Class of 1965 Originators
listed in The 1965 Log include...
class to complete four years in new high school
freshmen to compete in Class A athletic division
freshmen to compete in swimming & wrestling
handbook for incoming freshmen
class to initiate and produce sophomore play
class to initiate use of Class Council
class to welcome three exchange students
class to witness two athletes place in state wrestling
in Thanksgiving & Christmas basket drives
class to lead SCC championship in swimming & wrestling
in March of Dimes bread drive
class projects through concession stand, class directory and sweatshirt
Homecoming throne to school
class to produce school musical
percent of class earned Honor Roll credits during senior year
class members earned National Merit Scholarship recognition &
many won scholarships
- First wrestling team to win South Central Conference Championship
- First wrestling team to place in top 4 of state championship
- First swim team to win South Central Conference Championship
- First swim team to place in top 4 of state championship
the endearing excitement of pep rallies, Motown sounds, Goguac
parties, cruising the gut, Friday night football, Fantasy productions,
tennis court and cafeteria dances and the production of the first
LHS musical gave way to living with the threat of nuclear war, the
assassination of a president, the Vietnam War, a sexual revolution,
drugs, rock-and-roll and radical politics, our reactions were varied.
Some of us were affected greatly and others only minimally.
you may know, co-author David Wallace/Wallechinsky (son of celebrated
author Irving Wallace) first profiled our class in 1976 with his
bestseller What Really Happened to the Class of '65?
ten years later, he followed it with Midterm Report, The Class
of '65: Chronicles of an American Generation.
If you missed reading the Midterm Report,
you can read the brief bios of our own yearbook editor, Jody Capron
and her cousin, Mike Petty, by CLICKING HERE (.pdf format).
jacket cover of Midterm Report summarizes...
For the nation's high school class of '65, the vanguard of America's
Baby Boom, life has taken some surprising turns in the last twenty
years. Here are their storiesdiverse, dramatic, happy, and
harrowingvividly told in their own voices.
in the victorious afterglow of the "Good War" and born
into an era of promise and prosperity, the Baby Boom generation
graduated into the dark days of the Vietnam War. The first generation
to grow up with the threat of nuclear war, with television, space
exploration, "the Pill," and LSD, it found itself on
the cutting edge of a period of confrontation, questioning, and
transformation. Ten years ago David Wallechinsky, co-author of
the bestseller What Really Happened to the Class of '65?,
reported the effects of a turbulent decade on members of his own
high school class. Now, another and very different decade later,
Wallechinsky has traveled across the nation to gather personal
chronicles of the generation as it reaches the midpoint of its
journey through life.
discover his generation anew, Wallechinsky interviewed men and
women of widely varying backgroundscareer military officers
and draft resisters, fundamentalist preachers and human rights
activists, lawyers, farmers, factory workers and entrepreneurs,
single mothers and divorced fathers. Midterm Report, a
fascinating work of oral history, presents twenty-eight people
candidly telling the stories of their lives, of facing the problems
their parents warned them about and challenges their parents couldn't
have dreamed of. Taken together, these remarkable true-life narratives
fashion an intimate and broad portrait of an American generation
on the verge of power.