Alumni Hall of Fame

Congratulations to our 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees:  Van Gregg, 1971, Dan Miller, 1973 & Julie Lynch, 1976

Here is a link to read Whitehall's local paper's story about our newest Hall of Fame Awardees:

http://www.thisweeknews.com/news/20180129/whitehall-yearling-hall-of-fame-welcomes-trio

WYHS Hall of Fame honorees are recognized for their outstanding accomplishments, honors, or recognition in: Extra-Curricular Activities  * Business/Career * Education * Humanitarian pursuits * Service to school and/or community.  Ty Debevoise, Communications & Marketing Director, Whitehall City Schools, is coordinating this program.  If you have any questions, you can send him a message at debevoiset@wcsrams.org

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Julie Lynch, 1976 & Brian Hamler, 1977

Dan Miller, 1973

Van Gregg, 1971

On January 27, 2018, WYAA recognized the previous Rams who are in the Hall of Fame.

A brief description of why they're WYHS Hall of Fame Inductees is next to their name.

L-R: Paul Smathers, Principal, Ram Guest, Karen Liepack Conison, Phyllis Harper Jordan, Dan Gartner, Clark Fuller, Steve Quincel, Steve Jones, Leo Knoblauch, Scott Harrison, Terry Anderson, Ram Guest, Bill Hughett, Athletic Director

WYHS Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees

Class Year Induction Year Name
1958 1990 J. Lin Compton
1958 1991 Edward A. Nicholson, PhD
1961 - 2010 Daniel I. Gartner

Dan was a state wrestling qualifier in 1960 & placer in 1961.  Dan is a retired WYHS teacher; & has been a coach & equipment manager from 1965 to the present.  He is past Central District Wrestling Officials Association President & Treasurer.  Dan’s football jersey #18 was retired in 2018.

1962 1990 Col. Ronald L. Paxson
1962 2001 Thomas Franklin Shoaf
1963 - 1991 Lt. Col. Clark Fuller  

Clark was an All-State Track & Football player. His #42 jersey was the first football jersey to be retired.  Clark is a retired Lt. Colonel & was a professor at West Point.  He also directed water relief efforts & road construction in underdeveloped nations.

1964 2000 Susan Moran
1965 1990 Mark J. Blackstone
1965 - 2007 Phyllis Harper Jordan 

Phyllis has a Master’s Degree in Education from Kent State University.  She is a former Academic Advisor at OSU & University of Akron.  She is former member of the Whitehall City Schools Board of Education & has volunteered for humanitarian & community service programs.

1965 2014 Mitchell Joseph
1966 1997 Harvey Eader
1966 1998 James E. Stacy
1966 1998 Larry Gilmore
1966 2002 Willa Hsueh
1967 1990 Sharon E. Nicholson, PhD
1968 1992 Terry M. Jessup
1968 1999 Dr. Deborah McDowell Aoki
1969 1992 Michael A. Gillespie, PhD
1969 1994 Bob Grimm
1969 1995 Tom Petty
1969 1999 Robert S. Roule
1969 2000 Daniel Reid
1969 2007 William Douglas Honaker
1970 - 2001 Dr. Vicki Sue Burris Gartner 

Vicki was an educator & counselor @ Whitehall City Schools from 1982-1999.  She has a BA from Capital University & a Doctor of Philosophy @ OSU.  Vicki was Whitehall City Schools Educator of the Year 1988-89 & the Whitehall Education Assoc. President 1997.  She’s married to Dan Gartner, 1961.

1970 2010 Ronald E. Wingler
1970 2017 Nancy Keller Fitton
1971 1995 Dr. Debra A. (Smith) Grayson, DO
1971 2006 Preston Hale
1971 - 2009 Stephen D. Jones 

Steve received his law degree from Capital University, BA from Otterbein & a Masters from Michigan.  He served as a special counsel to the Ohio Attorney General & recognized as an “Ohio Super Lawyer” by Cincinnati & Law & Politics Magazines.

