Woodruff (WHS) Class of 1965 Alumni List

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1965 Woodruff High School Yearbook


1965 Woodruff High School Yearbook
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Class Memories From 1965

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Stan Nordquist pulling a few fast ones on Mr. Carlin in Math class.
Class Clowns Posted: 11/18/2012
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All of them were great experiences...starting in the fall with Homecoming Weekend (1962). Got to know a lot of people who didn't attend the same classes. As the "unofficial exchange student" from Canada a lot of people were curious about how I sounded when I talked.
Dances Posted: 11/18/2012
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In the fall of 1962, as a Canadian living in Peoria (the site of the world's biggest Caterpillar plant) meant being a bit concerned about possible rocket attacks from Russia. For the first time in my life I was diving out of my desk during emergency drills just in case.....
First Times Posted: 11/18/2012
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I didn't sing in a musical because nobody would put a mike close to me. I did play drums and sing with a rock band known as the Tempests. We played a lot of gigs around Peoria...Bradley U, street dances, high school dances around town, roller skating rinks, teen night clubs. Loved it.
I was pressed into service by Mrs. Lauterbach who raided the study halls in search of guys who weren't "using their time wisely". Before we knew what hit us we were following her directions closely as members of the first "male choir" at Woodruff in the fall of 1962...and we enjoyed every minute of it.
Musicals Posted: 11/18/2012
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During the 1962/63 school year, the Four Seasons were becoming known for their unique vocal arrangements. The guys on the grade ten football team weren't to be outdone. We hit all the notes, high and low, in the dressing room. The echo effect in the showers matched anything the music studios could produce. Our musical careers, like our football skills that year, led the coaches to spend a lot of time talking about our "potential" rather than our "actual" accomplishments.
Musicals Posted: 11/18/2012
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In the fall of 1962, running a lot of extra laps under the very keen eyes of football coach Roger Clemmons. I ran for doing something. I ran for not doing something. I ran for everything. I'll never forget the big smile on his face each time I went around that track!
Teachers Posted: 11/18/2012
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Mr. Camp taught a speech class (drama) that I attended. Boy was he cool.
Very sharp. My presentations always drew the same comments from Mr. Camp..."The word out should be pronounced aaoowwwt, not ooot." The word about should be pronounced aabbaaooouuut, not abooot." It was the first time anyone had ever said I had an accent. Live and learn. I loved that class.
Teachers Posted: 11/18/2012
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Roger Clemmer was my football coach in the 1962 fall season. He made me run...and run...and run...and run in temperatures and at humidities this Canadian high school student had never experienced. He was always smiling at me as I stumbled through another circuit of Illinois real estate. I loved the man.
Teachers Posted: 11/18/2012
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Mrs. Howard tried to teach me history. That poor dear woman. I was really enjoying my time at Woodruff and with new friends all over Peoria during the 1962/63 school term. Pursuit of knowledge wasn't as high on my list of priorities as playing football, playing in the Tempests rock band, and Yvonne. After Mrs. Howard had a brief discussion with my parents (one of whom was doing his masters degree in education administration at Bradley) things changed...fast. I learned to love history...really fast. Thank you Mrs. Howard. I still enjoy reading history.
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Mrs Lauderbach taught me to really love music. One day, while not "applying myself to my studies in a diligent manner", I was scooped up in a Lauderbach raid of the school study hall rooms. In a blink of an eye I was in the high school boys choir. I learned to sing bass that year. By the end of the term I could sing the lead in the rock song "Hey Mr. Bass Man" with the Tempests. Thank you Mrs. Lauderbach. I still sing...down in our very well insulated family room.
Teachers Posted: 11/18/2012

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