Lima Alumni Hall of Fame inductees announced


By Trevor Hubert - thubert@limanews.com



THE CLASS

Lima City Schools Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Class of 2021

Dr. Melvin Glover, Lima Senior (1994)

Dr. Jerry Heffner, Lima Senior (1998)

Maj. Kevin Hooker, Lima Senior (1998)

Robert Long, Lima Senior (1968)

Jessika Phillips, Lima Senior (2000)

Col. Charles Smith, Lima Senior (1990)

Merlin Szasz, South (1954, posthumous)

Judge RicKard Workman, Lima Senior (1965)

Lima Kiwanis Club, “Service to Lima City Schools” honorary member

LIMA — Lima City Schools has announced their alumni hall of fame inductees for 2021. The list includes six Lima Senior High graduates, one posthumous inductee from South, and one community club inductee.

The induction ceremony and dinner are set for 6 p.m. on September 30 at Lima Senior High. Dinner tickets are available on the school’s website for $25. The class will also be honored at the Lima Senior Homecoming football game the following night.

“The community takes a lot of pride in people who are homegrown here and have gone through the school system and graduated, and then gone on to do some incredible things for the communities, either our own community or the communities in which they live,” said Lima City Schools Superintendent Jill Ackerman. “It’s a good way to recognize them as individuals and also recognize Lima Senior High School as a foundation for that pathway in their life.”

Induction day also gives the new members a chance to connect with students at the high school, helping reiterate the importance of a good education to the kids.

“It’s really important that we identified to the rest of the community who these folks are and what they’ve accomplished in their lives,” Lima Mayor David Berger said. “And the fact that they had roots here in Lima, it’s a discovery process, it’s a sharing that we want to encourage the public to take seriously.”

Typically, new inductees are introduced every three years, but the pandemic put a pause on holding a formal ceremony. The first class was inducted in 1987 and will now include more than 130 members, including the incoming class.

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By Trevor Hubert

thubert@limanews.com

THE CLASS

Lima City Schools Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Class of 2021

Dr. Melvin Glover, Lima Senior (1994)

Dr. Jerry Heffner, Lima Senior (1998)

Maj. Kevin Hooker, Lima Senior (1998)

Robert Long, Lima Senior (1968)

Jessika Phillips, Lima Senior (2000)

Col. Charles Smith, Lima Senior (1990)

Merlin Szasz, South (1954, posthumous)

Judge RicKard Workman, Lima Senior (1965)

Lima Kiwanis Club, “Service to Lima City Schools” honorary member

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