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Wednesday, August 4, 2010
KIRKWOOD HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI HALL OF FAME PRESS RELEASE
Press Release from Ginger Fletcher at Kirkwood School District:
I also need to share some sad news with you. Marion Brooks suffered a stroke. I talked to her niece, Minnie Pearl Chinn, late last week. Minnie said Marion is having difficulty speaking and has some paralysis. I will keep you updated on the situation. I know your thoughts and prayers will be with Marion.
Kirkwood School District Hosts First Alumni Hall of Fame on Sept. 25
August 04, 2010
The Kirkwood School District will host a reception and induction ceremony for its first Alumni Hall of Fame on Saturday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Keating Theatre of Kirkwood High School, 801 W. Essex Ave. The district will induct 23 honorees into the Hall of Fame, which recognizes men and women who have achieved success and who serve as appropriate role models for Kirkwood School District students. The inductees include entrepreneurs, musicians, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, an opera singer, an Academy Award winner, a Golden Globe Award winner, educators, aeronautical engineers, magistrates, and civic leaders.
The honorees to be inducted into the KHS Alumni Hall of Fame include:
Theodore Almstedt, Class of 1953
Scott Bakula, Class of 1973
John F. Briggs, Class of 1939*^
Marion Brooks, Class of 1932^
Robert E. (Bob) Frederick, Class of 1958*
Michael R. Gibbons, Class of 1977
Herbert (Herb) S. Jones, Class of 1951
Maria Kanyova (Mary Jane Posegate), Class of 1984
Thomas Kenyon, Class of 1973
John Korty, Class of 1954
Doug Landis, Class of 1975
John McDaniel, Class of 1979
David Pratt, Class of 1962
Rodger O. Riney, Class of 1963 husband of Paula Fauks KHS65
David Sanborn, Class of 1963
Gary Schmidt, Class of 1965
Courtney Shands, Class of 1923*
Jim Talent, Class of 1973
Myrtle Agnew Walker, Class of 1938, and Earl Walker, Class of 1939
Harold Whitfield, Class of 1956
Jennifer Quinn Williams, Class of 1984
John F. Yardley, Class of 1943* [My father's good friend and colleague whom I nominated, I'm thrilled and know my dad would be also.]
*Honorees who are being recognized posthumously.
^ Until the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court Brown vs. Board of Education decision, public schools throughout the country were segregated by race. In the Kirkwood School District, African American students attended the Booker T. Washington School (1869-1950) or the J. Milton Turner Elementary School (1929-1975). African American students were required to attend high school outside district boundaries until 1955, when Kirkwood High School opened its new campus on West Essex Ave.
Two Pioneer Awards will be presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the Kirkwood School District. These honorees are:
H.L. Hall, a nationally recognized journalism teacher and publications adviser who taught in the Kirkwood School District for 34 years—26 years at Kirkwood High School and eight years at then North Kirkwood Junior High School—before his retirement in 1999.
Dory Poholsky, Class of 1951, who has devoted countless hours as a volunteer and is a champion for the children of the Kirkwood School District and the greater community.
For a complete biography on each inductee, please visit the Kirkwood High School Alumni website. For more information about the Alumni Hall of Fame, please call the district’s Community Relations and Development office at 314-213-6123.
KHS65 DOES IT AGAIN, THIS IS THE SECOND HALL OF FAME AND KHS65 HAS A MEMBER IN BOTH! LET'S MAKE IT A HABIT, BE THINKING OF THE ATHLETE YOU WANT TO NOMINATE FOR THE NEXT KHS ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME IN SPRING, 2012! THANK YOU TO THOSE OF YOU WHO PARTICIPATED IN THIS ACTIVITY!!!