WHS Hall of Fame announces class of 2018
September 20, 2017
The Whitehall High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct its third class, the Class of 2018, in the spring of next year.
This year’s class features athletic director, Dan Reum, who served for more than 25 years from the 1970s through 1990s. This class will also induct long-time contributor Dr. Gayle Sacry. Two teams are highlighted in this class; the 1978-79 State 3rd place Wrestling team, and the 1990 Boys Basketball State Runner-up team. It also highlights five outstanding athletes, including Shane Shaw and Frank Sholey, wrestling standouts from 1975 to 1980, and sisters Keli and Kietra Mabbot, along with Heather Smith, stars of the powerhouse girls Volleyball teams of the late 1990s. Most of the athletes were stars in numerous sports, but are listed above by their primary sport.
“We are pleased to announce the third class of inductees into the Whitehall High School Hall of Fame for 2018,” said Hall of Fame committee chairman Mike Hedegaard ’82. “Beyond the celebration of this year’s inductees, we anticipate welcoming back many of the first two classes of inductees who together represent the ideals of sportsmanship and athletics at Whitehall High School.” The combined 2016 through 2018 classes now represent members who participated in WHS athletics during every decade from the 1930s, through 2010.
The Class of 2018 was selected by a special committee, comprised of former WHS athletes, coaches, administrators, teachers and community members. This class of inductees will join the first two classes from 2016 and 2017. All total, the WHS Athletic Hall of Fame has elected 36 members, including three coaches, 19 athletes, two contributors, one administrator, and 11 teams in the first three years.
A ceremony is being planned for a date in late March of 2018 to induct the members of the class. More information will be announced when the date, time and location of the induction ceremony is set.
About the WHS
Athletic Hall of Fame
The WHS Athletic Hall of Fame, founded in 2015, has a mission to identify and honor the outstanding accomplishments of former athletes, coaches, administrators, teams and contributors of WHS.
Athletes are eligible for nomination 10 years after their class’s graduation. Such athletes must have competed in a WHS-sanctioned varsity sport and must have excelled in such sport. Among the accomplishments taken into account will be individual (State Champion, Division Champion, all-Conference, all-State) and team accomplishments. Also considered are individual school or team records held. Applicants are evaluated on their impact on teams and the overall athletic program at Whitehall High School during their era and accomplishments thereafter.
Nomination is also open for team induction into the Hall. Accomplishments taken into account will be State Championship/Runner-up accomplishments. Teams are eligible for nomination 10 years after the championship/Runner-up season.
Nomination is also open to coaches or administrators, who have participated with distinction and/or made significant contributions to athletics at Whitehall High School, as evidenced, for example, by the success of their teams and the acknowledgment of their former student-athletes. Such coaches or administrators shall be eligible for nomination beginning four years after they have left Whitehall High School.
Contributors will also be considered for nomination based upon their service and dedication to the athletic programs at Whitehall High School.
For more information on the WHS Athletic Hall of Fame, or to donate to the organization, please contact the Chairman of the WHS Athletic Hall of Fame at (406) 396-3556 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To nominate a team, athlete, coach/administrator or contributor for consideration by the WHS Athletic Hall of Fame, download the nomination and application forms from the WHS website at http://whitehall.schoolwires.com/ under the Whitehall Hall of Fame link. Nominations for the 2019 class must be received no later than April 1st, 2018, with the application packet completely filled out no later than June 1st, 2018.