1972 1991 Robert Evans
1972 - 1999 Steven Blake Quincel

Steve received his BS from OSU & retired as a project manager @ American Electric Power.  He has been active with Scouts for decades, receiving Cub Master of the Year & District Award of Merit.  He is married to Katie Queen Quincel, 1972 & is Whitehall’s City Treasurer & the Assistant Treasurer to Whitehall City Schools.

1973 1990 Augustus G. Parker, III, MD
1973 1996 Commander Lester E. Carr, III, USN
1973 1998 Earl D. Lavender, PhD
1973 2003 Col. Michael R. Pannell
1973 2005 Lynn A. Ochsendorf
1975 1994 Michael D. Sewell
1975 2016 Mike Shade
1976 1996 Art Isennagle
1976 2005

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1976 2009 Sharon Heise Bukowski
1977 2004 Col. Kathleen V. Harrison
1977 2004 David H. Stewart
1977 2008 Michael Anthony Mazzi
1977 - 2008 Leo J. Knoblauch, II 

Leo is retired from the Air Force.  He received his BS from Otterbein & MBA from Franklin University.  Leo is a past Whitehall City Councilman, Officer of various Whitehall Civic organizations & was 2004 Whitehall Citizen of the Year.  He was one of the founders of Whitehall Education Foundation (WEF).

1977 2015 Scott Stahley
1977 - 2017 Brian Hamler 

Brian was a 1977 All-State in Baseball (pitcher), First Team All-District & Conference Player of the Year.  He received his BA from Capital in 1981 & MBA from OSU.  In 2012 he was President of Ohio Association of School Personnel Administrators.  Brian is the Superintendent of Whitehall City Schools since 2013.  His wife, Wendy Benjamin, is a 1981 WYHS graduate. 

1978 1994 Lisa Capoziello Dimarrzio
1978 1995 Gregory Bellamy, PhD
1978 - 1997 Terry Anderson 

Terry’s BA from OSU is in communications & sociology.  He was the Education Director of the Greater Columbus Arts Council & an award winning graphic illustrator.  Terry is on the Board of Ohio Alliance for Arts Education & has volunteered for the United Negro College Fund, United Way & other public serve organizations.  He is serving as president of Whitehall Education Foundation since 2017. 

1978 2009 Joseph H. Federer
1978 - 2014 Col. Scott K. Harrison 

Scott is a retired US Army Colonel serving 36 years.  He is a veteran of Operations Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom & Noble Eagle.  He is a former operations officer @ the Joint Staff & Army Staff in the Pentagon.  He received his BA from OSU & MBA @ University of Dayton.  Scott has volunteered to be WYAA’s Veterans’ Liaison.  Watch for postings on www.wyhsalumni.org. 

1979 2000 Rev. Mike Tuttle
1979 2003 Zachary R. Wright
1980 1996 Dr. Cynthia L. Brown, MD
1980 2003 Rodney D. Sparks
1980 2011 Steven J. Mazzi
1980 - 2017 Karen Conison 

Karen has a BA in Journalism from OSU & is a Human Relations professional.  She was the founder of the Whitehall Block Watch in 2007, founded the Capital University Rotaract Club & was Whitehall’s Female of the Year in 2013.  Karen serves on Whitehall’s City Council & has received a Presidential Citation Award.   She is also very active in Whitehall Community Celebration Association (WCCA).

1981 2004 Andre R. Capoziello
1981 2006 Col. Michael Ore
1981 2007 Jerry Brooks
1982 2014 Dave Powers
1983 2002 Mark Trace
1984 1992 Scott A. Tedder
1985 2001 Major Samuel Andrew Wright, PhD
1985 2005 Tomislav B. Mitevski
1985 2006 Stephen T. Tompos
1985 2016 Dr. Brian Hunter
1986 1997 Cynthia A. Cockrel-Crossley
1990 2002 Darryl Hammock
1992 2011 Stephanie Jordan
2000 2016 Monica Day
2001 2009 Brian D. Adkins
2002 2015 Anthony Jordan
2002 2015 Domenik Hixon


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