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Polar Bear Hall Of Fame Inductees






1993

Mike Hagely – faculty ’23 – ’60 – football coach & industrial arts - deceased

Earl Hickman – faculty ’30 – ’75 – basketball coach & history – deceased

1994

Elizabeth Abernathy – faculty ’39-’61 – art - deceased

Les Susi – faculty ’53 – ’61- instrumental music

Dr. Howard Polly ’30 – Mayo Clinic researcher - deceased

Jean Rabold Wightman ’34 – First homecoming queen in city - deceased

1995

Carol Evans – faculty – ’48 – ’59 & ’65 – ’70 – vocal music

Mike Kvocka – faculty ’46 – ’76  - industrial arts - deceased

Carroll Woodruff – faculty ’41 –’75 – business, basketball coach, &  athletic director - deceased

Phil Bucklew ’32 – war hero & pro football player - deceased

Robert Smith ’46 – editor of Columbus Dispatch

1996

Tom Dale – faculty – ’61-’79 – instrumental music

Hugh Hindman ’45 & faculty ‘53 – ’57 – football coach & OSU
athletic director - deceased

Evelyn Ross – faculty ’38 – ’65 – vocal music - deceased

Frank Truitt – faculty ’58 – basketball coach

1997

Charles Everett – faculty – 1893 – 1933 – first principal - deceased

Dave Shaw – faculty ’56 – ’79 – driver’s ed., physical ed., history

Charles R. Petree II ’51 – judge

Robert Rabold ’57 – president, CEO, chairman of board of Motorist Mutual Ins. Co. - deceased

1998

Meta Gregg – faculty –’53 – ’72  – drama, English, 1st student
activities coordinator in city - deceased

Irving “Pop” Olmstead – Friend ’30 – ’70 – trainer - deceased

Mary Haley Eckert ’54 & Tom Eckert ’54 deceased – owners of Flag Lady Store

1999

Dr Leslie Steinau – faculty ’89 – ’98 – director of North Education Center

Raymond E. Mason Jr. ’37 – philanthropist & founder of Columbus
 Trucking & Equipment

Jack Wilson ’48 – baseball player, asst. v.p. of Cuyahoga County
 Hospital System

2000

Art Darnbrough – faculty  ’65 – ‘79

Dody Goodman ’32 – actress

Dr. Edwin Lephart ’71 – medical researcher

2001

Dick Hindman ’43 – faculty – football coach

Dr Paul Knapp ’55 – veterinarian

Jean Luddy – faculty – ’54 – ’72 – English

2002

Marjorie Blair – faculty – ’58 – ’77 – English & social studies

Mike Moritz ’51 – lawyer & philanthropist - deceased

Chuck Sheley ’45 – Cols. Zoo Polar Bear sculpture funding leader,
Concrete & Paving Co founder

Eddie Soles ’57 – founder of Music Man Sound Co. & commissioned North High sketch

2003

Dick Eaton ’48 – faculty ’59 – ’67 – baseball, basketball, track coach

Harry Ackley ’43 – judge

Ron Alverez ’62 – medical equipment

Marv Moorehead ’45 – coach of Upper Arlington football team – deceased

2004

James Anderson  - faculty – ’53 –’62 – chemistry & coach

Max Holzer ’48 – real estate

Richmond Long ’48 – war hero

Isabelle Robb – faculty – ’54 – ’73 - deceased

2005

Willard Kiplinger ’07 – publisher- deceased

Bill Needles – friend – artist

Jack Payne ’27 – war hero - deceased

Phil Sheridan ’45 – historian & writer - deceased 2006

2006

Vernon Barkstall ’47 – teacher, Urban League leader - deceased

Bill Hinkle ’53 – engineering researcher

Dick Maxwell ’60 – quadriplegic advocate to handicapped

Dave Weltner ’45 – sculpture committee chairman, advertising
mgr. at Columbus Dispatch

2007

Col James “Monte” Allison ’48 – Director of Strategic & General
 Purpose Studies at Pentagon.

Arthur S. Keifer ’10 and Faculty 1919 -1959 – science teacher -
deceased

Dr. Charles Pavey ’23 – obstetrics & gynecology – delivered many
 North High alums- deceased

Kathy Davey Woodrow ’58 – Director of the North High Alumni
Choir

2008

James Caronis ’56 – business man – founded Operation Buckeye

Hazel Farringer ’09 and faculty ’24 – ’33, vice principal ’33-’58 -
deceased

Everett “Hack” Palmer ’22 – founded North High Bosters

David H. Staley ’48- - Sports  - Educator

2009

Roger Hendrix ’51 and faculty ’62-’79 – teacher/football coach

Bill Rutherford ’40 – Funeral Director

Merrill “Cookie” Stevens ‘47 – Ran Clintonville Boys Club for
40 years

Wallace Stover ’34 – Secretary pf College of Education OSU

2010

Frank Bazler '47 – Attorney, Member of Who’s Who in the World

Barbara Gibbs, Doster,  ’52- Educator Director of Student Affairs -
 
Purdue University

James McDonald ’60 & faculty ’70 –’76 – Vocal music teacher.
Director of Alumni Choir

Richard Zimmerman ’39 – Owner of Olympic Pool - Deceased

2011

Major General Deborah Green Ashenhurst '77 - Ohio Adjutant General

Ben Jay '75 - OSU Senior Assistant Athletic Director of Finance

Dr. James Parker '60 - Doctor, Lawyer, inventor of medical devices

2012

 

James Elliott ’61 – discovered rings around Uranus

 

Charles Rogers ‘ 56 – Military hero – Vietnam – rescue pilot

 

Jim Hartley ’52 – Youth sports coach

 

Russell Fling ’44 – Columbus architect

 

2013

 

Charles Rex Arbogast '76– AP Photographers

 

Don Casto ‘ 17– Developer

 

Curtis Moody '69– Architect

 

Don Voss '66– Environmentalist

 
Special Hall of Fame

1997 - Wally Palmer "56 - Founder & Vice-President '91-'93 President '93-'99

1997 - Don Holliday '56 - Founder, President '91-'93, Vice-President '94-'95 & Membership Chairman '91-'10

2006 - Dick Wilson '59 - Vice-President '95-'99 & President '99-present

2010 - Don Smith '56 - Founder, Accountant '91-'93, Treasurer '93-'98 & Vice-President '98-'11

2011 - Doug Ford '56 - Founder & North On The Fourth MC '93-present

 

2012 - Jackie Batt Wilson ’59 – Sales Chairman

           

Leeann Faust ‘58 – Newsletter Editor, Historian, Alumni Choir Manager, Polar Bear Hall of Fame selection committee Chairman