Lincoln High School graduate Courtney Pelot won the Miss Wisconsin 2016 pageant in the June 25 ceremony.
Pelot, a Manitowoc native, LHS Class of 2012 alumnus and Miss Green Bay Area title holder, danced for her talent portion of the competition. Her platform is "Open Books, Open Opportunity: Promoting Literacy in Our Communities."
She will represent Wisconsin in the Miss America competition Sept. 6 - 11 in Atlantic City.
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More than 380 graduates received their high school diplomas on Friday, June 10, 2016 in Lincoln High’s traditional ceremony in the “bowl” outside our school. We are so proud of all of our graduates and wish you best as you move on to the next journey in your life. Remember, you will always be Ships and welcome in our MPSD family. #shipspride
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What a treasure to hear a first-hand account of the Class of 1934 graduation ceremony.
Virginia Rosinsky, who is 99 years old and turns 100 in October, remembered her Lincoln High School graduation in a recent interview with the Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter. Rosinsky's graduation was the first ceremony to be held outdoors - an annual tradition that has continued ever since.
Read the FULL STORY here: http://www.htrnews.com/story/news/local/2016/06/09/99-year-old-virginia-rosinsky-recalls-manitowoc-lincoln-graduation/85352164/ Here is an excerpt:
MANITOWOC - Virginia Rosinsky remembers Lincoln High School’s first outdoor graduation ceremony like it was yesterday.
Of course, yesterday was actually more than 80 years ago.
"It’s a long time ago when you think of it," said the 1934 graduate, who will turn 100 in October.
Still, Rosinsky remembers her ripe-peach-colored dress — though she would have preferred blue — and being in the first pair to walk down the school's steps at the start of the ceremony. [Read more]
2016 LHS graduate Easton Orlopp holding his great-grandfather’s diploma from Lincoln High School. Easton's great-grandfather Easton A. Orlopp graduated on June 12, 1924 - 92 years ago.