Bigfork Alumni Committee
- Joan Lester started the alumni
association with a group of yearbook students back in 1997.
She taught social studies at BHS until her graduation
(retirement) with the class of 2004. Over the years she was
also advisor for the yearbook, student council, NHS, Close
Up Club, and senior class - small school = many hats! She
now enjoys reading, riding her Yamaha Majesty, music, hiking
and being with husband Jimmy!
- Ann McGarry (and husband Mac) had
three children graduate from BHS - Kelly '81, Sean '83, and
Shannon '85. Ann was a phy. ed. teacher at BHS, the
cheerleading advisor and a track coach. Now that she's
retired she enjoys her grandchildren, music, gardening,
knitting, reading, traveling and keeping McGarry in line!
- Virginia Wass '60, had two
children who are now BHS alumni - Todd '84 and Toni Wass
Moore '89. Virginia's mother Eulah Custer also attended BHS
back in the early 30s. Virginia enjoys sewing, crocheting,
fishing, sand duning and camping.
- Irl Sinclair '52 and wife Margaret
(ChiChi) are the parents of Bret, class of 98. Irl is
retired from his career with the Federal Aviation
Administration. He enjoys walking the dog and fishing! Irl
is the president of your alumni association adult committee.
- Bonnie Cole '53 and husband Floyd
'52 have three alumni children, Floyd Jr. '72, Ray '74 and
Rosemary Cole Northquest '77. - and three alumni
grandchildren, Jeff '90, Jeremy '94 and Andrea '04. Bonnie
retired from the First State Bank of Bigfork in 1998. Her
interests lie with volunteerism - director, Bigfork Food
Bank; church; Bigfork Valley Villa; secretary, Edge of the
Wilderness Community Center; and treasurer, Alumni
- Norane Welte Stejskal, '58 is also
retired. She is a member of Handbells at Community
Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids, a member of the Women's
Bowling League, and an ACS Volunteer. Norane, along with
Virginia, is becoming an expert on finding "lost" alumni!
Anselmo '89 is a sub para-professional at the school. She
is married to Gino '90 and together they are happily raising
the next generation of Anselmo students! They enjoy
numerous activities with their extended families.