Scott Walker, a Delavan-Darien High School Class of 1986 alumni will once again grace the pages of the DDHS yearbook. (see related photo gallery) This time though, he’ll do so with the title of Wisconsin Governor under his name, not “The Desperado” as the 1986 yearbook editor coined him.
Walker opened his doors Monday, Jan. 31, to be interviewed by two DDHS seniors, Meg Iserloth and Dan Kilkenny, for an article in this year’s yearbook. The students, along with science teachers/yearbook advisor Jerry Iserloth and district School/Community Relations Coordinator Mike Heine, made the trip to Madison for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Walker spoke candidly about his memories of DDHS and how he made it to the state’s most powerful office. He also explained where the “desperado” nickname came from. You’ll have to wait for the yearbook to come out to see the full interview details.
After the interview, Walker invited the DDHS “delegation” to witness a bill signing in the Governor’s Conference Room. There, Walker signed the third and fourth bills of his term — an expansion of the economic development tax credit, and the passage of a relocation tax credit.
Before signing the bills, Walker mentioned he had moments earlier been interviewed by the DDHS students and pointed them out to the crowd of legislators, business persons, cabinet members, governor’s staff and media members who were in attendance. After the signing, Walker gave Kilkenny and Meg Iserloth two of the ceremonial pens he used to sign the relocation tax credit bill.
While in Madison, the students also met and visited with state Senator Neal Kedzie, who represents both Delavan and Darien. Kedzie spoke about his journey to Madison’s Capitol Hill and some of the work he does in our community.