ARHS Athletic Hall of Fame inducting 10 new members

by beth on September 12, 2019

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Algonquin Regional’s Athletics Boosters and Student Athletic Council are holding with their bi-annual tradition. This fall they’ll induct 10 more former hometown heroes, MVPs, and/or mentors to their Hall of Fame.

ARHS’ Hall of Fame was established in 1998 to honor former athletes, coaches, and contributors to the athletics program. Inductions are made every two years on weekends that Algonquin is home for the Thanksgiving Football game. 

The 11th induction ceremony will take place on Friday, November 29th at 11:30 am in the school’s cafeteria.

To to be considered for the honor, the athletes had to have graduated more than seven years prior and completed three academic years at Algonquin. Coaches would have to have served on the athletic staff for at least seven years.

The 11th ceremony will honor the following new members:

  • Maynard Southard
  • Fran Whitten III
  • Chloe Herczeg
  • Emily Bourke
  • Eric Wright
  • Derek Swart
  • Michael Wrin
  • Kelsey Bourdon
  • Michael Roy
  • Laurie Griffin.

In 2017, a new tradition was launched “to present a Spirit Award to a community member who has supported our athletic programs and student athletes over many years.” This year, that award is being given to Tom Lowe of Lowe’s Variety and Meat Market.

To learn more about the Hall of Fame, click here.

The induction will take place on Friday, November 24, 2017 following an 11:30 am buffet lunch in the high school cafeteria. Tickets are $30 each. You can purchase them online or mail in a check by November 1st.

You can also support the boosters by purchasing an ad in the program.

For more details, check the Boosters’ website.

*Worth noting, according to the 2017 description of the Hall of Fame on its website, it’s origins again have a direct link to one of this year’s inductees:

The Algonquin Athletic Council proudly announced the formation of the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in the spring of 1998. The Athletic Council was created by Francis Whitten, Director of Athletics, as a student centered organization designed to involve student-athletes in the development of policy and programming within the athletic department. . . one of the council’s first initiatives was the creation of an Athletic Hall of Fame.

Two years ago, Whitten temporarily returned to the school as interim Athletics Director this fall. He informed the school paper that one of the few changes he hoped to make was reinstituting the Athletic Council, which he believed had fallen by the wayside.

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