Foundation Looking For Award Nominees


The Hillsboro Educational Foundation is seeking nominees for its Distinguished Alumni Award, honoring graduates of high schools in the current Hillsboro School District.

Nominations must be submitted by May 13, and the winner will be honored during a reception in August.  Nomination forms are available through the school district website,, or at the unit office.

The award honors achievements of past graduates of Hillsboro High School, Coffeen High School and Witt High School.  A nominee "should have made valuable contributions to his or her chosen profession or to their community, state, region or country," according to the website.  The form requires the name, address, telephone number, high school, year of graduation, email address, and criteria for nomination, as well as the name and address of the nominator.

Past Distinguished Alumni Award winners follow. 

2018–Betty Jean Bledsaw (Class of 1956)

Rev. James R. Hayes (Class of 1972)

2017–Patti White Fuller (Class of 1975)

Dr. Julie Marfell (Class of 1977)

2016–John M. Galer (Class of 1970)

2014–Lamar Hartman (Class of 1940)

John M. Paden (Class of 1952)

William D. Cobetto (Class of 1980)

William H. Reynolds (Class of 1983)

2013–Roger Reeves (Class of 1967)

Doug Fuehne (Class of 1986)

Dave Fuehne (Class of 1989)

2012– Larry Mormino (Class of 1957)

James Hewitt (Class of 1985)

2011 –Harold Jurgena (Class of 1946)

Dr. John Lowe III (Class of 1960)

2010– Paul Coderko (Class of 1976)

Mary Hartline (Class of 1945)

2009– Rick Vogel (Class of 1978)

Senator Al White (Class of 1968)

2008 –Dr. R. Joe Campbell (Class of 1950)

2007 –Carole (Hoover) Allen (Class of 1953)

Dr. Larry W. Laughlin (Class of 1963)

2006– Matt Hughes (Class of 1992)

2005 –Dr. Roger McFarlin (Class of 1962)

2004 –Dr. David Darda (Class of 1975)

Brian Graden (Class of 1981)

2003 –Idabel Evans (Class of 1941)

Harold "Zeke" Funk (Class of 1945)

2002 –Dr. Nancy Cox (Class of 1974)

2001 –Bud Kelley (Class of 1950)


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