ELHS Alumni Congratulate the Class of 2018: Pam Weil
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.
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?
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?
What advice do you have for graduating seniors?