The South High Bulldog Pride Hall of Fame welcomed five new members at the 10th annual induction ceremonies at the Queensbury Hotel in downtown Glens Falls on Saturday, Oct. 29.
The Class of 2016 includes include:
- Sarah (Craft) Kill ’99, was a four-sport standout and one of South High’s top all-around athletes, setting the school’s all-time career scoring record for girls’ basketball with 1,650 points. She went on to start at Mitchell (CT) Junior College and Siena College, earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She now coaches recreation softball and basketball, and has her own photography and LuLuRoe clothing businesses.
- Paul Fracchia, a longtime science teacher at Oliver W. Winch Junior High School, and a legendary figure in the martial arts world. Involved in martial arts since 1961, Hanshi Fracchia (Kudan – 9th degree) has earned yudansha rank (black belt) in karate, judo, jujutsu and kobudo. A former AAU national officer, international certified referee and national chairman for the AAU karate program, he has conducted hundreds of seminars and master classes. He oversees six martial arts clubs and is headmaster of the Matsukazi Shito-Ryu Karate, Kobudo, Jujutsu and Aikido Federation.
- Cameron Tessier taught math at South Glens Falls Senior High School for 22 years, starting in 1964 and retiring in 1986. During that time, thousands of students benefited from her tough but fair teaching style. Her teaching career began in 1941 in Pottersville. She taught there for three years before moving to Lake Placid. She taught in several other districts before coming to South High in 1964.
- Evelyn Stewart taught math in the South Glens Falls Senior High School for 28 years, retiring in 1991. She influenced multiple generations of students in the classroom, and enhanced the community by her involvement in many organizations. Along with her late husband Dick, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2008, she was very active in the South High Marathon Dance from the beginning, and also was an integral part of the South High Booster Club, coordinating team banquets and starting a homecoming breakfast.
- Bob Sheahan taught high school history from 1971 to 2002, chairing the department from 1987 to 1992. He also coached varsity boys’ basketball at South High from 1971 to 1979, mentoring standouts like Eddie Potter, Jake Knapp and Billy Lennox. He served as Varsity Club adviser, and was director of the Moreau Rec summer basketball program from 1974 to 1979. Mr. Sheahan served on the Moreau Community Center Board of Directors for 11 years, and was president of the board from 1992 to 1996.