The Denfeld Alumni Association will add 15 new names to the Denfeld Hunter Hall of Fame on Saturday.
New inductees are:
. Anna Gallagher-Sr. Annella ‘17
. Muriel Lindor ‘31
. Lyman (Wind) Wynn ‘41
. Steve Vekich ‘47
. Richard Pearson ‘51
. Gerald Anderson ‘52
. Roger M. Holmes ‘54
. Jon Sampson ‘55
. Karin Swor ‘60
. Rondi Erickson ‘65
. Bill Bordson ‘68
. Kay Biga ‘78
. Margaret Gatzweller, Distinguished Teacher (English)
. Bill Vukonich, Distinguished Coach/Teacher
. Gene Grembowski, Distinguished Teacher (Biology, Anatomy, Physiology)
Denfeld alumni become eligible for nomination to the Hunter Hall of Fame 10 years after graduation. Teachers and administrators who have served the school are also eligible for nomination. Alumni nominated for selection should have excelled with their contributions to the school and/or community. Previous nominees have been honored for their contributions and achievements in sports, business, the arts, science and technology, government, academics, community service and other fields.
The Denfeld Hunter Hall of Fame has existed in various forms for more than 50 years, and has been under the management of the Denfeld Alumni Association since 2004. The tradition began when the Denfeld Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1966.
Thirty years later, the Denfeld chapter of the Distributive Education Clubs of America launched the Hunter Hall of Fame and broadened selection criteria to recognize professional and humanitarian contributions as well as athletic achievement.
Since 1996, more than 225 alumni have been nominated for selection to the Hunter Hall of Fame. The nominees represent Denfeld classes from the 1930s to the modern era. New nominees are added every year. For this reason, many inductees are selected to enter the Hall of Fame several years after their names were first placed in nomination.