Celebrating Terry Schools

Photos for Tribune Jeff Scheid

By Kay Johnson

  A full day of activities filled Saturday’s 31st Terry Yippee, highlighted by several events honoring Terry Schools celebration of 100 years of graduating classes. The day’s events began with the return of a Yippee! Run/Walk, a longtime favorite of earlier Yippee days, that benefited the school’s Close-Up group and closed with a street dance, that ended shortly before midnight after a thunderstorm rolled in.

“It was just absolutely fantastic,” Chamber President Dale Galland said of the day’s events. “There were just no flaws, nobody dropped the ball.”
Galland pointed to the school ceremony held at Murn Park as one of the special features, which included talks from former school administrators Gary Ryti and Ray Frank along with deliveries from Superintendent Casey Klasna and Board Chairman Brian Morast. The all school band that played at the ceremony and later at the dedication of the Keith E. Gumm Memorial Field was another crowd favorite.
“I think we need to hear them more,” Galland said, indicating their use could be used at future community events.
“Every activity we did was extremely well attended,” he added, noting the high numbers at the park for the ceremony and annual corn toss and at the daylong Lemons and Leftovers sidewalk sale offered by downtown businesses, where window displays of each decade at Terry Schools could also be viewed.
Run organizer Leann Lantis offered similar sentiments.
“When I first approached the chamber I expected about 35, with 50 being a big number,” Lantis said of participants. “We ended up with 133. It was huge, overwhelming numbers.” 

A silhouetted Jarrett Frieboth,
19, participates in the free-throw
shooting contest at the school blacktop

Run winners included: 10k Layne Lantis, 17 at 34:34; Kristi Wright of Miles City, 32 at 43:23; 5k Dylan Tennant of Glendive, 16, 19:06 and Caitlin Lantis, 16 at 20:43. Corn toss winners were Jerett Freiboth and Trevor Pisk. Eleven 3-person teams competed at the free throw shooting contest. The winning team included Kevin Kalfell, Kelby Kalfell and Jerett Freiboth.
NOTE: Jeff Scheid, a graduate of the class of 1977, contributed photos for the Tribune’s coverage of the 100th THS celebration of Terry Schools graduating classes. Scheid, a staff photographer at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, has been with the Review-Journal for over 30 years. More of his photos, along with Tribune photos, are on page 12.

Published August 1, 2012

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