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DHS Hall of Fame Inductees Selected
Five Downingtown High School graduates have been selected to be the first inductees into the Hall of Fame, which was recently established by the Downingtown Area School District and the Downingtown Area High School Alumni Association.
Those who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Alumni Association’s annual banquet at St. Anthony’s Lodge, Downingtown, on Saturday evening, April 26, are:
- Todd Stong, Class of 1958, achievement in Humanitarian Service, Military;
- Curt Schroder, Class of 1979, achievement in Politics, Government;
- James (Hank) Hamilton, Class of 1968, achievement in Business, Community Service;
- Bonnie MacDougal Kistler, Class of 1971, achievement in Law, Literature;
- Richard Whittaker, Class of 1958, achievement in Medicine, Humanitarian Service.
Nominees were required to have graduated from either DHS East or DHS West, prior to 2004, and have accomplished success in the arts, education, politics, the military, science, engineering, athletics, entertainment, business, professional affiliations or charitable involvement. Additional information on the inductees will be published in future Hist-o-Grams.
Members of the selection committee, which considered 21 nominations, were: Chairperson Melissa Menna, Donna Kneisly, Kate Campbell, Jack Helm, Paul Hurley, Thomas Mulvey, Corey Sigle and Mark Kenworthey.
More information about the banquet can be provided by calling Caryn Menna at (610) 883-3917, and tickets can be purchased via www.downingtownalumni.org/banquet.html.
Established in 1884, the Downingtown Alumni Association is the oldest, continuously meeting, public high school alumni association in the United States.