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2017 Academic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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This Friday, September 1 marks the eighth year of the Unionville High School/Putnam County R-I High School Academic Hall of Fame program.  The induction ceremony is open to the public, and begins at 9 a.m. in the Middle School Auditorium.  The Academic Hall of Fame honors graduates who have had extraordinary careers based on their four years of high school education here in Unionville.  Our newest members were nominated by friends and family.   Recommendation letters were written, nomination forms were filled out, and everything was submitted to Dr. Halley’s office.  From there, a standing committee carefully reviewed the nomination and these outstanding individuals were selected as the 2017 UHS/PCHS Academic Hall of Fame honorees.

Our honorees this year are Dr. Clair Hibbs and Retired Colonel J. Bret Johnson. Dr. Hibbs is a 1941 Unionville High School graduate who studied veterinary medicine and eventually became President of the Western Veterinary Conference.  Mr. Johnson is a 1976 Putnam County High School graduate who studied law enforcement and eventually became Superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.  The dual purpose of this recognition is to honor alumni who have achieved extraordinary success in high school and college academics and in their professional careers and to provide role models to current students of Putnam County R-I High School.  It is our honor and privilege to honor both of these worthy recipients with a ceremony at the end of this week, and we hope you can join us. 

Dr. Hibbs and Mr. Johnson join 14 other inductees as listed below.  If you know of someone who would make a good candidate, please contact Mrs. Terry Owings in the Superintendent's office at 660-947-3361, ext. 301 for information regarding how to make a nomination.  

Ms. Jane Godfrey
Mr. Ray Klinginsmith
Dr. Joel Pratt
Mr. Stephen Rockwood

Mr. Alan Rockwood
Mr. Bill Ray Jackson

Dr. Terry Whitworth

Mr. Dale Lawrence
Dr. Larry Wickless

Ms. Ellen Gordon
Dr. Fon Owings
Mr. Roger Stottlemyre
Mr. Charles Tharp

Dr. Hugh Imboden


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Putnam County R-I Schools803 S. 20th St.Unionville, MO  63565


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