Royal Oak HS Hall of Fame to Induct 12 People Dec. 4

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(Royal Oak Schools, July 31, 2016)

ROYAL OAK, MI. – Ten alumni and two educators have been named to the 2016 Royal Oak High School Hall of Fame. The public is invited to the ceremony on Sunday, December 4, 2016 in the Royal Oak High School Auditorium with keynote speaker, inductee Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.

Inductees for the 2016 Royal Oak High School Hall of Fame include:

Julie Boledovich (Class of ‘99):  Community leader and mental health champion who raised more than $120,000.  Founder of the non-profit Mind Over Matter (MOM) to create a safe place to discuss mental illness and suicide.

Anne Hartrick Cook (Class of ‘75):  Royal Oak Schools paraprofessional who survived a gallowaycollens1catastrophic accident as a 19 year-old, but went on to earn a college degree.  She raised a family and serves many schools in the district, not missing a single day of work since she began in 1999.

James Curnow (Class of ‘59):  Composer of over 400 works for concert and brass band, orchestra and choir–commissions include the US Army Band, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and the Michigan State University bands.

Cynthia DeAlmeida (Class of ‘77):  Internationally honored and recorded oboist featured with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Marie Donigan (Class of ‘72):  Michigan State Representative with service in education, health care, public transportation and the economy.

Mona Hanna-Attisha (Class of ‘94):  Pediatrician who helped expose the high levels of leadlevel_one_ad01 in Flint’s water supply.  Named one of  Time Magazine’s ‘Time 100 Pioneers’.

Melinda Jayne Loftin (Class of ‘74):  Ethics Official for the U.S. Department of Interior, U.S. Air Force and the White House.

Alexander Maximovich (Class of ‘67):  Director of Gynecologic Endoscopy at William Beaumont Hospital, award-winning doctor and teacher featured on radio and television over 240 times.

Daniel Polsgrove (Class of ‘94):  Air Force astrophysicist and award-winning instructor at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Amy Ronayne Krause (Class of ‘80):  District and Court of Appeals Judge, former Assistant Attorney General, Chair of the Michigan Drug Treatment Court Advisory Committee.

Jack Stephan:  Royal Oak Kimball High School Principal for 22 years who began his career garden16_Jeffrey Martin Febwith Royal Oak Schools in 1953.

Tracey Yokich (Class of ’78):  Probate and Circuit Court Judge. Three-term Michigan House of Representatives serving on the Appropriation, Judiciary, Public Health, Conservation, Environment and Great Lakes Committees.

Inductees will join a notable list of past inductees including nationally noted            graduates Ordinary People author Judith Guest, activist Tom Hayden, Eagles musician Glenn Frey, Car and Driver editor and publisher David E. Davis.

The Hall of Fame’s mission is to recognize all contributions that are embodied in the school’s motto:  “Enter here to learn, go forth to serve.”

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