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'Ordinary' kid from Fern Ridge, retired optometrist honored with High-Q Award


June 13, 2018

1965 GRADUATE Gerald Wodtli gives the Class of 2018 some advice during his acceptance speech.

Gerald Wodtli, a 1965 Sweet Home High School graduate and longtime optometrist, was honored with a High-Q award at the school's graduation ceremonies Friday, June 8.

Wodtli, 71, received the award from Steve Thorpe, who presented it on behalf of the High-Q Committee, a group of alumni who field nominations and choose honorees.

Established in 1976, the High-Q Award was named after Sweet Home's state championship High-Q team, which competed with schools throughout the state and nation to answer questions in categories from anthropology to zoology.

The award honors graduates who have made...

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