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Parkway Alumni Association Hall of Fame

Nationally known artists, Washington insiders, scientific trailblazers and successful entrepreneurs are among the 20 new inductees into the Parkway Alumni Hall of Fame for 2006. The honorees will be feted at an awards dinner hosted by the Parkway Alumni Association at the Sheraton Westport Plaza Hotel on Saturday, Nov. 11. For ticket information call (314) 415-8074. All recipients of the Hall of Fame award were selected based exclusively on their achievements and contributions to their profession and their community. No limit is placed on the number of awards given each year, and a selection committee approved by the association's board of directors implements the process. This is the second time the PAA has held the hall of fame event. "We are excited by the caliber of people Parkway schools produce," notes Jan Misuraca, the association's executive director. "The community should know that these people are a reflection of what Parkway is and has always been - a place where children are given strong academic preparation for whatever they choose to do, as well as a place that will care for and support them emotionally. It's also an institution that deserves its constituents' continuing support so that future generations will be equally prepared and will find ways to be assets in our society." The inductees are: Thomas Barthold, West '71; Kathy Beauchamp, M.D., West '79; Thom Dunning, Parkway '61; James Forsen, M.D. West '79; Steve Friedman, North '76; Robin (Robins) Frisella, West '79; Don Goldman, Central '72; John Hendrix, South '94; Ron Hutcheson, Central '72; Michael Katz, Central '81; Susan Lordi Marker, Central '72; Kevin Lee Milligan, West '73; Martin Perry, Central '68; Valerie Ratts, M.D., West '79; Joel Shanker, Central '90; Richard Smith, West '78; Douglas Towns, South '85; Dave Wilkinson, Central '80; and Kathy (Higdon) Wilson, Central '69 (posthumously). Much more information about each winner may be obtained from the PAA's website at: http://www.parkwayalumni.org/fame/2006/06_hall_of_fame_list.html