2018 Honored Alumnus
Bill Kuester Class of 1968
This year’s Honored Alumnus grew up with ten brothers and sisters and went to country school in grades K-8. In 1964 he became an Elgin Eagle freshman.
Our Honored Alumnus graduated from EHS with the class of 1968. In-between going to school, he married one of his classmates, Pam Busteed. They have two children, Julie and Brock, and five grandchildren.
He has been a P.E. teacher, has coached football and track, then went on to be an Elementary Principal and finally a Superintendent of Schools. He was also the Antelope County Superintendent for quite a few years. He has been an educator in every school in Antelope County, except Elgin. His wife says that is because he substitute taught at Elgin one day, and they never called him back again.
He is a Knights of Columbus member in Neligh and very active at St. Francis Catholic Church. He is also a board member at ESU #8.
Now that he is retired, he enjoys watching his grandchildren’s activities, and he likes to go to area events in Antelope County to see how former students and peers are doing. He enjoys golfing, fixing fence on his little acreage and reading the Omaha Paper from front to back which might take three hours a day. He will tell you his greatest joy as an educator is watching his former students’ lives be fulfulled.