Hall of Fame Inductees 2019

The Riverside High School Alumni Association inducted six new members of the Hall of Fame last October. These inductees are now among 135 honorees in the Hall of Fame, established in 1996. The entire list of honorees can be seen at this link.

Nominations for the 2020 class of inductees is now open and closes January 31. Nomination forms can be found at this link.

The 2019 inductees are all outstanding Riverside High graduates. Join with us in congratulating these people who exemplify the legacy and quality of Riverside High School.

Ellen Arsulic Forbus, Class of 1980, has had a successful career in banking and finance. She also has been recognized for countless hours as a volunteer for organizations throughout Lake County, including the 2014 Lakeland College Women Of Achievement Award.

Col. Brian R. Peterson, USMC, Class of 1989, has been a combat pilot and a commanding officer with five deployments in the Middle East. He has earned many medals for outstanding service, among them the Bronze Star with “V” (denoting heroism) and the US Legion of Merit.

Deborah Sorber Rosch, Class of 1980, is a product development engineer. She was the founder of a local K9 Search and Rescue Team and has been a member and leader in it for over 18 years. She has been recognized locally and nationally for her SAR work.

Melissa Ezzo Latshaw, Class of 1993, excelled in track, cross country, and cheerleading. She achieved success in track on the state level and has competed in 17 marathons, including six in Boston. She has already qualified for Boston in 2020.

Russell Pernus, Class of 1991, had success in football and then went on in track to earn a state championship in the hurdles. He was a high school All- American in Track and Field and is Riverside’s only All-American in any sport to date . He is currently an assistant coach for the track team at Riverside.

Nathan J. Tekavec, Class of 1997, lettered in basketball and baseball. He was a starting pitcher for Miami University and was a twelfth-round draft pick for the Detroit Tigers, playing in their farm system for three years.


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