Distinguished Alumni Hall-of-Fame
Through the eyes of committee members Larry Adams, Jon Bisher, Kim Cordes, Audrey Eis, Brooke Gray, Rachel Gerken, Paula Miller, Larry Siclair, Mary Wesche, Lori Sprow, and Ryan Wilde, the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame was developed to recognize and honor Napoleon Area School graduates or alumni (individuals who attended a Napoleon school at some time), which may include individuals from pre-consolidation schools, who have achieved significant success in their chosen career fields, and to provide outstanding role models for the students of the Napoleon Area City School District.
The Napoleon Alumni Association appoints a standing committee for the purpose of reviewing nominations and ultimately selecting alumni who have, not only achieved significant success in their chosen career fields, but who have also demonstrated good citizenship and meritorious service throughout their life. This committee relies on alumni and community members for nominations to keep this new tradition growing. You may contact Napoleon High School for a nomination form.
A commemorative plaque honoring the chosen individuals is displayed on the NHS cafeteria wall. This is to serve as a constant reminder to Napoleon High School students and guests, present and future, of their accomplishments, and what a Napoleon student is capable of aspiring to.
Kim Beck - 1971 Napoleon High School graduate
Pamela S. Hershberger - 1983 Napoleon High School graduate
Tamar J. Gilson - 1960 Napoleon High School graduate
Mary Downey - 1964 Napoleon High School graduate
Gene Herman - 1954 Napoleon High School graduate
2019 Inductees- Jane Beatty (daughter) - representing inductee Dr. Waldo Nelson- McClure HS Class of 1916, David Nelson (grandson)- representing inductee Dr. Norton Nelson - McClure HS Class of 1928, Jon Shafer- NHS Class of 1957, Dr. V. Michael Holers - NHS Class of 1970 (Photo Courtesy of the Northwest Signal)
2018 Inductees - Jay Hanna ('64), Michael Franz M.D ('63) is represented by Shelly (Musshell) Kennedy, Jacqueline (Westhoven) Gall ('97), and Dr. Amy Heaston ('79)
2017 Inductees - Rob Rettig (80), Douglas Masini (71), Charlotte Lanzer Zgela (73), Denise Herman McColley (71), Gregg Knepley (65)
2016 Inductees - Jeff Mires (78), Lee Hanna (60), Jim Whitaker (64), Alison Snyder-Warwick (96), Jennifer Snyder-Heis (94), Mark George (72)
2015 Inductees- Rebecca Aguilar (76), John Heckler (67), Brenda Hollis (63)