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South High Bulldog Pride Hall of Fame to induct five on Oct. 20

September 28, 2018

Congratulations to the individuals who will be inducted into the South High Bulldog Pride Hall of Fame as part of the year’s honorees!

The five new members will be honored at the 12th annual induction ceremony at the Queensbury Hotel in downtown Glens Falls on Saturday, Oct. 20. A reception with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails begins at 6 p.m., with the induction ceremony starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 each and available at the school’s administrative center on Bluebird Road or by calling Hall of Fame Committee Chairman Rob Fitzgerald at (518) 361-0878.

The Class of 2018 includes:

  • Dave Casey ’66, a lifelong educator and coach at St. Mary’s Academy and Glens Falls High School. He is the only person in Adirondack hockey history to earn four Calder Cup rings, which he earned while serving as athletic trainer for the Red Wings for 14 years. Mr. Casey coached baseball, football and basketball for more than 25 years, and recorded more than 300 wins in baseball.
  • The late George Frost, who was Chairman and CEO of Rist-Frost Associates and president of the South Glens Falls Board of Education from 1962 to 1968. Mr. Frost was a 59-year member of the South Glens Falls Rotary Club. He won the J. Walter Juckett Community Service Award from the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce in 1991.
  • Larry Hawkins ’59, a four-sport letter winner at South High who formed the South Glens Falls Middle League baseball club and ran the popular Saturday Morning Basketball League for more than 20 years. Mr. Hawkins was also a respected high school basketball official for more than two decades, known for his even-keeled fairness in all situations.
  • The late Bob Kelly, an administrator, educator and coach in South Glens Falls for 32 years, retiring in 1993 after serving as a social studies teacher, assistant principal and principal at Oliver W. Winch Junior High School. During his South Glens Falls career he coached numerous sports, and was an original member of the committee that established the Moreau Recreational Park, now called the Harry J. Betar Recreation Park.
  • Gordon Woodworth ’80, who compiled a commemorative book on the history of the South High Marathon Dance earlier this year. Diane Pepin McCarthy, in nominating him, wrote that he “…is truly dedicated to helping anyone in need.” Sarah Pratt, in her nomination, wrote, “Gordon has served as the voice of our community for the last 13 years as news editor of The Chronicle… The way he treated our family after our tragic loss is a strong testament to the kind of man that Gordon is.”

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