ELHS Alumni Congratulate the Class of 2018: Pam Weil

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 10:08 am
Ann Kammerer

Above: Pam Weil Senior Picture 1979

On June 10, about 300 high school seniors will march onward to join the ranks of Trojan Alumni who have graduated from East Lansing Public Schools over the last century.

East Lansing Info asked Trojan Alumni who live, work and retain ties in East Lansing to congratulate the Class of 2018. From now through early June, we'll feature their reflections and informal advice to the graduating class.

Thank you ELHS Alumni and congratulations to the Class of 2018.

Featured Alumna

Pam Weil

Class of 1979

What is your occupation?


Why did you make East Lansing home?

I moved back to EL so my son could attend East Lansing Public Schools.

Where did you grow up in East Lansing?

Red Cedar area

Where do you live now?

Baily neighborhood

Do you have children in East Lansing schools?

My son is an 11th grader at East Lansing High School


Above: Weil today

What are some funny or fond memories you have about high school?

I really enjoyed Homecoming Week, running around, hanging out in my friend’s garage making floats (even though our class took last place all four years).

What was your favorite place in East Lansing when you attended high school? Why? We spent a lot of time at Pinball Petes. My best friends and I all worked at Wendy’s and the ‘Petes’—meaning ‘Pete,’ ‘P.R.,’ ‘Pete,’ and ‘Preppy Pete’—called us the ‘Wendy’s clones.’

What path did you initially take when you graduated?

I started working at MSU in the Computer Center and took classes at LCC. I did not have the grades to get into MSU, or any money.

What do you think is different about high school today?

There are a lot more kids from different backgrounds; being mixed is a lot more normal. There seems to be a lot more stress, a lot more AP classes, and many more ‘A’ grades.

What advice do you have for graduating seniors?

Try a bunch of stuff to find what you enjoy. Prioritize things you enjoy.





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