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South High Bulldog Pride Hall of Fame to induct new members

September 4, 2015

The South High Bulldog Pride Hall of Fame will welcome five new members at the ninth annual induction ceremonies on Friday, Oct. 16. The ceremony will be held at the Queensbury Hotel in downtown Glens Falls. A reception with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails begins at 6:00 p.m., with the induction ceremony starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 each and available at the school’s administrative center at 6 Bluebird Road, or by calling Hall of Fame Committee Chairman Rob Fitzgerald at 798-5722.

The South High Bulldog Pride Hall of Fame Class of 2015

  • Micah Truax ’05, is one of South High’s top all-around athletes, winning a state softball championship in 2002, being named New York State Player of the Year in 2005 and scoring more than 1,000 points in girls’ basketball. A member of the National Honor Society, Micah attended UConn on a full athletic scholarship and finished as a two-time All-American, as the school’s all-time home run leader and two-time Big East Player of the Year.
  • Dr. Bill Steffen ’77, arguably the greatest soccer goalie in South High history, who went on to play professionally for five years, start the women’s soccer program at the University of Oregon, and was an assistant coach at the University of North Carolina when the Mia Hamm-led Tarheels won two NCAA championships. He remains an elite goalkeeper coach.
  • Jean Tedesco ’75, a longtime administrator, teacher and coach in the South Glens Falls Central School District who retired as Assistant Superintendent of Schools in 2012.  Throughout her career Miss Tedesco devoted herself to the district and the community.
  • John Eustance, a senior chemist at General Electric and an active member of the community, the late Mr. Eustance served on the South Glens Falls Board of Education for 19 years, including a stint as board president, from 1967 to 1985, helping to guide the district through a period of unprecedented growth.
  • Anne Powers, who served the community of SGF as a school employee in several capacities for 35 years and helped countless numbers of students over the years. Known as “Ma,” Mrs. Powers reinforced the ideals that educators imparted such as respect, integrity, compassion, and responsibility, and served as a team mom for Pop Warner football and a volunteer for Little League Baseball.

 

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