
Harold Horting, perfect attendance, Class of 1945
Larry Watts, first reservation from Kansas
Pat and Donna Corman, first reservation from out of state
Reservation #100, Terry Powell. Reservation #150, Charlotte Boyle

Six couples received gifts for being married 60 years or more in 2005 were Harold and Stella Horting, Ken and Muriel Greene, Clay and Bonnie Christenson, John and Delores Eutsler, Duane and Mary Ann Berthelson and Keith and Irene Scidmore.

Past and present bus drivers were honored with Lois Kepple being the oldest former bus driver present with 19 years of service. Four of her great grandchildren introduced that segment of the program by marching around the gym in "school bus boxes" to the tune of "The Wheels on the Bus go Round and Round". Emma White was recognized as being on the first team of bus drivers in 1966 when the bus service started. Betty Ahlquist and Linda Ahlquist were recognized for 20 plus years of service and being on the staff now. Dennis Koster, Edie Hurtig, and Allen Ahlquist were also former bus drivers who were present.

Zach McClure gave a humorous reading, "Casey at the Bat," which was well received.

During the business portion of the meeting it was voted to raise funds to purchase a display board to hold class pictures from 1942 to 1969 and also to contribute $50 each to the scholarship fund, After Prom 2006, and the pictures display board fund. The Alumni Scholarship in the amount of $500 was awarded to Derek Smith. Information about all of the scholarships presented to Tescott seniors was included in the reunion booklet that each guest received. The Tescott community awarded $3,950 in scholarships this spring.

Lindsy Liggett played a piano solo while Tom Weatherd read the names of the graduates, friends and teachers who have passed away since the last meeting.

An updated alumni directory was available for sale, as well as a directory of teachers, staff, and school board members for TGS and THS from 1888 to 2005, compiled by Arliene Matthews. It is very interesting.

Marilyn Flohrschutz agreed to serve as president again for the year 2006. The meeting concluded with the drawing of numbers for 20 prizes donated by friends and business.