On Thursday, May 30, the Belleville Wildcat Wall of Fame Committee inducted three new members in a ceremony in the auditorium. C.H. Hageman, Yvonne Remy, and Brad Stiner were added to the wall, bringing the total number of inductees now to seven.
Since its inception, the school board and Wall of Fame Committee have placed a priority of student involvement in this process. Three students serve on the committee itself. Students from the Young Politicians' Club perform the research interviews and make a recommendation of finalists. For the first time this year, three more of Mr. Benash's Art students created the drawings that appear on the new inductees plaques. In addition, Mr. Neumann and his Trades students create the commemorative plaques that the inductees receive.
It was an honor to have Greg Hageman, Mrs. Remy, and Mr. Stiner back in the building to be recognized by current students and staff, former colleagues, and community members. Together, they served the school district for over 110 years. The seniors in attendance could certainly see how dedication and service are acknowledged by all those that these three Wildcats influenced.
Be sure to check out their new plaques added to the Wall of Fame at the high school's West entrance when you come for the the graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 9.