Dis­trict names Hall of Famers

Nine to en­ter new Hall of Fame in Oct. 12 cer­e­mony

The Phoenix - - FRONT PAGE -

COL­LEGEVILLE >> Perkiomen Val­ley School Dis­trict will in­duct nine peo­ple with a mix of out­stand­ing ac­com­plish­ments, rang­ing from Pulitzer Prizes to Rookie of the Year awards for col­le­giate and pro­fes­sional foot­ball, into its brand-new Hall of Fame on Fri­day, Oct. 12, at Perkiomen Val­ley High School, 509 Gravel Pike.

The in­ductees, who are a mix of alumni and former em­ploy­ees, will be cel­e­brated with a pri­vate cer­e­mony be­gin­ning at 5:30 p.m. in the cafe­te­ria lobby, fol­lowed by the un­veil­ing of the in­ductees’ plaques, which will be dis­played in the new Hall of Fame in the gym lobby.

In­ductees will then be es­corted to the Thomas J. Keenan Sta­dium where they will be in­tro­duced at 6:30 p.m. to the crowd as­sem­bled for the Home­com­ing foot­ball game against Boy­er­town Area Se­nior High School.

The Hall of Fame was es­tab­lished this year in an ef­fort to rec­og­nize dis­tin­guished alumni or oth­ers whose out­stand­ing ath­letic, pro­fes­sional, or civic

en­deav­ors have brought honor to Perkiomen Val­ley School Dis­trict, and who serve to in­spire fu­ture grad­u­ates to per­form and serve in the same spirit. The in­au­gu­ral class in­cludes:

• Joanne (Kehs) Conte — PV alum and award-win­ning track/field ath­lete

• Mary Fen­ster­ma­cher — PV alum and cham­pion field hockey coach

• Wil­liam Fretz — Former cham­pion PV foot­ball coach and ath­letic di­rec­tor

• Dr. Franklin Manley — Former PV teacher, coach and ad­min­is­tra­tor

• Bill Neill — PV alum and award-win­ning foot­ball player

• Steven Rich — PV alum and award-win­ning jour­nal­ist for the Wash­ing­ton Post

• Dave Roberts — PV alum and award-win­ning swim­mer

• Jac­que­line Tran­kle — Former PV high school sec­re­tary and men­tor

• Grant Wi­ley — PV alum and award-win­ning foot­ball player

Read more about each in­di­vid­ual by vis­it­ing the dis­trict web­site. For the in­au­gu­ral class, nom­i­nees were se­lected based on sug­ges­tions brought for­ward by Perkiomen Val­ley High School per­son­nel.

The in­tent in the first year was to in­duct an im­pres­sive, large group of in­di­vid­u­als to gen­er­ate ex­cite­ment and pride that will carry over into later years.

In fol­low­ing years, the com­mu­nity will be in­vited to sub­mit can­di­dates for con­sid­er­a­tion, and a Se­lec­tion Com­mit­tee will choose fu­ture in­ductees based on the fol­low­ing cri­te­ria:

• The nom­i­nee has dis­played ex­em­plary achieve­ment in the ar­eas of ath­let­ics, ci­ti­zen­ship, com­mu­nity ser­vice, aca­demic and/ or pro­fes­sional achieve­ments post-grad­u­a­tion.

• The nom­i­nee has earned recog­ni­tion, honors and awards post-grad­u­a­tion.

• Nom­i­nees do not have to be Perkiomen Val­ley High School grad­u­ates, but if they are, they must be out of high school for five years or more be­fore con­sid­er­a­tion as a can­di­date for in­duc­tion into the Hall of Fame.

The PVSD Foun­da­tion and the Class of 2018 were in­stru­men­tal in pro­vid­ing the fund­ing to get the Hall of Fame off the ground. Meet­ings be­gan in the 2017-18 school year to es­tab­lish the dis­trict’s first Hall of Fame which will be lo­cated in the lobby out­side the Perkiomen Val­ley High School gym for years to come.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.