Local high school honors academic ‘legacy’
Edward “Pete” Jones was presented a plaque by Wabash City Schools superintendent Jason Callahan as commemoration to Jones’s induction into the Wabash High School Hall of Distinction. Jones was inducted with eight other individuals at the Hall of Distinction ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 3. Photo by Emma Rausch
By Emma Rausch
Wabash High School honored its “legacy” on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 3, by inducting nine individuals into its Hall of Distinction for their “outstanding accomplishments in life, dedicated service to others, enriching the history of Wabash City Schools and maintaining the highest standard of conduct and character,” according to Jason Callahan, WCS superintendent.
In the last few years, WCS has been recognized by the U.S. News & World Report as one of the top high schools in Indiana, Callahan said in his opening remarks.
“However, we did not arrive at any of these accolades without looking at the blueprints of the past,” he said. “It is in these histories that we uncover the beacons of innovation. We discover the deep commitment of community; we learn from the lives led by deliberateness and determination and deep in that soil of service-minded and scholarly people our success is grown.
“Today is about legacy. Legacy defined as gift of property and anything handed down from the past from ancestors or predecessors. … Today we are the beneficiaries, the descendants, those whose lives have been influenced by these nine inductees and today we pay tribute to their efforts to make this community and this world a better world.”
Posted on 2015 Oct 06