The Waterloo Alumni Banquet was held Saturday evening, May 18, at the Waterloo High School cafeteria. I was very impressed by the scholarship money given by the Class of 1969. Over $3,000 was awarded to four high school seniors to further their education by attending various colleges. It was said by the class representative of the 1969 class, when they graduated, they were a "class of achievers"....indeed they were and are still today.

 It was also stated throughout the evening, including the 1969 class speaker, "remember where you came from"  ....remember the school song,  remember the "spirit" in my words of your teachers, your parents, your friends in a small town called Waterloo.

 Thank you Jean Holzhueter for moving back to Waterloo a couple of years ago to pick up the Alumni Association and give it the "spirit" that was there decades ago. I work with people returning to Waterloo to remember their heritage, their family beginnings, their one room school, or the first public school that was on East Polk Street, where I graduated from. It was rewarding to hear words of "remembering."

 It was an enjoyable program and event. The class of 1969, you are indeed a class of "achievers." You have achieved in reminding us what life is all about...giving back but also "remembering where you came from."  Thank you for remembering.

 Maureen Wolfgram Giese

Waterloo

Class of 1952

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