The induction ceremony and dinner for the 2021 Hall of Fame honorees was finally held on June 18, 2022, at the Holiday Inn Mentor. The complete biographies of the honorees are found in the Winter 2022 Online Log here. Over 65 people gathered to celebrate. Each honoree received a plaque and an honorary lifetime membership in the association. A similar plaque for each honoree will be placed on the Hall of Fame wall within Riverside High School among the past Hall of Fame honorees.
The official dessert cake for the event.
Riverside Board of Education Chair, Lori Krenisky (l) and Riverside High School Alumni Association President, Cathy Thompson-Covill (r) make opening remarks.
Marijane Watson, Riverside High School Alumni Trustee and Chair of the Hall of Fame committee, was the mistress of ceremonies.
Honoree Dr. Amy Bartholomew-Koepp and her parents, R. Lee and Elayne Bartholomew.
Dr. Amy Bartholomew-Koepp accepting her plaque from RHSAA President, Cathy Thompson-Covill.
Honoree Dr. Christopher Basich and his family: Rich Basich, Arya Basich, Linda Basich Miller, Crystal Basich and Chrey Basich.
Dr. Christopher Basich delivering his acceptance speech about his athletic and academic background that lead to his career in education.
Accepting for Honoree Karen Berry, who passed in March of 2022, was her husband, Tom Berry and daughter Ellen Berry-McGhee.
Honoree Dr. Michael Dingeldein and his parents, Fred and Becky Dingeldein.
Honoree Shellie Levin Graf accepting her award from RHSAA President Cathy Thompson-Covill.
Honoree Shellie Levin Graf talking about her high school days and her life’s inspiration to help others.
Accepting the plaque for his brother, Dr. Peter Lillback, was brother Doug Lillback.
Honoree Colonel Christopher Sopko accepting his plaque from RHSAA President Cathy Thompson-Covill.
Colonel Christopher Sopko remarking on his high school remembrances and his aviation career.
At the conclusion of the formal events, Becky Dingeldein, Sue Nahumck and Carol Benroth led the audience in a rendition of the Alma Mater.
RHSAA Trustees Doris Moss, treasurer, and Bill Guyer, immediate past President.
After the ceremony, the audience spent much time talking and sharing stories.