“Standing in the hall of fame, and the world’s gonna know your name, cause you burn with the brightest flame, and the world’s gonna know your name, and you’ll be on the walls of the hall of fame,”
Just like the Script’s song “Hall of Fame,” Mona Shores Public Schools has their own hall of fame.
Tuesday, May 28, was the first Mona Shores Education Foundation Hall of Fame.
On the night of the ceremony, five people were inducted into the hall of fame. Each inductee will have a picture and a short biography displayed in the Sailor Center.
Assistant Principal Walt Gawkowski said, “We needed a place to permanently house and recognize these individuals, who have made exceptional achievements in the respective field and/or significant contributions to Mona Shores Public Schools and the lives of its students. This district has so much to be proud of, and there are so many people who contributed to its rich history that I look forward to having a place where they can be permanently recognized.” – Annabella Olivares
An induction ceremony will be held each spring. For more information on the inductees see below.
William Luyendyk – First Superintendent of Mona Shores Public Schools
William Hanichen – First Principal of Mona Shores High School
Judy Wilcox – Served on the Mona Shores Board of Education for 40 1/2 years
Sheri Holmen – 1991 graduate who is currently an Associate professor , Departments of Surgery and Oncological Sciences at the University of Utah and an Investigator at the Huntsman Cancer Institute
John Beyrle – 1971 graduate and the former Ambassador to Bulgaria and the Russian Federation
Lawrence Gray -First choir Director who along with his Music Theory Class wrote the Alma Mater