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Hall of Distinction Induction

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Wabash High School has been serving the Wabash community for over 150 years. Created in 1869, four years after the Civil War, it was the 20th high school established in Indiana. Needless to say, WHS has graduated some remarkable people over the years who made significant impacts, not only in our community, State and nation, but even internationally. This month we will once again be recognizing another group of distinguished graduates and inducting them into our Hall of Distinction.

While these extraordinary people have been known to some in our community, we wanted to share their groundbreaking accomplishments with our larger community and region. In 2013 district leadership partnered with local leaders to create the Wabash City Schools Hall of Distinction. A committee of school officials, alumni, and local leaders created an application and review process and we inducted our first Hall of Distinction class in 2014-2015.

It wouldn’t be fair to only list a few of our amazing Hall of Distinction members. Their accomplishments range from Emmy and Grammy winners to engineers who worked on NASA’s Apollo Mission. To celebrate our distinguished alumni beyond the induction ceremonies, we recently completed the first phase of our Hall of Distinction webpage. We have plans to grow this page, but we are really proud and honored to have a permanent space dedicated to our amazing graduates and patrons.

Join us September 16th at 1:00pm in the WMS/WHS Auditorium for the induction ceremony for the Hall of Distinction Class of 2023-2024. This will be our 6th Hall of Distinction class to be inducted. This year's ceremony will be inducting the following: Margaret Robertson (Class of 1872), Lena C. Clauve (Class of 1913), John R. Rockwell (Class of 1946), Amanda Butterbaugh Mulheren (Class of 1976), and Jimmy Daywalt (Schooling interrupted by WWII). This event is open to the public, so we hope to see you there!

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