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The weekend of November 1 was an outstanding weekend for the Class of 1968 of Dartmouth College.


To set the stage, this was the Harvard-Dartmouth weekend in Hanover, always one filled with a certain air of excitement and electricity.  The day was an outstanding late fall day-cold in the morning with a good frost, followed by crystal clear skies, 100% sun and very comfortable temps for the game and spending time outside.


The honors came in two forms.  The first was the announcement of the honorary inductees to the "Wearers of the Green", a recognition bestowed on athletes who have achieved notable status as well as those behind the scenes individuals who have contributed mightily to the athletic program at the college.  Among those in the Honorary category are President and Mrs. Wright, for their support and success in rebuilding the athletic facilities for our athletes, and our very own John Engelman, whose work with the Athletic Sponsor program as well being the most dedicated fan across the board for all the sports teams and clubs.  John is truly in honored company, and the recognition is well deserved.


The second recognition was for the fall 1966 Ivy League champion football team.  Here our class was instrumental in the team's success, and our class was represented by Sam Hawken, Steve Luxford, Noel Augustyn, Skip Small and Norm Davis for this accomplishment during the half time of the game.


See the three photos from the day: the first of John and the Wrights talking before the ceremony on the field, the second with John acknowledging the cheers of the crowd after being introduced and the third, the five players from the 1966 champion team with John after the on field events.


For Norm Davis, this was his first return to Hanover since graduation.  For others, they had not been on campus for many a year.  It was a surprise and a thrill to see them all together after these many years.

Ed Heald

 
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