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Hall of Fame inductees announced

Posted: Friday, Aug 16th, 2013

GRAFTON- Grafton High School Athletic Director Rich Bord approached the Taylor County Board of Education (TCBE) board members Tuesday evening to discuss the first Taylor County Schools Hall of Fame inductee list.

The list was created by the recently established Taylor County Hall of Fame Committee to recognize former Taylor County High School students, former faculty, staff and others associated with Taylor County schools who have distinguished themselves by virtue of their outstanding contributions to Taylor County High Schools, the community of Taylor County or society in general after they have graduated from the Taylor County school system.

The list provided by Bord included the following names in no particular order and without listing all of their many accomplishments; National Coaching Legend and Author Clair Bee; State Hall of Fame and Coach Randal McKinney; West Virginia University State Hall of Fame and Athlete Scott Hamilton; Pulitzer Prize Winning Newspaper Reporter Charles Stafford; Professional Attorney, Entrepreneur and Athlete John Robinson; Athlete Robert Starford; Professional Baseball Player and State Baskeball Record Holder Paul Popovich; Educator, Community Service Volunteer and Administrator James Smith; Community Service Volunteer Joseph Heinzman; Educator Naomi Boston; Educator Betty Rose Morrison; Professional Athlete David Dalton; Community Service Volunteer David Rogers and Taylor County Circuit Court Judge Alan D. Moats.

After this year, a maximum of five inductees will be selected and inducted into the hall of fame per year.

The first introduction ceremony will take place September 13, at 7 p.m. on the Grafton High School (GHS) McKinney Field. A banquet for the recipients and their families will be held at 6 p.m. in the Mary Battle Room at GHS.

The next TCBE meeting will be August 27, at 6 p.m. at the TCBE building.

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