Mike Tapler named national DECA officer
people from the 50 different states and seeing various types of campaigning," expressed Mike
thought another highlight was meeting Mr. J. C. Penny of the J. C. Penny stores.
with a smile.
Mike's duties will include tra-veling wherever and whenever he
can to promote DECA
will serve in the absence of the president and act as chairman of the student government asso-ciation of National DECA
Mike is presently Junior Class president and has been elected Senior Class president for the 1968-69 school year.
"It's about the highest office I've ever held, and I hope next year to go even farther," said Mike Tapler, the newly elected Vice-president at National DECA Clubs of America.
There were several major requirements Mike
had to meet before he
could be elected.
had to pass a written test on par-liamentary procedure; then came two days of interviews in Hou-ston.
On Friday night, May 3, he
campaign speech before a delegation of about 4,000 people at the Astrodome.
The winner was announced after the judges voted by secret ballot Saturday morning.
Next year's Senior Class officers are Mike Tapler, president; Abby Wilgarde, vice-president; Judy Klser, publicity director; Pam Moody, girls' treasurer; Buddy Moore, boys' treasurer; Mark Sullivan, Court of Honor; Cheri Wyron and Danny Smith, SCA representatives.
Leading the future Junior Class are Stuart Duffin, president; Mary Welton, vice-president; Dee Patter-son, secretary; Robbie Pond, boys' treasurer and Nancy Early, girls' treasurer; Anna Baker, Court of Honor; Ronda Liljegren and Jean Sayre, SCA representatives.
The '68-'69 Sophomore
officers are Alien Bartlett, president; Marsha Spears, vice-president, Lynn Burnell, Court of Honor; Linda Faye, secretary; Gary Brower, treasurer; Wanda Bartley and Emily Wilkinson, SCA representatives.
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE. Junior Class President Stuart Duffen and Senior Class President Mike Tapler discuss merits of their resective classes. Absent from picture is Sophomore Class President Alan Bartlett.