Eau Claire students aspire to become gentlemen

10:04 PM, Apr. 27, 2013
Members of The League of Aspiring Gentlemen practice tying ties at Eau Claire Memorial High School. The club of about 50 studies and practices the nuances of gentlemanly behavior.
Members of The League of Aspiring Gentlemen practice tying ties at Eau Claire Memorial High School. The club of about 50 studies and practices the nuances of gentlemanly behavior.
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From dining etiquette to fencing, from stocks to culture, from swing dance to tying ties, a burgeoning club of Eau Claire Memorial students has expanded its studies beyond reading, writing and arithmetic to the finer points of being a gentlemen.

Founded last school year, Memorial's The League of Aspiring Gentlemen is a unique student club that has grown to about 50 members, the Leader-Telegram reported.

The league's members meet most Wednesdays after class in the school's jazz band room dressed in their best attire to study the habits of gentlemen, said club founder Alec Baca. ...

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