Now, I did not know Mr. Hovde during my time at East and I am fairly certain he did not know me. Upon perusing the 1982 year book I noticed that Mr. Hovde has zero activities listed next to his photo. I have Hall Monitor and Air Band listed next to my name in the 1985 yearbook (Somehow football got left off of mine), not great things but at least I did something. Mr. Hovde ... well, evidently high school was a big bore to him.
He made little impression there. His senior yearbook photo has no list of activities next to it.
"I look back and say, 'Geez, I wish I'd gotten more involved,'" Hovde said. "The truth is, I found high school boring beyond boring."