SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN )- Nine Springfield High School graduates were selected to received this year’s Alumni of Distrinction Award.
“We have some great individuals form all age groups, different decades, if you will, of graduation time, ranging from individuals who have great tenure in the armed services, fought in many of the wars in the past,” explains James Bacon, chairperson for the Alumni of Distinction Association.
Retired Air Force Colonel Roger McClure is one of the honorees.
The 1951 graduate gave some advice to current high school students.
“As you reflect, after many years, you realize that these formative years in school are very important and make a significant impression on your life,” he comments.
Senior Bodey Rozell calls McClure and all of the honorees, role models.
“I think it’s important because it gives students something to strive for. They’re outstanding citizens. They’re outstanding citizens. They’ve done a lot of great things for the community,” Rozell says.
The honorees were also honored at a ceremony at Wittenberg University Friday night.
This awards program is funded primarily by donations from community businesses, individuals and foundations and is not paid for by tax dollars or school district funds.