DDHS alumni wins election to lead state

Scott Walker campaign photo

Scott Walker's campaign photo.

Scott Walker Senior Class Photo

Scott Walker senior class photo

Not many high schools in the state of Wisconsin can say the Governor-elect is an alumni. There’s one, exactly. Delavan-Darien High School.

Republican Scott Walker, who had been the Milwaukee County Executive, defeated Tom Barrett, the Deomcratic Milwaukee Mayor, during Tuesday’s election to replace outgoing Gov. Jim Doyle, a Democrat.

Walker, who turned 43 on Election Day, is a 1986 graduate of DDHS. He is one of the youngest governors in state history.

Earlier in the  year, Walker stumped in Delavan, showing off one of his old Comets football jerseys to the crowd (click here for a WalworthCountyToday.com story with photos from Walker’s campaign stop).

We’re not exactly sure what or how he’ll do once he is in Madison, but from his old high school yearbooks, we know what he did during his time here. We took a trip to the Aram Public Library in Delavan and looked back at the Era yearbooks from 1983-1986.

He had glasses his freshman year, styled his hair in what could be classified as a mullet during his senior year, was depicted in one photo as “The Desperado,” and was involved in a lot of stuff.

His senior yearbook from 1986 listed all of his high school activities through his four years at DDHS: AFS (years) 2, 3, 4; Badger Boys State 3; Cometeer 4; Foreign Language Club 1, 2; Library Club 4; Pep Club 3, 4; Student Council 4; Varsity Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3; Cross Country 1, 2; Football 3, 4; Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Pep Band 1, 2, 3, 4; String Ensemble 3; Symphonic 1, 2, 3, 4; Boys Nation 3.

Check out some photos of Walker we collected from his yearbooks. Click the photo for more pics in our gallery:

Scott Walker, Desperado

Scott Walker, circa 1986. Click pic for more photos.

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