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The best clarinet player and better half of our saxophone duo.
Don the Musician
Band and Orchestra
Officers Are Chosen
   The band officers are as follows: Tom Bauke, president; Don Niebergall, vice-president; Steve Johnson, treasurer; Carolyn Needles and Maxine Goodwin, librarians; Douglas Ayers, property manager.
  Those elected to serve as orchestra leaders are David Crowley, president; Nanette Preston, vice-president; Eleanor Payne, secretary-treasurer; Dennis Rendina and Gary Sparks, property managers; Lila Engel and Carolyn Tapp librarians.
   These groups are under the direction of Mr. Markley, and will add much to making this school year one to be proud of.
Music Awards Given
City Contest Recognize Vocal
And Instrumental Achievement
   Ratings were given to students in the music department, in the city instrumental contest at Junior College, April 6, and the city vocal contest at West-port, April 12.
   Those qualifying for the state instrumental contest at Columbia, April 30 are: Marcia Crossley, cello; David Crowley, oboe (all-state oboist); Gerry Dewar, clarinet; Steve Johnson, trombone; Don Niebergall, alto-saxophone in the first division.
All of these articles came from issues
of the Tower published our senior year
Music Ratings Given
Honor Outstanding Students
In State Contest at Columbia
   Southeast placed second in the Class A state contest at Columbia, April 30. The Missouri high school music contestants were scored with I, II, or III ratings. Southeast had thirteen I ratings and eleven II's.
   Those receiving a rating of I in the contest were: Marcia Crossley, cello; Don Teeters and Sue Harris, piano; David Crowley, oboe; Fred Hearn, tenor saxophone; Larry Meadows, clarinet; Jim Averill, cornet; Steve Johnson, trombone; Sylvia Flannery, girls' high voice; Ed Steiner, boys' low voice; clarinet quartet─Shannon Jones, Jim Bloss, Bud Crosby, and Gerry Dewar; girls' quartet─Jean Dawson, Sylvia Flannery, Martha Blom, and Jean Nilson.
   Number II ratings were given the following: Dennis Rendina, violin; trombone quartet─Douglas Ayers, Steve Johnson, Charles Stotts, and Charles Brown; Bud Crosby, clarinet; Don Niebergall, alto saxophone; Dick Halliburton, cornet; Douglas Ayers, trombone; Marilyn Johnson, girls' low voice; Gary Walton and Ralph Mills, boys' low voice; Douglas Mattenlee, boy's medium voice; Julie Thompson and Marnell Higley, high voice.
Knight Musicians Entertain
Nelson Gallery of Art Patrons
   A program of music will be given at the Nelson Gallery of Art, December 19 at 2:00 p.m. The Programs will include numbers by the Southeast choir and Octet, with special soloists.
   Nanette Preston will play a violin solo, and Dave Crowley an oboe solo, "No Candle Was There." Don Niebergall and Shannon Jones will play a saxophone duet.
   Soloists will be Sylvia Flannery and Clark Smith doing two vocal numbers.
Senior year Knightlites performer
Mom, Don and Dad Niebergall
 Don and Karen Niebergall
Don the cool older guy. 
Don and Dad
Don the cool young man
Daughter Amy with husband Brad   Daughter Sarah with husband Randy  
Don and Karan's Grandchildren  
Hanna, Leah, and Ethan
Phase TWO - In Branson, Missouri 
The 55th Southeast Reunion - 2009 
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Karen, Don, Linda and Ron Moore   
Having a good time at Montana Mike's Steak House  
and at the reunion dinner  
Getting ready to ride the Branson Railroad with Southeast classmates.
Don with Bruce Poteet and Ron Moore.
Dinner and Show on the Branson Belle Showboat
The 60th Southeast Reunion - 2014
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Karen and Don at the reunion picnic talking with Ellen Poteet
On the steps of Southeast with his Class of 1954 friends
Don and Karen Don and Pinkerton school
at the reunion dinner   chums, Don Kraft and Ron Moore.
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