North Side Announces First Class In New Athletic Hall Of Fame

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The North Side High School Alumni Association is proud to announce the first class in the school’s new athletic Hall of Fame. The alumni association will be recognizing the inaugural class of the North Side Athletic Hall of Fame this fall with a presentation and ceremony.

Inductees will be introduced at the North Side versus Homestead football game on August 28th at North Side’s Chambers Field. The following morning, August 29th, there will be a breakfast at North Side where the alumni association will induct the first Hall of Fame class. The price of the breakfast is $15 per person. More details are available by contacting the Alumni Association.

The first class of the North Side Athletic Hall of Fame will include:

Harry Leeper (Class of 1931), Bob Cowan (1941), Ashley Hawk (1944), Henry Chapman (1955), Charles Lyons (1955), Dick Hickox (1956), Frank Geist (1957), David Moser (1965), Mark Henry (1966), Howard Doughty (1967), Beth Fremion Wolf (1972), Frank Thomas (1976), Alice Modic (1981), Sim Nelson (1981), Michele Didier Welklin (1984), Johnny Sewell (1985), Bobby Shank (1987), Irene Studler Marshall (1990), Rico Talamantes (1992), Vernard Hollins (1999), Whittney Stuart (2001), Aundrea Brown (2004), Rolla Chambers (Coach) and By Hey (Coach).

North Side High School opened its doors in 1927 and has a rich history of athletic accomplishment, but has never fielded a Hall of Fame for the athletic department. That was rectified early in 2015 when a group of former athletes, coaches and teachers representing each decade, back to the 1940s, came together to form the standards by which hall of fame candidates would be chosen, how they would be recognized, and when this would all culminate. At the end of May, following a nomination process open to the public, the first round of selections was completed.

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