In the year 1900, under the supervision of Prof. Barrows, a class of four stepped out of school life into life, bearing the distinction of being the first graduates of the Waukee High School. 
     They felt the need of a tie; something by which they could link themselves to the school they were so reluctantly bidding adieu, and lo! the Alumni Association was organized.
     Every year since that time, with the exception of the years 1901 and 1917, when there were no classes, the alumni has been strengthened by the addition of new members. At present numbering ninety-three.
     The alumni has seen Waukee outgrow two school buildings, from a small frame structure to a more pretentious brick building, to be replaced by the present beautiful edifice.
     It was during a meeting of the alumni the first mention of the possibility of a consolidated school for Waukee was made.
     Today the present school building stands as a memento to the untiring efforts of some of the alumni members, combined with that of the citizens of the community.
     As is always the case, when young people complete their high school course, we them seeking fields of service in distant climes.
     Some of our members have located in our largest cities, and have become successful business men. Others have heard the call of the far north and went forth to seek their fortunes there. 
     Japan offers golden opportunities to others.
     In a far distant land under the Southern Cross, we find some of members devoting their lives to the cause of missions.
     And then we have our "close at home," faithful members, who have stood by from the time we were organized, who rejoiced in the days of prosperity, and who gave a helping hand during the dark, stormy days when the life of the alumni was threatened for want of enthusiasm and funds.
     But regardless of geographical location a commencement day never rolls around but the alumni member recalls the commencement day when he or she was an ambitious youth or a sweet girl graduate.
     Each year around the Alumni banquet table we see "The Gathering of the Class." The many classes united as one large class, which seems to keep green the memory of happy school days spent in the W. H. S.
-- G. M. L.  

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