Posted on

continued from page Stokes, Ben ….

continued from page

Stokes, Ben Utt, Denis Watkins, and Daryl Wise.

Former VHS Principal John Sharpe has spearheaded this project over the past several years and was thrilled when the first class came together for the induction. “It is a great night to be an Indian. I am just ecstatic. I just have chills seeing this group of people together. It is like a family reunion. They all have this great mutual respect across the generations. All of these new members had such distinguished careers at VHS and have gone on to do great things.

“This is a great way to kick off the Hall of Fame. All of these new members are also just great representatives of this community. This is going to be great for the school and community and I look forward to building on this in the years to come.”

There was a committee that was established of VHS graduates that have put together a plan to bring the Hall of Fame up to speed with all of the past players. There will be large classes for the first few years focusing all on members from prior to 2000. The committee is also considering members that have been out of high school for over 20 years to try to catch up and to also be able to include their postgraduation accomplishments. This inaugural class is a great representation of VHS and of this community.

VHS will be putting a form on their website in the future to nominate people for the Hall of Fame.

The hope for the future is to have an interactive Hall of Fame at VHS where members' pictures, biographies, highlight reels and much more will be presented.

A recording of the ceremony is available on

Recent Death Notices