Throwback Thursday: Mary Kiesel, special school district teacher


Pathfinder: Where did you go to high school?

Kiesel: I went to Parkway West High School.

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

It was much bigger when I was here and there were a lot more students.

What year did you graduate?

I graduated in 1974.

Were you involved in any sports or clubs? What did you like about it?

I was in cheerleading. It was a lot of fun to be involved in that activity.

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

My favorite subject was math because I always liked working with numbers. My least favorite subject was science because I wasn’t very good at it.

How would your peers describe you in high school?

They would probably describe me pretty friendly.

How would your teachers describe you in high school?

I think they would describe me as a social student.

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

I worked as a waitress at a restaurant called Mr. Steak.

What did you do at your job?

I took orders and served food.

How much did you make in an hour?

I think I made $1.00 an hour plus tips.

What type of car did you drive?

My first car was a 1966 Ford Mustang.

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

I bought my car for $500.00

Describe what it looked like.

It was green and it was a classic Mustang.

What is your craziest driving moment?

I was driving over a bridge in Florida and I was really nervous because it was very close to the water.