New Smyrna Beach High School
Class of 1956
Voted “Most Intellectual” with Christina Bogdon
In rural Racine County, Bob attended the Beebe School located in what is now Elmwood Park, WI. This class photo would have put him in second grade.
This photo came from the Faulkner street house. The date is unknown but certainly in the 1940s.
The invitation scanned here was for Bob’s 8th grade graduation from the Trautwein School (Racine, WI) in 1952. Originally built in 1912, the Trautwein School was enlarged with an addition in 1954. Students at the time petitioned to keep the school’s original tower, which housed the old Trautwein bell. The school, known at the time as one of the four Western Complex Schools (along with Bartlett, Hood Creek and Franksville), closed in 1981. Biob is in the bottom row, second to right.
A photo from the Internet of the Trautwein School.
As a student at NSB High, Bob Placek was selected to go on a Navy trip where they cruised from Jacksonville to Norfolk. Perhaps he was interested in the Navy, but my guess is he took the trip just for the plane rides at the beginning and end!
From the Daytona Beach News-Journal
Bob was a brother of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity at the University of Florida (Alpha Eta chapter). He is the third from the left in the row next to the bottom.
From the Gwinnett Daily News: November 19, 1985