ISD 88 Hall of Fame
Remember all of the hoopla of Homecoming Week at NUHS in your day? Homecoming Court, Battle of the Classes, the Parade... Well this year brought a new addition, the inaugural ISD 88 Hall of Fame. (Photo of Induction Ceremony MC, Jim Senske, retired teacher and coach.)
The Hall of Fame festivities kicked off with one of the six inductees leading the Homecoming Parade - a highlight of her life, according to Nancy Noyes Silcox. Recognition at the Friday night football game followed, where two of the three living inductees were in attendance. The BIG event took place on Saturday, September 20th, where five NUHS alumni and one retired teacher were formally inducted into the ISD 88 Hall of Fame. Held at historic, and beautifully decorated in purple & white, Turner Hall, where Turner's famous stuffed pork chops were on the menu along with a vegetarian option. Old school New Ulm melds with new age eating!
The Inductees spanned many years and a variety of vocations, which is no surprise. New Ulm High School was established in 1857, and over the past 157 years many of our alumni have gone on to distinguish themselves in careers that span many disciplines – education, business, arts, public service and athletics, to name a few. We are thrilled to finally have the chance, with the start of the ISD 88 Hall of Fame, to recognize some of those that walked the halls of NUHS and went on to leave their mark. Our 2014 Hall of Fame inductees are -
David Benson, Class of 1961
Wanda Gag, Class of 1912
Joe Harman, Retired 1966
Kirk Gregg, Class of 1977
Nancy Noyes Silcox, Class of 1963
Terry Steinbach, Class of 1980
Besides hearing inspiring stories about the inductees that evening, we were also treated to some humorous stories from Jim Senske... looking forward to more from him next year! And thanks to Jim for all he did to get the ISD 88 Hall of Fame off to such a great start.
To read the full bios of this year's inductees, or to find out more about the nomination process, go to our website.