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Names that previously have appeared on national television and Broadway programs soon will be preserved on the Wall of Fame at Columbus East High School.
The school’s inaugural Wall of Fame class will be inducted at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 prior to the varsity basketball game, following a reception at 6 p.m.
Inductees are Marja Harmon, Jeffrey Holmes, Sam Hou, Ashley Risk Morrison and Maria Stack.
The Wall of Fame, in the high school’s main hallway near the office, is the first major undertaking of the Columbus East High School Alumni Association.
The Bull Dog Alumni Association, which represents Columbus North High School graduates, started its own Hall of Fame and inducted its first class in September.
Before the East alumni association was formed, there was no central depository to collect school support. People could donate to the football team or the band, but not to general school improvement. The group plans to identify and assist with additional key projects at East.
But for now, the focus is on the group of five inductees — made up of a national television anchor, a doctor, a basketball star, a performer and a big-money investor — who will be honored Feb. 21.
Alumni Association President Chuck Wells, who also is publisher of The Republic, said the first class of inductees is defined by its diversity in accomplishments and backgrounds.
“Our hope is that when students walk past the images and read the stories of these individuals, they will see all kinds of possibilities in their own futures because there are so many fields of endeavor out there,” he said.
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