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2009 Honored Alumnus

Bernadine (Anderson 1940) & Dallmont Erickson (1939)

THE ALUMNI COMMITTEE GIVES THE “HONORED ALUMNI AWARD” TO AN INDIVIDUAL OR INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE MADE A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO THEIR COMMUNITY, SCHOOL, AND SOCIETY. THIS YEAR WE WILL PRESENT THE AWARD TO A COUPLE THAT ARE CHARACTERIZED BY THEIR DAUGHTER AS A “TEAM” WHO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE ELGIN COMMUNITY. IN ADDITION, SHE HAS PROVIDED INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE ORGANIZATIONS, LIFE, ACCOMPLISHMENTS, AND DEDICATION OF HER WONDERFUL PARENTS.

Class of 1939
HE:
• GRADUATED FROM ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL 70 YEARS AGO WITH THE CLASS OF 1939
• SPENT THREE YEARS IN THE MERCHANT MARINES DURING WW II
• RETURNED TO ELGIN AND WAS ACTIVE IN FARMING AND CATTLE FEEDING
• INSTRUMENTAL IN ESTABLISHING THE VAL PETERSON “PARK” AT ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL
• MEMBER OF THE NORTHEAST NE EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT ORGANIZATION; ASSISTING WITH ELGIN FLY-IN BREAKFASTS FOR MANY YEARS
• HAS PROVIDED HIS CONVERTIBLE CARS FOR EHS HOMECOMING PARADES
SHE:
• GRADUATED FROM ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL 69 YEARS AGO WITH THE CLASS OF 1940
• GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT LINCOLN
• TAUGHT SCHOOL FOR MANY YEARS AS WELL AS SUNDAY SCHOOL
• MEMBER OF DELTA KAPPA GAMMA
• RECEIVED THE AK-SAR-BEN AWARD FOR HER THOUGHTFUL DEEDS AND KINDNESS TO THE PEOPLE OF THE ELGIN COMMUNITY
• CHARTER MEMBER OF ELGIN 12 EXTENSION CLUB; AND AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF FCE
THEY:
• HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 60 YEARS
• FOR MANY YEARS RAISED AND SHOWED REGISTERED ANGUS CATTLE
• HELD OFFICES IN THE NORTHEAST NEBRASKA ANGUS ASSOCIATION AND THE NEBRASKA ANGUS ASSOCIATION
• INSTRUMENTAL IN ORGANIZING THE NEBRASKA JUNIOR ANGUS ASSOCIATION AND THEY SERVED AS ADULT ADVISORS OF THIS ORGANIZATION FOR SEVERAL YEARS
• MEMBERS OF THE NORFOLK ANTIQUE AUTO CLUB
• HAVE ACTIVELY MENTORED YOUTH IN 4-H, FFA, AND EXTENSION WORK
• MEMBERS OF THE ELGIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FOR OVER 69 YEARS AND ALMOST 51 YEARS; SERVING ON NUMEROUS COMMITTEES DURING THAT TIME
• ESTABLISHED A SCHOLARSHIP FUND IN THEIR NAME FOR GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS OF THE ELGIN METHODIST CHURCH WHO WISH TO FURTHER THEIR EDUCATION
• HAVE ALWAYS TAKEN PRIDE IN THE SUCCESS OF YOUNG FARMERS AND THE YOUTH OF THE ELGIN COMMUNITY
OUR COMMITTEE IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE 2009 ELGIN HIGH SCHOOL HONORED ALUMNI AWARD TO:
DALLMONT ERICKSON AND BERNADINE ANDERSON ERICKSON