A Circle in a Square

A Must-Listen 1966 High School Tale by Peggy Calvert - Historanigcal

July 07, 2020 Kelly Borgen Season 2 Episode 12
A Circle in a Square
A Must-Listen 1966 High School Tale by Peggy Calvert - Historanigcal
Show Notes

Surprise! Peggy Calvert is a returning guest to the podcast because she has a story so sentimental and sweet, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share it with you. Let’s jump back to 1966, and Peggy is a sophomore at Villa Park High School. The following year was the first year that El Modena High School would start, where Peggy would be transferring. She was asked if she would like to contribute to the creation of the school, and of course she said yes. Her committee was in charge of organizing a way to choose the mascot and the school colors.

In September of 1966, it was time to go to the new school. On the first day, Peggy noticed there was no grass or lockers, and in that time, backpacks were thought of only for camping and not for carrying books. “I don’t why we never thought of that,” said Peggy. In her time at El Modena, Peggy was a cheerleader on the first-ever cheer squad, member of Project Stem (getting shrubs and trees for El Modena), and was a member of the first graduating class of El Modena High School. Clearly, the running theme in Peggy’s life is spirit, storytelling, happiness, and joy. 

“If it’s not fun, I don’t wanna do it,” said Peggy.

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