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2018 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.
 
       
Inductee Year Graduated Biographical Data
Raleigh DeGeer Amyx
1956
  • Historian, author and internationally known collector of rare historical relics and White House china.
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Upper Iowa University.
  • Employed by the FBI shortly after graduating from Atherton High School, while attending American University. Served as FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover’s personal messenger.
  • Director of the Gymnastics Safety Association and author and co-editor of the Gymnastics Safety Manual, a safety text book
  • An early serious bout with throat cancer led him to his passion and collection of American presidential rare relics and manuscripts.
  • Owner of the largest quality collection of official White House china, including porcelain owned and used by Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and other Founding Fathers.
  • Author of The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx Official White House China “Presidential Collection” 18th – 21st Century.
  • Portions of The Raleigh DeGeer Amyx collection have been on loan and display at various presidential libraries.
  • Appraised and authenticated manuscripts and collectibles for The Smithsonian Institution and other museums.
  • Appraised and authenticated manuscripts and collectibles for The Smithsonian Institution and other museums.
  • Member of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), Society of Americans of Royal Descent and Society of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

     Biography

       
Morgan Atkinson 1967
  • Created 16 documentaries, which have been broadcast across Kentucky and the United States.
  • Created and leads the Cookie Project, a philanthropic organization promoting literacy and public service. Recipients have included Neighborhood House, Hildegard House and many varied individuals.
  • Received the Gabriel Award in 2004 for the documentary Gethsemani. The Gabriel Award “recognizes outstanding artistic achievement “which entertains and enriches with a true vision of humanity.”
  • Worked with fellow Atherton alum, Dr. Tom Owen, to create Tom Owen’s Louisville,” a 6-part series showcasing Dr. Owen’s history of varied Louisville neighborhoods.
  • Awarded an Al Smith Fellowship by the Kentucky Arts Council.
  • Finished in the top 10% of the Boston Marathon.
  • Received a Beargrass Creek Award in 2017 for work that enhances the water quality of Louisville’s primary stream.

      Biography

       
Reverend Kirk Bush
1977
  • AHS 1975 – 76 Varsity Football Letterman.
  • 1977 Basketball Courier Journal All-State Honorable Mention Award and MVP.
  • Recognized by Republic Bank for promoting low-income housing availability and affordability in the Louisville Metro Area (1994-2008).
  • CEO/President of Cosby-Bush and Associates since 2003.
  • Recipient of the 2008 Outstanding Community Service Award from the Louisville Metro Council.
  • Has been spreading the gospel for 28 years and pastoring for 20 years.
  • Campaigned for the much-needed Walmart in West Louisville and obtained 5,000 petition signatures.
  • Recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Community and Spiritual Enrichment Award from the Louisville Defender Newspaper.

      Biography

       
Lisa DeJaco Crutcher 1993
  • Graduated Atherton w/ International Baccalaureate diploma,1993
  • B.A., summa cum laude, political science & Spanish, Furman University, 1997
  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2000
  • Private law practice, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP, 2000-2017
  • Board of Directors (Archdiocesan representative): St Joseph’s Children’s Home
  • Business First’s Forty Under Forty, 2013
  • Leadership Kentucky: Class of 2015
  • Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director, Catholic Charities of Louisville, Inc. (2017- )

      Biography

       
Chris Kolb, PhD 1994
  • Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University (2009)
  • Elected to the Jefferson County Board of Education in 2016
  • Former Co-president of Citizens of Louisville Organized and United Together (CLOUT)
  • Urban policy specialist
  • Professor of Urban Anthropology, Spalding University
  • Grassroots community organizer
  • Frequent Highland Youth Recreation (HYR) youth soccer coach

      Biography

       
John Lamberton 1981
  • Graduated Atherton High School 1981
  • Graduated University of Central Florida, Undergraduate Degree,1989
  • Graduated Troy University, Graduate Degree, 1997
  • Commissioned Naval Officer, Medical Service Corps; Designated as a Surface Warfare Medical Department Officer
  • Chief of Staff, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan Command Surgeon Directorate
  • Commanded Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms, CA
  • Commanded Naval Hospital Beaufort, South Carolina
  • Commanded Naval Support Activity Beaufort, South Carolina

      Biography

       
Ron Magel (a.k.a. Ron Britain) 1952
  • Entertained by making people happy.
  • Achieved top-rated radio shows in Chicago and Cincinnati.
  • Helped create Mayor Daley’s program for youth in Chicago.
  • Chairman of Toys for Tots in Chicago
  • The Ron Britain radio show was carried by the Armed Forces Network and Voice of America.
  • Entertained in hospitals for children and lectured about mental health.
  • Opened the first non-alcoholic teen club in the U.S.A.
  • Had the highest-rated radio show ever recorded, with 73% of the audience.
  • Syndicated nation-wide radio show and network show.

      Biography

       
Oksana Masters 2008
  • Four-time Paralympian (2012, 2014, 2016, 2018)
  • Eight-time Paralympic medalist (two gold, three silver, three bronze)
  • Female Paralympic Athlete of the 2018 Games
  • Three-time IPC Overall World Cup Leader, Cross Country (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Eight-time IPC World Championship medalist (four gold, one silver, three bronze)
  • Five-time ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) Award Nominee
  • Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with Disability Nominee (2018)
  • U.S. Women’s Sport Foundation Sportswoman of the Year Nominee (2018)

      Biography

       
Helen Ritter Teacher, 1958-1977
  • Graduate of former Loretto High School (Louisville); Webster College (St. Louis, MO); University of Louisville
  • Teacher of English at Parkland Junior High, Southern Junior High, and Atherton High School
  • Past-president of former Louisville Education Association
  • Past-president of Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association
  • Neighborly and active resident of Audubon Park for over 90 years; past-president of Audubon Park Garden Club and member of Audubon Park Council
  • Active and generous lifetime member of the Cathedral of the Assumption
  • Volunteer at Mattingly Center, Day Spring, and Norton Hospital

      Biography

       
Jessica Weixler 1999
  • 2003 Graduate from The Juilliard School drama division, New York
  • Awarded the Jury Prize for acting in the cult horror/comedy Teeth at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007
  • Awarded the Jury Prize at the Locarno International Film Festival for Somebody Up There Likes Me after its SXSW premiere in 2012 (starring opposite Nick Offerman)
  • Co-wrote and directed Apartment Troubles, which premiered at the L.A. Film Festival and was nominated for the L.A. Muse Award in 2013, airing on Showtime
  • Joined the cast of The Good Wife on CBS in 2013-2014 as investigator Robyn Burdine.
  • Acted InThe Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby – Her/Them (opposite Jessica Chastain); premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival in 2015
  • Series regular on The Son (on AMC/Hulu) as Sally McCullough in 2017
  • Appeared in over 40 projects (film and TV) and attended those film festivals around the world, with nominations from Berlin, Venice, Toronto, China, Switzerland, Tribeca, Fangoria, Gotham, Sonoma and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)

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