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2005 Atherton High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame Inductees
In 2001, a small alumni group gathering at Atherton High school had the vision of honoring Atherton alumni who have contributed to our community and our country. Through this vision senators, a brigadier general, authors, teachers, university presidents, doctors, financiers, congressmen, entrepreneurs, a ballerina and more have been welcomed home to Atherton High School and inducted into the Atherton Alumni Association Hall of Fame. Our list is distinguished, impressive, and inspiring to each of us. It is especially important for the students of Atherton High School to witness this rich legacy.


Top row, left to right
Ned Minor, Harrell Tague, Jr. (Harrell Tague's son), Lance West, Dave Kerchner, Don Shaw, Ken Von Roenn
Seated, left to right
Mrs. Junie Jones , Joan Fish Connor, Bill Woodard, Mary Ann Childers, Karl Plank, Wes Cowan
       
Inductee Year Graduated Biographical Data
Mary Ann Childers 1970 * News Anchor, Reporter, Producer, Medical Editor *CBS Channel 2, Chicago, WBBM-TV *ABC Channel 7, Chicago, WLS-TV *WTHR-TV, Indianapolis *WAVE-TV, Louisville *Associate Producer, The Phil Donahue Show *Received Three Emmys for Writing and Producing *Reporter during the Persian Gulf War, 1991
Joan Elizabeth Fish
“Jef” Connor
1965 *Community Volunteer *Founder/Executive Board Member of Ronald McDonald House *Board Member of Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities *Executive Director of Leadership Kentucky *Governor’s Volunteer Activist Award, 1987 *Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities Award, 2004
C. Wesley "Wes" Cowan 1969 *Educator *Curator of Archaeology, Cincinnati Museum of Natural History *Founder/Owner of Cowan’s Auctions, Inc. * Host, PBS Television Series “History Detectives” * Featured Appraiser on Antiques Road Show * Author, Columnist, and Speaker on Antiques * BA and MA in Anthropology (University of Kentucky) * Ph.D. in Anthropology (University of Michigan)
Charles R. “Junie” Jones
Former teacher/coach
  *Educator * First Head Football Coach at Atherton * Coached Basketball, Baseball, Track, Cross-Country and Tennis at Atherton * President’s Award as the National Physical Education Teacher of the Year, 1964 * Metro Area Athletic Directors High School Hall of Fame * Kentucky High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame
Dave Kerchner 1967 *Member of Boy’s Sweet Sixteen Basketball Team * Served on Executive Council for International Law Enforcement Torch Run, 1998-2003 * Chaired International Sports Rules Committee for Special Olympics * President/CEO, Kentucky Special Olympics
Ned A. Minor 1964 * Founder, Minor and Brown, Attorneys * Chairman of Board, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce * Chairman of Board, Denver Metro Chamber Foundation * Chairman of Board, Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain, Inc. * Director, Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation * Author, “Deciding to Sell Your Business: The Key to Wealth and Freedom”; Gold Award, Junior Achievement
Karl A. Plank 1970 * Co-Captain Cross Country, 1969 * Senior Class pianist, 1970 * B.A .(Hanover College), M.Div., M.A., Ph.D (Vanderbilt University) * J.W.Cannon Professor of Religion, Davidson College * Theologian, Author and Poet * Thomas Jefferson Award for Outstanding Teaching and Faculty Leadership, Davidson College, 2002
Don Shaw 1975 * Educator * Innovator of Youth Development Programs * Chief Professional Officer, The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs of Louisville * Salvation Army professional of the Year, 1996 * Louisville Metro Government Distinguished Service Award, 2003 * Jefferson County Public Schools proclaimed him a “Champion of Children”, 2003
Harrell Tague
Former assistant principal
  * Phi Beta Kappa, Yale University * Professor of Public Speaking, University of Louisville * English Teacher, Male High School, 1926-1955 * Atherton Assistant Principal, 1956-1971 * Beloved friend of all Atherton students * Author, Editor, and Poet * Devoted his life to educating the youth of Louisville
Lance D. West 1985 * Pastor, Riverview Baptist Church * Founder, Better Blessings, LLC, a full-line men's clothing and accessories store * Member of Interdenominational ministerial Coalition * Member of Smoketown/Shelby Park neighborhood coalition * Board member, Jefferson County Alcohol and drug Abuse Center (JADAC) * B.A. In Pan African studies (University of Louisville)
Ken Von Roenn 1966 * Masters in Architecture, Yale University * All American and World Record in Spring Board Diving * Architect/Glass Designer * President, Architectural Glass art, Inc. * Co-Founder of Glassworks * Designer of world's largest glass sculpture * One of Top 25 Most Influential People in Midwest Arts
Joseph W. “Bill” Woodard 1952 * President Student Council * Four letter winner in football, baseball, basketball and track, 1951 & 1952 * All-City and All-State football, 1952 * East/West All-Star game, 1952 * Twenty- six years in Home Health Management * President, Autologous Blood Bank (Tampa, Florida) *Poet and author
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