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Cape Central High Photos

Ken Steinhoff, Cape Girardeau Central High School Class of 1965, was a photographer for The Tiger and The Girardot, and was on the staff of The Capaha Arrow and The Sagamore at Southeast Missouri State University. He worked as a photographer / reporter (among other things) at The Jackson Pioneer and The Southeast Missourian.

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Grand Prize Winner Lee Dahringer

1965 Grad NightBased on the big grin on Lee Dahringer’s face, he must have been the ’65 Grand Prize winner at the Class of 1965’s Grad Night. And, from the way he’s fondling that big-screen TV, that must have been the big prize.

Lee has been featured here before

I found a larger collection of Grad Night photos in June.

Grad Night photo gallery

Here are a handful of other photos from that night. Click on the photos to make them larger, then click on the side to move though the gallery. Holler if you see yourself or someone you recognize.


4 comments to Grand Prize Winner Lee Dahringer

  • Gail J B

    ….and how about that cigarette? My how times have changed!

  • Terry Hopkins

    Wow, a 17 or maybe even a 19 inch black and white portable TV…oh, the deluxe model too! With this you could have your own TV in your very own bedroom. Set up your rabbit ears and watch Bronson with out parents hanging over your head. How cool is that. Lee was always favored by the gods and this is photographic proof. The lucky dog!
    I recognize Mr. House the Super of schools, but the guy with the cigarette, I cannot quite place him. Mr. House usually wore bow ties and always looked pretty natty the other guy…well looks very Cape Girardeau ish.

  • Susan Dunklin King

    That man with the cigarette in his hand/mouth is my father , Maurice Dunklin. My sister, Judy Dunklin, was a 1965 grad.

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