Chosen to Receive Tradition of Excellence Award in 2002-2003
Last spring, William
Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, was
the inaugural recipient of the district's Tradition of Excellence
Award. This year, the award will be given
to nine former students and staff members. Current plans call for
a recognition event sometime in the spring of 2003. If anyone has
stories they would like to share about any of the following people
or if you are in contact with relatives of any of the deceased alumni, please
send information to Karen de Hartog at 1701 E. Capitol Dr., Shorewood
53211 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Walter W. Heller (1915-1987): Economics
Professor, Univ. of Minnesota, and chairman of the President’s Council
of Economic Advisers, 1961-1964, during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations;
SHS Class of 1931.
Georgette "Dickey" (Meyer) Chapelle (1918-1965):
Photojournalist and war correspondent in World War II Hungary, Algeria,
Cuba and Vietnam; SHS Class of 1935.
Robert Shaw (1918-1996): Radio and TV writer
including scripts for "Dallas" and "Hawaiian Eye", provided funding
for the SHS Shaw Scholarship; SHS class of 1935.
Charlotte Rae Lubotsky: actress with numerous stage
and television credits including Mammy Yokum in "Li’l Abner" on
Broadway and the TV series "Different Strokes" and "The Facts of
Life;" SHS class of 1944.
August Backus (1931-1997): Social worker
and social justice activist; along with his job at Milwaukee’s Neighborhood
House, he worked to improve housing and health care in the inner
city, was active in civil rights movement and the Wisconsin Anti-Violence
Effort; SHS Class of 1949.
Les Aspin (1938-1995): U.S. Representative,
1970-1993, Secretary of Defense, 1993-1994; SHS Class of 1956.
Michael Spector: Attorney with law firm of Quarles
and Brady, community activist, Shorewood Library and Village Center
Campaign Co-Chr., former Shorewood Village President; SHS class
Margaret Joseph (deceased): Mathematics
teacher at SHS from 1925-1963 and author of several mathematics textbooks;
Wisconsin Outstanding Mathematics Teacher in 1959; Miss Joseph was
a mathematics teacher to all of the alumnae listed above.
Louis Romano: Shorewood staff member 1944 –1965
as Lake Bluff teacher, Director of Instruction and Ass’t Superintendent;
Professor of Education at Michigan State where he was recognized
as an expert in middle school education; Author of "Gertie the Duck"
and "Exploring Wisconsin."