RHSSHOF Class of 2016 Plaque Ceremony Held

Thursday, December 22, 2016
Taking part in the plaque presentation ceremony for the Rector High School Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday were, from left: Dana Adams-Wilson, Jessica Hill-Graham, Owen Moseley for Jimmy McKeel and Jimmy Speer for Wendell Crow.(TD photo/Tim Blair)

The final phase of the induction process was completed for the Rector High School Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Thursday night, as the plaques honoring each inductee were placed in the showcase in the RHS gym. This year three former standout athletes, and a long-time local newspaperman, were selected, joining a group of others whose lasting contributions at Rector, Greenway and Clay County Central schools are still felt to this day. This year's class included Jessica Hill Graham from the RHS class of 2004, Jimmy W. McKeel of the RHS class of 1960, Dana Adams Wilson of the Clay County Central class of 1990 and Wendell H. Crow, of the Clay County Democrat, for his contributions.

The ceremony was held at halftime of the senior boys game between the Cougars and Marmaduke, with a large crowd in attendance. Accepting their plaques from RHSSHOF President Ted Glaub were Graham and Wilson, while the plaque for McKeel was accepted by Owen Moseley and the plaque for Crow by Jimmy Speer.

During the ceremony Glaub shared the biography of each inductee, recounting their efforts and performances over the years.

Afterward, each of those accepting the plaques had the honor of placing them in their final resting place inside the HOF trophy case on the upper level of the RHS gym in Rector.

The induction ceremony for this year was held Saturday, Sept. 3, in the Rector High School Gym.

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