|Rolfe Alumni Essay|
Arnolds Park, Iowa
Rolfe High School Class of 1949
Returned to teach Vocational Agriculture in the late 1950's and early 1960's
We’re loyal to you old Rolfe High. That is the first line of the RHS loyalty song, and I believe that is the way most graduates feel.
There are many things that people have as memories of their high school days. Of course, mine has to do with athletics. I grew up in the shadow of a team that went to state in basketball. With that on your mind, you always dreamed of being the one that can help a team bring that glory back to RHS. Even though we didn’t return to state, we did carry the colors proudly, and without that experience and the education I received at Rolfe, I would not have been able to achieve the things I did in my life.
When you think of RHS, you can not help but think of Miss Marcum. Of course, I had the privilege of knowing her as a student and as a teacher in the Rolfe system. Believe me, she was the same in both roles.
My agriculture classes would not be dismissed unless I was at the study hall door to escort them to the ag classroom - and as a teacher I had better bring them back to the study hall and not let them wander back by themselves. It was always "STAND - PASS" before they could leave. What ever happened to that strict discipline?
While teaching at Rolfe, I think I truly saw the loyalty of the Rolfe people to their school. Not only in the attitudes of the students but also of the great cooperation of the adults in the community in promoting the school and school activities.
Although my times as a teacher at RHS was extremely busy, I can honestly say it was one of the most enjoyable times of my life.
We’re loyal to you old Rolfe High.
P.S. I have to say a special "hello" to my S.O.B.B. brothers!!