The Sherrard/Winola Academic Hall of Fame

The Sherrard Academic Foundation created The Sherrard/Winola Academic Hall of Fame in 2008 to celebrate and honor the outstanding lifetime achievements of Sherrard or Winola alumni and staff. Hall of Fame inductees are selected based on their outstanding achievements in their field and/or significant contributions to the community. Since its inception in 2008, 46 graduates and staff members have been recognized for their contributions to their professions and communities by induction into the Sherrard/Winola Academic Hall of Fame.

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The Annual Hall of Fame Banquet

The Sherrard Academic Foundation hosted its 10th Annual Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the Quad City Botanical Center. This annual event acknowledges and highlights the success stories of distinguished alumni from both the Sherrard School District and the former Winola School District. Those honored this year are:

Michael Hutchins, Sherrard High School Class of 1961; Dr. Larry Samuels, Winola High School Class of 1951; Diane Allen Baines, Winola High School Class of 1977; Larry Roberts, Winola High School Class of 1985; Dr. Michael Bell, Sherrard High School Class of 2000.

This evening also included a silent auction with proceeds benefiting the programs sponsored by the Foundation. Each year, the Sherrard Academic Foundation provides scholarships and classroom grants to students and teachers in the Sherrard Unit #200 School District. The Foundation was pleased to announce at this event that they have awarded 31 classroom grants, totaling $10,600, for the current school year. These grants will impact numerous classrooms and hundreds of students. Some of the items that are being provided to enhance learning include desk globes, U. S. and world wall maps, a digital incubator, ukuleles, various math and science related activities, and many books.

 

 

 

 

Sherrard Academic Foundation Hall Of Fame Inductees

2017 Honorees
Dr. Michael Bell, Sherrard High School (2000)
Dr. Larry Samuels, Winola High School (’51)
Diane Allen Baines, Winola High School (’77)
Larry Roberts, Winola High School (’85)
Special Recognition: Michael “Hutch” Hutchins, Sherrard High School (’61), Former Sherrard High School Administrator

2016 Honorees
Marshall Streeter, Winola High School (’78)
Adam Clark, Sherrard High School (’88)
Carmen Aguilar, Sherrard High School (’83)
Special Recognition: Harry Hunt, Former Sherrard Jr.-Sr. High School Principal

2015 Honorees
Dr. Michael Brown, Sherrard High School (’85)
Dr. Ed Dasso, Sherrard High School (’73)
Brig. General Steve Gilland, Sherrard High School (’86)
Joe Taylor, Winola High School (’73)
Scott Yerkey, Winola High School (’85)
Special Recognition: Charles Lane, Former Winola Administrator and Sherrard Teacher

2014 Honorees
Doris Brown, Winola High School (’58)
Mark Brokaw, Winola High School (’76)
Jen Hartmann, Sherrard High School (’89)
Special Recognition: Harry Billups. Former Sherrard Coach, Teacher, and Administrator

2013 Honorees
Brad Duty, Sherrard High School (’76)
Dr. Kyle Gagliardo, Sherrard High School (’90)
Theresa Nelson, Sherrard High School (’79)
Mike Pearson, Sherrard High School (’64)
Special Recognition:  James Newton, Former Sherrard and Winola Administrator

2012 Honorees
Dr. Kenneth Nimrick, Sherrard High School (’63)
Dr. Scott Lintner, Sherrard High School (’80)
Valerie Harris, Sherrard High School (’84)
Roy Douglas, Sherrard High School (’52)
Special Recognition:  Clifford and Louise King, Former Sherrard Administrator and Teacher

2011 Honorees
Jackie Bell Zachmeyer, Sherrard High School (’85)
William Loomis, Sherrard High School (’55)
Sgt. Robert Baldwin, Sherrard High School (’89)
Special Recognition:  Greg Shaffer, Former Sherrard Teacher and Coach

2010 Honorees
Duane Dawson, Sherrard High School (’61)
Bill Epperly, Sherrard High School (’63)
Rick Amy, Sherrard High School (’72)
Darrin Steele, Sherrard High School (’87)
Lee Encapera, Sherrard High School (’88)
Dr. Edie Short Rogers, Sherrard High School (’89)
Special Recognition: William King, Former Winola Administrator

2009 Honorees
Rear Admiral Richard Friichtenicht, Sherrard High School (’50)
Ralph Harris PhD, Sherrard High School (’56)
Janice Tindall DeTaeye, Sherrard High School (’56)
Dwight Burrill PhD, Winola High School (’58)
Brad Anderson, Sherrard High School (’77)
Dan Steele, Sherrard High School (’87)
Special Recognition:  Robert and Donna Jackson, Former Sherrard Teachers and Coach

2008 Honorees
Dr. Patricia Watson Slininger, Sherrard High School (’74)
Roy J. Carver
Dr. Stephen Dickson, Sherrard High School (’87)
Bruce Johnson, Winola High School (’68)

Sherrard Academic Foundation: PO Box 317, Sherrard IL 61281
Email: sherrardfoundation@gmail.com