2022 HOF Induction article

Washington High School Alumni Scholarship Foundation honors exceptional alumni

Friday, November 11, 2022

Washington High School recognizes exceptional alumni

On November 4, 2022, the Washington High School Alumni Scholarship Foundation proudly recognized twelve men and women who are being added to the school’s Hall of Fame. All were selected for exemplary careers and service to the community.

The alumni association hosted a ceremony in the Washington High School library for honorees and their guests. Each honoree was presented with a framed memento bearing their photo and personal biography. Washington High School students were called upon to read each honoree’s story, with Wayne Schwartz, Class of 1949, serving as master of ceremonies.

The Washington Alumni Scholarship Foundation presents Hall of Fame awards every two to three years. A new feature this year was a Distinguished Service Award presented by Donna Rehbeck, Class of 1967, WHS Alumni Scholarship Foundation President. The first two recipients of this new honor are Carl “Chuck” Gobel, Class of 1956, and Linda Durrenberg, Class of 1969. Chuck was past president of the Alumni Scholarship Foundation. Linda is a member of the Alumni Scholarship Foundation Board and serves as the alumni historian. She was recognized for her energy, dedication, and commitment to the Alumni Association for the past 11 years.

Honorees took home their framed mementos and they will be immortalized in Washington’s corridor dedicated to the Hall of Fame.

Congratulations to the new Washington Hall of Fame members!

Donald J. Hoeppner, Class of 1949

Richard Larsen, Class of 1949

Alfred E. Lunde, Class of 1949

James Basta, Class of 1952

Donald T. Lunde, Class of 1954

Martin Wiviott, Class of 1955

Alan Lesgold, Class of 1963

J. A. Paulos, Class of 1963

Robert Garfinkel, Class of 1965

Sheila Parrish-Spence, Class of 1965

John David Jenkins, Class of 1977

Ranell Washington, Class of 2000