L-C alum to grads: Diploma is ‘learner’s permit’
The advice for graduates from alumni at Luxemburg-Casco High School continues this week as the senior celebrated their graduation Wednesday.
Jim Detampel, who was honored with an Alumni Award along with Clarence “Peanuts” Michiels at this week’s Luxemburg-Casco High School graduation, served as class president of Casco High School in 1948. He was captain of the football team, participated in baseball, basketball and boxing and was homecoming king. After high school, he was employed for two years at Algoma Hardwoods and then served four years in the Air Force. He was a heavy equipment operator for 37 years at Boulanger Construction Co.
He and his wife, Carol, have four children, Diane, David, Dawn and Doug, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Detampel enjoys watching the Packers and Brewers games and bowled for 71 years and had an all mark series. He is a charter member of the Casco Lions Club, and received the Melvin Jones Award and Good Fellow Lions Award. He was a forester member for 80 years and received the C.O.F. Legion Honor Award. He is a member of the Holy Name Society.
Detampel attended an Old Glory Honor Flight in 2013 and spent 29 months overseas during the Korean War. His advice to graduates:
“Receiving your diploma is just your learner’s permit for your drive through life. Working hard and treating others with respect and spending time with family and friends will keep you on the road to success Congratulations to the Class of 2016; may your lives and careers be filled with happiness.”
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