Throwback Thursday: Betsy Niswonger, class of 2017 secretary

Betsy Niswonger

Betsy Niswonger


Pathfinder: Where did you go to high school?

Niswonger: I went to Affton High School.

How was high school similar/different to high school now?

It was way different; it was a lot smaller, less activities and it was a long time ago.

What year did you graduate?

I graduated in 1976.

Were you involved in any sports or clubs?

I was in POMS and Student Council.

What were your favorite and least favorite subjects in high school? Why?

My favorite subject was English because it was interesting and it came easily for me. My least favorite subject was math because it was harder for me to get the hang of it, and my parents couldn’t help me with homework. It was more difficult for me to do.

How would your peers describe you in high school?

They would say that I was fun to be with.

How would your teachers describe you in high school?

I was an average student, but not a difficult student.

Did you have an after school job? If so, what is it?

I worked in a cafeteria at a restaurant called Perkins.

What did you do at your job?

I bussed tables.

How much did you make in an hour?

I think I made $2.35 an hour.

What type of car did you drive?

I drove a 1970 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

Did you buy it yourself? If not, who bought it for you?

I did pay for my car. It was $2,500.00.

Describe what it looked like.

It was big, brown, tan landau roof, and the seats were so big that you could fit like five people in each seat in the front and back.

What is your craziest driving moment?

I was driving my mom’s car before I purchased my own car, but I drove over a median and I pulled her exhaust on the back of her car. She wasn’t too happy at me.