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Alumni Hall of Fame 


With school back in session, that means it is nearly time for Homecoming. This is a great time for the students and athletes with the game, the dance, and many activities. But it is also time to honor former graduates.

Each year at the Jefferson Area High School Homecoming football game, the Alumni Association presents a plaque to the selected Alumni Hall of Fame former graduate. With the Homecoming game being held on Friday, October 4th, community members are asked to get their nominations for this honor in very soon.
The absolute deadline for nominating Jefferson area graduates for this honor will be September 26, 2019 according to the committee. If mailed the application for nomination must be postmarked by this date in order to be eligible. Nominations may also be emailed to Pat Inman at

It is simple to nominate someone for this honor: please include the name, complete address, phone number, and year of graduation for the nominee who must be a former graduate of the Jefferson Area High School District.

It would be helpful if the person making the nomination would also include their name, address, and phone number in case the selection committee would need to contact the nominator for more information.

In all cases the nominations should include an explanation of why the nominated person is deserving of this award. “Perhaps the nominee has contributed significantly to their profession, their school, or their community,” organizers said. “How are they a positive role model for present or future students.”

Mailed nominations may be sent to Alumni of the Year Nominations, c/o Pat Inman, JALS Board of Education, 121 S. Poplar Street, Jefferson, Ohio 44047 or emailed to

Note that each year new nominations are accepted, therefore, if you previously nominated someone and they were not selected, please nominate them again.

The award was begun in 1996 by the Jefferson Area Education Foundation. The person selected receives a plaque and their name is added to the collective plaque which is on display in the school board office.

                         JALS ALUMNI HALL OF FAME:

1996 -  Stewart Case (Class of 1944)

1997 -  Millie (Valentine) Stutzman (Class of 1944)

1998 -  John Glazier (Class of 1949)

1999 -  Lanny Anderson (Class of 1959)

2000 -  Herbert Housel (Class of 1953)

2001 -  Betty Mae (Jones) Shear (Class of 1945)

2002 -  Larry and Carol (Stutzman) Bragga (Class of 1963)

2003 -  Dr. Richard L. Waters (Class of 1951)

2004 -  James Martin (Class of 1944)

2005 -  Pat (Bragga) Inman (Class of 1959)

2006 -  Mary (Ecko) Hostetler (Class of 1973)

2007 -  Marcia (Takacs) Park (Class of 1978)

2008 -  Dave Keep (Class of 1971) 

2009 -  Jim Baker (Class of 1977)

2010 -  Dr. John R. Patterson (Class of 1974)

2011 -  Joseph Paul (Class of 1980)

2012 -  Martin Cole (Class of 1971)

2013 -  Charles Borsukoff (Class of 1964)

2014 -  Joanne and Frederick "Fritz" Martin (Class of 1952 and 2014)

2015 -  Jaime Hofstetter Marrison (in memoriam) (Class of 1989)

2016 -  Jay Bauwin and Larry Fink (in memoriam) (Class of 1971 and 1960)

2017 -  Timothy Blon (Class of 1980)

2018 -  Dr. Tom Reuschling (Class of 1960)

Lisa Pickard,
Sep 6, 2017, 7:23 AM