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2012 Alumni Banquet

Saturday, June 23rd

Nash Schindler, Shane Vanis, Connor Kinney, Dean Braband and Cody Currah

The newest EHS alumni, the Class of 2012

   The 2012 Elgin High School Alumni Banquet was held on Saturday, June 23, at the KC Hall in Elgin. A total of 81 alumni, spouses, and guests from all over the United States attended the 7pm  banquet. Prior to the banquet, an open house was held at Elgin Public Schools.

    Laurie Schindler Waterbury, Class of 1980, served as the master of ceremonies. Randy Nelson, Class of 1980, gave the prayer and then L Bar B Steakhouse of Clearwater served a delicious meal.

Darlene Durre Warner, Laurie Schindler Waterbury and Randy Nelson

The Alumni Committee who makes the banquet possible

    Following the meal, EHS Principal Adam Patrick was introduced along with the 2012 alumni committee. Bessie Nissen Hawks, Class of 1929, was recognized as the oldest alumnus present and she was presented with a floral bouquet.

    Phyllis Lawson Kinney, Class of 1943, gave the welcome to the Class of 2012 and Connor Kinney, a 2012 graduate, gave the response.

    EHS student, Lisa Dohmen, entertained the group with her musical talent. Mr. Adam Patrick provided information about the past school year, building improvements, and future activities.


 Recognized were the 5-year classes of 1937, 1947, 1957, 1967, 1977, 1997, and 2007. The honored classes of 1942, 1952, 1972, 1982, 1992, 2002, and 2012 were represented and provided entertaining speakers.

    The alumni awarded $500.00 scholarships to three members of the Class of 2012. Receiving scholarships were Dean Braband, Nash Schindler, and Shane Vanis. The Honored Alumnus Award was presented to 1930 graduate Donald Nyrop for contributions to his school, community and society. Phyllis Lawson Kinney accepted the award on behalf of the Nyrop family. A certificate honoring Mr. Nyrop will be mailed to his daughters.

    During the business meeting, the 2011 Alumni Banquet Minutes and 2011 Financial Reports were reviewed. Items of business discussed during the meeting included the location of the banquet next year and in 2014. Information was provided and debated about a dance following the 2014 banquet. Volunteers are needed to fill two open positions on next year’s committee. The tentative date for the banquet in 2013 will be June 22 – the fourth Saturday in June.

    The banquet concluded with the school song led by several members from the Class of 1972.


2012 Alumni Banquet

Laurie Waterbury

Aug 28, 2012

Rita Heithoff... I am just now viewing the information and pictures from the alumni banquet (8/27/2012). Wow! You did a fantastic job taking pictures! We appreciate all that you do to keep the alumni pages up-to-date. Those that couldn't attend should feel like they were there...with your pictures and information. Kudos to you and thanks again!
Rita Schrage Heithoff

Aug 29, 2012

Thanks for the compliments Laurie! Also a big compliment right back to the Alumni committee of you, Randy and Darline that plans and hosts the banquet every year. It's always a well planned and enjoyable evening. Thank you for all the work you put into it.